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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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Anaesthetic Crisis Manual

The ESAIC Patient Safety and Quality Committee, in collaboration with Leeuwin Press have arranged for all attendees to Euroanaesthesia 2024 to receive a complimentary download of one of the following eBooks:

The Anaesthetic Crisis Manual

A practical quick-reference e-manual in Aviation Checklist format, giving step-by-step instructions for the management of the most common anaesthetic crises encountered in the operating room.

32 crisis management protocols cover the major scenarios requiring immediate therapeutic intervention to prevent a catastrophic outcome. These include life-threatening cardiac, circulatory, airway, respiratory, metabolic and drug-induced events.

A crisis prevention section includes diagnostic pathways and checklists for adverse parameter changes as well as a 15-point machine check.

Colour-coding, bulleted and numbered lists enhance memory recall in a stressful situation. The interactive features enable quick and easy navigation in the midst of a crisis.

Portable and easily accessible, it provides cognitive support in the midst of an operating room crisis, as well as providing essential material for simulation training, teaching and crisis management rehearsal.

A must for every anesthesiologist, CRNA, trainee and operating room.

The Resuscitation Crisis Manual

A collection of the initial critical actions required to temporize life-threatening crises in crashing patients.
Based on the cockpit QRH (quick reference handbook) used in the airline industry, and using crew resource management principles developed for aviation safety, the RCM brings tried and tested checklist guidance to the field of Patient Safety.

Each protocol has been written by an expert in the field, reassuring the clinician that content is both reliable and current.

Divided into two sections, The RCM consists of Crisis Management Protocols, each providing directives to complete when the diagnosis is known, and a second section outlining Crisis Procedures as well as Procedural Checklists. It provides clear, concise instruction for use by any health professional leading or assisting in crisis management.

A collaboration by Scott Weingart, critical care clinician and internationally renowned medical podcaster (EMcrit) with David Borshoff, anaesthesiologist and author of the popular Anaesthetic Crisis Manual (The ACM), The Resuscitation Crisis Manual will provide excellent support to all involved in resuscitation.

The Perfusion Crisis Manual

A collection of cognitive aids presented in aviation format containing boldface actions to assist the perfusionist in crisis management.

Like The Anaesthetic Crisis Manual (The ACM) and The Resuscitation Manual (The RCM) before it, The PCM consists of emergency protocols as well as procedure checklists to facilitate rapid management of perfusion-related crises.

With over 60 years of combined cardiac anaesthesia experience, Paul Sadleir, Stephen Same and David Borshoff have collaborated with expert working perfusionists to create a valuable and potentially lifesaving resource for all who work in Cardiopulmonary Bypass (CPB) and Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO).

Colour-coding, bulleted and numbered lists enhance memory recall in a stressful situation. The interactive features enable quick and easy navigation in the midst of a crisis.

Portable and easily accessible, it provides cognitive support in the midst of an operating room crisis, as well as providing essential material for simulation training, teaching and crisis management rehearsal.

A valuable resource for all those involved in cardiopulmonary bypass and ECMO.