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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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Renowned Anaesthesiologist and Founding Member of the European Society of Anaesthesiologists, Prof. Dr Bernard Gribomont, Passes Away at 91

October 23, 2023
Brussels, Belgium

The medical community mourns the loss of Prof. Dr Bernard François Gribomont, a distinguished anaesthesiologist and a founding member of the European Society of Anaesthesiologists (one of the three European anaesthesiology societies that amalgamated in 2005 into the European Society of Anaesthesiology, now ESAIC, the European Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care). Prof. Gribomont, born on May 25, 1932, in the Ardennes, passed away on October 12, 2023, at the age of 91. His lifelong dedication to the field of medicine and anaesthesia has left an indelible mark on the profession.

Prof. Gribomont’s journey in the field of medicine began at the University of Louvain (Belgium), where he pursued his medical studies and specialised in anaesthesia. In 1962, he embarked on a four-year tenure at the Service of Anaesthesia at the Lovanium University Clinics in Leopoldville (now Kinshasa, DRC). His career path led him back to Herent in 1967, where he served as a consultant anaesthesiologist. In 1970, he faced the challenging decision to leave this role to return to the Saint-Pierre Clinics in Leuven at the request of academic authorities to prepare the Anaesthesia Department for relocation to Brussels. Prof Gribomont ensured its successful establishment and managed its operations until 1993.

His contributions to the medical community extended beyond his clinical work. Prof. Gribomont was appointed a professor at the Faculty of Medicine in 1977 and was known for his unwavering commitment to patient safety. In 1989, he played a pivotal role in the publication of the Belgian Safety Standards in anaesthesia, reflecting his dedication to ensuring the well-being of patients undergoing anaesthesia procedures. Moreover, he was a founding member of the European Society of Anaesthesiologists (one of the three international European anaesthesiology societies, that amalgamated in 2005 to the European Society of Anaesthesiolgy (ESA, now ESAIC)) and served as its treasurer between 1993 and 1995.

Prof. Dr Bernard Gribomont’s legacy in the field of anaesthesia and patient safety is profound and enduring. His contributions have left an indelible mark on the profession and continue to benefit patients and anaesthesiologists. The medical community and his colleagues mourn the loss of a remarkable individual whose passion and dedication to the field will be remembered for generations to come.