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The European Society of Anaesthesiology (ESA) resulted from the amalgamation of the former European Society of Anaesthesiologists (ESA), the European Academy of Anaesthesiology (EAA) and the Confederation of European National Societies of Anaesthesiologists (CENSA) and holds the most prominent position in the community of anaesthesiologists in Europe and elsewhere.

The Society is governed by a Board of Directors, a Council and the General Assembly. The Council is elected by Active Members of the Society from each European country with a minimum of 25 Active Members. The Board of Directors is elected by the Council. The General Assembly convenes at the time of the ESA's European Anaesthesiology Congress .

The Society is comprised of Individual Members and Society Members. Society Members are represented within the ESA by the National Anaesthesiologists Societies Committee (NASC) which is represented on the Board of Directors.

The European Society of Anaesthesiology is the European Regional Section of the World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists (WFSA).


The German Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine

The German Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Anästhesiologie und lntensivmedizin, DGAI) was founded in 1953, with the role "of uniting the efforts of German physicians in creating and developing the fields of anaesthesiology, intensive care, emergency medicine and pain therapy, and to provide the highest possible standard of care for the population in these fields".
The DGAI is the scientific society of anaesthesiology in Germany and therefore responsible for research and training in anaesthesia.
The DGAI is member of the World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiology (WFSA), which includes the international societies of anaesthesiology worldwide, and of the European Society of Anaesthesiology (ESA).
The official journals of the DGAI are "Anästhesiologie & lntensivmedizin","Der Anaesthesist" and "Anästhesiologie - Intensivmedizin - Notfallmedizin - Schmerztherapie".
The DGAI annually organizes the German Congress of Anaesthesia (DAC), the "Berlin Congress of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine" (HAI) and five regional congresses.

According to the federal structure of Germany, the DGAI is divided into 17 regional sections, gathering more than 13,500 members. The statutes of the DGAI anticipate full membership for anaesthesiologists having a completed board qualification and for physicians in training. Non anaesthesists working in departments of anaesthesiology can be accepted as associated members. Physicians in training can be accepted as associated members. Foreign anaesthetists, who have contributed to the development of anaesthesia in Germany, can be elected as corresponding members.


“Clinical practice guidelines are systematically developed statements to assist practitioner and patient decisions about appropriate health care for specific clinical circumstances.” (Institute of Medicine, 1990)

Issued by third-party organizations, and not NCCIH, these guidelines define the role of specific diagnostic and treatment modalities in the diagnosis and management of patients. The statements contain recommendations that are based on evidence from a rigorous systematic review and synthesis of the published medical literature.

These guidelines are not fixed protocols that must be followed, but are intended for health care professionals and providers to consider. While they identify and describe generally recommended courses of intervention, they are not presented as a substitute for the advice of a physician or other knowledgeable health care professional or provider.

At the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), we take pride in our dedication to raise and maintain the standards of the medical practice of anesthesiology and to improve patient care. Since 1905, our achievements have played an important role in American medicine and we’ve acted as an advocate for all patients who require anesthesia or relief from pain. We provide outstanding education, research and scientific knowledge to physician anesthesiologists and care team members.

In Region Zealand and at Næstved Hospital, research is a priority area of action.

The research unit at Næstved Hospital organizes and facilitates research at the hospitals in Slagelse, Næstved and Ringsted.

You can read more about the three hospitals' research activities - eg. research projects and PhD students - at Slagelse Hospital's website, where we have gathered information about the research at Næstved, Slagelse and Ringsted hospitals.

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