Newsletter October 2020: Council Elections – Call for applications

Dear ESAIC Member,


We are pleased to inform you that we have recently launched the election procedure for the new ESAIC Council Members. Council Members are to be elected for the next term of office starting on 1 January 2021 in the following countries:

Bosnia-Herzegovina, Estonia, North Macedonia and Serbia.

Active Members are eligible to present themselves as a candidate to the elections to represent their working country in the Council.

We need you!!!

ESAIC members are the ones who drive society forward with their efforts and commitment to the field of anaesthesiology and intensive care. We could not do all that we do without you. We strongly encourage your application and would be very much honoured to welcome you to the Council. Should you be interested in becoming more involved within the society and would like to participate, please submit your candidature as outlined below.



What is involved in the Council Member position? The national representative to the ESAIC Council shall be responsible for contact and regular transfer of information between ESAIC and the ESAIC Members of his/her country/trainee members, as well as between the ESAIC and the national society.


How to apply?

Conditions for a valid application:

  1. Make sure that you are a fully paid active member in 2020 and 2021. If you are not a member for 2020 yet, we invite you to renew your membership online.
  2. Send an email to officialise your candidacy and attach to it:
  3. 2 support letters from ESAIC Active Members from your working country,
  4. Optional: you can also add to your application a motivation letter addressed to the ESAIC members of your country (maximum 1-page A4).

NB: You will be elected by the active members of your country, therefore, your application and motivation letter (if applicable) will be shared with them.

All documents (application with 2 support letters and motivation letter if applicable) must be sent to councilelections@esaic.org by Sunday 25 Oct. 2019 23h59 CET at the latest.


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3 replies

Konstantinos Katsanoulas
Please be so kind to use the correct UN term for "Macedonia" which is now "North Macedonia". The use of a wrong country name might pose legal or other unhappy situations. Thank you
10 months ago
Eleana Garini
Please beware that the name of the country Macedonia is now North Macedonia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Macedonia ) after long painful negotiations (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macedonia_naming_dispute) and a unanimous treaty all should respect. Hellenic Anaesthesia Society has pleaded before to not use the former name as it is neither valid nor helping the good partnership of the two nations and societies.
10 months ago
Dr Hans Klein
Dear Manuel, I agree with your sentiment of collaboration. ICM alone has nowhere near enough manpower to do this solely with icm or double qualified staff. Also super specialisation can be taken too far. Most anaesthetists can provide safe icm, not the reverse. Even ecmo and renal support, which is essentially putting some big lines in is less of a challenge for experienced anaesthetists. You have physicians ,surgeons in icm that could not adapt to a theatre anaesthesia management ,cause their experience and skills are insufficient in adapting to the rapid management in theatres. I.e epidurals ,difficult intubation..... They may know the square root of pi in icu and can do ultrasounds but struggle to put a tube in. This was entirely predictable and was always going to cause issues. Until there are sufficient double qualified icm/anaesthesia staff the problem will remain. Thank you. Hans
10 months ago

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