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The ESAIC is dedicated to supporting professionals in anaesthesiology and intensive care by serving as the hub for development and dissemination of valuable educational, scientific, research, and networking resources.



The ESAIC hosts the Euroanaesthesia and Focus Meeting congresses that serve as platforms for cutting-edge science and innovation in the field. These events bring together experts, foster networking, and facilitate knowledge exchange in anaesthesiology, intensive care, pain management, and perioperative medicine. Euroanaesthesia is one of the world’s largest and most influential scientific congresses for anaesthesia professionals. Held annually throughout Europe, our congress is a contemporary event geared towards education, knowledge exchange and innovation in anaesthesia, intensive care, pain and perioperative medicine, as well as a platform for immense international visibility for scientific research.


Professional Growth

The ESAIC's mission is to foster and provide exceptional training and educational opportunities. The ESAIC ensures the provision of robust and standardised examination and certification systems to support the professional development of anaesthesiologists and to ensure outstanding future doctors in the field of anaesthesiology and intensive care.



The ESAIC aims to advance patient outcomes and contribute to the progress of anaesthesiology and intensive care evidence-based practice through research. The ESAIC Clinical Trial Network (CTN), the Academic Contract Research Organisation (A-CRO), the Research Groups and Grants all contribute to the knowledge and clinical advances in the peri-operative setting.

Learn more about the ESAIC Clinical Trial Network (CTN) and the associated studies.


EU Projects

The ESAIC is actively involved as a consortium member in numerous EU funded projects. Together with healthcare leaders and practitioners, the ESAIC's involvement as an EU project partner is another way that it is improving patient outcomes and ensuring the best care for every patient.


Patient Safety

The ESAIC aims to promote the professional role of anaesthesiologists and intensive care physicians and enhance perioperative patient outcomes by focusing on quality of care and patient safety strategies. The Society is committed to implementing the Helsinki Declaration and leading patient safety projects.



To ESAIC is committed to implementing the Glasgow Declaration and drive initiatives towards greater environmental sustainability across anaesthesiology and intensive care in Europe.



The ESAIC works in collaboration with industry, national societies, and specialist societies to promote advancements in anaesthesia and intensive care. The Industry Partnership offers visibility and engagement opportunities for industry participants with ESAIC members, facilitating understanding of specific needs in anaesthesiology and in intensive care. This partnership provides resources for education and avenues for collaborative projects enhancing science, education, and patient safety. The Specialist Societies contribute to high-quality educational opportunities for European anaesthesiologists and intensivists, fostering discussion and sharing, while the National Societies, through NASC, maintain standards, promote events and courses, and facilitate connections. All partnerships collectively drive dialogue, learning, and growth in the anaesthesiology and intensive care sector.



Guidelines play a crucial role in delivering evidence-based recommendations to healthcare professionals. Within the fields of anaesthesia and intensive care, guidelines are instrumental in standardizing clinical practices and enhancing patient outcomes. For many years, the ESAIC has served as a pivotal platform for facilitating continuous advancements, improving care standards and harmonising clinical management practices across Europe.



With over 40 years of publication history, the EJA (European Journal of Anaesthesiology) has established itself as a highly respected and influential journal in its field. It covers a wide range of topics related to anaesthesiology and intensive care medicine, including perioperative medicine, pain management, critical care, resuscitation, and patient safety.



Becoming a member of ESAIC implies becoming a part of a vibrant community of nearly 8,000 professionals who exchange best practices and stay updated on the latest developments in anaesthesiology, intensive care and perioperative medicine. ESAIC membership equips you with the tools and resources necessary to enhance your daily professional routine, nurture your career growth, and play an active role in advancing anaesthesiology, intensive care and perioperative medicine.

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Scientific Committee

The Scientific Committee (SC) fulfils the following functions:

  • Determines the Scientific Programme of ESAIC scientific meetings.
  • Assesses abstracts submitted for presentation at the Euroanaesthesia Congress and coordinates the Best Abstract Prize Competition.
  • Determines the Scientific Programme for invited ESAIC panels at scientific meetings of other societies.
  • Organises Clinical Masterclasses or other Scientific events/initiatives.
  • Elaborates the content of educational events on clinical and scientific topics such as webinars, podcasts, e-learning modules, etc.
  • Carries out other functions as decided by the Board of Directors.


