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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 September 2020: A new TEP report

Dr Ianis Siriopol



My name is Ianis Siriopol and I have just finished the Anesthesia and Intensive Care Training Program of „Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi, Romania.  During these five years, I practised in several Anesthesia and Intensive Care Departments in University Hospitals in different surgical fields. From 2020, I am currently working at “Regional Institute of Oncology” Iasi, one of the largest hospitals in our region. Here, in Romania, department doctors are proficient in all current conventional anaesthetic techniques, including general and various regional anaesthetic administration, as well as intensive care.”

Basically, after one week upon my arrival in Genova, in Italy, the COVID-19 pandemic exploded. Since its first report in December 2019, despite great efforts made in almost every country worldwide, this disease has been continuing to spread globally, especially in most parts of Europe, with Italy being very much affected.

Due to this, at the end of February at the San Marino Hospital, a complete change of approach was taken. The healthcare system used different strategies and practices that had to be employed when confronting a pandemic like a coronavirus. Therefore, Prof. Pelosi allowed me to stay and observe the new approach of the ICU Department, especially the updated protocols based on COVID-19 applicability and the new medical planning. Moreover, I was able to continue my fellowship by working in a restructured Intensive Care Department taking into account that the operating rooms were put on hold. Here, I had the great opportunity to meet extraordinary doctors, very well trained and highly dedicated to their patients.

In an outbreak like this when all doctors were focusing on patients’ care, the ICU medical staff tried every time to discuss with me the treatment plan of every case received. This helped me improve a lot my knowledge regarding patient management and treatment, such as respiratory failure management, mechanical ventilation for ARDS patients, continuous renal replacement therapy, advanced haemodynamic monitoring, echocardiography, as well as extracorporeal membrane oxygenation basics. The last procedure mentioned had a great impact on my knowledge so far as I had the chance to assist an ECMO expert. Specifically, I got familiarised with patient selection criteria, the ECMO machine, cannulation and decannulation strategies, and mechanical ventilation during ECMO. I was extremely enthusiastic about the ECMO procedure and would welcome the occasion to learn more about it in the near future.

Also, I would like to take the opportunity to thank again to Dr Molin, Prof Patroniti and last but not the least Dr Rossetti. It must be highlighted that all of them took care of me in and outside the hospital. It feels great when you get to know that someone, at such a high position and overloaded with work, is not only teaching you and monitoring your work but is also appreciating your efforts and is trying to make sure that the training level will be beyond expectations. I thoroughly enjoyed working with such a great team of people. It was a pleasure to watch and learn from my colleagues.

In addition to their professional background, one thing I have noticed is that Italians are very friendly people and it felt natural that we were on a first-name basis with each other setting aside formal titles.  I was welcomed at any of their outside meetings in Genova and making new friends contributed to having the best experience I could possibly have, in these difficult circumstances.

To sum up, my experience was truly rewarding due to the opportunity to meet and even work alongside extremely good people from a diverse background of cultures, occupations and interests.


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