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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 October 2020: Council Elections – Call for applications

Dear ESAIC Member,


We are pleased to inform you that we have recently launched the election procedure for the new ESAIC Council Members. Council Members are to be elected for the next term of office starting on 1 January 2021 in the following countries:

Bosnia-Herzegovina, Estonia, North Macedonia and Serbia.

Active Members are eligible to present themselves as a candidate to the elections to represent their working country in the Council.

We need you!!!

ESAIC members are the ones who drive society forward with their efforts and commitment to the field of anaesthesiology and intensive care. We could not do all that we do without you. We strongly encourage your application and would be very much honoured to welcome you to the Council. Should you be interested in becoming more involved within the society and would like to participate, please submit your candidature as outlined below.



What is involved in the Council Member position? The national representative to the ESAIC Council shall be responsible for contact and regular transfer of information between ESAIC and the ESAIC Members of his/her country/trainee members, as well as between the ESAIC and the national society.


How to apply?

Conditions for a valid application:

  1. Make sure that you are a fully paid active member in 2020 and 2021. If you are not a member for 2020 yet, we invite you to renew your membership online.
  2. Send an email to officialise your candidacy and attach to it:
  3. 2 support letters from ESAIC Active Members from your working country,
  4. Optional: you can also add to your application a motivation letter addressed to the ESAIC members of your country (maximum 1-page A4).

NB: You will be elected by the active members of your country, therefore, your application and motivation letter (if applicable) will be shared with them.

All documents (application with 2 support letters and motivation letter if applicable) must be sent to councilelections@esaic.org by Sunday 25 Oct. 2019 23h59 CET at the latest.


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