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About

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.


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Congresses

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.


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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.


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Research

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.

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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.


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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.


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Sustainability

To ESAIC is committed to implementing the Glasgow Declaration and drive initiatives towards greater environmental sustainability across anaesthesiology and intensive care in Europe.


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Partnerships

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.


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Guidelines

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.


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Publications

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.


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Membership

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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Clinical Trial Network


 

 

 

CTN Grant 2025: Call will be open on 15 April 2024.

The ESAIC Clinical Trial Network (CTN) provides an infrastructure for Institutions, clinicians and scientists to work collaboratively across international borders to improve the care of patients in the field of Anaesthesiology, Intensive Care, Peri-Operative Medicine, Emergency Medicine and Pain Medicine.

Published CTN Trials

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APRICOT

Anaesthesia PRactice In Children Observational Trial: European prospective multicenter observational study: Epidemiology of severe critical events

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EPiMAP

EPiMAP Obstetrics: European Practices in the Management of Accidental dural Puncture in Obstetrics: European prospective multicentre observational audit to MAP out current practices in the management of patients who had accidental dural puncture during EPIdural insertion

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ETPOS

European Transfusion Practice and Outcome Study: a multi-central evaluation of standard of transfusion care and clinical outcome for elective surgical patients

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euCPSP

euCPSP PAIN-OUT: European observational study on Chronic Post Surgical Pain

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EuSOS

The European Surgical Outcomes Study, an international seven day study of standards of care and clinical outcomes after non-cardiac surgery

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LAS VEGAS

Local Assessment of Ventilatory Management During General Anesthesia for Surgery and effects on Postoperative Pulmonary Complications: a Prospective Observational International Multi–center Cohort Study

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MET-REPAIR

“MET: REevaluation for Perioperative cArdIac Risk (MET-REPAIR) a European, Prospective, observational, multi–centre cohort study”.

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NECTARINE

NEonate – Children STudy of Anaesthesia pRactice IN Europe Epidemiology of critical events, morbidity and mortality in neonatal anaesthesia: A European prospective multicentre observational study

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OBTAIN

The Occurrence of Bleeding and Thrombosis during Antiplatelet therapy In Non-cardiac surgery Study

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PERISCOPE

Prospective Evaluation of a RIsk Score for postoperative pulmonary COmPlications in Europe

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POPULAR

POPULAR: POstanaesthesia PULmonary complications After use of muscle Relaxants in Europe

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PROBESE

PRotective Ventilation with Higher versus Lower PEEP during General Anesthesia for Surgery in OBESE Patients – The PROBESE Randomized Controlled Trial

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PROVHILO

Protective Ventilation During General Anesthesia for Open Abdominal Surgery – a Randomized Controlled Trial

Purpose

The ESAIC CTN is a unique collaborative network that aims to facilitate and support international clinical research. The  management and administration of the large multi-centre, international observational studies is provided by the ESAIC Research Team and all centres are welcome to register to participate in ongoing studies.

More than 20 studies have been selected since the CTN was formed in 2010, resulting in long term collaborations, improved understanding of clinically relevant research questions and numerous publications in top ranking journals.

Register your centre

There are currently no studies open for registration. 

You are invited to submit contact details on behalf of your hospital to register to participate in an ESAIC CTN study.

  • Completion of the Call for Centres Form is mandatory for registering your institution for an ESAIC CTN study.
  • All fields on the ‘Call for Centres form’ marked with an asterisk (*) are mandatory.  To learn more about the different membership types, please refer to the ESAIC membership section.
  • The ESAIC will acknowledge receipt of the ‘Call for Centres form’ and will contact centres to provide them with additional study information.

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