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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 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 2020

Newsletter November 2020: Adult Interventional Radiology and Anaesthesia

2020 has penned out to be a year that is unmatched for a lot of us. Confronted with a pandemic that stressed out our speciality to the maximum we proved again how invaluable our expertise as anesthesiologists is. It has also changed our approach on how we enhance our knowledge base as we had to expand our zoom exposure and skills in order to attend lectures, webinar or other web-based products.

As part of this enhanced product aspect, I would like to introduce you to our webinar titled: “Adult Interventional Radiology and Anaesthesia.”

We are approaching rapidly a technological revolution in medicine: from artificial intelligence to Watson, later and more advanced generations of stents we are seeing a transition from more conventional operating room surgeries to less and less invasive procedures done in the majority of cases in non-operative locations and in interventional radiology suites.

Coupled with the rapid technological advancement and the desire for a less invasive approach (when appropriate), which would decrease hospital stay while affording a quicker rehabilitation for patients, there is a change in the overall population health as well. There is now an older (having patients in their 90s is not unusual) and sicker population (having more comorbidities, on multiple medications particularly of the most dangerous ones- anticoagulants, insulin for ex). Obesity and obstructive sleep apnea compound the challenges for both anesthesiologists and proceduralists.

Lastly, as opposed to the decades-old established relationship between anesthesiologists and surgeons, the relatively new certainly still under development one between anesthesiologists and proceduralists is a process improvement in progress.

There is a definite anesthesiology – medicine gap as proceduralists are unfamiliar with what anesthesiologists’ priorities are. As such a lot of times anesthesiologists are called in late on an emergent basis when a complication, particularly a respiratory one is underway.

For their part, anesthesiologists are also unfamiliar with interventional procedures and their complications.

The need for a multidisciplinary communication and team building is therefore of paramount importance.

Our webinar supported by a Medtronic grant is one to build on that multidisciplinary approach.

The webinar, which aims to include in its audience both, interventionalists/residents and anesthesiologists/nurse anaesthetists/residents is addressing the most important aspects of this relationship. Five anesthesiologists and two interventional radiologists are addressing issues related to team building and communication, newest approaches to procedures from the interventionalists’ point of view and the priorities and best quality and standards as they pertain to anesthesiologists

The 21st century will be the interventionalists’ century, which will bring in an unprecedented expansion of anesthesiology services in that arena (from already 30% of the anaesthesia coverage now). With that will come the need to build a more comprehensive interdisciplinary relationship in order to provide a more efficient and safer workflow.

We hope you will join our exciting webinar that will take place on November 10th hosted by a team of academics from both specialities. We look forward to having you there!

Watch the webinar through the ESAIC: https://www.esaic.org/event/adult-interventional-radiology-and-anaesthesia/  

Watch the webinar through the ASA: https://www.asahq.org/shop-asa/e020g66w06


Teodora Nicolescu MD, MBA.HCM

Professor of Anesthesiology

Oklahoma University

Chair of the ASA-ESAIC webinar

The host of the ASA-ESAIC webinar   

Zeev Goldik MD

 Clinical Assistant Professor- School of Medicine

Technion Technological University- Haifa

Head of Anaesthesia Intensive Care and Pain Service Division

Lady Davis Carmel Medical Centre- Haifa