IARS 2020 Annual Meeting | May 15-18

The IARS Annual Meeting Program is developed by the Annual Meeting Oversight Committee. Much of the content comes from peer reviewed session proposals. Visit our Session Proposals page for more information.

IARS accepts abstract submissions for oral and poster presentations. Visit our Abstract Submission page for more information.

Workshops and Problem Based Learning Discussions (PBLDs) require an additional registration fee. View the available sessions and fees here.

Program at a Glance

Friday, May 15, 2020
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

A&A Sponsored Journal Symposium: Perioperative Outcomes: Current Evidence and Future Priorities

5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Innovative Session: Going Up: Early Stage Anesthesiology Scholars Rapid-Fire Showcase

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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Saturday, May 16, 2020 - IARS, AUA, & SOCCA Aligned Meetings Day
IARS, AUA and SOCCA Aligned Meeting Day and Critical Care Day
*Open to all IARS, AUA, and SOCCA attendees
6:45 am – 7:45 am

IARS Sponsored Breakfast/Themed Breakfast

6:45 am – 7:45 am

IARS First-Time Attendee Orientation Continental Breakfast

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

IARS Poster Session D: Open Viewing

8:00 am – 9:30 am

Opening Session and T.H. Seldon Memorial Lecture

T.H. Seldon Memorial Lecturer: Christopher P. Austin, MD, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences; National Institutes of Health

9:30 am – 10:00 am

Break with Exhibits

9:30 am – 5:00 pm

IARS, AUA, SOCCA and eSAS Scholars’ Program Sessions

10:00 am – 10:45 am

Review Course Lecture: Disaster Preparedness in Anesthesia – Lessons from Katrina, Super Storm Sandy, and the Boston Marathon Bombings

10:00 am – 11:00 am

PBLD Sessions:

  • Critical Reading of a Scientific Article
  • Management of the Newborn with Severe Un-Anticipated Critical Airway Obstruction. Emergency Tracheostomy Under Mask Ventilation When the EXIT Procedure Was Not an Option.
10:00 am – 11:30 am

Panel Sessions:

  • Burst Suppression (BS) and Outcomes: How does one recognize BS? How can someone avoid it?
  • How Advances in Technology Will Impact the Practice of Anesthesiology
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Symposium: Immune Health in Surgery and Critical Care – Challenges and Novel Opportunities

10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Workshop: Immersive Technologies for Anxiety and Pain Management ($25 registration fee)

11:00 am – 11:45 am

Review Course Lecture: Implementing the CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

PBLD Sessions: My 85-year-old Patient Never Fully Woke Up After Hip Surgery – What Could We Have Done Differently?

11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Panel Sessions:

  • Wellness in Medicine: Solutions – Enhancing the Culture of Wellness and Personal Resilience
  • SABM: Update in Alternatives to Peri-operative Blood Product Transfusion: New Research and Evidence Based Guidelines
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

IARS Poster Session D: Facilitated Discussion Session

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

PBLD: Acute Dissection of Ascending Aorta during Elective Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm Repair (TEVAR)

2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Panel Sessions:

  • ISPCOP: Critical (N)ORA Questions for the Patient with Obesity – Getting to the Answers?
  • SOCCA: Advances in Critical Care and OR Anesthesia: Learning From Each Other
  • APSF: Consensus Recommendations on the Conduct, Implementation, Research, and Education of Perioperative Handoffs
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Innovative Session: Minding the Mind: The Evidence on Preserving Neurocognitive Function during Cardiac Surgery

2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

AUA Sponsored Symposium: Anesthesia and the Microbiome: Exploring a New Frontier in Perioperative Medicine

2:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Workshop: Ultrasound-Guided Interfascial Plane Blocks ($225 registration fee)

4:30 pm – 5:15 pm

Review Course Lecture: The Global History of Opioids, Their Development, Trade and Temptations Leading into the Opioid Crisis – The Importance of History

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Campfire Session: Medication Errors: Learn from the Experts and Learn from Each Other: Together We Can Solve this Problem

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

PBLD Sessions:

  • Liver Transplantation in a Patient with Portopulmonary Hypertension: Pre-operative and Intra-operative Considerations
  • Perioperative Management of Patient with Sickle Cell Disease: Current Concepts and Controversies
4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

International Science Symposium: WFSA Sponsored Symposium: Evidence in the Era of Fake News: Maintaining Scientific Honesty While Remaining Socially Relevant

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Panel Sessions:

  • SPAQI & ASER: The Aging Patient: Competing Agenda’s: Frailty, Family, and Functional Recovery. A Multidisciplinary Approach to Reduce Surgery’s Impact
  • AI: Balancing Profit, Efficiency, and Patient Safety in the Operating Room and ICU
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

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Sunday, May 17, 2020
6:30 am – 7:30 am

Themed Breakfast: Supporting our Growing Families in Two Parts: 1) Three Perspectives on Maternity/Paternity Leave During Training and In Practice and 2) Perioperative Breast Pumping: Is it Possible in the OR?

