The Scientific Committee (SC) fulfils the following functions:

  • Determines the Scientific Programme of ESAIC scientific meetings;
  • Assesses abstracts submitted for presentation at the Euroanaesthesia Congress and coordinates the Best Abstract Prize Competition;
  • Determines the Scientific Programme for invited ESAIC panels at scientific meetings of other societies;
  • Organises Clinical Masterclasses or other Scientific events/initiatives;
  • Elaborates the content of educational events on clinical and scientific topics such as webinars, podcasts, e-learning modules, etc;
  • Carries out other functions as decided by the Board of Directors.


Idit Matot

Michel M.R.F. Struys
Incoming Chairperson
Alexander Zarbock Research Committee Chair
Stefan De HertEducation and Training Committee Chair
Benedikt Preckel Patient Safety and Quality Committee Chair
Maria Iulia Crisan* Trainee Representative
Raffaella Donadio*Education and Scientific Affairs Manager
Emilie Nootens* Scientific Programme Lead
Sarah Herbineaux* Scientific Programme Coordinator

* No voting rights

Scientific Forums

Forum 1: General Anaesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Contact the Scientific Forum 1

Prof Daniela Ionescu (Romania) Forum Chair
Dr Hugo Vereecke (Belgium) Member
Dr Johan Heiberg (Denmark) Member
Dr Roberta Monzani (Italy) Member
Prof Luc Sermeus (Belgium) Member
Prof Alan Macfarlane (United Kingdom) Member
Prof Tatiana  Sidiropoulou (Greece) Member
Dr Emmanuel Boselli (France) Member
Dr Joana Berger (Switzerland) Member
Dr Hugo Carvalho (Belgium) Member


Forum 2: Patients

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Prof Carolyn Weiniger (Israel) Forum Chair (Anaesthesia)


                The Obstetric Patient

Dr Nuala Lucas (United Kingdom) Subforum Lead
Prof Alexander Ioscovich (Israel) Member
Dr Nicolas Brogly (Spain) Member
Dr Pierre-Yves Dewandre (Belgium) Member


                The Paediatric Patient

Dr Markus Stevens (Netherlands) Subforum Lead
Dr Margaret Ekstein (Israel) Member
Dr Maren Kleine-Brueggeney (Switzerland) Member
Dr Peter Kenderessy (Slovakia) Member
Dr Shirley Friedman (Israel) Member


                The Geriatric Patient

Dr Finn Radtke (Denmark) Subforum Lead
Dr Paola Aceto (Italy) Member
Dr Ana Kowark (Germany) Member
Prof Basak Ceyda Meko (Turkey) Member
Prof Sigal Sviri (Israel) Member


                Trauma and Resuscitation (Critical Emergency Medicine)

Prof Bernd Böttiger (Germany) Subforum Lead
Dr Daniele Biasucci (Italy) Member
Prof Giuseppe Ristagno (Italy) Member
Prof Athanasios Chalkias (Greece) Member


                Metabolic Disease and Obesity – Cancer

Dr Eva Rivas (Spain) Subforum Lead (Metabolic Disease and Obesity)
Dr Lucillia Bezu (France) Subforum Lead (Cancer)

                Acute and Chronic Pain and Palliative Medicine

Prof Ulrike Stamer (Switzerland) Subforum Lead
Prof Patrice Forget (United Kingdom) Member
Prof Caterina Aurilio (Italy) Member


Forum 3: Organs

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Prof Vincent Bonhomme (Belgium) Forum Chair (Anaesthesia)
Dr Fabio Guarracino (Italy) Forum Chair (Intensive Care)



Dr Aeyal Raz (Israel) Subforum Lead
Dr Chiara Robba (Italy) Member
Prof Evgeni Brotfain (Israel) Member



Dr Nandor Marczin (United Kingdom) Subforum Lead
Prof Mona Momeni (Belgium) Member
Prof Michael Sander (Germany) Member
Dr Yael Lichter (Israel) Member



Prof Gary Mills (United Kingdom) Subforum Lead
Dr Andrea Cortegiani (Italy) Member
Dr Lorenzo Ball (Italy) Member
Prof Mert  Senturk (Turkey) Member


                Hepatobiliary and Kidney

Prof Dana Tomescu (Romania) Subforum Lead
Dr Or Goren (Israel) Member
Dr Annabel Blasi (Spain) Member


                Infection, Sepsis and Immunology

Prof Christian Putensen (Germany) Subforum Lead
Dr Vincenzo Russotto (Italy) Member
Dr Giorgia Montrucchio (Italy) Member
Dr Ilona Bobek (Hungary) Member


Forum 4: Therapies

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Prof Jens Meier (Austria) Forum Chair (Intensive Care)



Dr Laura Hannivoort (Netherlands) Subforum Lead

                Airway Management

Prof Kemal Tolga Saracoglu (Turkey) Subforum Lead
Dr. Tom van Zundert (Belgium) Member
Prof Gianmaria Cammarota (Italy) Member
Prof Carlo Alberto Volta (Italy) Member


                Fluid, Transfusion and Haemostasis

Dr Isabell Pekrul (Germany) Subforum Lead
Prof Daniel Bolliger (Switzerland) Member
Prof Elèni Arnaoutoglou (Greece) Member


Forum 5: Devices and technologies

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Dr. Alexandre Joosten (France) Forum Chair
Dr. Barak Cohen (Israel) Member
Dr. Ruth Shaylor (Israel) Member
Dr. Lonneke Staals (Netherlands) Member


Forum 6: Ethics

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Dr Paul McConnell (United Kingdom) Forum Chair
Prof Yehuda Ginosar (Israel) Member
Prof Ornella Piazza (Italy) Member
Prof Vladimir Cerny (Czech Republic) Member