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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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Educational Courses

Basic and Clinical Sciences Anaesthetic Course (BCSAC)

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Registration for BCSAC 2024 is open until 07 May 2024.

About the BCSAC

The Basic and Clinical Sciences Anaesthetic Course (BCSAC) is intended as one of the tools suitable for preparing the European Diploma in Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care by improving the candidate’s understanding and knowledge of different areas of basic and clinical sciences.

The BCSAC is a course officially organised by the ESAIC and all the speakers have years of experience in teaching and examination. Over 90% of attendees of the last 3 years were happy to attend the course and 97% would recommend it to a colleague.

The BCSAC 2024 will be held online on 07-09 and  14-16 June 2024. It will be a fully virtual course, and lectures will remain available online after the live event.

Participants must attend all online sessions (live or on-demand) to obtain the Certificate of Attendance with the full CME Credits. Participation in the OLA is mandatory. Each participant must provide a valid and personal e-mail address. 

Why attend the BCSAC?

  1. Excellent preparation for the EDAIC.
  2. 29 European CME credits (ECMEC®s).
  3. Held before EDAIC Part I (which is usually scheduled in September)
  4. Interaction with speakers (Q&A session for each presentation)
  5. OLA (On-Line Assessment) at the beginning and end of the course
  6. Smart format: attend from anywhere and listen in optimal conditions. No additional costs for flights or accommodation!
  7. Flexibility: all lectures will remain available on the ESAIC Academy after the live event until mid-September. CME credits will be given for watching lectures either live or on demand!
  8. Comfortable features: slide navigation, thumbnails, search features, sound optimisation, adaptive streaming and enhancement for mobile display will be yours to enjoy.

Programme & CME

The Basic and Clinical Sciences Anaesthetic Course 2024, Virtual, Belgium 07/06/2024 – 16/06/2024 , has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 29 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

More details will be communicated going further.
Through an agreement between the Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME® credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Information on the process to convert EACCME® credit to AMA credit can be found at www.ama-assn.org/education/earn-credit-participation-international-activities.

Live educational activities occurring outside of Canada, recognised by the UEMS-EACCME® for ECMEC®s are deemed to be Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Frequently asked questions

BCSAC Registration Fees 2024

ESAIC Active Member*:  € 500

ESAIC Affiliate Member: € 500

ESAIC Trainee Member: € 330

ESAIC Allied  Member: € 330

ESAIC Active Member from European MIC*: € 330

Associate Member: € 750

Individual Society Member: € 750

Non-Member: € 750

*Registrants must have an active ESAIC membership

Who can attend BCSAC?

ESAIC Members and non-Members can participate in the BCSAC.
If you wish to benefit from the reduced ESAIC Member registration rates, please visit our Membership section and become an ESAIC Member first.

How to register for BCSAC 2024?

Registrations are open until 07 May 2024.

In order to register, you must login to myESAIC.

By registering for the BCSAC you agree to the ESAIC cancellation and refund policy 

If you do not have a myESAIC account yet, you can create it here. 

When will BCSAC 2024 take place?

The next BCSAC will be held online on 07-09 and 14-16 June 2024. It will be a fully virtual course, and lectures will remain available online after the live event.

Contact person

Please send your question to : odile.jacquet@esaic.org