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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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Congress Newsletter 2022

Media coverage of Euroanaesthesia 2022

There were many different things competing for news during our congress this year, including of course the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, Queen Elizabeth’s 70th Jubilee celebrations in the UK, and the annual meetings of both the American Diabetes Association and the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

Despite this, Euroanaesthesia was covered in major outlets, with coverage particularly strong in the UK. Below is a summary of the coverage, not all links are included.

Coverage of Session: Fatigue and its impact on our performance – Dr Nancy Redfern

part of session 16P5 – this session will take place during Monday, 14:00 – 15:00 in Room Amber 3

The Guardian (UK and international) Sleep-deprived medical staff ‘pose same danger on roads as drunk drivers’ | Health | The Guardian

Yahoo News (international) Doctors and nurses ‘should take nightshift power naps to keep patients safe’ (yahoo.com)

Postus (in French) – Le personnel médical privé de sommeil “présente le même danger sur les routes que les conducteurs ivres” | Santé (postsus.com)

Coverage of: Holocaust survivors may have a lower risk of post-operative delirium, Israeli study finds

Abstract: 15AP01-04 For full abstract click here and full poster click here

Jerusalem Post (Israel): Holocaust survivors may have greater mental resiliency than peers – study

News-Medical.net (international): Holocaust survivors may be at lower risk of developing post-operative delirium

Coverage of: German study links long-term exposure to air pollution before the pandemic to greater risk of severe COVID-19

Abstract COVAP02-02: For full abstract click here and for full poster click here

The Guardian (UK and international) – Severe Covid cases ‘more likely in highly polluted areas’ | Coronavirus | The Guardian

Libero Quotidiano (in Italian) – Covid, more risk of severe forms for those exposed to smog before the pandemic – Libero Quotidiano

Les Actualités (in French)Les cas graves de Covid «plus probables dans les zones hautement polluées» | Coronavirus – Les Actualites

Espanol News (in Spanish) – Casos severos de Covid ‘más probables en áreas altamente contaminadas’ | Coronavirus – Espanol News – espanol.news

Coverage of: Sugammadex – Women are not being routinely informed that a common anaesthetic may make their contraception less effective, UK doctors warn

(Abstract 09AP05-11) For full abstract click here and for full poster click here

The Guardian (UK and international)  – Women in UK ‘seldom’ told drug used in surgery can impede contraception | Women’s health | The Guardian

The Independent (UK and international) ‘Women must be told of risk common anaesthetic can pose to their birth control’ (msn.com)

Yahoo News (International) – ‘Women must be told of risk common anaesthetic can pose to their birth control’ (yahoo.com)

Les Actualités (in French)Women in the UK have “rarely” said that drugs used in surgery can hinder contraception | Women’s Health – News (lesactualites.news)

Nachtrichtend (in German)Urgent warning to all women who use contraception as a common procedure could make it less effective – News En (nachrichtend.com)

Coverage of: older patients who consume alcohol regularly report better quality of life before and after surgery

(Abstract) 13AP05-10 For full abstract click here and for full poster click here

The Times (UK and International) – heavy drinkers happier and healthier in later years

The TelegraphWomen who are partial to a tipple are happier

The Daily MailOlder people who enjoy a stiff drink may recover better after an operation than teetotallers | Daily Mail Online

Zona de Prensa (In Spanish)Older Drinkers Recover FASTER from Surgery Than Teetotalers, Study Reveals – Home (zonadeprensard.com)

Nouvelle FR (in French)Older drinkers recover FASTER from surgery than abstainers, study reveals – Noufelle FR (nouvellefr.com)

Read More of our special newsletter covering our congress.