The ESAIC is seeking to recruit a new Chairperson for the Guidelines Committee.

The vacancy will occur as of 1 January 2024.

Deadline to apply is 24 June 2023, 23:59 CET.


The Guidelines Committee (GC) fulfils the following functions:

  1. Defines the requirement and course of action for an ESAIC Guideline
  2. Oversees the process of identification and prioritisation of topics, preparation, evaluation, dissemination and update of ESAIC guidelines
  3. Organises and administers the selection of ESAIC Guidelines Task forces
  4. Collects and evaluates currently available documents throughout Europe
  5. Establishes and maintains relationships with other academic societies and scientific groups as necessary in the preparation of collaborative Guidelines
  6. Defines how to implement guidelines and inform ESAIC members
  7. Carries out other functions related to the promotion and harmonisation of clinical practice as decided by the ESAIC Board.



The Guidelines Committee Chairperson will meet the following criteria:

  • Being a qualified anaesthesiologist or intensivist
  • Must have been ESAIC active member for at least two years
  • Fluency in English
  • Previous leadership experience in guidelines activity
  • Scientific understanding of research evidence and its use in clinical practice
  • Previous leadership in national or European anaesthesiology organisations
  • Awareness of European medical political context
  • Being a qualified methodologist


Term of office

The tenure of the chairmanship is for three years, plus 1 year as past chair.



Travel expenses to attend Euroanaesthesia are provided according to standard ESAIC reimbursement policy.


How to apply

If you wish to apply, please send your CV and application letter (detailing the adherence to the requirements listed above) to no later than 24 June 2023 (23:59 CET) with the following subject “ESAIC Guidelines Committee Chairperson – Vacancy 2024”.

The appointment will be made by the ESAIC Board following recommendation by the Nominations Committee. It is possible that interviews will be held to select the successful candidate.

If you would like to discuss any aspect of this position, please contact Prof. Peter Kranke, Chairperson of the Guidelines Committee