ICU Volume 5 - Issue 2 - Summer 2005 - Country Focus:Austria

Austrian Intensive Care Associations

Austrian Society of Anaesthesiology, Resuscitation and Intensive Care Medicine (OEGARI)


OEGARI is a non-profit organization to support and develop anaesthesiology, resuscitation, intensive medicine, pain therapy, emergency care and catastrophe medicine, with the objective of providing Austria with the best possible care in these fields.


Membership is open to doctors already specialised or in training for anaesthesiology. Applications require support from two ordinary members and are voted in by the general assembly. Austrian doctors or scientists from any specialty, who support the aims of the society may become extraordinary members, but cannot be elected on to the executive committee.


In addition to an annual congress, the society organizes:

• meetings, presentations and scientific gatherings;

• training courses in relevant topics of medicine for professionals other than doctors;

• resuscitation and emergency care courses for members of the public;

• co-ordination of professional education for doctors to help standardise medical practice in anaesthesiology in Austria.


The society additionally supports scientific research in all related medical fields and promotes good personal and professional relationships with equivalent associations abroad, through study trips and participation in congresses abroad.


Austrian Society of Medical and General Intensive Care Medicine (OEGIAIM)

The society supports research in the field of intensive care, education and post-graduate education for doctors in intensive medicine.


Ordinary members may be doctors in intensive care medicine; extraordinary members are doctors from other fields, who are interested in contributing to the society’s aims. Members may be professional individuals or legal organizations.


The society holds an annual meeting, organizes training sessions and seminars, and has published “Intensiv- News” (free to members) for nine years. A further publication, “Intensivmedizin und notfallmedizin” is the official voice of the society and other German and Austrian associations active in the field of intensive and other medical specialties. Tables of contents and abstracts are available on line and full texts are supplied on subscription: tocs.htm

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