eSAS Scholars’ Day Program

The Scholars’ Program is specifically designed for early-stage anesthesiology scholars and focuses on topics unique to them, such as sharpening skills and best practices, career and publishing advice, and networking. The program also provides an opportunity to network, interact with, and learn from established anesthesiologists.  There is a $50 fee to attend this program, which is open to all Annual Meeting registrants.  


Saturday, May 18, 2024

Establishing an Early-Career Research Program: Reflections from Established Investigators
9:00 am – 10:00 am

Lunch + eSAS Business Meeting
11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Funding Opportunities from Foundations and NIH
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Panel:Succeeding Across the Tripartate Mission
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm


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 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 2023 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 Scholars’ Day live activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

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.


This activity contributes to the CME component of the American Board of Anesthesiology’s redesigned Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology™ (MOCA®) program, known as MOCA 2.0®. Please consult the  ABA website,, for a list of all MOCA 2.0 requirements.


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 ineligible companies. 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.


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.


Past Programs


The 2023 Scholars’ Day was held on Saturday, April 15, 2023. View the final program here.

View session recordings below:

  • Session 1: Panel: Keys to Success in Academic Medicine –
  • Session 2: Paths to Funding, Alternative and Traditional –
  • Session 3: Expanding Inclusivity in Academia – Digging into Disparities in Medical Care, Research and Academia –


The 2022 Scholars’ Day was held virtually on Saturday, April 2, 2022. View the final program here.

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The IARS, AUA, SOCCA and eSAS Scholars’ Program was held virtually on Saturday, May 8, 2021. View the final program here.

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