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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.

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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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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.



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Newsletter 2022

Newsletter January 2022: A word from a European scientific society

Teodora Nicolescu, MD
President, The European Society for Computing and Technology in Anesthesia and Intensive Care (ESCTAIC)

The past almost two years have taken a toll on all of us, whether personal or professional. For all professional societies, this has been even more daunting. Aside from the lack of in-person meetings and their social beneficial aspect, societies were compounded with the need to shift to virtual conferences.

That presented a whole host of new issues such as technical considerations associated with virtual meetings. For large societies that may have been a less daunting process due to access to larger resources, for ESCTAIC this was a new challenge that we surpassed successfully.

This was mainly due to great collaboration among the society members who were able to support each other during these trying times.

The anaesthesiologists members of our society were like from any other society: on the frontlines of the pandemic, while our other members were helping with the establishment of the technical aspects that made our meetings possible.

The pandemic has shifted our way of doing business as well. That was a major change for our society as we needed to change the bylaws to accommodate from virtual meetings to voting software in order to have our general assembly goals met.

ESCTAIC is a small society but a very social one. We welcome the exchange of ideas that come from different fields that our members have since we have engineers, medical doctors, bio-technicians and more. It is a diverse society, both in the professional way as well in the balanced gender of our members.

Our congress is not focused on medical aspects only. It actually looks at technological future advancements such as organisational aspects of virtual hospitals, the cloud use and the progress made from using it to increasing safety by using applications such as blockchain technology for medication safety.

As such it offers a wide array of topics, that is only complemented by our anaesthesiologists’ members that are bringing experience from aspects of monitoring and new devices that are getting on the market to new airway devices.

ESCTAIC usually has one session organised every two years as a congress and the other years we usually organise a session under the umbrella of ESAIC  during the annual meeting.

As I said in my opening phrase, the pandemic has shifted a lot of our priorities. But slowly we are getting back to normal. Some of the pandemic changes will stay with us. Zoom meetings may be possible for those members or non-members who want to attend our sessions. A lot of new topics already will make their way in and our society will have an important role in being a flagship in the development of new perioperative protective equipment or better isolation techniques, given the number of engineers with medical field backgrounds. We are also looking forward at spearheading topics related to Watson and its applications.

It was the continuous support that helped us tremendously weather the pandemic as a society. It will be that same support that will be the foundation for our future.  But there is more: building new relationships with our US counterparts will make for a really interesting exchange of experience, ideas and technological advancements. And increasing collaboration with regional societies will expand the reach of our society as well as those of the regional societies. It is a global world we are moving towards, our society is following that very same pathway.

I am looking forward to those projects as well as a renewed hope that we will be back to normal and in-person meetings in 2022. And look forward to hosting a great Congress for ESCTAIC where we hope more people will join us.

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