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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 2020

Newsletter November 2020: Trainees for Trainees - Euroanaesthesia Trainees’ Scientific Programme

Eva Klabusayová – eva.klabusayova@gmail.com

ESAIC Trainees Committee

Euroanaesthesia Task Force Coordinator

ESAIC Scientific Committee Trainee Representative


In recent years the Euroanaesthesia congress was always the highlight of Trainee Network activities. Every year hundreds of trainees from all across Europe met, not only to gain and deepen their knowledge in our common area of interest of anaesthesiology and intensive care but also to meet together. Annually we shared our personal experiences, made new friends from abroad and enjoyed a good time together in the free time during the conference, and at the annual trainee dinner which became a nice and well-known tradition. ESAIC Trainees Committee prepared for this year’s edition in Barcelona a very interesting scientific programme as well as remarkable social activities for trainees. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic ended, due to safety reasons, the possibility of meeting in person, hopefully temporarily. For that reason, this year Euroanaesthesia will be held virtually.

During the pandemic, the healthcare system has to deal with a load of new challenges, and trainees from across the world are an integral part of this battle. Trainees education has now even more important role than ever. Therefore, it is the utmost priority of the ESAIC Trainees Committee to facilitate quality education for all European Anaesthesiology trainees.



For the virtual congress, we prepared all together 7 sessions.

During the first day of the congress on Saturday 28th November, we will discover current opportunities for trainees in the area of simulation and research in the panel discussion “Trainees for Trainees” – What are the career opportunities in Simulation and Research?, and there will also be the traditional symposium about cooperation on national and international trainee sections ESAIC Trainees Committee and National Trainee Sections.

We will also discuss crisis management and difficult airway in the light of the Helsinki Declaration with experts in the field in the sessions Meet the Expert: 10 years of Helsinki Declaration – Difficult/failed intubation and Meet the Expert: 10 years of Helsinki Declaration – Human factor and crisis management: top ten take-home concepts.

Another possibility to discuss important and difficult problems of massive haemorrhage will be also on Sunday 29th November, in the session Meet the Expert: 10 years of Helsinki Declaration – Massive haemorrhage.

During the final day of the congress, on Monday 30th November, we will discuss the very current topic of trainee wellbeing, different training requirements and we will learn more about the European Junior Doctors Association in the panel discussion What does it mean WELLBEING” for a trainee? Specialists in their fields will also guide us through the hot topics in thoracic, cardiac and vascular anaesthesia in symposium Networking with the experts on Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anaesthesiology (which was the most wanted topic based on trainees voting through our Social Networks last year). Trainees will also have the opportunity to attend the Young Teaching Recognition Award final session during this day and maybe inspired to participate in the future editions.

We really hope you will enjoy the Euroanaesthesia Trainees’ Scientific programme even in this unusual virtual edition. Hopefully, next year the epidemiological situation will allow us to meet at Euroanaesthesia in Munich. Until then, we are very much looking forward to seeing you virtually!

Finally, on behalf of ESAIC Trainees Committee, we would like to thank you for all the hard work you are doing in these difficult times. We wish you an open and cheerful mind, perseverance, strength, and last, but not least, good health.


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