Dear colleagues,

On behalf of the ERAS® Society and the colleagues in the organizing committees from the Swedish ERAS® Society, we have the pleasure to invite you to the 6th ERAS® World Congress on May 23-25 in Stockholm, Sweden.

The ERAS® World Congress is the unique occasion that brings together eminent world experts and leaders in perioperative care. This congress is organized by the multi professional and multi-disciplinary ERAS® Society that is active around the world. It is the best opportunity to meet, listen to and discuss with specialists from different horizons that share their expertise and provide participants with the most recent updates, new concepts, state-of-the-art lectures and progress in perioperative care. This is reinforced by the participation of surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, hospital administrators … bringing the patient into the heart of medical care.

The ERAS® World Congress aim to reinforce the patient centered care through the interactions between all medical actors and networking. Interdisciplinary debate and multidisciplinary approach allows experts to bring their opinions and to debate with the auditorium.

Our goal is to continue to organize an exciting and outstanding meeting with worldwide experts and delegates.

Heartily welcome and we look forward to seeing you in Stockholm,


Anders Thorell, ERAS® 2018 Congress President

Olle Ljungqvist, ERAS® Society Chairman

Nicolas Demartines, ERAS® Treasurer

Dileep Lobo, ERAS® Scientific Chair

Mike Scott, ERAS® Educational Chair



The ERAS® Society is a multidisciplinary, multi-professional non-profit medical society. Our approach to care comes from the insight that best practice for the surgical patient is achieved using a multimodal approach. The previous highly successful ERAS® Society World Congresses in Lyon (2017), Lisbon (2016) and Valencia in 2014 were where experts from all disciplines and professions met. The ERAS® World Congress represents a unique opportunity to present new products and services to over 500 delegates from around the world in a nice and historic location: This time Stockholm.

The ERAS® Society supports efforts to develop surgical care further by research, education and also by helping colleagues worldwide to implement ERAS pathways in a range of surgical domains.

ERAS represents a paradigm shift in perioperative care in three ways:

  • First, it continuously re-examines traditional practices, replacing them with evidence-based best practices when necessary.
  • Second, it is comprehensive in its scope, covering all areas of the patient’s journey through the perioperative process.
  • Lastly, ERAS® Society actively develops methods to and supports the implementation of the evidence based care principles.


Use of the ERAS principles pathway has been shown to:

  • Reduce care time by more than 30%
  • Reduce postoperative complications by up to 50%



Organising Committee

Anders Thorell (SE) ERAS® 2017 – Congress President

Dileep Lobo (UK) ERAS® Society Scientific Chairman

Mike Scott (UK) ERAS® Society Educational Chairman

Olle Ljungqvist (SE) ERAS® Society Chairman

Nicolas Demartines (CH) ERAS® Society Treasurer

Angie Balfour (UK) Nurse Group

Gregg Nelson (CA) ERAS® Society Secretary & Gynecology and Women’s Health Group

Tom Wainwright (UK) ERAS® Society Website Editor & Orthopaedic Group

Willliam Fawcett (UK) ERAS® Society Website Editor

Yannick Cerantola (CH) Urology Group

Local Committee

Lars Johansen (SE), Monika Egenvall (SE), Magnus Iversen (SE), Hans Hjelmqvist (SE), Margaretha Lindberg (SE), Fredrik Hjern (SE), Ulf Gustafsson (SE), Folke Hammarqvist (SE).




  • Opening of the online registration December 13, 2017
  • Deadline for early registration fee March 7, 2018
  • Cancellation registration with fee until April 18, 2018
  • Non-refundable registration fee April 19, 2018


  • Opening of abstract submission October 5, 2017
  • Closing of abstract submission January 31, 2018
  • Notifications to submitters End of February 2018
  • Abstract on website Beginning of April on and in Clinical Nutrition ESPEN



The 6th World ERAS – Enhanced Recovery after Surgery – Congress will be held in Stockholm, Sweden from Thursday 24 to Friday 25 May 2018 at the Congress Centre of the Clarion Hotel Sign. In addition, an ERAS Course, an Urology Group Meeting and a Women’s health/Gynecology Group Symposium will take place at the same area on Wednesday 23 from 13:00 till 18:00.

All the Congress activities and the Exhibition will take place there.

Clarion Hotel Sign

Östra Järnvägsgatan 25

10126 Stockholm


Phone  +46 8 676 98 00





For any further information, please contact the official Organizing Secretariat.

Prior to the ERAS 2018 Congress

c/o MCI Suisse SA

9, rue du Pré-Bouvier

1242 Satigny – Geneva


Phone +41 22 33 99 726

Fax       +41 22 33 99 631