The IARS, AUA and SOCCA 2021 Annual Meetings are now accepting abstract submissions. Submit your abstract by January 15, 2021 for the opportunity to share your research. All abstracts are submitted online through one site.

Submit Your Abstract


Abstract submission will open in mid-October and will close on January 15, 2021. All abstracts must be submitted online. Abstract submission notifications will be sent via email by the end of March.

One abstract submission system allows you to present your research at three outstanding meetings!

  • The AUA Annual Meeting focuses on academic anesthesiology and accepts scientific abstract submissions. AUA submissions are eligible for 7 Abstract Award presentations, 1 Top Oral Abstract presentation, Concurrent Mini-Oral Abstract presentations, or as e-posters to be viewed on the AUA website. Please note: The AUA Annual Meeting does not accept case reports. 
  • The SOCCA Annual Meeting focuses on critical care and accepts scientific abstract submissions and case reports. SOCCA submissions are eligible for 4 Abstract Award presentations, 10 Oral Abstract presentations, or as e-posters to be viewed on the SOCCA website.
  • The IARS Annual Meeting focuses on state-of-the-art, basic and clinical research data in all areas of clinical and basic science anesthesiology and accepts scientific abstract submissions and case reports.  IARS submissions are eligible for the Kosaka Best Abstract Award Session, for publication in the Anesthesia & Analgesia Journal Supplement, or as e-posters to be viewed on the IARS website.


If you would like to submit an application to review abstract submissions for the Annual Meetings, please complete the form below.

Begin Abstract Reviewer Application Form!


The first stage is the Abstract Review during which the abstracts are scored. The abstracts will be assigned mid to late January with reviews completed beginning to mid February. The review process is completed on-line via the Meeting Management site. The total process can take up to 4 hours depending upon the number of abstracts assigned. Typically each reviewer is assigned up to 50 abstracts and each abstract is blind-reviewed by five reviewers. We project we will need approximately 200 reviewers. The research strength and professional reputation of the IARS, AUA and SOCCA Annual Meetings derives in part from the rigor and integrity of our blind, peer review process. The more reviewers who volunteer the fewer the number of abstracts each person will be asked to review.




The online abstract submission form will request for the following information:
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*Title / References
Title: Must clearly reflect the abstract content and include any animals used.

List references in the order in which they appear in the abstract. Cite only the name of the publication, volume, page number, and year.

Add the Presenting Author, co-Authors(s) and Institution(s). The Author and Institution listing will appear in the Meeting App and Program materials as submitted.


Describe the purpose of the study.

Provide clear statements in the following areas: Research design; research setting; number of patients enrolled in the study and how they were selected; a description of the intervention (if appropriate); and a listing of the outcome variables and how they were measured. Describe the statistical methods used for analysis.

Describe the subjects that were included and excluded from the study. List the frequencies of the most important outcome variables. If possible, present comparisons of the outcome variables between various subgroups within the study (e.g., treated vs. untreated, male vs. female).

Summarize the conclusions supported by the data presented in the abstract and further implications of the study.
  • *Stage of research:
    Indicate your stage of research (select 1).
    • Clinical Study
    • Preclinical Study
  • *Area of focus for research:
    Select the area of focus for your research (select 1).
    • Basic Science Research
    • Clinical Research

*Subspecialty Category

Airway Management
Ambulatory Anesthesia
Anesthetic Pharmacology
Blood Management
Cardiovascular Anesthesiology
Critical Care
Economics, Education and Policy
Geriatric Anesthesia
Global Health
Neuroscience in Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
Obstetric Anesthesiology
Pain Mechanisms
Pain Medicine
Patient Safety
Pediatric Anesthesiology
Perioperative Anesthesia
Regional Anesthesia
Sleep Medicine
Technology, Computing and Simulation, Equipment Monitoring

*Additional Information

  • *Presenting Author Level of Training (Select one)
    • In-Training
    • 1-6 Years after Training
    • 7-10 Years after Training
    • 11 or More Years after Training
  • Images/Charts:
    There is a limit of five (5) images or charts per abstract. The images / charts are not included in the total character count. You may only upload files that are 200 MB or less and in one of the following file formats: jpg, gif, pdf, doc, or docx.
  • The Late-Breaking Abstract submission site does not accept Medically Challenging Case submissions.
  • Revisions are not allowed after the deadline. The abstract will be listed in all program materials 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) total. 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 IARS 2021 Annual Meeting should not be published in an indexed journal prior to the IARS 2021 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.
  • 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?