What does ESAIC do?

The ESAIC provides continuing education and advances knowledge, leads the way in patient safety, helps to elevate the anaesthesiologist’s practice, and creates valuable and lasting connections with our global community. In doing this, the ESAIC contributes to the growth and innovation found in the field of anaesthesiology and intensive care.

Through our education and exams department, and along with our annual congress, Euroanaesthesia, we promote the exchange of knowledge between European anaesthesiologists worldwide by disseminating information related to scientific progress in anaesthesiology. With its research grants, the ESAIC gives much needed financial supports to young anaesthesiologists, pilot studies, and individual projects.

The ESAIC also offers a series of established training educational activities made available to the community of students, trainees, researchers, teachers, and professionals. Finally, to facilitate and harmonise the activities of anaesthesiologists across Europe, we regularly produce guidelines and reports concerning patient safety and quality of care regarding patients receiving or having received anaesthesia.

ESAIC Membership & Community Benefits

We believe that maintaining the highest standards of practice and safety in anaesthesia, intensive care, pain, and perioperative medicine is a global priority, supported by our collective international expertise and community. Our members and the greater community are able to:

  • Influence and make a difference in the future of anaesthesiology through countless leadership opportunities
  • Access exclusive grants, studies, and other resources to help further the field and practice
  • Connect and cross-borders with an extensive network of international colleagues
  • Gain Knowledge through cutting-edge information in our publications and guidelines
  • Grow professionally and personally with our distinguished education and exam programmes

The role of the anaesthesiologist in a hospital can sometimes be a globally renowned invisible one – people are usually aware of who their surgeon is, but they might not be aware of a noteworthy player in their hospital journey – the anaesthesiologist, a highly qualified, specialist doctor playing a hugely valued medical role of critical importance.

The ESAIC not only strives to innovate our field, provide support and educational opportunities to those in the profession, and make significant and critical connections to our vast network – we also aim to educate the public about the role of the anaesthesiologist involved in their care and how we can work together to improve patient safety for everyone, everywhere.

How we advance anaesthesiology

Through our educational offerings, research support system, guideline committees, globally renowned congress, commitment to advancing patient safety, and countless network-building opportunities, we provide an infrastructure for physicians, patients, institutions, clinicians, and scientists that allow for collaborative work – across international borders – which improve the care of patients in the fields of anaesthesiology, intensive care, perioperative medicine, emergency medicine, and pain medicine.

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What’s in it for you?

  • Access to the EJA
  • Access ESAIC e-Learning modules, webinars, congress recordings
  • Full Access to Euroanaesthesia 2020 Virtual on-demand sessions, e-posters and industry symposia recordings
  • Discounted rates to Euroanaesthesia and the Focus Meeting
  • Connect with over 30.000 anaesthesiologists worldwide
  • Earn more CME credits through member-only ESAIC activities
  • Influence ESAIC policies and participate in leadership roles
  • Apply for ESAIC Grants and Fellowships
  • Stay up to date on ESAIC clinical guidelines
  • Participate in the Mentorship programme
and much more!

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