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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.



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Congress Newsletter 2021

EA21 Newsletter: Can robots perform anaesthesia?

Session 01L1 – Friday December 17, 15:15 – 16:00  – Channel 5

This lecture on future technology will be given during Friday afternoon’s sessions by Dr Alexandre Joosten, Department of Anesthesiology, Erasme Hospital, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium.

“As most of us are aware, almost every facet of our society is becoming, for better or worse, progressively more technology-dependent. Technological advancement has made autonomous systems, also known as robots or “closed-loop” systems, an integral part of our life in several fields, including medicine,” says Dr Joosten. “In anaesthesia, the optimisation of perioperative administration of anaesthetic drugs along with intravenous fluids and vasopressor administration via manual titration using clinical judgement and weight-dosing calculations are all part of the various mundane but time- and attention-consuming activities that anaesthesiologists are required to do, on a daily basis.”

As all these actions are repetitive and require constant vigilance and they are susceptible to human error. In addition, they are associated with a significant amount of inter-and intra-practitioner variability. Physiologic closed-loop systems (PCLS) are “medical devices wherein a controller monitors one or more variables and adjusts one or more interventions using a feedback process”.

“Our academic hospital (Erasme Hospital, Brussels, Belgium) was one of the first to develop and use computer-controlled intravenous drug delivery systems. Since then, our hospital has always been at the forefront of the development of automated systems in anaesthesia,” explains Dr Joosten. “We started in 2011 with a novel PCLS to deliver high-quality “goal-directed fluid-therapy” (GDFT) in the operating room. We demonstrated that this closed-loop system is able to improve patient outcome in those who underwent major abdominal surgery.”

He concludes: “Our attention now turns to patients in the intensive care or operating room who physicians determine are in need of vasopressor infusions to correct hypotension, a serious predictive factor of postoperative morbidity and mortality. Further studies have yet to be done to test the combination of multiple PCLS to maintain simultaneously the homeostasis of multiple physiological variables and to test the safety of such combination on a large-scale population.”

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