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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.


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Congresses

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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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.


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Research

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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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.


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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.


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Sustainability

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


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Partnerships

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.


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Guidelines

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.


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Publications

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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Membership

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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26 March 2024
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Newsletter March 2024: Expanding Horizons: My Journey at Hospital del Mar

Almost three years of waiting for a three-month internship – worth it! The pandemic and long-winded administration process in the Spanish Ministry of Health made me almost lose hope in attending the traineeship the ESAIC TEP committee granted me in 2020/21. But it all worked out at the last minute, and I got to go […]
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26 March 2024
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Newsletter March 2024: Exploring Trauma Critical Care and Cardiosurgical Anaesthesiology: Insights from Ospedale Di Circolo, Varese, Italy

I had the opportunity to visit Ospedala di Circolo E Fondazione Macchi in Varese, Italy, for my ESAIC exchange programme (pic. 1-2). Focus was on trauma critical care, including neurotrauma, and cardiosurgical anaesthesiology with associated cardiac intensive care. Furthermore, at the end of the exchange, I also had some time to acquaint myself with the […]
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26 March 2024
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Newsletter March 2024: A journey of growth: My ESAIC trainee exchange at Amsterdam UMC

In the midst of global challenges and personal adversity, my journey with the European Society of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care (ESAIC) Trainee Exchange Programme at Amsterdam University Medical Center became a beacon of professional development and resilience. The experience, which unfolded from 24 September to 22 October 2023, not only enriched my understanding of pain […]
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26 March 2024
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Newsletter March 2024: How I overcame my fear of Paediatric Anaesthesia and ICU

At the end of my residency, content but exhausted after passing my exams between Covid-19 shifts, with no clear future perspectives, I seized the so much more optimistic opportunity offered by the ESAIC to deepen my knowledge in an area of interest of my choice, during a 3-month Trainee Exchange Programme. I was thankfully chosen, […]
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26 March 2024
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Newsletter March 2024: My Journey in Cardiac Anaesthesia and Intensive Care at Barts Heart Centre, London

“Please mind the gap [between the train and the platform]” was one of the first things I heard after I landed in London at the beginning of March. At the time, it seemed quite fitting for my situation. After all, I had just temporarily left Bucharest and my family to spend three months at Barts […]
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06 March 2024
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Women in Anaesthesia: Is the future bright?

Dr. Rupa Bai Furdoonji stands as a pioneering figure in the field of anaesthesiology, being the first female anaesthesiologist to specialize in Chloroform anaesthesia back in 1891. As we commemorate International Women’s Day on March 8th, it’s heartening to witness a growing presence of female anaesthesiologists in the operating room. We engage the future with […]
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25 January 2024
Newsletter 2024

Newsletter January 2024: The Japanese surgeon who performed general anaesthesia decades before Morton

The prevailing view regarding the discovery of modern anaesthesia primarily focuses on the groundbreaking ether anaesthesia performed by William T.G. Morton (1819-1868) on October 16, 1846, in Boston. In honour of this event, the lecture hall at the Massachusetts General Hospital is also called the “Ether Dome,” where Morton’s memorable demonstration took place, turning it […]
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25 January 2024
Newsletter 2024

Newsletter January 2024: Think Global, Act Local – ESAIC leading the world in Sustainable Health Care

The world is on the brink of a climate catastrophe, with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report stating that we have less than 10 years to dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions to avoid global warming beyond 1.5C. Everyone across all sectors has a role to play in avoiding this disaster, and the […]
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25 January 2024
Newsletter 2024

Newsletter January 2024: Advancing Sustainability in Perioperative Practice – a milestone publication by ESAIC

Climate change has emerged as one of the defining challenges of our time, impacting every facet of our lives. It is imperative that every sector, including healthcare, contributes to reducing its carbon footprint. A recent study revealed that clinical practice accounts for a significant 4.7% of European greenhouse gas emissions, with the European Union ranking […]
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