CME Credits

The 2020 Annual Meetings have been approved for the following maximum CME credit hours:

  • AUA (May 14-16): 23.0 Credit Hours
  • SOCCA (May 15-16): 17.5 Credit Hours
  • IARS (May 15-18): 30.5 Credit Hours
  • IARS, AUA, & SOCCA (May 14-18): 42.5 Credit Hours

If you have questions regarding your Annual Meeting CME Credits, please email [email protected].

Activity Overview

Findings from new research and the evolution of anesthesiology practice based on emerging evidence create an inherent gap between existing practice and new practice models. The purpose of the International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS) 2020 Annual Meeting is to provide an evidence-based and clinically oriented educational activity that will improve competence and performance in the anesthesiology specialty, resulting in improved patient care and outcomes.

Target Audience

The IARS 2020 Annual Meeting is designed to address the continuing medical education needs of anesthesiologists, anesthesiologists-in-training, anesthesia investigators, and allied health professionals who conduct research, practice, or intend to practice in any area of general anesthesia, subspecialty anesthesia, or pain management.

Educational Objectives

As a result of participating in this live CME activity, learners will be able to:

  • Describe the latest developments in critical care, perioperative medicine, pain management, and other anesthesiology subspecialty areas.
  • Evaluate gaps in their knowledge, behavior, and patient outcomes that may result in a need for additional education and training.
  • Develop and apply strategies for integrating new knowledge and behaviors into their professional practice.

Accreditation Statement

The IARS is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.



CME Credit

The IARS designates this live activity for a maximum of 42.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.™ Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Claiming CME Credit

The IARS will provide online program evaluation and session tracking to support claiming CME credit beginning on Wednesday, May 20. Meeting participants will have 90 days to claim CME credit.

Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program® (MOCA®)

Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program® (MOCA®) Physicians wishing to have credits from this educational activity reported to the ABA for the ABA MOCA® Program may do so by entering their eight digit ABA identification number when claiming CME credit. The IARS forwards credits to the ABA on a monthly basis.


The IARS makes every effort to develop CME activities that are independent, objective, scientifically balanced presentations of information. The IARS has implemented mechanisms requiring everyone in a position to control content to disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. Relevant financial relationships are defined as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months, including financial relationships of the spouse or partner of the person in control of content. Disclosure of any or no relationships is made available in advance of all educational activities. The IARS evaluates, and if necessary, resolves any conflicts of interest prior to the start of the activity. Individuals who refuse or fail to provide the required disclosures are disqualified from being a planning committee member, teacher, or author of CME, and cannot have control of, or responsibility for, the development, management, presentation or evaluation of the CME activity.


The information provided in this CME activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.