In 2022, a new podcasts series will be launched, touching all the aspects of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, aimed at different targets. ESAIC Podcasts will be made available via a release schedule, presented below.

Challenging Dogmas in…

Challenging “dogmas” in Anaesthesiology, intensive care and related fields is important for the advancement and professional development. In each episode, speakers will identify a dogma that is interesting to challenge and discuss around it.


These podcasts, developed by members for members only, will feature conversational expert interviews on non-clinical competencies, skills, well-being, and best practices.

Industry Corner

One (or more) industry representative(s) will be invited to discuss innovation, hot topics and future development.

History Break

In each episode, a groundbreaking or defining moment within the history of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine will be presented.

Trainees Corner

These podcasts are specifically aimed at trainees and young professionals and will feature conversations with experts, residency hacks, exam preparation, and career advice.

Podcasts are free to listen/download via the ESAIC website and made available via the various streaming websites. The podcasts that are falling under the ‘ESAIC Talks’ theme will be reserved for ESAIC Members only and requires the audience to log into their MyESAIC Account before they are able to listen/download the episode.

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Podcast Schedule 2022

Is it Futile to talk about Futility18 October 2022
Challenging Dogmas: Obstetric Anaesthesiology
Dogmas are everywhere in obstetric anaesthesia, perpetuated despite advances in science by anesthesiologists, parturients and other clinicians. Dogmas such as a belief that there is a minimum appropriate platelet level to perform epidural analgesia for labour safely may be difficult to change, but they can be challenged and updated through scientific advances and guidelines based upon the latest evidence, along with some common sense. Join Prof. Carolyn Weiniger, Chair of the Obstetric Anaesthesiology Subcommittee of ESAIC and Director of Obstetric Anesthesia in the Department of Anesthesia, Pain and Intensive Care of the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, and Prof. Emilia Guasch, Director of Obstetric Anesthesia in the Department of Anesthesia, La Paz University Hospital, Madrid Spain, WFSA Council Member and WFSA Obstetric Anesthesia Committee Member as we explore some perpetuating dogmas in obstetric anaesthesia and review evidence to help us make the best decisions for our patients in challenging circumstances.

26 July 2022
ESAIC Talks: 1 to 1 with the President
Listen to a special episode where Prof. Edoardo De Robertis, President of the ESAIC, is interviewed. He shares with us why he became an anaesthesiologist, how he got involved with the ESAIC, the upcoming Euroanaesthesia Congress in Milan and his vision for the future.

31 May 2022
Challenging Dogmas: Pharmacology of Intubation in Critical Care Patients in 2022
Are you ready to change your practice and question some airway dogmas? What has changed with critical patients' intubation medications in 2022? Curious? Listen to this episode with Dr Massimiliano Sorbello and Dr Vincenzo Russotto, and discover what has changed so far and how our practice may change in the next months!

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03 May 2022
Challenging Dogmas: Geriatric Anaesthesiology
In this episode, our Host, Dr Peter Kirkegaard and Speaker Prof. Finn Radtke discuss challenging dogmas in geriatric anesthesiology, which has taken centre stage in the past 5-10 years. Discover why the focus in geriatric anaesthesia is redirected not only on the surgery itself but also on the period after surgery.

29 March 2022
Challenging Dogmas: Are our current medical ethical systems still useful in the 21st century?
For decades the 4 principles have formed the cornerstones of medical ethics, but in a global society with new emergent technologies that blur traditional moral boundaries are they still useful or even relevant? Dr Paul McConnell and Prof. Yehuda Ginosar discuss this and whether we have any alternatives.

01 March 2022
Trainee Corner: Challenges and Transformation of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Training in Europe
Listen to an interesting discussion between Dr Igor Abramovich and Prof. Sibylle Kietaibl on her work as the Chairperson of the Education and Professional Development Committee of the European Board of Anaesthesiology and discover further insights into the transformation of training in Europe.

01 February 2022
ESAIC Talks: Diversity29 November 2022
Challenging Dogmas: Thrombosis - Prevention of perioperative thrombosis in patients at risk

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22 December 2022