The International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS) will be hosting a SmartTots-related education session at the upcoming IARS Annual Meeting. SmartTots is a public-private partnership between the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the IARS designed to close research gaps related to the effects of anesthetics on the developing brain, and ensure the safety of infants and young children undergoing anesthetics in medical procedures. The Teratology Society is a SmartTots Stakeholder Organization.
The SmartTots-related education session at the IARS Annual Meeting is titled "The Neuroscience of Brain Development: Opportunities and Alternative Perspectives for Pediatric Anesthesia Research." The session will describe age-dependent changes in anesthesia-induced brain activity in children and how this activity likely relates to the development of underlying brain circuits. The session will also discuss how anesthesia-induced brain activity differs in infants, and how the rapid changes in this activity likely relate to early childhood development.
SmartTots is making this Panel Session available via Internet Livestream at no cost. The session will be presented live from the IARS meeting on Sunday, May 7 from 7:30 – 9:00 am EST.
The session offers an opportunity to get a summary of what is happening in this important field of pediatric anesthesia research.
To attend the session via Internet Livestream, please visit: smarttots.org/resources/livestream. If you are not available to attend the session live, you may utilize this link to access the recording after the meeting.