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OpenAnesthesia, founded by Dr. Robert Thiele and Dr. Ed Nemergut, debuted in July 2009 with the broad goal of advancing graduate medical education in anesthesia. Since its inception as an experimental project, OpenAnesthesia has grown to be a comprehensive resource for anesthesiology residents, nurse anesthetists, and physician anesthesiologists. The site now sees more than 250,000 page views per month and is a ubiquitous tool for education with a large, international community of members.
The latest addition to the OpenAnesthesia portfolio of learning tools is the OA Self-Study and Keywords App, available on iTunes (v. 3.0) and Google Play (v. 1.0). This app is free and offers all the 2008-2014 ABA keywords along with 50 free self-study questions, including complete answers and links to other articles on OpenAnesthesia and PubMed. Additional questions can be purchased for a small fee, which goes to support the educational mission of OpenAnesthesia.
OpenAnesthesia's content is open-access and is intended only for educational and nonprofit projects. However, they forbid the use of content for commercial purposes of any kind under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
The International Anesthesia Research Society is a nonpolitical, not-for-profit medical society founded in 1922 to advance and support scientific research and education related to anesthesia, and to improve patient care through basic research. The IARS contributes nearly $1 million annually to fund anesthesia research; provides a forum for anesthesiology leaders to share information and ideas; maintains a worldwide membership of more than 15,000 physicians, physician residents, and others with doctoral degrees, as well as health professionals in anesthesia-related practice; sponsors the SmartTots initiative in partnership with the FDA; and publishes the Anesthesia & Analgesia journal in print and online as well as the clinical companion journal A&A Case Reports, published monthly.
About Anesthesia & Analgesia
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- "IARS About Us". Retrieved June 17, 2014.