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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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ESAIC Podcast on Anaesthesia and Intensive Care


The ESAIC Podcast series covers all the aspects of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, aimed at different targets.

Podcasts are free to listen/download via the ESAIC website and made available via the various streaming websites.

You can also listen and subscribe to our podcast on popular streaming platforms.


Released Podcast Episodes

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13 June 2023

Challenging Dogmas: Management of chronic diseases in the perioperative period

In this episode, our Host Dr Roberta Monzani will discuss challenging dogmas in the management of chronic diseases in the perioperative period, with Dr Joana Berger-Estilita. How to better prepare the patient for the surgical period? How the type and length of the surgery impacts the preparation? What about dealing with the smoking patient? What […]

09 May 2023

Challenging Dogmas: Anaphylaxis and anaesthesia

What is a perioperative anaphylaxis? What drugs or allergens can cause anaphylaxis? What about anaphylaxis in children and in pregnancy? How can we recognize that we are facing an anaphylaxis? In this episode, our Host Prof. Daniela Ionescu will discuss with Prof. Paul Michel Mertes, on hot topics related to anaphylaxis in anaesthesia. Listen and […]

11 April 2023

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ESAIC Talks: Sustainability — Beyond Low Flow Anaesthesia

Sustainability, as a transversal concept, it’s a hot topic in many domains of public and private life. Its environmental dimension is specifically relevant to the domain of Anaesthesiology, with the carbon footprint of clinical practice in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care alone accounting for roughly 5% of the European emissions of greenhouse gases. How is the […]

28 March 2023

Trainee Corner: EDAIC Part 1 Preparation

Every year, the “EDAIC Part 1” exam recruits around 3.000 candidates from about 90 countries worldwide. With the registrations for this year’s exam currently open, this episode provides valuable insights into the structure of the exams, the topics covered and the marking system, among others. Join our host Dr Igor Abramovich and our speaker Dr […]

07 March 2023

Ethical Dilemmas: A Matter of Justice – Ethical resource allocation in Anaesthesia and ICU

Which kind of resources can be classified as needing ethical allocation? Is expertise a resource? How availability of resources impacts practice in Intensive Care and Anaesthesia? Join our host Dr Paul McConnell and our speaker Dr Daniele Bryden in their discussion on ethical resource allocation, one of the key ethical issues in Anaesthesia and Intensive […]

31 January 2023

An Update on the EBA European Training Requirements

In this episode, our Host Dr Igor Abramovich will discuss the 2022 update on European Training Requirements (ETR) with Dr Krešimir Oremuš, who is the Secretary of the European Board of Anaesthesiology (EBA). Listen and find out how knowledge and skills meet attitudes to build a future-proof anaesthesiologist in this new version! An Update on […]

10 January 2023

Guidelines on Neuromuscular Blockade

In November 2022 the Peri-operative management of neuromuscular blockade Guidelines was published in the European Journal of Anaesthesiology.For this episode, our host Prof. Peter Kranke is interviewing Prof. Thomas Fuchs-Buder, Chairman of the Task Force leading this publication to inquire why such a Guideline is still necessary in 2022. What are the current barriers for […]