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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 2023

Newsletter March 2023: EJA-EJAIC Committee 2022 report

Marc Samama
EJA Editor-in-Chief

The EJA-EJAIC Editorial Team is the largest ESAIC committee, with eight Deputy-Editors-in-Chief, nine Associate Editors, six Deputy-Associate Editors, and four Language Scientific editors, two Methods, Statistics, and Epidemiology Editors, one Book and Media Reviews Editor, and an Editor-in-Chief (EIC). Our editors come from twelve different European countries. We also benefit from the commitment of our Journal Manager (Lizzy Seal) and our publisher (Daniel Hyde), both from the United Kingdom and working at Wolters Kluwer’s.


Last year, 1294 manuscripts were submitted to the Journal (EJA). They all have been tested by the iThenticate software to detect plagiarism. Among them, 187 manuscripts were identified with significant similarities with already published work (>20%), and 85 were rejected before triage by the EIC.

The Deputy EICs and the EIC assessed the remaining texts weekly. Every Monday at 18:00, this small group meets online for in-house triage with the journal manager and publisher and decides the fate of each previous week’s submitted manuscript. There are several possibilities: sent out for review to a handling editor who will invite some reviewers, reject a proposition of resubmission as a short scientific report, or resubmission to our new Open Access journal, the European Journal of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care (EJAIC)

EJA sessions at Euroanaesthesia

The EJA session and the Meet the EICs session went well in Milano, and we have planned two new sessions for the Glasgow meeting 

EJA Impact Factor

2021 If it is stable (4.18 compared to 4.33 in 2020) as, comparatively to other journals, no COVID papers were published in 2020. Even if, by definition, the current Editorial team bears almost no responsibility in this figure, the policy is still to decrease the acceptance rate to increase the quality and the citation level. As usual, guidelines, reviews and controversies are the most cited articles.

Podcasts – Videos – Teasing – Featured articles – Visual abstracts

The ESAIC Communication Department (Arta Leci and George John) promote audio-visual teasing for the Journal. In addition, a video and a podcast are scheduled every month. The choice of the articles, highlighted by the podcast and the video, is made two months ahead of the publication in the regular issue by the EIC.

The EIC selects three featured articles every month, two months before the final publication. In addition, the publisher posts a teaser on the EJA website and uses eBlasts.


The Online Open Access journal has been launched. The submission rate follows an increasing slope. Six issues per year are scheduled with no limit to the number of pages. In addition, an Editorial has been published in the EJAIC, the EJA and the ESAIC Newsletter to advertise this new opportunity to publish a manuscript. As soon as 25 articles have been published (end of second quarter 2023), EJAIC will be referenced in PubMed.


The EJA will celebrate its 40th birthday. A survey was sent to the formal editorial team, including the former editor in, chief and the running editorial team, to select the best 40 articles published since 2013. They will be collected in a special issue and published during Euroanaesthesia Glasgow.

Several Guidelines will be published: Fasting guidelines in Paediatrics, NMBA guidelines, Intraoperative cardiac arrest, Focused Cardiac Biomarkers, and last but not least, the Severe bleeding guidelines.

Several comments and opinion papers will hopefully make the buzz.

A 2hrs webinar dedicated to Editorial activities is planned in March with unique content for young reviewers (mentees)

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