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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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Fellow of the European Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care


Becoming a Fellow of the European Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care (FESAIC™) is a prestigious honour awarded to healthcare professionals who have made a significant contribution to anaesthesiology and intensive care.

The applications to become a Fellow ESAIC for this year are no longer possible and will thus be considered for the following year.

How can you apply to
be a Fellow?

See the two criteria within the pathways and fill out the application.

To be a FESAIC indicates and proves an outstanding level of service to the Society and patients – from Congress and research to education and advocacy – that distinguishes FESAIC from its peers. The FESAIC title is recognised throughout the anaesthesiology and intensive care community as a symbol of excellence.

Being a FESAIC is not only a recognition of the contribution to anaesthesiology, it also means that one belongs to a dedicated group of professionals that demonstrates integrity and excellence in the care of patients.

Pathway 1

The candidate needs to have a minimum of 5 consecutive years of ESAIC Active Membership**As of the date of application

Application Requirements

Deadline: 31 March 2024
  1. Must be endorsed by 2 Active Members
  2. CV and bibliography required
  3. The candidate needs to fulfill at least 6 qualification criteria (minimum 1 qualifier from each category; the candidate must provide proof for each qualification criteria)
  4. One-time handling fee 350€ (Excluding 21% VAT)
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Pathway 2

Minimum 2-year EDAIC Holder* and 2-year recurrent Active Membership**As of the date of application

Application Requirements

Deadline: 31 March 2024
  1. Must be endorsed by 2 Active Members
  2. CV and bibliography required
  3. The candidate needs to fulfils at least 6 qualification criteria (minimum 1 qualifier from each category; the candidate must provide proof for each qualification criteria)
  4. One-time handling fee 350€ (Excluding 21% VAT)
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Qualification areas

* Honorary Members are also eligible upon board nomination

Professionalism and Leadership

  • Current or past leadership position or participation in an ESAIC committee, task force, or other ESAIC entity
  • Local or community leadership position or activities
  • Hospital or practice leadership position
  • Held a leadership position with a subspecialty or any medical society
  • Demonstrated medical volunteerism

Patient Safety and Quality

  • Attended an ESAIC Patient Safety and Quality Masterclass (PSQ MC) or Advanced Patient Safety Course (APSC)
  • Completed ESAIC Patient Safety Ambassador Programme
  • Active participation in ESAIC Patient Safety and Quality Committee (PSQC)
  • Other proof of involvement in Patient Safety activities

Education and Scholarly Activities

  • Active involvement in teaching or mentoring activities
  • Research in anaesthesiology and/or intensive care
  • Publication in a peer-reviewed journal or journals
  • EDAIC examiner or exam program development
  • Education program or material development
  • Faculty position at Euroanaesthesia or other educational programs, webinars, or annual meetings
  • Editor position for publications
  • Subspecialty or other medical board certification

Frequently asked questions

What fees are associated with becoming a FESAIC?

This is a one-time payment of 350€ which is non-refundable regardless of whether the application is approved or not. No other payment is needed for the application.

Please note, your annual ESAIC membership needs to be fully paid and active to retain your fellowship status.

How long is the title valid?

The title will be active as long as the ESAIC membership is fully paid and active.

* Does not apply to Honorary Members

How does the nomination procedure look like?

  1. First, you submit the application and pay the fee.
  2. FESAIC committee reviews your application and supporting documents.
  3. Once these are reviewed, you will receive a notification whether your application is approved or not approved.
  4. Certificates will formally be handed out at the Euroanaesthesia award ceremony. If you cannot attend, your certificate will be mailed to you.

What if I apply after the 31 March 2024 deadline?

Should your application or payment be submitted beyond the 31 March 2024 deadline, it will automatically be passed on to the review committee for the following year’s review period without the need for resubmission.

Does a fellow still have to pay membership fees?

Yes, unless they are an Honorary Member.

How long do I need to participate in an ESAIC leadership position to qualify?

Minimum 1 year as an active member in an ESAIC Committee, task force, or any other entity is required.