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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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Part II Examination

The EDAIC Part II oral examinations are held annually between February and December in several centres. Candidates may be examined in English, French, German, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, Scandinavian or Turkish languages provided there is sufficient demand. To qualify to sit the Part II examination, candidates must meet the criteria for entry as defined on p. 7 of the Diploma Guide (this guide is available here). Candidates applying for the Part II examination must make sure they understand and agree with the cancellation policy (see item 6).

It is important to note that once validated by the Board of Examiners during the call-over, results are final and cannot be altered. You will receive your results on the day of your examination. Should you wish to have further information about your results, we invite you to refer to our EDAIC Part II feedback and complaint regulations.

Registrations for EDAIC Part II 2024 are closed. It is no longer possible to register for 2024.

Registration Information

The structure of the EDAIC Part II fees has been adapted for 2024. You will find all details here. If you are not an ESAIC Member in 2024 (Active, Affiliate, Trainee & Allied) and wish to benefit from the Part II fees for ESAIC Members we invite you to purchase your ESAIC membership before 9th January 2024, when registrations open. Nevertheless, you will be able to purchase your ESAIC membership and benefit from the Part II fees for ESAIC Members until the registration deadline.

Most EDAIC Part II 2024 examinations will take place online .

The online examination which will take place on Mon 29 & Tue 30 April 2024 will be organized in Brazilian time (start at 7.30am Brazilian time / 11.30 CEST). We therefore invite candidates from Brazil to register for this examination. Brazilian candidates can already register to this centre from 9 January when registrations open.

7 centres will be organized face-to-faceBucharest, Erlangen, Madrid, Istanbul, Porto, Uppsala & Warsaw.

We strongly recommend candidates requiring visas to register for an online examination.

Please note that a limited number of seats has been allocated to each of the Part II languages i.e. English, French, German, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Scandinavian, Spanish & Turkish. Once the number of seats in a language is sold out, it will no longer be possible to register for that language. For each language, this number was set based on the availability of EDAIC examiners and the cohort of candidates, taking into consideration the maximum number of seats available in 2024; it can therefore not be increased upon request.

  1. Change of centre: if you must change your centre before the registration deadline, your registration will have to be cancelled and the €50 handling fee will apply (see cancellation policy); you will then have to register online again before the registration deadline and the ESAIC cannot guarantee the availability of seats in other centres. No change of centre is allowed after the registration deadline.
  2. Change of language: if you must change your examination language before the registration deadline, your registration will have to be cancelled and the €50 handling fee will apply (see cancellation policy); you will then have to register online again before the registration deadline and the ESAIC cannot guarantee the availability of seats in other languages. No change of the examination language is allowed after the registration deadline.
  3. In order to avoid fully booked centres, please make sure to register early, in particular if your examination language is not English. Centres which are fully booked cannot be overbooked.
  4. Different payment options are available including payment by debit or credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Bancontact). If you choose to pay by debit or credit card, please make sure that you have full valid card details at hand before clicking the registration link as registrations with rejected payment will not be processed. It is no longer possible to pay with Paypal. Whichever payment method is used, candidates will receive a confirmation of payment and an invoice by e-mail if their payment has been successful. Admission documents and visa letters are e-mailed to candidates once the eligibility has been checked by the ESAIC Secretariat.
  5. Please make sure that you have prepared the copy of your diploma of a specialist in anaesthesiology for upload in one of the following file formats before clicking the registration link: pdf, doc(x), odt, bmp, jpg, jpeg or png. The copy of your specialist diploma must be written in its original language. In case your diploma is not written in one of the languages used in the EDAIC Part I or EDAIC Part II examinations, you also need to upload a certified English translation of your diploma. In case you are in the last year of your anaesthetic training in a European country or in Brazil, you will need to upload the completed ESAIC Trainee Letter to prove that your last year of training starts before or on the day of the Part II registration deadline; a copy of your specialist diploma will have to be sent to the Examinations Office before we can grant your EDAIC. Applications without the required documents will automatically be cancelled by ESAIC.
  6. Please make sure that you have prepared a photograph of yourself in one of the following file formats: jpeg, jpg. Please also ensure that your picture meets the following requirements:
    · clear, sharp and in focus
    · must be a close-up of your full head and upper shoulders
    · recent, taken in the last 6 months to reflect your current appearance
    · unaltered by computer software and stamp-free
    Please also ensure that the quality of your picture is sufficient.
  7. Registration deadline6 February 2024 23:59 CET. The online registration webpage will close automatically on the deadline. No registration will be possible after that.
  8. In the unlikely event you have not received a confirmation of your EDAIC Part II registration two weeks after the closure of the online registration, we recommend that you send an e-mail to the examination team for verification: exam@esaic.org
  9. Cancellation – Refund – Postponement
    Please see our policy(item 6). Cancellations at EDAIC Part II have a serious impact on the organisation of the exam. If you cannot attend your examination for any reason, we urge you to inform the ESAIC office as early as possible so that we can take all appropriate actions for the smooth running of the examination.
  10. Visas: each candidate taking the examination abroad is responsible for having a valid passport. This is why applications for a visa should be handled at the same time as the registration for the examination. Refund requests for refused visas will not be accepted by ESAIC.
  11. COVID-19 measures for face-to-face examinations (if applicable): each candidate is responsible for complying with the measures related to COVID-19 enforced by the local authorities competent for each face-to-face EDAIC Part II examination. Refund requests for non-compliance will not be accepted by ESAIC. In case travel restrictions do not allow the candidate to travel to the examination centre, refund requests will be considered as exceptional circumstances.
  12. Please add the following e-mail address to your list of accepted contacts, as all information about your examination (including your results) will be sent to you by e-mail: exam@esaic.org

Part II Online

Fri 8 & Sat 9 & Sun 10 MarchEnglish
Fri 22 & Sat 23 & Sun 24 MarchGerman / English
Fri 12 & Sat 13 & Sun 14 AprilSpanish / English
Mon 29 & Tue 30 April (Brazilian Time)Portuguese / English
Sat 22 & Sun 23 JuneEnglish
Sat 13 & Sun 14 JulyGerman / English
Sat 7 & Sun 8 SeptemberEnglish
Sat 2 & Sun 3 NovemberTurkish / English
Fri 15 & Sat 16 & Sun 17 NovemberFrench / English
Fri 29 & Sat 30 November & Sun 1 DecemberGerman / English
Fri 13 & Sat 14 & Sun 15 DecemberEnglish