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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 June 2021: We need to know what you think of our Newsletter!

Gabriel M. Gurman, MD
Chief Editor

I have no doubt that recently our readers noticed an important change in the Newsletter functionality. Since the beginning of this year, everyone can insert his/her comment on any of the monthly issued papers.

The editorial board took this decision with the aim of improving the bilateral link to all our members. Good and efficient as it can be, the Newsletter without a permanent and active contact with its readers would lose a good part of its task, that of representing an important tool of connecting people, between our members and the ESAIC Board and between our members themselves.
Unfortunately, the results up to now are not at all encouraging. Almost all the papers aired during the last months received no comment from any reader.

It means that today, as in all the previous years, we are facing a situation of having no idea if what we publish has any impact on our readers. Some would say that this is like giving full gas in neutral! We “hunt” papers, get in contact with people who could write about topics which- at least in our opinion-could interest those who share with us the same speciality, we try to convince (and also succeed) our officers about the importance of publishing in the Newsletter articles related to the daily activity of ESCTAIC, but we have no idea if we, indeed, offer our members what they do need and want.

Neither “letters to the editor” are a real preoccupation for our readers. Letters published in the Newsletter are, indeed, a rara avis!
The question is why?

Why do the papers published in our Newsletter “enjoy” an attitude of rather an indifference? Are we too busy, in our daily activity, and do not have the necessary leisure to dedicate a little time to insert a comment?

Or, even worse, we-the editorial board- fail in our way to present interesting topics, written by pertinent personalities, experts in their own field? Needless to say, without your help, nobody would be able to answer these questions.

This is why I address this short note to each one of our members and readers.

Please, let us know what do you think about what we publish. Write to us about everything which is related to the ESAIC Newsletter: format, frequency, style, subjects, easiness of approach, in short, anything!

Do I need to remind you that this electronic publication belongs to you and it must efficiently serve you?

Thanks a lot, in advance, for your help.


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