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Overseas positions

ESA EDAIC Part ll Examination

ESA Calling for Candidates - Committee Chairs and members

ESA Research Committee Chairperson

Neuro fellowship in Perth

Consultant Anaesthesia, Lautoka Hospital, Fiji

ESA EDAIC Part ll Examination


The ESA is looking to expand its pool of Examiners for the EDAIC Part II Examination; an oral examination covering basic sciences, clinical anaesthesia and intensive care medicine subjects, and leading to the granting of the European Diploma in Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care.

The duties of EDAIC Part II Examiners will be the following:

  • Attend one or more Part II examinations scheduled throughout the year in various European centres (depending on the availability of the Examiner and the needs of the ESA, in particular in terms of languages).
  • Be familiar with and apply the examination procedures.
  • Strive to maintain the high standard of the EDAIC.
  • Study the examination questions provided by the ESA.
  • Strive to conduct a fair and impartial interview of the candidates.
  • Assess whether the candidate demonstrated an adequate breadth and depth of knowledge over a range of topics as well as sound clinical judgement; and award marks accordingly.


The candidate must have the following profile:

  • Must be consultant (i.e. anaesthetists who are retired or in training cannot apply).
  • Must have a minimum of 3 years clinical experience after full completion of specialist training.
  • Must be in clinical practice (i.e. not working for research only)
  • Applicants from all European countries are welcome, but applicants from Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Greece, the Netherlands, Italy, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey are particularly encouraged to apply.
  • Very good command of spoken English; proficiency in one of the following languages is an asset: French, German, Spanish or any Scandinavian language.
  • Must be actively involved in teaching.
  • Must be an ESA member or ready to become one.
  • Being a Diplomate of the European Society of Anaesthesiology (DESA/ DEAA), a Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (FRCA) or a Fellow of the College of Anaesthetists, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (FCARCSI) is a strong asset.
  • Must observe at least one Part II examination at their own expense if they are not DESA / DEAA / FRCA / FCARCSI before they can examine for the first time.


The EDAIC Part II Examiners receive a free registration for Euroanaesthesia following the year in which they have examined. Travel, accommodation and other necessary expenses incurred to attend examinations are covered by the ESA as per the ESA Expense Reimbursement Policy. An insurance paid by the ESA covers any accident that might occur when examiners travel for EDAIC purposes. After each examination in which they participated, examiners will receive from the ESA office a certificate of attendance that will allow them to claim CME credits if applicable in their country.


Any questions? Please contact Or see the website here


Please send us: (1) the completed application form stressing clearly your interest in education, (2) two recommendation letters, (3) a recent picture. The letters should be dated, signed and addressed to the ESA Examinations Committee. Complete applications will be reviewed by members of the Examinations Committee and Subcommittees and the outcome will be communicated at the earliest. Please send your application to the following address: (please do not send e-mails heavier than 5MB).

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ESA Calling for Candidates - Committee Chairs and members

Share your knowledge and commitment - the following vacancies are open:

Examination Committees Chairperson - deadline 10 July

Scientific Subcommittee - deadline 16 July

Research Committee Chairperson - deadline 1 September

Click here for the website

ESA Vacancies.

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ESA Research Committee Chairperson

The ESA is seeking to recruit a new Chairperson of the ESA Research Committee.
The three-year tenureship of the Chairperson of the Research Committee (RC) of the ESA becomes vacant on 1 January 2018. The future RC Chairperson will be appointed on 1 Jan 2018.

The new Chairperson will take over from Professor Wolfgang Buhre, and will liaise closely with him in the months following 1 January 2018. The RC plays an important role in the activities of the Society. The Committee is composed currently of eight members. The RC Chairperson position requires close liaison with the Research Department of the ESA Secretariat in Brussels throughout the year via bi-monthly phone call to:

  • Review grant applications in the fields of clinical and basic sciences relevant to Anaesthesia, Intensive Care and Pain Medicine, and to make recommendations for the award of grants.
  • Advise on the organisation and management of the grant evaluation process.
  • Advise the ESA Board on the range of research grant schemes offered by the ESA.
  • Advise on the organisation and management of the Research Mentorship Programme.
  • Play an active role in the improvement of the activities of the Committee.
  • Play an active role in the ESA Clinical Trial Network.