6:30 am – 7:30 am

Themed Breakfast: Burnout in Anesthesia: Preventing it in Trainees and Attending Staff

7:30 am – 10:30 am

Workshops ($25 registration fee):

  • (Slightly) Advanced Statistics for the Anesthesiologist: Propensity Score Matching and Time-to-Event Analyses
  • ‘Why Did You Say That?’-Avoiding Intercultural Misunderstandings
7:30 am – 8:15 am

Review Course Lecture – Perioperative Acute Kidney Injury: Time for a New Paradigm?

7:30 am – 8:30 am

PBLD: How to Review a Scientific Original Study Manuscript

7:30 am – 9:30 am

A&A and SAGA Sponsored Symposium: Geriatric Anesthesia

7:30 am – 9:00 am

Panel Sessions:

  • Opioid-Induced Cancer Progression: The Journey from Bench to Bedside
  • Climbing the Leadership Ladder: How to Navigate Generational Divide and Build Lasting Teams!
  • Prehabilitation and Medical Optimization in High-Risk Surgical Patients
8:00 am – 5:00 pm

IARS Poster Session E: Open Viewing

8:30 am – 9:15 am

Review Course Lecture: Innovations in Resident Education

9:30 am – 11:30 am

Kosaka Best Abstracts Session

11:30 am – 2:45 pm

Workshop: Health Care Disparities – Fighting the Battle of Unconscious Bias and Understanding Privilege in Health Care for Women and Children of Color ($25 registration fee)

11:30 am – 12:15 pm

Review Course Lecture: Highlights in Cardiovascular Medicine: Implications for the Anesthesiologist

11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Innovative Sessions:

  • TED Talks
  • What Systemic Biases Do Our Trainees and Faculty Face, and What Should We Be Doing About Them?
11:30 am – 12:30 pm

PBLD: SCA: The Arteriovenous ECMO patient for Colorectal Surgery

11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Panel Sessions:

  • SPAQI: Considerations Related to Gender, Race, and other Health Disparities in the Preoperative Evaluation
  • Social Media and Mobile Apps: Looking Beyond Retweets to Knowledge Dissemination and Novel Data for Research
  • eSAS: Technology and Pain Medicine in 2020: Breakthrough or Just Another Widget?
12:30 pm – 1:15 pm

Review Course Lecture: Minimizing Oxygen Desaturation During Anesthesia and Sedation in High-Risk Patients with the Use of High Flow Nasal Oxygen, Nasal CPAP, and Other Techniques

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

IARS Poster Session E: Facilitated Discussion Session

2:30 pm – 6:00 pm

AUA, eSAS, IARS, FAER, MPOG, PACT & SOCCA: A Vision for IMPACT: Initiative for Multicenter Pragmatic Anesthesiology Clinical Trials’ (IMPACT)

2:30 pm – 3:15 pm

Review Course Lecture: Novel Carotid Surgeries, TransCarotid Artery Revascularization (TCAR) and Baroreceptor Activation Therapy for Heart Failure (BAT): What does the Vascular Anesthesiologist Need to Know?

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

PBLD: One-lung Anesthesia for Pacing Wire Change in 115 Kg Fontan Patient

2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Symposium: Perioperative Hypotension – A Key Driver of Organ Dysfunction and Perioperative Morbidity

2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Panel Sessions:

  • STA: Machine Learning in Medicine: Where to Start, Were We Are Going
  • Wooden Nails to Brass Tacks: Pragmatic Approaches to Data-Driven Quality Improvement
3:30 pm – 4:15 pm

Review Course Lecture: Sleep and Night Call: Strategies to Reduce Physician Fatigue and Improve Patient Safety

4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Workshop: Case Studies in EEG-Guided Anesthetic Management ($25 registration fee)

