European Diploma in Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care (EDAIC) Report from the Examinations Committee 2016

European Diploma in Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care (EDAIC) Report from the Examinations Committee 2016

  • Issue 69

Sue Hill
Chairman, Examinations Committee

Examinations Committee: Sue Hill, Chair (UK), Wolfram Engelhardt (DE), Else-Marie Ringvold (NO), Götz Geldner (DE), Armen Varosyan (AM), Andrey Varvinskiy (UK), Mario Zerafa (MT).

Examinations Subcommittee Part I: Wolfram Engelhardt, Chair (DE), Luca Brazzi (IT), Tobias Broecheler (DE), Serban Bubenek (RO), Evelyne Bucher (CH), Ana Domínguez (ES), Ankie Koopman-van Gemert (NL), Sue Hill (UK), Krisztina Madách (HU), Vesna Novak Jankovic (SI), Peter Paal (UK), Svetlana Plamadeala (MD), Paula Sá Couto (PT), Altan Sahin (TR), Andrey Varvinskiy (UK), Magdalena Wujtewicz (PL).

Examinations Subcommittee Part II: Mario Zerafa, Chair (MT), Bazil Ateleanu (UK), Javier Belda Nacher (ES), Joerg Brederlau (DE), Jean-Jacques Lehot (FR), Else-Marie Ringvold (NO).

OLA Subcommittee: Armen Varosyan, Chair (AM), Sue Hill, Chair (UK), Zekeriyya Alanoglu (TR), Nicolas Brogly (ES), Davide Chiumello (IT), Wolfram Engelhardt (DE), Ankie Koopman-van Gemert (NL), David Nagore Setién (ES), Paulo Sá Rodrigues (PT), Marcin Sicinski (UK).

European Diploma in Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care (EDAIC)

EDAIC examination centres today (Pink – OLA; Blue – Part I; Purple – Part II)

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EDAIC Part I (written examination)

2572 candidates sat the EDAIC Part I in 2016 compared to 2430 in 2015 (an increase of 5.8%).

Of the 2572 candidates who sat the EDIC Part I in 2016, 1540 were successful and 1032 failed, for an overall pass rate of 59.9%.


Two candidates obtained the highest scores in the Part I examination in 2016:

article-4-02Dr Schälling Bernd is currently a resident anaesthesiologist in the Department for Anaesthesia, Surgical Intensive Care, Prehospital Emergency Medicine and Pain Therapy at the University Hospital of Basel.

article-4-01Dr Sator Florian is currently working in the Hospitaller Order of the Brothers of Saint John of God in Eisenstadt and obtained his Medical Diploma at the Medical University of Vienna in 2007. He is involved in the education of younger emergency physicians and in ETC training courses, and has been a tutor in physiology since he started his medical studies.

They will be awarded the John Zorab Prize during the Euroanaesthesia 2017 Congress in Geneva, Switzerland.

Many congratulations to them!

The next Part I examination will take place on Saturday 16 September 2017. Applications for the 2017 Part I examination and ITA opened in March 2017.

EDAIC Part I Centres

In 2017 new centres will open namely Santiago de Compostela (Spain), Bangalore (India), Prague (Czech Republic), and Muscat (Oman).

ITA (In-Training Assessment)

In 2016, 247 candidates sat the ITA compared with 253 last year. The participation rate is rather steady this year as a consequence of the expansion of the OLA since its start in 2013. The shift from ITA to OLA will probably continue in the coming years.

OLA (On-Line Assessment)

On 7 April 2017, 1298 candidates were registered to take the OLA. In 2016, 1158 candidates sat this computer-based assessment in 96 different centres (there were 60 centres registered in 2015 with 588 candidates).

The 2016 OLA was offered in 10 languages: English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, and Chinese. The OLA was offered in 9 languages in 2015 while it was only available in 7 languages in 2014.


In 2017, individual on-line candidate registrations for this OLA closed on 6 February. Candidates could register with a choice of over 111 centres in Europe and beyond.

Since 2014, the Netherlands has adopted the OLA as a national exam.

EDAIC Part II (oral examination)

A total of 740 candidates sat the Part II examinations in 2016; 437 were successful and 303 failed (with an overall pass rate: 59.1%).

New Part II centres: Istanbul and London in 2013; Warsaw in 2014; Paris, Valencia, and Maastricht in 2015; Amsterdam and Lisbon in 2016.

Board of Part II Examiners in Barcelona, Spain

In 2017, the Part II centres will be: Warsaw Winter, Madrid, Barcelona, Maastricht, Zürich, Uppsala, Göttingen, Valencia, Warsaw Summer, Vienna, Erlangen, Lisbon, Athens, Porto, and Istanbul.


Applications for the 2017 Part II examinations were opened in December 2016.


I want to thank the Examinations Committee and Subcommittees chairs and members, especially Wolfram Engelhardt, Armen Varosyan, and Mario Zerafa for their long-lasting and invaluable contribution; all Examiners and Hosts for their time and dedication; and the whole ESA Secretariat staff for the excellent job done.

Join us for the EDAIC Sessions at Euroanaesthesia 2017!