Abstract submission for the 2025 meeting is now open. All submissions must be done through the online system. Please review all guidelines below before submitting. 

Deadline to Submit: November 3, 2024


When preparing your abstracts, please review the complete Abstract Submission Guidelines.

Revisions to the Abstract Submission, including the Author Listing, Title, Body and Figures, are not permitted once the submission deadline has passed. The Abstract will be included in the Annual Meeting materials exactly as submitted.

As noted during abstract submission, the author that was designated during the submission process as the Presenting Author will be the first author in the final author listing. Should you change the presenting author for the meeting, we are unable to change the author listing and it will be published as it was submitted.

Submissions are eligible for the Kosaka Best Abstract Award, publication in the Anesthesia & Analgesia Journal Supplement, or as posters to be viewed in person during the IARS meeting. Please note that only scientific abstracts are published in the Anesthesia & Analgesia Journal; Medically Challenging Cases are published separately online only.

Submission Rules

  • Revisions are not allowed after the submission deadline. The abstract will be listed in all program materials exactly as submitted.
  • There are no restrictions on the number of submissions per submitter.
  • The abstract text must be in English.
  • The Introduction, Methods, Results and Conclusions sections cannot exceed 4500 characters (including spaces) combined. Each section cannot exceed 2500 characters (including spaces).
  • Brand Names are prohibited. Please use the generic name.
  • Abstract reviews are blinded. Do not include the institution in the abstract body or title.
  • Research presented at the Annual Meeting should not be published in an indexed journal prior to the 2025 Annual Meeting.

Human Subjects

Animal Subjects

  • Research performed in vertebrate animals must explicitly state that the study was approved by the authors’ IRB for animal research (e.g., the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee).
  • Please review the US Public Health Service Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals: https://olaw.nih.gov/policies-laws/phs-policy.htm.

Submission Best Practices

  • Originality and Scientific Merit: Were novel concepts or approaches used? Does the abstract challenge existing paradigms or develop new methodologies or technologies? Does the abstract address an important problem? Was scientific knowledge advanced?
  • Quality and Integrity of Research Design and Data Analysis: Is the study design clearly described? Are issues of reliability and validity of the measures addressed? Are the statistical analyses appropriate?
  • Conclusions: Are conclusions clearly stated? How well are the conclusions justified by the data?
  • Technical Writing: Is the abstract clearly written and well-organized, or is the abstract difficult to follow and unfocused? Are there virtually no spelling, punctuation, or grammatical errors, or do the errors pose a distraction to the content provided in the abstract submission?