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About this year’s congress

Euroanaesthesia is one of the world’s largest and most influential scientific congresses for anaesthesia professionals. Held annually throughout Europe, our congress is a contemporary event geared towards education, knowledge exchange and innovation in Anaesthesia, Intensive Care, Pain and Perioperative Medicine, as well as a platform for immense international visibility for scientific research.

We are excited to announce that Euroanaesthesia 2021 will be a hybrid event. You can join us, your colleagues, and your peers either in-person in Munich, Germany at the Messe München, or virtually from the comfort of your own home or office. Wherever you are, and whatever your needs, we have a solution for you!

Registration for the virtual congress opens 26 May 2021 while the in-person event registration will open on 16 September 2021.

Important Dates

Abstract presenter registration deadline
13 October 2021 at 15.00 CET

Early bird registration – Virtual only
26 May – 15 September 2021

Late Abstract submissions 
16 August15 September 2021

Standard registration opens – In-person & Virtual
16 September 2021

Registration deadline – In-person
6 December 2021 at 15.00 CET

Registration deadline – Virtual
16 December 2021 at 15.00 CET

Group registration deadline
1 December 2021 at 15.00 CET

(all times are in Central European Time – CET)

Additional Information

CME Credits

Ceremonies & Lectures


Additional Information

In-person registration fee includes:

  • Admission to all in-person scientific and educational sessions except workshops.
  • Access to the industry exhibition and activities
  • Access to the online library of the virtual sessions’ webcast recordings

Upon completing registration, a bar-coded confirmation will be emailed to you by the ESAIC HQ. Your congress badge will be available in the pre-registration area upon arrival.

Virtual registration fee includes:

  • Admission to all virtual scientific and educational sessions
  • Access to the virtual industry activities
  • Access to the online library of the virtual sessions’ webcast recordings

Upon completing registration, a confirmation letter will be emailed to you by the ESAIC HQ. Instructions for accessing the virtual congress will be sent closer to the congress dates.


Prior online registration and payment are required for these types of sessions.

Congress Language

All sessions are exclusively in English.

Congress Hours

Thursday 16 Dec 14:00 – 18:00
Friday 17 Dec 07:30 – 19:00
Saturday 18 Dec 07:30 – 19:00
Sunday 19 Dec 07:30 – 17:30

Exhibition Hours

Friday 17 Dec 10:00 – 18:00
Saturday 18 Dec 09:30 – 18:00
Sunday 19 Dec 09:30 – 16:00
*Hours subject to change. Please check the our website regularly for the most current information.

Onsite Venue Address

ICM Messe München GmbH, Entrance West
Messegelände, 81823 München,

If taking public transportation, please note the closest U-Bahn station is Messestadt West.

CME Credits

Accredited Continuing Medical Education (CME) is an essential component of continuing physician professional development. Accreditation is of utmost importance – both as proof of the top quality of the scientific contents of the congress and as an opportunity for delegates to collect their CME credit points.

Euroanaesthesia  has been awarded 17 CME credits by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME – Institution of the UEMS).

  • Delegates can exchange their EACCME credits into National CME credits in their home country.
  • Physicians may have their EACCME credits converted to AMA PRA Category 1 Credit by applying to the American Medical Association at www.ama-assn.org/go/cme.

Ceremonies & Lectures

Opening Ceremony


17 December 2021


08.30 – 09.30 CET


MC: Samme Allen (London, UK)


Speaker: Prof. Kai Zacharowski (Frankfurt, Germany)

Opening ceremony

Plenary Session: Prof Ibsen Lecture


17 December 2021


09.30 – 10.00 CET


Chair: Idit Matot (Tel Aviv, Israel)


Speaker: Prof. Antonio Pesenti (Milan, Italy)

Anaesthesiologists in the frontline against COVID-19


Prof. Antonio Pesenti (Milan, Italy)
Professor of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine
Head of the Department of Anaesthesia and Critical Care

Organisational Affiliations
University of Milan
Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico Milan


Over the past 2 years, the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted our society, putting the medical community in the front seat as we navigate this crisis.
Professor Antonio Pesenti has been at the forefront of the COVID-19 pandemic in Lombardy, Italy. He is a Professor of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine at the University of Milan and Head of the Department of Anaesthesia and Critical Care at the Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico Milan.

He is also a renowned researcher with a particular interest in extracorporeal respiratory support, ECCO2R, respiratory failure, control of breathing, gas exchange, ventilator-associated pneumonia.

