Login to myESAIC Membership
Back

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.


Back

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.


Back

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.


Back

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.

Back

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.


Back

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.


Back

Sustainability

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


Back

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.


Back

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.


Back

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.


Back

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.


Membership opportunities
at the ESAIC

Awards and Grants

BJA-ESAIC Grant

The BJA-ESAIC Grants are a collaborative initiative between the European Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care (ESAIC) and the British Journal of Anaesthesia Charity. The aim of these grants is to support early career researchers in conducting high-quality anaesthesia-related studies that can improve clinical practice and patient outcomes.

Call for application for the BJA-ESAIC grants is closed.

BJA-ESAIC Grants 2024 – ‘Early Career’

Two grants each for 60 000€

Important Dates

  • Call for SHORT applications open: 15 September 2023
  • Deadline for SHORT applications: 29 October 2023
  • Results sent to applicants : 22 December 2023 (with a request for the full application if applicable)
  • Deadline for FULL applications: 17 January 2024
  • Final Results to applicants: End of March 2024

The submission process for short-abstract Grant applications and schedule

Grant applications can only be submitted online via the ESAIC submission form. The abstract text should not exceed 2500 characters (including spaces). Abstracts submitted in hard copy or e-mail will not be accepted. All submitted grant applications will go through a peer-review process carried out by international reviewers from the BJA-ESAIC Steering Committee. A maximum of 40 applications will be invited to submit a full proposal.

Please note that all applications must be written in English. Please write as simply as possible and avoid language mistakes. If English is not your first language, we recommend that you have your application reviewed by a native speaker before submission.

Please note that due to the high number of applications that are received, it is unfortunately not possible to provide individual feedback to applicants.

Eligibility criteria & conditions

  • All applicants for a grant in the framework of the Grant Programme must be a qualified member of an institution in one of the countries that are represented in the ESAIC Council as defined in the By-laws of ESAIC.
  • All applicants should have received their highest degree (PhD, MD, DMD, DVM, or equivalent) no more than five years (basic scientist- clinician) before 1 January in the year the Grant is awarded (2024). For clinicians holding more than one qualifying degree (e.g. MD PhD) or with a clinical specialist degree/board certification, the time since the first degree may not exceed ten years before 1 January in the year the Grant is awarded (2024). Please see the ‘BJA-ESAIC Grant Annex 5 – Eligibility Criteria 2023 Final’ for more information.
  • Exclusion criteria: existing projects or studies that have already received a grant either from a private, not-for-profit, industry or institutional source
  • The work must be performed in one of the European countries that are represented in the ESAIC Council or from which the National Society is a Society Member of the ESAIC may apply. Collaborative studies among different European countries may be supported. In this case, it is necessary to receive recommendation letters from all the institutions participating in the study.