European Society of Anesthesiology

The European Society of Anaesthesiology (ESA) is the leading European organisation for anaesthesia, intensive care, perioperative, critical emergency and pain medicine, raising standards of care through high quality education, professional development and research. 

With over 28,000 individual and society members, ESA aims to improve the safety and quality of care of patients who are under the care of anaesthesiologists, inside and outside the operating room, by facilitating and harmonising the activities of national and international societies of anaesthesiology in Europe.

We promote the exchange of information between European anaesthesiologists in order to disseminate accurate and scientifically proven information. In addition, we work to raise the standards of the speciality by fostering and encouraging education, research, scientific progress and exchange of information, whilst promoting and protecting the interests of our members.