Sponsored by the IARS and FDA. All are welcome – no registration fee!

Workshop Format: The primary goals of the workshop are (1) to determine what additional research studies are needed to answer the remaining questions about the effects of anesthetic exposure during early brain development in humans, and (2) to determine whether modifications are needed to the 2012 Consensus Statement on the Use of Anesthetics and Sedatives in Children. The workshop will begin with updates from 10 investigators on the major recent and ongoing research in this area, followed by assigned breakouts to consider the future research studies and consensus statement. The group will reconvene as a plenary session to debrief and discuss the work of both breakout groups. Workshop participants will have an opportunity for input into both questions.

Time and date: Friday, June 20, 8:00am to 4:00pm. Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Location: Crystal City Marriott at Reagan National Airport, 1999 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Arlington, VA, Salons D&E on the Mezzanine Level

Hotel Accommodations: Contact the Crystal City Marriott at Reagan National Airport directly for reservations and tell them you are attending the IARS-SmartTots Workshop. The hotel phone number is 703-414-5500.

Contact Tom Cooper at 415-296-6919 or tcooper@iars.org to register, or if you have questions or need further information.