Due to the spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), the BCSAC 2020 cannot be held in Barcelona on 30 May – 1 June. ESA is looking into alternatives to postpone the course and candidates will be informed about the new date at the earliest.


The Basic and Clinical Science Anaesthesia Course (BcSAC) is intended as one of the tools suitable for the preparation of the European Diploma in Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care by improving the candidate’s understanding and knowledge of different areas of basic and clinical sciences.

The course is an expansion of the well-established Basic Science Anaesthesia Course (BSAC) which has been successfully run since 2012 with the introduction of the clinical component in 2020.

The course will run in parallel to Euroanaesthesia 2020 in Barcelona between Friday afternoon 29th of May and Monday 1st of June 2020. Participants can attend the Inaugural Ceremonies and a number of industry-sponsored sessions during lunch breaks. However, they may not attend any other congress sessions.

Participants must attend the entire course in order to be able to sit the formative On-Line Assessment (OLA) and obtain the Certificate of Attendance with the CME Credits.

Registration and all course correspondence (including any course material) will be sent by electronic mail only. Each candidate must provide a valid and personal e-mail address. Candidates have to pre-register as onsite registration is not possible.

Why attend?

  • Interaction with speakers (Q&A)
  • Excellent preparation for the EDAIC examinations
  • OLA at the beginning and end of the course
  • CME credits are given for attending BCSAC
  • Possibility to attend industrial symposia of Euroanaesthesia during lunch break
  • Possibility to visit Exhibition Area of Euroanaesthesia
  • Possibility to attend the Opening Ceremony
  • Possibility to network with Trainees and other anaesthesiologists
  • Possibility to present a poster (abstract)

Who can attend?

Only ESA Members can participate in the BCSAC 2020 (membership period must be valid for the year 2020 and be of one of the following types: Active, Active from a reduced fee country, Affiliate or Trainee Membership).

If you are not yet an ESA Member, please visit our Membership section.

What should you bring to the course?

You must bring a laptop that has an Ethernet port as well as its charger to the course. You will need to use your own laptop to take the formative On-Line Assessments (OLA); no laptops will be provided by the organisers. If you need a power adapter, please bring one with you.

Please make sure that the internet browser you will be using during the OLAs is up-to-date. Tablet PCs or smartphones cannot be used to take the OLA.

Rules for the Basic Science Anaesthetic Course

Participant cancellation of registration

The Participant can request, under exceptional circumstances, to cancel an order and obtain a refund for Basic Sciences Anaesthetic Course registration, including related site event registrations made on the ESA Website, or on any registration website related to the ESA, before the registration deadline. Requests will be reviewed on a case by case basis.

Programme & CME

The Basic and Clinical Science Anaesthesia Course (BCSAC) 2020 was accredit with 22 CME credits by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME – Institution of the UEMS).

The programme of the BCSAC 2020 is available here.

Online registration for the BCSAC 2020 are now open

In order to register for the BCSAC, you must either login to or create a profile in myESA to complete the registration process. If you do not have an account, you can create your account here.

By registering for the BCSAC you agree to the ESA cancellation and refund policy.

Online registration for the BCSAC 2020 are now open

Registration deadline : 13th May 2020


Please note that onsite registration is not possible. All fees include VAT.

Registration Fees

You can check all different types of ESA memberships here 
Type of ESA membership
Pre-Registration Fee
 Active member  €600
 Affiliate Member  €600
 Trainee Member  €400
  Active Member from reduced fee country   €400