I am thrilled to report the success of the linkage of the Association of University Anesthesiologists and International Anesthesia Research Society meetings. The attendance was very high for both meetings and the presentations were exceptional.
Our membership and meeting participation have expanded substantially through the inclusion of Associate Members, young faculty with funding (including T32, FAER or institutional grants) and increased numbers of international members.
The Saturday session for both the AUA and IARS included a Scholars’ Program that was sold-out again. We need to continue to grow our Scholars’ program, by attracting new Associate Members and help them succeed in research and education.
The presentations on the opioid crisis were well attended and there will be more sessions on this very important topic in 2018. There will be a President’s panel on updates in Sepsis by leaders in the field.
We look forward to speaking with you at the meeting in Chicago in 2018. We want to be the best meeting for educators, researchers and academic anesthesiologists. Please send us your suggestions to: Auameeting@iars.org.
Jeanine P. Wiener-Kronish, MD
President, Association of University Anesthesiologists (AUA)