The FEEA, Fondation Européenne d'Enseignement en Anesthésiologie, Foundation for European Education in Anaesthesiology, was officially founded on May 28, 1986 by JOHAN SPIERDIJK, Leiden - the Netherlands, Prof. PHILIPPE SCHERPEREEL, Lille - France, Prof. GEORGES ROLLY, Gent - Belgium, Prof. GUILLAUME HANEGREEFS, Antwerp - Belgium and Prof. MAURICE LAMY, Liège - Belgium.
The FEEA aimed initially to provide Continuing Medical Education (CME) in Anaesthesiology within the European Community. With the growth of the number of country members, the field of activity of the FEEA was extended progressively to the countries of the European Union and to countries of the East Europe.
Since 1995 associated centres are established in South and Central America since 2004 in Africa and starting in 2006 in Asia. Last year more than 6,000 anaesthesiologists were attending the courses in more than 90 regional centres world wide.
Since several years, the FEEA has developed a partnership with the European Society of Anaesthesiology (ESA) and the World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists (WFSA).