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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 November 2021: Introducing The Mentee Club: Individual Success Through Teamwork

Dr Magdalena Fleming and Dr Carolina Soledad are taking part in the ESAIC Mentorship Programme 2020 – 2022 and earlier this year started the Mentee Club, and they continue to coordinate it. All Mentees currently participating in the Mentorship Programme have been invited to participate. The Mentee Club is run independently of the Mentorship Programme, and it is not an ESAIC initiative although the Research Team provides some administrative support.

You began your career with lofty goals and boundless ambitions. The goals remain, and the ambition is still there, however frustrating it may be at times. But the road is no longer as clear as you once imagined it to be, and the support you need to gain the experience and develop your career further simply isn’t there.

We’ve been there. And we shudder at the memory. That’s why we have launched The Mentee Club.

We found that the answer to our career questions was to build a network of people who were prepared to help us succeed. For many of us, this was happening slowly, one opportunity after another, until we found ourselves included in a broader professional and scientific conversation that offered the brighter prospects we craved. The Mentee Club develops that process intentionally, delivering a purpose-built framework for improved teamwork and professional connection that brings your career goals more quickly and firmly within your reach.

A recent Stanford University study (1) published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology relates partnership and teamwork with increased personal motivation. This relationship is highly pronounced even among members of remote teams. The study’s author notes that “working with others affords enormous social and personal benefits.” The study goes on to confirm that people who feel meaningfully included in a team-based framework, persist more than twice as long at challenging tasks, find those tasks more interesting and rewarding, and perform better work altogether.

We seek to deliver those benefits to anyone working in anaesthesiology or intensive care. The Mentee Club promotes networking amongst its members, giving us the guidance and mutual support we need.

The Club was born within the ESAIC Mentorship Programme and draws on its institutional strength to create unmatched opportunities for the mentees to network with each other and with leading professionals in the field. As the Mentee Club representatives, we act as liaisons between the members of the club and the Mentorship Programme Leader, Prof. Wolfgang Buhre.

Our members contribute to a research network that lets budding researchers and practitioners share their insights and discoveries. When upcoming trials invite the possibility of a joint investigation, we facilitate conversations that lead to cross-institutional collaboration. We also share information on upcoming conferences and professional courses: not just locations and dates, but insights from peers and mentors who know how to get the most out of each professional development experience. Exchanges and fellowships at other institutions can be instrumental in expanding our professional horizons, introducing us to fellow researchers and practitioners, and building our CV. Our network helps mentees identify, apply for, and succeed in these remarkable opportunities.

Perhaps most importantly, The Mentee Club enables its members to help each other. From advising on each other’s scientific writing to discussing our personal and professional challenges and successes, The Mentee Club is a forum for mutual support and a welcome reminder that no matter how intently we focus on our work, our efforts are always connected to a much larger professional world. We meet in person, both at dedicated Mentee Club meetings and at leading conferences. Aside from formal meetings, our members communicate regularly online.

Your career prospects once depended largely on your performance in school and your relationships with your professors. They now draw on a much larger network of working professionals. The sooner you begin to cultivate your own network of like-minded peers and mentors, the better. Join us to learn more about how we can help you do just that.

Ready to get started? It’s easy! Just apply for the Mentorship Programme, and if you’ll be selected, you’ll become a Mentee Club member.

Teamwork is power. Together, we’ll each take our careers where we want them to lead.

Please see the Mentorship website for more information: Mentorship Programme | ESAIC



  1. Carr PB, Walton GM. Cues of working together fuel intrinsic motivation. J Exp Soc Psychol. 2014;53:169-184. doi:10.1016/j.jesp.2014.03.015