IARS, AUA, SOCCA and eSAS Scholars’ Program

The IARS, AUA, SOCCA and eSAS Scholars’ Program was held virtually on Saturday, May 8, 2021 from 11:00 am – 4:30 pm Eastern Time.

Session recordings will be available the week of May 24.

Program at a Glance

11:00 am – 11:05 am

Welcome and Meeting Overview

11:05 am – 12:05 pm

Panel: Finding Your Academic Path – A Discussion of Academic Career Alternatives

12:05 pm – 12:15 pm


12:15 pm – 12:45 pm

Finding Mentors and Sponsors

12:45 pm – 1:25 pm

BYO Lunch Session: Creating Mindfulness and Wellness in Academic Anesthesia

1:25 pm -1:35 pm


1:35 pm – 2:20 pm

Panel: Finding Your Funding: Opportunities for Early State Investigators in and Out of the NIH

2:20 pm – 2:30 pm


2:30 pm – 3:15 pm

Rapid Fire Showcase

3:15 pm – 3:30 pm

Networking Session with an Introduction to eSAS

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Wrap-Up/Business Meeting, Getting Involved


Many early stage Anesthesiologists are interested in pursuing meaningful translational research to improve the care of their patients and forward the knowledge of the specialty but lack the knowledge and resources to pursue participation in research. The purpose of the 2021 Early Stage Anesthesia Scholars (ESAS) program at IARS is to provide physician scientists with knowledge, insights, resources, encouragement, and community to pursue their own independent research path within Anesthesia.


The 2021 Early Stage Anesthesia Scholars (ESAS) program is designed to address these specific education needs of anesthesiologists-in-training and early stage anesthesia investigators in any area of general anesthesia, subspecialty anesthesia, or pain management.


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

  • Understand eligibility, requirements for relevant grants and how to successfully apply for these grants.
  • Understand the roles of a mentor and a sponsor and the key qualities to look for in both.
  • Gain insight into their own sources of stress and how self-care translates to improved patient care.
  • Acquire stress-management techniques to use in and out of work.

The International Anesthesia Research Society designates the 2021 Scholars’ Day live activity for a maximum of 3.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM.

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


The International Anesthesia Research Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


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 conflict 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.

No individuals in control of CME content have disclosed any relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest.


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.

This activity is being presented without commercial support.