Who We Are

SmartTots is a collaborative effort of the International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS) and an international group of leading pediatric anesthesiologists who are working to make anesthesia safer for infants and children.

What We Do

SmartTots coordinates and funds pediatric anesthesia research with the goal of making anesthesia and sedation safer for the developing brain in infants and children.

Why It Matters

Scientific studies in animals reveal that certain common anesthetic and sedation drugs cause harm to the developing brain and can negatively affect behavior, learning, and memory. 

Funding Research To Ensure Pediatric Anesthesia Safety