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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.

Learn more about the ESAIC Clinical Trial Network (CTN) and the associated studies.


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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.


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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.



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.



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Newsletter 2023

Newsletter March 2023: Scientific Committee 2022 report

Idit Matot
Chair of the ESAIC Scientific Committee

Finally, after two years of online congresses, in 2022, we could gather in Milan for Euroanaesthesia and get back to handshakes, hugs, smiles and the excitement of the congress.  The remarkable opening ceremony with two exceptional plenary speakers, Dr Kate Prior and Prof. Kai Zacharowski, was just an amazing signal of what’s to follow. We are proud to have been able to organize an innovative and vibrant programme, boosting the Simlab and launching a new, interactive and fun-focused activity: the Serious Games – a combination of problem-based learning discussions and an escape room that allows teaching clinical information and developing management skills in a non-clinical environment. Because of the immense success of the Serious Games, the experience will be repeated in Glasgow, with new scenarios.

In October, we held the Focus Meeting on Perioperative Medicine “Update on perioperative myocardial damage” in Barcelona, one of the best congresses I have ever attended – with high-level speakers, interested participants, and enriching discussions.

The Scientific Committee 2022 built the content and contributed to many educational activities using podcasts, webinars, etc.  Additionally, it created a series dedicated to members only called “Hot topics in Intensive Care” where every month, leading speakers in the field record one episode (30 minutes) on the latest articles, research, papers and guidelines published in the last 12 months, per different topics. This series can be found on the ESAIC webpage in the Library for the interested audience.

2022 has been a landmark year for the Scientific Committee. We have completely reshaped the committee structure to allow collaboration and expand the expertise by including members from different backgrounds (anaesthesiologists, intensivists with no anaesthesia background, internists, cardiologists, pulmonologists, etc.) that will enrich the scientific perspectives. Happily, the implementation of the new structure has brought lots of attention, as reflected by the large number of applications we have received from valuable members who wished to be part of the Scientific Committee.  Therefore, the renovated Scientific Committee will start its mandate in 2023 and work on the programme for Euroanaesthesia 2024.

In 2023, the Focus Meeting will be dedicated to “Brain Health” and, for the very first time, it will be online. We have involved the Trainee Committee in this experience, hoping to give more learning opportunities to our young colleagues.

We are looking forward to Euroanaesthesia in Glasgow! The opening ceremony plenary speakers are getting ready (Prof. Jean-Louis Vincent, Mrs Nadine Montgomery), the “Dear Green Place” that will unite all sustainability educational programmes have been conceptualized and is going to be located in the exhibition, a new format called “ESAIC EXPO” will be launched to showcase all the ESAIC activities and include career and wellbeing, Research and EU projects, etc. In addition, numerous hands-on workshops, Serious Games, Simlab, and interactive/traditional sessions to fit all levels (from residents to chairs) will animate an intense yet exciting programme. Euroanaesthesia 2023 is designed to celebrate science, innovations, opportunities for bridging gaps between research groups and more.

I wish to thank all those who made it happen! As Helen Keller noted, ” Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”

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