Particularly in the UK, trainees in anaesthesiology or intensive care often spend a year training in another country. This was known as the “BTA” which used to mean “Been to America” and now more often means “Been to Australia”. Well-chosen training posts were often formative, with advantage to the sending centre, the trainee, and the centre that received the trainee. However these “years out” could often be more of a tourist opportunity, and much of the learning takes place in the first 3 months. Since the UK, North America, and Oz (Australia) have approximately the same language, such transfers are easy.
Teach The Teacher
Who should attend the course?
- You should be a Specialist in Anaesthesiology in your own country
- You should be a member of your National Society of Anaesthesiology, or of the ESAIC
- You should be under 40 years of age
- You will need a good command of English, both written and spoken.
- You must commit to attending both weeks of the course.
- You will be responsible for your own travel expenses.
- In addition to receiving the educational content of the course you will also benefit from the network of Alumni from yours and other courses. Future professional development as a teacher will be enhanced by being part of the ESAIC Teach the Teacher group.
How do I apply for the Course?
Please fill in the application form here and approach your National Society of Anaesthesiology in order to ask them to put your name forward to the ESAIC Secretariat.
The course is run once a year and is limited to 20 places and you may be placed on a waiting list for a one year period.
The recruitment process starts in Spring.
You will be informed by end of August/beginning of September of your selection.
What is provided by the ESAIC?
The ESAIC runs the course, providing the venue, accommodation based on 5 entitled nights including breakfast and supports the Faculty. Lunch and coffee breaks are provided each day and there is a course dinner on the last night.
Trainee Exchange Programme
What about funding?
Award amounts will be provided up to a maximum of 8,000 € for each three-month Trainee exchange. Amounts awarded will include the first award to cover travel and first-month expenses followed by subsequent awards subject to a first-month evaluation. Award amounts will also depend on the type of accommodation available at the host centre, cost of living in the host country and any other criteria deemed appropriate by the Trainee Exchange Programme Committee.
Financial support would get most doctors towards the top of that well-known gradient, the “learning curve”. However, in the longer term, we are certain that providing our best young people with the opportunity to enhance their training will prove to be for the greater benefit of European anaesthesia in general.
Medical Tourism: Training in another country?
Benefits for home and abroad?
For Europe, we propose a more concentrated and formative scheme. Selected trainees would be supported by a grant from the ESAIC so that financial problems would not distract from the learning experience. Free of the problems of arranging employment, and with centres chosen to offer excellent training in specific topics, we believe that in three months a trainee will absorb a great deal of new clinical experience, and return with new skills and enthusiasm, ready to pass the benefits on to other trainees at home. The scheme will be open to both trainees and to young staff, who might particularly be able to add to their home training programme.
Do I have to speak the local language of the centre I am applying to?
This depends on the host centre. In the list of Host Centres, it is indicated which languages are required in order for you to carry out the exchange.
Benefits Full Members Associate Members Non-members Active Members EU Trainee Members Individual Society Members Affiliate Members Allied Members
(medical student, NPRHP, retired)
Education Live webinars ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ eLearning modules, webinar replays & congress webcasts ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ Congress webcasts supported by Industry ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ Participate in Mentorship Programme ✔ ✔ Participate in Teach the Teacher Course ✔ ✔ ✔
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✔ ✔ Participation in all Masterclasses with CME accreditation ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ Participate in Trainee Exchange Programme ✔ Participate in the Basic and Clinical Sciences Anaesthetic Course (BCSAC) and the Viva Course (VIVAC) ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ Reduced fee for the Basic and Clinical Sciences Anaesthetic Course (BCSAC) and the Viva Course (VIVAC) ✔ ✔ ✔ Participation as ESAIC visitor in Accreditation of Training in Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care (ATAIC) ✔ Apply for the Young Teaching Recognition Award (YTRA) ✔ ✔ Participate as EDAIC examiner or host ✔ ✔ Research Participate in CTN studies as local investigator ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ Become a CTN Chief investigator ✔ Apply for CTN Grants ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ Apply for ESAIC Research Grants ✔ ✔ ✔ Propose guidelines development ✔ Apply for Trainee Young investigator startup grants ✔ Scientific Submit scientiﬁc session proposals for Euroanaesthesia ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ Journals EJA electronically ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ Current Opinion in Critical Care electronically ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology electronically ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ EJA Archive ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ESAIC Congress Euroanaesthesia and Focus Meeting Discount Congress registration fees ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ Discounted fees for pre-congress courses at Euroanaesthesia ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ Discounted fees for workshops courses at Euroanaesthesia ✔ Apply for related Industry fellowship ✔ ✔ Inﬂuence ESAIC policies and participate in leadership roles Attend General Assembly ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ Voting rights General Assembly ✔ ✔
Voting rights Council Member elections ✔ Voting rights Council Trainee Member elections ✔ Leadership & participation possibilities in ESAIC Committees, Task forces, NASC, Council, Board ✔ ✔ Become a member of ESAIC Trainee Network / Trainees Committee ✔ Other Benefits Access ESAIC Members directory ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ Access to Guidelines ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔
ESAIC Individual Membership Categories 1 Year (excl.VAT) 2 Year (excl. VAT) Active Member € 150 € 270 Active Member from a Reduced Fee Country* € 90 € 162 Affiliate Member € 150 € 270 Trainee Member € 70 € 126 Allied members (medical student, NPRHP, retired) € 70 € 126
*Reduced Fee Country list – as defined by the WHO
Note: Membership always begins on 01 January and ends on 31 December, irrespective of when the membership is purchased during the year.
The electronic version of the EJA is included with Full Membership and Associate Membership.
The print version of the EJA is not included in the membership and must be opted-in through your myESAIC account.
The print version costs €75 for one year (or €150 for two years).
With an ESAIC Membership, you will have access to all our benefits in the field of Education, Leadership, ESAIC Events and much more.
Different rates apply to different types of membership – please check which category you fall under before submitting your membership application.
You can learn about the different membership types below.
Active Member - A physician who has completed an accredited anaesthesia training programme, who is certified in anaesthesiology, who is licensed to practice medicine, and who resides in a European country (as defined by the World Health Organisation).
- The reduced fee for Active Member is only applicable for a physician who has completed an accredited anaesthesia training programme, who is certified in Anaesthesiology, who is licensed to practise medicine, and who resides in a reduced fee country.
Affiliate Member - A certified physician not working in the clinical practice of anaesthesiology.
- A scientist who, while not engaged in administering clinical anaesthesia, is nevertheless interested in anaesthesiology.
- A certified anaesthesiologist, or a certified physician, or a scientist, who resides outside a European country (as defined by the World Health Organisation).
Trainee Member - A physician in training, employed in an anaesthesiology department and whose training programme is accredited by a national governmental body or by the National Board of Anaesthesiology. Trainee membership is limited to a maximum of six years.
- Applicants for trainee membership must attach a letter endorsed by the Director of the training programme stating the programme termination date, otherwise, the rate for affiliate member will be applied – download the Trainee Letter Template
Allied Member Medical students, Non-Physician Registered Health Professionals (NPRHP) and Retired Doctors are regrouped under the category “ Allied Member “.
- Medical Student: Any Medical Student not yet registered as a physician with the licensing authorities in the country they are in training.
- Non Physician Registered Health Professional (NPRHP): Any registered non-physician health professional accredited by a European national government body working in anaesthesiology-related areas. This can include nurses, bio technicians, therapists, laboratory technicians and audiologists.
- Retired Doctor: An individual who would have qualified as an Active and/or Affiliate Member, but who has retired from employment or self-employment for reasons of age, ill-health or disability.
Individual Society Member Are you a member of a National or Specialist Society?
You can become an ESAIC Individual Society member through your National or Specialist Society free of charge.
All declared individual members of an ESAIC National or Specialist Society member can become an ESAIC Individual Society member at no additional cost other than their Society Membership Fee.
If you would like to become an ESAIC Individual Society member, you must check with your Society on how you can take advantage of this benefit.
ESAIC Individual Society membership runs from 1 January – 31 December for a two-year period.
Reduced Country Fee List
Countries Entitled to Reduced ESAIC Membership Fees as defined by the World Bank and the WHO Albania Montenegro Armenia North Macedonia Azerbaijan Republic of Moldova Belarus Russian Federation Bosnia and Herzegovina Serbia Bulgaria Tajikistan Georgia Türkiye Kazakhstan Turkmenistan Kosovo Ukraine Kyrgyzstan Uzbekistan