The European Society for Intravenous anaesthesia
What is EuroSIVA?
The European Society of Anaesthesiology (ESA) has emerged as the
pre-eminent scientific Society for Anaesthesiologists in Europe and there was a desire to develop an associated European Society for Intravenous Anaesthesia with the responsibility to co-ordinate, facilitate and to provide high quality presentations and cutting edge information related to TIVA. EuroSIVA is a foundation and registered in The Netherlands.
The foundation aims to develop and promote the highest quality of education for those involved in drugs administered intravenously and to develop programs for introducing these new techniques into the standard curriculum and examination system in the individual countries. Within Europe, many of these aims have been achieved and regular raining courses have now been established.
Aim of EuroSIVA
The aim of EuroSIVA is to bring all those with a major interest in the development, research and education of intravenou anaesthesia under one European organisation. We welcome you to take part in many activities, such as scientific and educational meetings, interactive discussions on our website and exchange of research in intravenous pharmacology. EuroSIVA communicates with similar organisations across the globe and facilitates close contacts.Welcome to the European Society of Intravenous Anaesthesia!
“To promote the highest standards of practice in intravenous anaesthetic pharmacology and drug delivery through education, research and professional development in its broadest sense throughout Europe.”
Meet the board
Since it was founded in 1997, EuroSIVA has organised a recurring annual scientific meeting to support the interest, knowledge and education of Intravenous Anesthesia in Europe. The European periferal nerve block association (EuroPBN) is liased to the Eurosiva. Below you will find information on their traditional winter meeting.
Euro PNB: 17th Annual Regional Anaesthesia Winter Symposium Crans-Montana Switzerland
12th – 14thJanuary 2017
A postgraduate course for anaesthesiologists : Perioperative issues associated with Regional Anaesthesia and Sedation.
Meet the experts on these important topics in a beautiful environment:
José Aguirre, Switzerland
Luc Barvais, Belgium
Alain Borgeat, Switzerland
Michael Palmisano, USA
Frank Engbers, Netherlands
Read more and registration
Education on intravenous pharmacology and related topic forms the core mission of EuroSIVA. In this education section you will find scholarly presentations and publications that we have produced to publicly share with the anaesthetic community and interested parties. We also cover wider current aspects of anaesthesia topics like monitoring and the effects our practice has on outcome. More material will become available over time. Check this site regularly for updates!
Slides & Talks
This is the place you find some interesting presentations and videos from speakers at recent EuroSIVA meetings.
EuroSIVA have produced a selection of publications like newsletters, meeting reports and book monographs.
For general inquiries
and sponsorship website:
For meetings and registrations:
Mrs Silvia Lenz
Department of Anaesthesiology
and Intensive Care,
Orthopaedic University Clinic Balgrist
CH-8008 Zürich Switzerland
Tivatrainer is an educational programme, developed to explain pharmacokinetic principles and show the pharmacokinetic properties of IV anesthetics and other drugs. TivatrainerX is the iphone version
+41 44 386 38 32
Dr Frank Engbers
Leiden University Medical Centre