It is a great honour for us to have Professor Pesenti present the first opening lecture dedicated to Intensive Care Medicine organised in Euroanaesthesia.


Plenary Session: Sir Robert Macintosh Lecture


17 December 2021


10.00 – 10.30 CET


Chair: Idit Matot (Tel Aviv, Israel)


Speaker: Dr Bisola Onajin-Obembe (Port Harcourt, Nigeria)

Anaesthesia Workforce Pipeline: Pass on the Baton


Dr Bisola Onajin-Obembe (Port Harcourt, Nigeria)
Consultant Anaesthesiologist, Assistant Professor of Anaesthesia
Immediate Past President, Nigerian Society of Anaesthetists (NSA)

Organisational Affiliations
University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, Nigeria
& Department of Anaesthesiology, Faculty of Clinical Sciences, College of Health Sciences, University of Port Harcourt.

MBBS, FWACS (Fellow in Anaesthesia of the West African College of Surgeons), MBA (International Hospital Management), PhD (International Business Management)


Dr Onajin-Obembe is the lead consultant anaesthesiologist for maxillofacial surgery, otolaryngology, and ophthalmology at the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital (UPTH) and is an assistant professor of anaesthesiology at the Faculty of Health Sciences, College of Health Sciences, University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria.

She believes that medicine and anaesthesiology, leadership and management must be leveraged for an effective surgical and anaesthesia healthcare system. She has converged these fields on human resources for anaesthesia care. Dr Onajin-Obembe is serving her second four-year term as a council member of the World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists (WFSA) and is currently a Board Member.

A pragmatic scientific scholar, an action researcher, and a well-known international speaker, she is Permanent Council Secretary and Director, Global Alliance for Surgical, Obstetric, Trauma and Anaesthesia Care (G4 Alliance). In addition, she is a professor of change management at the International School of Management, Paris where she teaches final year MBA students at the Institute Supérieur de Gestion (ISG) Paris. She was the Workforce Lead, for the Federal Ministry of Health’s policy on National Surgical, Obstetrics, Anaesthesia, and Nursing Plan (NSOANP) for Nigeria.

Connect with Dr Bisola Onajin-Obembe on Research Gate and LinkedIn


Conflict of Interest Policy

Any person who chairs or speaks in the formal programme of the Euroanaesthesia Congress is required to declare the existence of any relationships or arrangements, direct or indirect that could be reasonably considered to affect the presentation, over the last 3 years. This includes, but is not limited to, factors such as financial relationships, advisory positions, receipt of honoraria, payments or consultation fees, expenses, grants, stock shareholder and membership of other organisations. The range and degree of such links are difficult to define and the ESAIC encourages declaration of any facts that could be considered relevant, including non-specific grants to departments or research funds.

Faculty members are required to make a declaration. If a declaration is not received by the published deadline, the ESAIC

reserves the right to withdraw the official invitation. Any faculty member who declares a competing interest will be indicated in the Final Programme with an asterisk (*) and the statement will be made available to the delegates in the congress platform.

A record will be kept of submitted statements and this will be available for inspection by members of the Scientific Committee, the National Organising Committee and accrediting bodies.

In sessions organised within the Scientific Programme of Euroanaesthesia by other bodies and societies, the same conditions will apply.

Anti-Harassment Policy

Our congress is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices.

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion, technology choices, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

Participants asked to stop any harassing behaviour are expected to comply immediately.

Sponsors are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, sponsors should not use sexualised images, activities, or other material.

If a participant engages in harassing behaviour, the conference organisers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the conference with no refund.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of conference staff immediately.

We expect participants to follow these rules during all conference-related events.

Photography and filming

Professional photography and video production will be taking place at Euroanaesthesia and these images may be used on future promotional materials for ESAIC events. By attending or participating in ESAIC congresses and other activities, the delegate acknowledges that the Event or part of it may be filmed by audio, visual, audio-visual or electronic means or photographed, including photographs of individuals or groups of delegates. The delegate agrees to permit ESAIC, or any third party licensed by ESAIC, to use and distribute such footage and photographs, which may feature images of you, in all or any media (including social media) whether now known or hereafter to be invented throughout the world in perpetuity for the purposes of advertising, publicity, reporting and otherwise in relation to the exploitation of such recordings and photographs. Please inform the photographer if you do not wish to be included in any individual or group photographs.


Children under the age of 18 are allowed at Euroanaesthesia. Children may enter all areas except the session rooms and exhibition hall. For more information about our policies concerning children, please email Alina Rotaru at [email protected].

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