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Michel M.R.F. Struys (NL)


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Idit Matot (IL)

Past Chairperson

Co-opted Members

Mark Coburn (DE)Research Committee Chair
Joana Berger-Estilita (CH)Education and Training Committee Chair
Benedikt Preckel (NL)Patient Safety and Quality Committee Chair
Maria Iulia Crisan (CH)*Trainee Representative

*No voting rights

Scientific Forums

Forum 1: General Anaesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

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Bernd Saugel (DE)Forum Chair
Daniela Ionescu (RO)Past Chair
Johan Heiberg (DK)Member
Roberta Monzani (IT)Member
Emmanuel Boselli (FR)Member
Joana Berger-Estilita (CH)Member
Hugo Carvalho (BE)Member
Giovanna Attilia Luisa Lurati Buse (DE)Member
Joana B. Mourão (PT)Member
Michele Carella (BE)Member

Forum 2: Patients

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Carolyn Weiniger (IL)Forum Chair (Anaesthesia)
Cesare Gregoretti (It)Forum Chair (Intensive Care)

The Obstetric Patient

Nicolas Brogly (ES)Subforum Lead
Alexander Ioscovich (IL)Member
Steve Cantellow (UK)Member

The Paediatric Patient

Margaret Ekstein (IL)Subforum Lead
Peter Kenderessy (SK)Member
Shirley Friedman (IL)Member

The Geriatric Patient

Finn Radtke (DK)Subforum Lead
Basak Ceyda Meko (TR)Member
Sigal Sviri (IL)Member
Cynthia Olutu (DE)Member

Trauma and Resuscitation (Critical Emergency Medicine)

Daniele Biasucci (IT)Subforum Lead
Giuseppe Ristagno (IT)Member
Athanasios Chalkias (GR)Member
Tomasz Torlinski (UK)Member

Metabolic Disease and Obesity – Cancer

Eva Rivas (ES)Subforum Lead (Metabolic Disease and Obesity)
Lucillia Bezu (FR)Subforum Lead (Cancer)

Acute and Chronic Pain and Palliative Medicine

Patrice Forget (UK)Subforum Lead
Caterina Aurilio (IT)Member
Silviu Brill (IL)Member
Peter Zahn (DE)Member

Forum 3: Organs

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Vincent Bonhomme (BE)Forum Chair (Anaesthesia)
Fabio Guarracino (IT)Forum Chair (Intensive Care)


Dana Baron Shahaf (IL)Subforum Lead
Evgeni Brotfain (IL)Member
Ozlem Korkmaz Dilmen (TR)Member
Aline Defresne (BE)Member


Nandor Marczin (UK)Subforum Lead
Mona Momeni (BE)Member
Michael Sander (DE)Member
Yael Lichter (IL)Member


Lorenzo Ball (IT)Subforum Lead
Andrea Cortegiani (IT)Member
Mert  Senturk (TR)Member
Caroline Vanpeteghem (BE)Member

Hepatobiliary and Kidney

Dana Tomescu (RO)Subforum Lead
Or Goren (IL)Member
Annabel Blasi (ES)Member

Infection, Sepsis and Immunology

Vincenzo Russotto (IT)Subforum Lead
Giorgia Montrucchio (IT)Member
Ilona Bobek (HU)Member
Krisztina Madách (HU)Member

Forum 4: Therapies

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Ecaterina Scarlatescu (RO)Forum Chair (Anaesthesia)
Jens Meier (AT)Forum Chair (Intensive Care)


Hugo Vereecke (BE)Subforum Lead

Airway Management

Gianmaria Cammarota (IT)Subforum Lead
Tom van Zundert (BE)Member
Carlo Alberto Volta (IT)Member
Ellen P. O’Sullivan (IE)Member

Fluid, Transfusion and Haemostasis

Isabell Pekrul (DE)Subforum Lead
Daniel Bolliger (CH)Member
Elèni Arnaoutoglou (GR)Member
Sigismond Lasocki (FR)Member
Aamer Ahmed (UK)Member

Forum 5: Devices and Technologies

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Barak Cohen (IL)Forum Chair
Ruth Shaylor (IL)Member
Lonneke Staals (NL)Member

Forum 6: Ethics

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Yehuda Ginosar (IL)Forum Chair
Paul McConnell (UK)Past Chair
Ornella Piazza (IT)Member
Vladimir Cerny (CZ)Member