IARS Annual Meeting

Congratulations to the 2023 Top Finalists:

Winners from each category will be determined at the Kosaka Best Abstracts Session on Sunday, April 16 at 9:30 am MT. 

Top Basic Science Presentations:

Tissue-protective and immunomodulatory functions of mature B cells in a murine model of hyperoxic lung injury

Dusan Hanidziar, MD, PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Discovery of a New Quinone Anesthetic Leads to Identification of a Novel Pharmacological Target in Mice

Richard Levy, MD, NY Presbyterian Hospital – Columbia University

Enolase-2 in circulating extracellular vesicles as a biomarker to predict the severity of traumatic brain injury in male mice

Balaji Krishnamachary, PhD, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Top Clinical Research Presentations

The causes of hypoxemia and their relative contribution in COVID-19 respiratory failure: a combined Multiple Inert Gas Elimination Technique and Dual-Energy Computed Tomography study

Mattia Busana, MD, University Medical Center Goettingen, Goettingen, Germany

Lung entropic hysteresis: The concept of retained energy in mechanically ventilated ARDS patients

Aiman Suleiman, MD, MSc, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Effect of simulated blood pressure elevation during hypotensive noncardiac surgical procedures upon 30-day all-cause postoperative mortality as projected by the sluscore

Wolf Stapelfeldt, MD, Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center, Indianapolis, IN

Top Scholars Presentations

The influence of intraoperative opioid administration on postoperative pain and opioid requirements

Laura A. Santa Cruz Mercado, MD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA

Neonatally sevoflurane-exposed and unexposed male rat cagemates affect each other’s neurodevelopmental phenotypes

Lingsha Ju, MD, MSc, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Hispanic ethnicity and postoperative discharge to a nursing home: A New York City hospital retrospective study

Annika Witt, BSc, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY

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.

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.


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