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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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Study execution and conduct

As academic leaders in the fields of Anaesthesiology, Intensive Care, Perioperative Medicine, Emergency Medicine and Pain Medicine, ESAIC shares your goal of improving patient outcomes. With a worldwide network of over 800 European hospitals and research partners around the world, ESAIC can deliver high quality clinical studies efficiently and on time.

The main Study Start-Up activities:

  • Perform high-quality feasibility
  • Identify and qualify sites and investigators
  • Prepare documentation for IRB and/or Ethics Committee approval
  • Initiate or assist in budget negotiations with the sites

Main Study Execution activities:

  • Track overall study progress and progress of individual sites
  • Deliver customized reports (“Dashboard”) with critical study metrics including deviations, enrollment rates, and adverse events with trend analyses
  • Develop a randomisation scheme and either paper or web-based subject randomisation system
  • Represent the sponsor with regulatory agencies if required

Project management

Lead Project Manager:
The ESAIC will assign a Lead Project Manager who will be the primary point of contact. The Lead Project Manager will provide regular and detailed updates of the study status and progress.
In case the sponsor proposes a study protocol, ESAIC will perform a review of the protocol methodology and implement the findings accordingly.

Kick-off Meeting:
The ESAIC project manager, in collaboration with Chief Investigator and sponsor, will organize a project team Kick-off Meeting to explain the approach, key milestones, and deliverables for the project.


If required, the ESAIC network of investigators will assign a Chief Investigator and National Coordinator for each country.

These investigators are  experienced researchers. They are available to assist in coordinating for screening potential patients, providing expert training to other study staff, etc.

The Chief Investigator will be directly involved in:

  • Protocol design
  • Site selection and contracting
  • Recruitment follow-up and monitoring
  • Data safety monitoring board organisation
  • Steering committee coordination

Data Management: Data Quality and Validation

The ESAIC Data management team can carry out all data management tasks including database and eCRF design, medical coding and provide all associated processes, documents and training.

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