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 (Israel)

Michel M.R.F. Struys (Netherlands)
Incoming Chairperson
Alexander Zarbock (Germany) Research Committee Chair
Stefan De Hert (Belgium)Education and Training Committee Chair
Benedikt Preckel (Netherlands) Patient Safety and Quality Committee Chair
Maria Iulia Crisan (Switzerland)* 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

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


Forum 2: Patients

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Carolyn Weiniger (Israel) Forum Chair (Anaesthesia)


                The Obstetric Patient

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


                The Paediatric Patient

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


                The Geriatric Patient

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


                Trauma and Resuscitation (Critical Emergency Medicine)

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


                Metabolic Disease and Obesity – Cancer

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

                Acute and Chronic Pain and Palliative Medicine

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


Forum 3: Organs

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



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



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



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


                Hepatobiliary and Kidney

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


                Infection, Sepsis and Immunology

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


Forum 4: Therapies

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Jens Meier (Austria) Forum Chair (Intensive Care)



Laura Hannivoort (Netherlands) Subforum Lead

                Airway Management

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


                Fluid, Transfusion and Haemostasis

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


Forum 5: Devices and technologies

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


Forum 6: Ethics

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