The ESAIC is seeking to recruit a new Chairperson for the BCSAC Committee. The BCSAC Committee is responsible for the yearly organisation and development of the Basic and Clinical Sciences Anaesthetic Course, usually run online in June, and the and the Viva Course (VIVAC), usually run online in February. The BCSAC Committee works under the umbrella of the Examinations Committee in close collaboration with the Education and Training Committee, and its Chairperson reports to the ESAIC Board of Directors.

The main duties of the BCSAC Chairperson will be the following:

  • Lead the BCSAC Committee meetings taking several times a year: once in person at Euroanaesthesia and the other times online.
  • Support the development of the BCSAC and VIVAC and strive to maintain their high standard and educational
  • Act as a BCSAC speaker and VIVAC Speaker on a yearly
  • Build the BCSAC/VIVAC programmes and select the BCSAC/VIVAC Speakers with the help of the Basic Sciences Programme Coordinator and the Clinical Sciences Programme Coordinator.
  • Participate in the selection process of BCSAC Committee
  • Liaise with the Examinations Committee and the Education and Training Committee regarding BCSAC/VIVAC-related decisions. Attending meetings of those committees on an ad-hoc basis.
  • Provide guidance to the Examinations Office on important organisational/logistical matters related to the BCSAC and VIVAC.
  • Undertake other tasks requested by the ESAIC Board on an ad-hoc


The candidate must have the following profile:

  • Must have been an ESAIC Active Member for at least two years (i.e. as of January 2022).
  • Must be a consultant (i.e. not in training; retired anaesthetists cannot apply).
  • Must be in clinical practice (i.e. not working for research only).
  • Practising anaesthesia in a hospital with trainee
  • Experience in teaching and educational activities (experience as BCSAC speaker is an asset).
  • EDAIC experience – administrative involvement in an ESAIC Examinations subcommittee is an
  • Involvement in other ESAIC related projects / bodies – administrative involvement in an ESAIC Education (sub)committee is an asset.
  • Fluency in English spoken language and communication
  • Leadership and project management

Gender balance and representation from throughout Europe will be encouraged on all Committees. No more than two representatives working professionally in any one country (except for ex-officio or co-opted members with no voting rights), and no more than one representative from the same institution, can sit on any Committee/Subcommittee. In special circumstances, the Board of Directors could grant an exception to this rule.


Term of office

The tenure of the chairmanship is for three years (01/01/2024-31/12/2026), plus 1 year as Past Chair (01/01/2027-31/12/2027).



Travel, accommodation and other necessary expenses incurred to attend meetings or courses are covered by the ESAIC as per the ESAIC Expense Reimbursement Policy.


How to apply

Please send:

  • a Curriculum Vitae (maximum 3 pages in English language)
  • your filled in Application form

to the following address: on 24 June 2023 at latest (please do not send e-mails heavier than 5MB). Complete applications will be reviewed by the BCSAC and Nominations Committees and the outcome will be communicated at the earliest. Please note that an interview, formal or by phone, of short- listed candidates could be organised. The new BCSAC Committee Chair will need to declare their conflict of interest for the last 3 years. This declaration shall be renewed annually.


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