Login to myESAIC Membership


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.

Membership opportunities
at the ESAIC

Educational Courses

Train the Trainer

More information coming soon.

The ESAIC Train the Trainer Course

The course is made up of two one week modules which are separated by six months. The first week is usually held in the autumn, and the second week in the spring.

At the end of this 2 week course we expect you will be able to:

  1. Organise and deliver effective formal and informal teaching sessions
  2. Have a systematic approach to teaching practical skills
  3. Observe performance of residents and students and give good feedback
  4. Have an overall approach to devising and delivering an Anaesthetic teaching Programme
  5. Understand the principles of assessment and the types of assessment used in the Workplace and in formal examinations such as the European Diploma.
  6. Develop educational programmes and implement change
  7. Use the tools from the course to guide personal development as a trainer.

The course is delivered as a series of presentations, and workshops. It is highly interactive and much of the work is done by students, facilitated by the faculty. Each individual will make 2 formal presentations of an anaesthetic case, and will receive feedback on a one to one basis on their performance. The course is limited to 20 places.

About the Train the Trainer Course

To share knowledge and inspire participants to become educators and leaders who strive for improvement in anaesthesiology education.

The ESAIC recognises that the standard of teaching of Anaesthesiology is a vital element of ensuring that our patients receive high quality safe care. Many Anaesthesiologists are involved in teaching not only those who work in University Departments, and not just Medical staff. The teaching of Operating Department Practitioners and nursing staff is often part of our work.

Although doctors receive a great deal of education, they are not often taught how to deliver education. To address this need the ESAIC has developed a two week course for Anaesthesiology Specialists to improve their teaching skills. This course is based on a course run in Eastern Europe over the last 8 years, and is delivered by Anaesthesiologists who graduated from that course.

The course is conducted in English.

In week one the objective is to cover some basic practical material about preparing to teach, a presentation, and some information on feedback and assessment.

In Week two there is more advanced material on organising teaching and meetings, on the examination systems and the management of a residency programme. Several guest speakers will talk about the European Diploma, and the use of simulators or Anaesthetic education.