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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.


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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Newsletter 2022

Newsletter August 2022: New Strategy for the EJA and EJAIC

Charles Marc Samama, MD
European Journal of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care

As ESAIC members and readers of the EJA and EJAIC, you will notice many exciting changes in the coming months! Don’t forget that you receive the journals as part of your membership, which can be accessed by logging into MyESAIC on the ESAIC homepage. Make sure you log in to view these exciting changes and updates.

Following a collaborative meeting of the Editorial Board and our Publisher at Euroanaesthesia 2022 in Milan, we would like to present our new strategy for the ESAIC journals.

It was decided that both journals will accommodate new types of articles for submission from clinical reasoning papers and secondary analysis articles, and articles about guidelines implementation. EJAIC will welcome protocols for publication with the full article published in the EJA or the EJAIC. EJA will also welcome pro-con debate papers, whereas EJAIC will consider a “Metrology” series.

Concerning pre-prints, manuscripts already posted on a preprint server may be submitted provided the pre-print is referenced. Please refer to the Information for Authors on the EJA’s online submission site for additional information on this matter.

If you are interested in submitting these article types to the ESAIC journals and have any questions, please contact the editorial office at eja@theeditorialhub.com.

Furthermore, the journals may request raw data from the authors on a more regular basis, as we have seen several submissions over the past year or so that have cast doubts about the veracity of the data. In addition, overlaps and similarities exceeding 20% will be rejected. A few exceptions may be tolerated.

We have also decided on a few changes concerning the Handling Editors. As a Society and as Editors, we are committed to transparency and openness in our journals. Therefore, the Handling Editors’ names will be included in the acknowledgements section of the published articles. Handling Editors will also receive the proofs of the papers they have overseen. This is another round of quality control we have introduced as we drive forward our commitment to publishing high-quality science. If necessary, the Handling Editors will mark up changes on the proofs and adjust article titles to ensure they are short, sharp and focused.

As with all scholarly journals, peer review is very important, and we would like to take this opportunity to thank the many excellent reviewers who have contributed their time and expertise to the journals. Their involvement in the peer-review process has contributed significantly to the quality of the journals. As such, the ESAIC will be providing a mentorship scheme for peer reviewers. This will involve an interface with Mentorship (research-oriented) and with the Trainees Committee. Mentors will be identified, and a knowledge base for performing a peer review will be created. This will be announced and handled via the Trainees Committee and Mentorship Committee. The Editorial Board believes the outcome will enlarge the reviewer database with new and motivated young colleagues.

And don’t forget that Visual Abstracts are accepted for publication in ESAIC journals. Visual Abstracts are great for promoting your work on social media and the ESAIC’s and Publisher’s marketing channels, so we encourage you to submit a Visual Abstract to accompany your work when submitting your paper. More information is provided in the Information for Authors on the EJA’s online submission site.

Happy Anniversary

And finally, 2023 is an important year for EJA as it marks the 40th anniversary of the journal. The Editorial Board is preparing a set of surprises in our anniversary year, so stay tuned. More information will be shared from the ESAIC and the Publisher as we enter 2023 and in the following months.

Also, the ESAIC will continue to bring its members exciting news and developments about the journals and other initiatives throughout the year.

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