The appointed Chairperson will be required to attend 3 to 4 meetings of the Research Committee. Travel expenses to attend meetings of the Committee are provided according to standard ESA Reimbursement Policy.


Applications are encouraged from active ESA members across Europe who meet the following criteria:

  • Established academic reputation;
  • Experience in writing grant applications and obtaining competitive funding;
  • Experience in reviewing grant applications,
  • Expertise in clinical and / or laboratory research is required.
  • Applicant must have been ESA active members for at least 2 years on the day of the application deadline.


The new Chairperson of the Research Committee will becoming the Chairperson on 01 January 2018. The Past-Chairperson will remain a member of the RC for 18 months after the end of his term as Chairperson.


If you are interested, and wish to apply, please send by e-mail:

  • The application form available at
  • Your Curriculum Vitae, which should detail how you meet the criteria,
  • List of publication, including Hirch Index
  • Short outline (maximum one page A4) of your perspectives as RC Chair.

Applications must be received to no later than 01 Sept 2017 (23:59 CET) with the following subject

ESA Research Committee Chairperson - vacancy 2018.

If you would like to discuss any aspect of this post, please contact:

Prof. Wolfgang. Buhre
Chairman ESA Research Committee

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Neuro fellowship in Perth

Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in Perth is now employing two Neuro Anaesthesia fellows each year, starting in either February or August.

It is a 12-month fellowship with 6 months in Neuro Anaesthesia and 6 months doing a General Fellowship. During the 6-month Neuro Anaesthesia fellowship, fellows can expect the following weekly schedules:

  • At least 2 full days of elective neurosurgery.
  • half day non-clinical time.
  • half day off to take advantage of the fantastic weather, wonderful beaches, and extensive water sports that Perth offers.
  • A share of the after-hours roster with opportunities to be involved with emergency neurosurgical cases.
  • No night shifts!

The fellowship is open to Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists applicants in their last year of training (Provisional Fellow or ATY3).

For applicants from overseas training programs, the last year of training is not a strict requirement, as long as the applicant has completed at least two years of advanced training.

As with all SCGH fellowships, interstate and overseas applications are encouraged as part of the departments commitment to educational exchange.

Temporary Medical Board registration is available for overseas trainees taking part in a structured accredited training program. This is a slow process, taking significant effort, but it is reliably achieved.

For further information please contact Christine Tan

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Consultant Anaesthesia, Lautoka Hospital, Fiji

Overview of the Lautoka Hospital
The Lautoka Hospital provides a comprehensive range of curative, primary and preventative
health service to the residents of the Western Division and is the main tertiary referral
centre for the Division. In addition, the Hospital provides clinical teaching facilities and
support for national, regional and international students for undergraduate and
postgraduate training of the Fiji National University [FNU] and the University of Fiji [UoF].

The Position
The position supports and assists the Medical Superintendent in the provision of high quality
Anaesthetic services, including Intensive Care, consistent with the values of the Ministry of
Civil Service and the Ministry of Health and Medical Services.

Knowledge and Experience
1. Strong knowledge of evidence-based standards of safe Anaesthetic including
Intensive Care practices and Medicine.
2. Understanding of medical and government legislation, policies and medico-legal
3. Broad understanding of concepts/tools used in clinical leadership, management,
audits, research, monitoring and evaluation and clinical governance.
4. Specialised training with broad clinical experience in Anaesthesia.
5. Experience working and managing a clinical Unit with limited resources and
confident and competent in teaching and training staff.
6. Experience in resuscitating patients with life-threatening emergencies and
subsequent management of critically ill or injured patients, initiating and
participating in an emergency response, and supporting team members and relatives
of very sick patients.

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