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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 2024

Newsletter January 2024: Euroanaesthesia 2024 - Pioneering progress in anaesthesiology and intensive care medicine

Munich, Germany – The Euroanaesthesia Congress is a highly anticipated event for anaesthesiologists and intensivists around the globe. The 2024 edition (#EA24) is set to take place in the bustling city of Munich, Germany, from May 25 to May 27, 2024. This conference has established itself as a major gathering for the medical community, and this year’s edition promises to elevate that status even further. 

EA24 boasts a diverse programme meticulously compiled and developed by an international group of experts from the ESAIC Scientific Committee. Its multifaceted sessions cover a wide spectrum of anaesthesiology, intensive care, critical emergency, and pain medicine topics. Attendees can expect in-depth presentations and engaging discussions about the newest guidelines, ground-breaking clinical and basic research, education, the latest clinical practice advancements, pharmacology and our speciality’s societal impact. 

The experts in the fields will address the current hot topics: the use of Artificial Intelligence in anaesthesia and intensive care and its ethical considerations, how to minimise the environmental impact of anaesthesia, the role and impact of the anaesthetist in the pre-, intra and postoperative period related to outcome and quality of life, or the latest evidence about persistent pain and opioid use in Europe and what concrete actions can be taken to improve patient care.  

To open this congress ceremoniously, the ESAIC has invited Dr Matthieu Komorowski to present the opening lecture in memory of Sir Robert Macintosh. Dr Komorowski is a Clinical Senior Lecturer at Imperial College London and a consultant in anaesthesiology and intensive care at Charing Cross Hospital in London. He holds additional qualifications in space, mountain, diving and hyperbaric medicine and was previously a medical research fellow at the European Space Agency. In 2022, he reached the final stages of the European Space Agency astronaut selection. With this opening lecture about ‘anaesthesia in outer space’, the ESAIC wishes to honour his outstanding contribution to our speciality. Recognising the medical community’s diverse learning needs and preferences, EA24 offers scientific sessions in various formats and promotes the most innovative training methodologies for safer patient care. The workshop programme provides hands-on training and simulation experience using innovative educational approaches for delegates to refine both technical and non-technical skills. 

During Euroanaesthesia 2024, the ESAIC will showcase its captivating projects and initiatives at the ESAIC Expo. This central space facilitates engagement with key stakeholders involved in ESAIC projects and committees, fostering knowledge exchange and collaboration within the community. For example, The ESAIC Research Groups PROVENet, POSE, and RAPNet will present their latest findings. At the same time, the Patient Safety and Quality Committee will provide an overview of their ongoing initiatives to promote quality of care. Delegates are invited to discover more sessions about education and training, the EDAIC exam, medical publications, etc., by navigating the 3-day thematic ESAIC Expo programme.  

In addition to the enriching educational and networking opportunities at EA24, attendees will have the chance to explore the cultural riches of Munich. The city, known as “München” in German, derives its name from its historical roots as the “Home of the Monks.” Munich’s rich cultural heritage is intertwined with its dynamic modernity, offering visitors a blend of history, culture, and natural beauty. 

Industry partners at EA24 will showcase their latest developments and breakthroughs in the field. This exhibition of cutting-edge innovations will provide valuable insights into emerging trends and technologies shaping anaesthesiology, intensive care medicine, pain management, perioperative medicine, and critical emergency medicine. In collaboration with industry, ESAIC will present the latest innovations in Neuroscience, Sustainability and Connectivity in the “Innovation Village”.  

In addition to the enriching educational and networking opportunities at EA24, attendees will have the chance to explore the cultural riches of Munich. The city, known as “München” in German, derives its name from its historical roots as the “Home of the Monks.” Munich’s rich cultural heritage is intertwined with its dynamic modernity, offering visitors a blend of history, culture, and natural beauty.

Euroanaesthesia 2024 promises to be an unmatched forum for exchanging knowledge and sharing best practices. We look forward to welcoming you to Munich for another unique congress experience. 

For more information about Euroanaesthesia 2024, please visit the Congress Website.

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