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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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EA20 Newsletter: Session 16PD2: What does it mean “WELLBEING” for a trainee?

Monday 30 November, 1400-1500H, Channel 1

This three-part session on Monday afternoon addresses wellbeing for trainees, with the first talk by Dr Sally El-Ghazali, Immediate Past Chair of the Association of Anaesthetists Trainee Committee, based in London, UK.

She will give a short background to the Association of Anaesthetists, a membership organisation with over 10000 members mainly based in Great Britain and Ireland but also from Europe and across the world. The Association of Anaesthetists Trainee Committee represents the views of 3500 anaesthetic trainee members and provides a voice for all trainee anaesthetists.

“Our aim is to improve anaesthetic training, promote best practice, and champion the importance of workplace wellbeing,” explains Dr El-Ghazali. ”We are at the forefront of tackling topical issues affecting trainee wellbeing such as fatigue, burnout and bullying and have developed campaigns such as #FightFatigue and #KnockItOut to highlight the issues and promote better practice.”

She will explain how the committee also helped develop schemes such as the mentoring programmes that trainee members can access, which provide an informal and confidential environment where opportunities, dilemmas and problems can be addressed and discussed. She concludes: “This presentation gives delegates a brief overview about some of the work the Association and the Trainee Committee have been doing on the wellbeing front on behalf of trainees. The session and the upcoming discussions will be an opportunity for us all to learn from each other and discuss how anaesthetic trainee groups across Europe can work collaboratively on wellbeing projects for the benefit of all trainees.”

The second presentation will be given by Prof Sibylle Kietaibl (head of anaesthesiology and intensive care medicine at the Evangelical Hospital, Vienna, Austria) on “Trainee wellbeing and the new European training requirements”.

The European Training Requirements (ETR) in Anaesthesiology aims at EU-wide mobility of specialists by harmonising training. Aside from state-of-the-art content (including ESAIC guidelines) for progressing to a good and fully trained clinician, the ETR may increase trainees‘ wellbeing: the competence-based training curriculum focusses on the individual trainee, not on case counts.

“The ETR requires peers, supporting trainees with help, assessment, and feedback during the acquisition of skills and attitudes,“ explains Prof Kietaibl. The individual trainee masters his/her progress through the curriculum. The ETR may thus empower individuals‘ resilience by including a tool-box of learning objectives related to, for example, effective communication and stress management. In addition, the ETR may sensitize systems (departments, hospitals, society) for optimising modifiable external components of occupational stressors.

She will discuss how cultivating a climate promoting staff satisfaction and health-related quality of life is a win-win-win situation: for doctors (higher emotional health, vitality, social functioning, problem-solving coping skills, less physical complaints, like fatigue, burnout), for patient safety, and for the system (less absenteeism, higher productivity, revenue, recruitment). Trainees may use ETR implementation as a selection criterion among teaching hospitals; quality indicators may include systematic trainees‘ feedback, for example on assessment load, protected training time, trainer availability, and activities during personal time.

Also in this session,  Dr Francisco Ribeiro Mourão (Santa Luzia Hospital, Viana do Castelo, Portugal) will give a presentation on European Junior Doctors (EJD), a European Medical Organisation that he is part of and that represents junior doctors all around Europe through its national member organisations.

“We are safeguarding the interests of approximately 300,000 junior doctors all around Europe. During this talk, you will get to know about the research and political work we have been developing in recent years and to learn about what we do for junior doctors on our 4 key pillars: postgraduate training, medical workforce and free movement, digital health and European cooperation.”

Dr Ribeiro Mourão will specifically address why doctors move and how this can affect their wellbeing; and also discuss working less than full time during postgraduate training and how this can impact on junior doctors’ current needs and future perspectives.

He will also detail on the work developed by EJD on the topic of burnout and the results of their research – the recurring themes, contributing factors and what can be done to find solutions for this growing problem.


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