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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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Become a member of the ESAIC

ESAIC offers a unique opportunity to network with your peers, connect with the international anaesthesiology community, and get access to a wide range of resources on anaesthesiology, intensive care, pain, and perioperative medicine.

With an ESAIC Membership, you will have access to all our benefits in the field of Education, Leadership, ESAIC Events and much more.

Different rates apply to different types of membership – please check which category you fall under before submitting your membership application.

You can learn about the different membership types below.

Grow your network, expand your horizons, advance your career, innovate anaesthesiology, together.

Regardless of your focus, where you work, or where you live – there is always room for more. More science, more networking, more knowledge.

As a Member of the ESAIC, you have access to many resources, educational tools, research support, and networking opportunities so you can advance your knowledge and grow your practice.

What’s in it for you?


Research and science

Access cutting-edge research, grants, awards, and journals on anaesthesiology, intensive care, pain, and perioperative medicine.


Professional development

Enhance your skills and knowledge with online courses, webinars, podcasts, and other educational resources from leading experts in the field.


Career development

Advance your career with mentorship, guidance, and networking opportunities with peers and leaders from around the world.


Advocacy and representation

Join a strong and influential voice for the anaesthesiology profession and contribute to shaping health policies and standards at the European and global level.


Networking opportunities

Connect with a diverse and vibrant community of over 30.000 anaesthesiologists and intensivists from across Europe and beyond.



Stay updated on the latest developments in anaesthesiology, intensive care, pain, and perioperative medicine, through ESAIC publications and more.

ESAIC Membership Benefits

Membership Types

Click on the Membership Type to discover what benefits are included in the package.

Full Members

Active Members*

Being a physician who has completed an accredited anaesthesiology training programme, who is certified to practice anaesthesiology who is legally licensed to practice medicine, and working in a European country.

Trainee Members*

Being a physician in training with a certified anaesthesiology program accredited by a national governmental body and being trained or employed in an anaesthesiology department in a European country.

Non-Full Members

Affiliate Members*

A certified physician not working in the clinical practice of anaesthesiology. A scientist who, while not engaged in administering clinical anaesthesia.

Allied Members*

Medical students, Non Physician Registered Health Professionals (NPRHP) and Retired Doctors are regrouped under the category “ Allied Member “.

Individual Society members

Each member of the European National Society of Anaesthesiologists shall become an ESAIC Individual Society Member by accepting the ESAIC Individual Society Membership offered through their National or Specialist Society.

*Memberships can be bought for 2 years as well as 1.

Note: Membership always begins on 01 January and ends on 31 December, irrespective of when the membership is purchased during the year.

Detailed benefits


LIVE webinars

eLearning modules, webinar replays & congress webcasts

Participate in Masterclasses with CME accreditation at preferential rates

Participate in LIVE Courses


Preferential rates for EDAIC Part I & II

Preferential rates for BCSAC and VIVAC

Participate as EDAIC examiner or host


Participate in CTN studies as local investigator

Become a CTN Chief investigator

Apply for CTN Grants

Apply for ESAIC Research Grants

Propose guidelines development

Apply for Trainee Young investigator startup grants


Submit scientific session proposals for Euroanaesthesia


EJA electronically

EJAIC electronically

Current Opinion in Critical Care electronically

Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology electronically

EJA Archive

ESAIC Programmes
ESAIC Programmes

Participate in Mentorship Programme

Participate in TTT Course

Participate in the Exchange Programme

Participate as ESAIC visitor in the ATAIC

ESAIC Congress Euroanaesthesia and Focus Meeting
ESAIC Congress Euroanaesthesia and Focus Meeting

Preferential rates for congress

Preferential rates for workshops at Euroanaesthesia

Influence ESAIC Policies and participate in leadership roles
Influence ESAIC Policies and participate in leadership roles

Attend General Assembly

Voting rights General Assembly

Voting rights Council Member elections

Voting rights Council Trainee Member elections

Leadership & participation possibilities in ESAIC Committees, Task forces, NASC, Council, Board

Become a member of ESAIC Trainee Network/Trainee Committee

Other Benefits
Other Benefits

Access ESAIC Members directory

Access to Guidelines

Individual Society Membership

To become an Individual Society member, you can apply through your National or Specialist Society if you have opted for such affiliation. To initiate the membership process, please inquire directly with your National or Specialist Society where you adhere.

Please note that only the paid ESAIC Membership grants access to exclusive benefits, including on-demand content, specialised training and education tailored specifically for ESAIC members, participation in exams, congress attendance, workshop registrations, and various other opportunities offered by different ESAIC membership categories, all at preferential rates. Individuals who wish to benefit from these privileges must opt for one of the paid  ESAIC Membership Categories.

With an ESAIC paid Membership, you will have access to all our benefits in the field of Education, Leadership, ESAIC Events and much more.