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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 November 2023: Did your parent influence your career path? A new initiative

Prof. Idit Matot
Chair of the ESAIC Scientific Committee

Prof. Basak Ceyda

Have you ever wondered whether parents do/do not influence a physician’s decision to become a leader in her/his field?  

The entire journey began when I had dinner with a group of Turkish female anesthesiologists, all in leadership positions (academic/administrative), and we discussed our parents’ influence on our career management. Interestingly, the mother was indicated as the one that had a major impact on career progress among all participants, including in my own case. 

It is undeniably intriguing to delve into what motivates individuals, particularly women, not only to excel and become leaders in their respective fields.  

Upon my return, in collaboration with Prof. Basak Ceyda, I explored this topic in-depth. Female leadership influences adolescent girls’ career aspirations and educational attainment (1). Mentorship programmes designed for women physicians, regardless of the model, are met with high satisfaction and help promote and retain women in academic medicine (2). A recent study (3) that examined the effect of parental entrepreneurial role model in nascent entrepreneur’s activity by gender perspective found that: a. the presence of parental entrepreneurial role model impacts the decision to become a nascent entrepreneur; b. the effect of this impact is moderated by gender, i.e. this effect is significant in the case of father entrepreneurial role model (negative effect). There is no data regarding parental influence on the offspring of male and female anesthesiologists/intensivists’ decision to become a leader in the field, more so whether it is the father or mother who had the greater impact.  

So, now, 23 anesthesiologists/intensivists, each representing a different country within Europe, have formed a group to look into this matter. Male and female anesthesiologists/intensivists who hold (or have held) a leadership position (academic position/ administrative one) will be included. They would be asked to answer a very short survey (17 questions to be filled in 5-6 minutes). The results will add additional aspects on what actually drives women and men anesthesiologists into leading positions. Stay tuned! 


  1. Lori Beaman et al. Science 2012; 335(6068): 582–586. 
  2. Amy H. Farkas et al. Journal of General Internal Medicine  2019; 34: 1322–1329  
  3. Jorge Moreno-G_omeza et al. European Research on Management and Business Economics 2022; 28: 100156