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.

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 gift certificate and a certificate of recognition at the Annual Meeting

One winner from each category will receive:

  • $500 and a plaque after the IARS Annual Meeting

The Basic and Clinical Winners will receive a complimentary registration to the following year’s Annual Meeting and a $1000 travel stipend should they attend.

2024 Top Finalists

Winners will be determined during the meeting at the Kosaka Best Abstracts Award Session on Sunday, May 19, 7:00 am PT.

Top Clinical Research Abstracts:

External validation of a publicly available surgical transfusion risk prediction model: a multi-centered perioperative outcomes group study

Sunny Lou, MD, PhD, Washington University in St Louis, St. Louis, MO

Development and Validation of a score to predict intraoperative blood transfusion 

Annika Eyth, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY

Early detection of Palliative Care Need in Intensive Care Unit Patients – Development and Cross-validation of the PC-ICU Score

Theresa Tenge, MD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA

Top Basic Science Presentations:

In Vivo miR10b-5p Inhibition in Rats is a Novel Therapeutic Strategy for Pulmonary Hypertension

Varina Clark Onwunyi, MD, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA

Synthetic derivatives of ginger metabolites relax murine airway smooth muscle ex vivo and in vivo

Elvedin Lukovic, MD, PhD, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY

Anesthetic’s adverse effects on human cerebral organoids: a comprehensive study from molecules to tissue

Xiaowen Bai, PhD, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

Top Scholars Presentations:

Deciphering the Translatomic Perturbations Associated with Acute and Chronic Pain in Mouse Spinal Cord Astrocytes

Richard Perez, MD, Stanford University Health Care, Stanford, CA

Dissecting genetic mechanisms of differential locomotion, allodynia, and depression after spinal cord injury in three mouse strains

Wendy Yang, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

Influence of resuscitation interventions following hemorrhagic shock on urinary oxygen in swine

Lars Lofgren, MS, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

Junior Faculty Travel Awards in Pediatric Anesthesia or Perioperative Medicine (supported by Y.S.Prakash)

The Junior Faculty Travel Award in Pediatric Anesthesia is awarded to the top scoring abstract in the area of pediatric anesthesia by an early-stage faculty in an academic anesthesiology department within the first six years of faculty appointment at the instructor or assistant professor level. The awardee will receive a $500 prize and a certificate.

The Junior Faculty Travel Award in Perioperative Medicine is awarded to the top scoring abstract in the area of perioperative medicine by an early-stage faculty in an academic anesthesiology department within the first six years of faculty appointment at the instructor or assistant professor level. The awardee will receive a $500 prize and a certificate.

Eligibility

The abstract:

  • Must be submitted in the areas of pediatric anesthesia or perioperative medicine.
  • Must be presented as a poster presentation during the meeting.

The presenting author indicated in the abstract submission:

    • Must be an early-stage faculty in an academic anesthesiology department within the first six years of faculty appointment at the instructor or assistant professor level.
    • Will receive the prize.

Prize

  • $500 and certificate after the Annual Meeting

Past Kosaka Best Abstracts Award Winners

View the entire list of past Kosaka Award winners here.