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Panel Sessions:

  • SmartTots: Behavioral and Cognitive Changes in Children Following Anesthesia and Surgery: Assessment and Relevance
  • SNACC: Future Forward Topics in Perioperative Basic Neuroscience
  • Resuscitation for Traumatic Hemorrhagic Shock with Whole Blood Therapy. Why Replace the Parts When You Can Replace the Whole Thing?
  • Oxygen – The Perioperative Sweet Spot? Mechanisms and Outcomes
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

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Monday, May 18, 2020
6:15 am – 7:15 am

Themed Breakfast: SABM: The Road to Transfusion is Paved with Good Intentions – Barriers to Implementing Evidence-Based Patient Blood Management

6:30 am – 7:30 am

Women in Anesthesia Breakfast

7:30 am – 8:30 am

PBLD Sessions:

  • Carotid Endarterectomy: Past, Present and Future!
  • Blood, Sweat, and Tears – Massive Transfusion and Cardiac Arrest in a 0-Day Old Undergoing Resection of Sacrococcygeal Teratoma
7:30 am – 9:30 am

Symposium: Variation in Biopsychosocial Pain Phenotypes: Assessing Risk of Chronic Postsurgical Pain in Surgical Groups Across the Lifespan

7:30 am – 9:00 am

Innovative Session: Using a Simulation Platform to Teach Trainees Pattern Recognition Related to Drug Errors and Other Physiologic Events

7:30 am – 9:00 am

Panel Sessions:

  • SEA: Addressing Professionalism Issues in the Workplace
  • Perioperative Neuronal Injury and Cognitive Function
  • Rapid Antidepressant Effects of Anesthetics- Evidence, Mechanisms and Clinical Implications
8:00 am – 5:00 pm

IARS Poster Session F: Open Viewing

8:30 am – 11:30 am

Workshop: Conflict Management: What Anesthesiologists Need to Know ($25 registration fee)

9:30 am – 10:15 am

Review Course Lecture: MH Susceptibility, More Than an Anesthetic Disease

9:30 am – 10:30 am

PBLD Sessions:

  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and Perioperative Violence
  • Physician Wellness for the Anesthesiologist: How Do We Avoid Burnout and Find Joy and Meaning in Our Practice?
9:30 am – 11:00 am

Panel Sessions:

  • Pupillometry: An Eye into Anesthesia, Pain, and the Brain
  • SOAP: Lost Mothers: Addressing Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Peripartum Outcomes
  • STA: Advances and Applications of Technology in Pediatric Anesthesia: Apps, Analytics, Airways, Augmented Reality, and More
  • SCA: Respecting the Right Ventricle: Right Ventricle Failure Pathophysiology, Diagnostics and Addressing Patient Management
10:30 am – 11:15 am

Review Course Lecture: Development, Reporting and Evaluation of Practice Guidelines and Consensus Statements

10:30 am – 11:30 am

PBLD Sessions:

  • What is New in Management of Cirrhotic Patient for a TIPS Procedure?
  • SNACC: The Weekend Spine Trauma Patient, It’s No ‘Big Deal’
11:30 am – 1:00 pm

IARS Poster Session F: Facilitated Discussion Session

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

PBLD Sessions:

  • SCA: The Noncardiac Surgical Patient with Right Ventricle Dysfunction and Pulmonary Hypertension
  • What are ALIF, OLIF, PLIF, TLIF and XLIF? Challenge in Acute Pain Management for Spinal Fusion Surgeries
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Panel Sessions:

  • Study Designs That Give More Juice for the Squeeze
  • SOAP: Point-of-Care Assessment: The Next Frontier in Obstetric Anesthesiology
  • How Mentorship and Sponsorship Can Make or Break Your Career in Academic Anesthesiology: Practical Tips for Success
  • SPA & ESPA: Current Controversies in Pediatric Perioperative Care: An International Perspective
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

PBLD: ‘Put Me to Sleep, Doc, Just Don’t Give Me Any of That ANESTHESIA!’ What to do with My Patients Concerned About Possible Cognitive Effects of Anesthesia

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Innovative Session: SAMBA: Ambulatory Anesthesia in the Future

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Panel Sessions:

  • SAM: Environmentally Sustainable Anesthesia Practice
  • Skeletal Muscle – Undervalued Organ System
  • The Data Gap in Clinical Pain Medicine