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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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Congress Newsletter 2022

Thank you from the President of the ESAIC Prof. Edoardo De Robertis and the Scientific Chair Prof. Idit Matot

We would like to extend our most sincere gratitude to all our attendees who were able to join us in Euroanaesthesia 2022.

It was a real joy to be able to meet again and, after the last 2 years’ experience, we succeeded to come out stronger as a community.

This year’s Euroanaesthesia proved to be an engaging and educational congress. We had over 3,900 attendees, 108 participating societies and industry companies, 150 scientific sessions, 248 presentations and 18 learning tracks conducted by 374 speakers coming from 40 different countries.

The programme of Euroanaesthesia 2022 provided an excellent and comprehensive scientific programme consisting of refresher course lectures, symposia, and workshops, as well as the presentation and discussion of the latest research undertaken in Europe but also beyond European borders. This year’s congress took the promise to another level, and we can be proud about the work done by the scientific committee, the speakers and all those who contributed to building up this excellent event

A few highlights from this year’s programme for Euroanaesthesia 2022 were the outstanding Sir Robert Macintosh Lecture themed: Lessons from the frontline which was given by Surgeon Captain Dr Kate Prior, and the Prof. Ibsen Lecture themed: From pandemics to ESAIC which was given by Prof Kai Zacharowski.

New this year were the Serious Games in which participants were challenged to develop teamwork leadership, decision making skills, a novel and fun learning environment using an escape room format to animate problem based learning, which was organised in different time slots at the Exhibition Area. An interesting variety of posters was presented from our community this year and many interesting and engaging workshops took place.

We would like to acknowledge and thank our leadership and faculty for contributing to the success of Euroanaesthesia and all invited speakers who contributed. Knowing what a difficult and complex time we continue to face; we appreciate even more their commitment and involvement

Euroanaesthesia is truly an outstanding international platform to enhance knowledge, review innovative techniques, learn on our guidelines, and communicate, collaborate, and network with a large international audience. This year we came back as a stronger community, with renewed motivation.

Thank you again for joining and we look forward to meeting you in EA 2023, Glasgow, Scotland, 3 -5 June.