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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 2021

Newsletter January 2021: Call for centres: Join the ESAIC Clinical Trial Network!

The ESAIC Clinical Trials Network (CTN) was established in 2010 to facilitate, integrate and support clinical anaesthesiology research on an international level. The ESAIC CTN provides an infrastructure for institutions, clinicians and scientists allowing them to work collaboratively across international borders to improve the care of patients in the fields of anaesthesiology, intensive care, perioperative medicine, emergency medicine and pain medicine. International networks all over the world have demonstrated the advantages of collaboration to address and answer clinically relevant research questions.

Since 2010, 10 studies have been published, 2 studies are in the submission process and 5 are ongoing. These studies involved more than 500 centres in 60 countries, with more than 130.000 patients recruited.

In 2020, two new studies were selected: MOPED and ENCORE

The most important and challenging clinical questions are more likely to be answered by several centres joining forces! A call for centres is now open for 4 studies:

  • MOPED: Management and Outcomes of Perioperative Care among European Diabetic Patients.
  • ENCORE: Effects of aNaesthesia in COloREctal cancer outcome trial.
  • ARCTIC-I: Anaesthesiological routine care in cerebral ischaemia
  • SQUEEZE: Post-operative vasopressor usage


The ESAIC CTN is open to all clinicians meeting study protocol criteria. Centres may participate in several studies.

Join us!

Would your hospital like to join one or several of the CTN studies as an actively contributing research centre?

If so, please complete the ‘Call for Centres form’ which is available here:  https://www.esaic.org/research/clinical-trial-network/call-for-centres/

The completion of this form will facilitate coordination and is mandatory for participation in CTN trials. The ESAIC Research Team will then send you additional information.

More information? Go to https://www.esaic.org/research/clinical-trial-network/ or contact us at research@esaic.org



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