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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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Newsletter 2022

Newsletter February 2022: Participate in the European Sepsis Care Survey

Be Part of the European Sepsis Care Survey Study Group*

*One contributing person from each hospital will be named as a member of the European Sepsis Care Survey Study Group. The European Sepsis Care Survey Study Group will be listed in the author byline of future publications.

Dear Colleague,

Please participate in the European Sepsis Care Survey!

Your contribution will be crucial for the success of this project of more than 20 European countries. Already registered participants can be viewed here:

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The objective of this survey is to investigate the current state of sepsis care around Europe, analysing procedures and protocols, quality improvement programs and quality indicators. The study will survey emergency departments, wards, intensive care units, clinical diagnostic and microbiological services.

No patient data are collected.
Conclusions about individual hospitals will not be drawn and not published.

Please register your hospital here.


We will send you a personal invitation by email.

We need your support to make this project huge and successful!


The European Sepsis Care Survey is led by a steering committee composed of members of the European Sepsis Alliance and representatives of important European medical societies.

The European Sepsis Care Survey is official endorsed by

Members of the Steering Committee (alphabetical order)

  •  Adam Linder, Sweden (Chair ESA working group research)
  •  Christian S. Scheer, Germany (Principal investigator)
  •  Daniela Filipescu (Vice-Chair of European Sepsis Alliance)
  •  Evangelos Giamarellos-Bourboulis, Greece (Chair of European Sepsis Alliance)
  •  Evgeny Idelevich, Germany (Representative ESCMID/Study Group for Bloodstream Infections, Endocarditis and Sepsis (ESGBIES)
  •  Konrad Reinhart, Germany (Founding president Global Sepsis Alliance)
  •  Matthias Gründling, Germany (Quality management project Sepsisdialog)
  •  Ricard Ferrer (Past-Chair SIS Section and Secretary-General, European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM)
  •  Said Laribi (Representative European Society for Emergency Medicine, Research Network (EUSEM)

The European Sepsis Alliance’s mission is to fight sepsis in Europe. We are committed to changing how sepsis is prioritised, diagnosed, and treated within Europe as laid out by the WHO Resolution on Sepsis.

Sepsis is the dysregulated body’s response to most infectious diseases worldwide, including COVID-19. If not recognised early and treated promptly, it may lead to shock and multi-organ failure. With about 50 million cases and 11 million deaths worldwide per year, sepsis accounts for one in five global deaths. In Europe, sepsis accounts for around 3,4 million cases and almost 700.000 deaths yearly, the majority of which are preventable. However, we believe that this is an underestimate because the lack of accurate data collection and reporting remains one of the main problems in the management of sepsis.


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