IARS Annual Meeting

Kosaka Best Abstract Awards

The Kosaka Best Abstract Awards are awarded to the top scoring abstracts submitted to the IARS Annual Meeting in three categories: Clinical Research, Basic Science, or Scholars.  Three (3) Top Finalists will be selected in each category and present during the Kosaka Best Abstract Session (5 minute talk, 3 minute Q&A, 5 slide max). The finalists will receive a $50 prize and one winner from each category will receive $500.

The Kosaka Best Abstract Awards are supported by the Japan Society for Clinical Anesthesia (JSCA) and the International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS). The founder of the JSCA, Dr. Futami Kosaka, started a cooperative relationship with IARS in 1990 and developed the foundation for today’s Kosaka Best Abstracts Session.

2021 Winners:

On behalf of the Japan Society for Clinical Anesthesia (JSCA) and the International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS), we are happy to announce our Kosaka Best Abstract awardees. Each awardee will receive a $500 prize.

The winner of the Basic Science Research Award is Shufang He, PhD from Stanford University, for the abstract Leveraging TRPV1 genetic divergence between avian and mammalian species to develop a TRPV1K710N knock-in mouse and a novel analgesic.

The winner of the Clinical Research Award is Keith M Vogt, MD, PhD from the University of Pittsburgh, for the abstract Whole-brain network connectivity changes with midazolam sedation during task performance and periodic pain: A functional MRI study in healthy young adults.

The winner of the Scholars Award is Yifan Xu, MD, PhD from Oregon Health and Sciences University, for the abstract Modulation Of Microvascular Blood Flow And Stroke Outcome Via GPR39 in Mice.

2021 Finalists:

Top Basic Science Presentations

Protective Effects of Hydrogen Gas against Spinal Cord Ischemia‚ Reperfusion Injury: A Microdialysis Study in the Spinal Ventral Horn

Aya Kimura, MD, Osaka City University Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka, Japan 

Reduction in Cerebral Blood Flow During Aeromedical Evacuation-Relevant Hypobaria Following Rat Traumatic Brain Injury
Gary Fiskum, PhD, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 

Leveraging TRPV1 genetic divergence between avian and mammalian species to develop a TRPV1K710N knock-in mouse and a novel analgesic
Shufang He, PhD, he Second Hospital of Anhui Medical University; Stanford University, Hefei, China

Top Clinical Research Presentations

Whole-brain network connectivity changes with midazolam sedation during task performance and periodic pain: A functional MRI study in healthy young adults
Keith M. Vogt, MD, PhD, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 

Applying Machine Learning to Identify Pediatric Patients at Risk of Critical Perioperative Adverse Events: using the APRICOT Dataset
Hannah Lonsdale, MBChB, Johns Hopkins University, St Petersburg, FL 

Reduction of preoperative anxiety using Virtual Reality vs midazolam: A randomized controlled trial
Anthony Koo, MD, Phoenix Childrens Hospital, Scottsdale, AZ

Top Scholars Presentations 

Modulation Of Microvascular Blood Flow And Stroke Outcome Via GPR39 in Mice 
Yifan Xu, MD, PhD, Oregon Health and Sciences University, Portland, OR

Perioperative neurocognitive and neuroimaging trajectories in older APOE4 carriers vs non-carriers: A prospective cohort study
Rosa O. Yang, MS, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC 

Anesthetic activation of GABAA receptors in astrocytes triggers a persistent increase in cell-surface expression of α5GABAA receptors in neurons via IL-1β in mice
Arsene Pinguelo, PhD Student, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario

Eligibility Requirements

The abstract:

  • Must be submitted to the IARS Annual Meeting.
  • Must be submitted in Clinical Research, Basic Science or Scholars.

The presenting author indicated in the abstract submission:

  • Will receive the prize.
  • Is not required to have an active IARS Membership.
  • For the scholars category, author must be junior faculty member within the first six years of faculty appointment at the instructor or assistant professor level.

The abstract must be presented during the Kosaka Best Abstracts Session at the IARS Annual Meeting.

Prize

The Finalists will receive:

  • $50 and a certificate after the IARS Annual Meeting

One winner from each category will receive:

  • $500 and a plaque after the IARS Annual Meeting