The Scientific Committee (SC) fulfils the following functions:

  • Determines the Scientific Programme for the Annual Euroanaesthesia Meeting
  • Monitors the process of the Scientific Programme at the Annual Meeting
  • Assesses abstracts submitted for presentation at the Annual Meeting and proposes the Best Abstracts
  • Coordinates and administers the Euroanaesthesia Best Abstract Prize
  • Determines the Scientific Programme for the ESAIC Focus Meeting
  • Carries out other functions as decided by the Board



Idit Matot



Alexander Zarbock Research Committee Chair
Stefan De HertEducation and Training Committee Chair
Daniel Arnal Patient Safety and Quality Chair
Eva Klabusayova* Trainee Representative
Raffaella Donadio*Education and Scientific Affairs Manager
Emilie Nootens* Scientific Programme Lead
Sarah Herbineaux* Scientific Programme Administrator

* No voting rights

Scientific Committee Declaration of Conflicts of Interest:

Scientific Subcommittees

1. General Anaesthesiology

Contact the SSC1.

Daniela Ionescu (Romania)

Anthony Absalom (Netherlands) Past Chairperson
Konstantinos Stroumpoulis (Greece) Member
Hugo Vereecke (Belgium) Member
Henrik Rueffert (Germany) representing the European Malignant Hyperthermia Group (EMHG) Specialist Society Member
Hans Donald De Boer (Netherlands) representing the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Society for Perioperative Care (ERAS) Specialist Society Member
Paul Michel Mertes (France) representing the International Suspected Perioperative Allergy Group (ISPAR) Specialist Society Member

2. Ambulatory Anaesthesia

Contact the SSC2.

Gilda Cinnella (Italy)

Jeroen Hermanides (Netherlands) Member
Tatjana Simurina (Croatia) Member
Ron Flaishon (Israel) Member

3. Regional Anaesthesia

Contact the SSC3.

Luc Sermeus (Belgium)

Eric Albrecht (Switzerland) Past Chaiperson
Alan Macfarlane (United Kingdom) Member
Tatiana Sidiropoulou (Greece) Member

4. Obstetric Anaesthesiology

Contact the SSC4.

Carolyn Weiniger (Israel)

Frédéric Mercier (France) Past Chairperson
Alexander Ioscovich (Israel) Member
Nuala Lucas (United Kingdom) Member

5. Paediatric Anaesthesiology

Contact the SSC5.

Markus F. Stevens (Netherlands)

Nicola Disma (Italy) Past Chairperson
Margaret Ekstein (Israel) Member
Torsten Lauritsen (Denmark) Member
Maren Kleine-Brueggeney (United Kingdom) Member
Nadia Najafi (Belgium)
representing the European Society for Paediatric Anaesthesiology (ESPA)
Specialist Society Member

6. Neuroanaesthesiology

Contact the SSC6.

Vincent Bonhomme (Belgium)

Alexander Zlotnik (Israel) Past Chairperson
Martin Söhle (Germany) Member
Chiara Robba (Italy) Member
Aeyal Raz (Israel) Member

7. Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anaesthesiology

Contact the SSC7.

Bernard Cholley (France)

Thomas Werner Ludwig Scheeren (The Netherlands) Member
Nandor Marczin (United Kingdom) Member
Mona Momeni (Belgium) Member
Steffen Rex (Belgium) representing the European Association of Cardiothoracic Anaesthesiologists (EACTA) Specialist Society Member

8. Acute and Chronic Pain and Palliative Medicine Pain Management

Contact the SSC8.

Ulrike Stamer (Switzerland)
Esther Pogatzki-Zahn (Germany) Past Chairperson
Hélène Beloeil (France) Member
Kris Vissers (Netherlands) Member

 9. Intensive Care Medicine

Contact the SSC9.

Christian Putensen (Germany)
Cesare Gregoretti (Italy) Past Chairperson
Caterina Aurilio (Italy) Member
Gary Mills (United Kingdom) Member
Michael Sander (Germany) Member
Andrea Cortegiani (Italy) Member
Vincenzo Russotto (Italy) Member
Evgni Brotfain (Israel) Member
Manu Malbrain (Belgium) representing the World Society of the Abdominal Compartment Syndrome (WSACS) Specialist Society Member

10. Critical Emergency Medicine: Trauma and Resuscitation

Contact the SSC10.

Bernd Böttiger (Germany)

Luca Brazzi (Italy) Past Chairperson
Jacob Steinmetz (Denmark) Member
Ayten Saracoglu (Turkey) Member
Giuseppe Ristagno (Italy) Member

11. Respiration and Airway Management

Contact the SSC11.

Kemal Tolga Saracoglu (Turkey)

Massimiliano Sorbello (Italy) Past Chairperson
Tom van Zundert (Belgium) Member
Peter Biro (Switzerland) Member
Jan-Paul Mulier (Belgium) representing the European Society for Peri-operative Care of the Obese Patient (ESPCOP) Specialist Society Member
Ana Isabel Pinto Pereira (Portugal) representing the European Airway Management Society (EAMS) Specialist Society Member

12. Transfusion, Haemostasis and Thrombosis

Contact the SSC12.

Christian von Heymann (Germany)

Daniel Bolliger (Switzerland) Member
Elèni Arnaoutoglou (Greece) Member
Pierre Albaladejo (France) Member
Dana Rodica Tomescu (Romania) representing the  Liver Intensive Care Group of Europe (LICAGE)  Specialist Society Member

13. Pharmacology

Contact the SSC13.

Michel Struys (The Netherlands)
Laura Hannivoort (The Netherlands) Member
Tony Gin (China) Member
Maria Wittmann (Germany) Member


14. Monitoring, Ultrasound and Equipment

Contact the SSC14.

Bernd Saugel (Germany)
Alexandre Joosten (Belgium) Member
Valérie Billard (France) Member
Barak Cohen (Israel) Member
Teodora Nicolescu (Romania) representing the European Soceity for Computing and Technology in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care (ESCTAIC) Specialist Society Member
Adrian Wong (United Kingdom) representing the International Fluid Academy (IFA)  Specialist Society Member

15. Geriatric Anaesthesiology

Contact the SSC15.

Concezione Tommasino (Italy)
Finn Radkte (Denmark) Member
Paola Aceto (Italy) Member
Ana Kowark (Germany) Member

16. Ethics

Contact the SSC16.

Paul McConnell (United Kingdom)

Ornella Piazza (Italy) Member
Yehuda Ginosar (Israel) Member