The Fourth Meeting of the ERAS Society was held in Nice, France, May 2-4, 2013. During the two day sessions, coordinators from several countries discussed the evolution of the main objectives of the ERAS Society as well as the current status of the implementation of the ERAS Program. As a result, some new sections and research efforts were born. Stay tunned to get notified about these advances!
At the La Pitié Sampéltrière Hospital, Paris, the 1st French ERAS Society stand alone symposia was held under the leadership of Professor Karem Slim, Dept Surgery, Clermont-Ferrand and Doctor Pascal Alfonsi, Dept. of Anesthesia, Cochin Hospital Paris with the support of Prof Olle Ljungqvist, ERAS Society. The sessions attracted well over 200 participants, making the room too small and forced the organizers to open a satellite room for video broadcasting. The program consisted of a presentation of the ERAS Model of multi professional, multi disciplinary approach to perioperative care. In addition, the pathophysiology of why this works and how to do it was also explained along with some key elements in the care pathways. In the end, Prof Slim explained that there will be a formal ERAS Society formed with the support of the main societies in France in Surgery and Anesthesia, and that this society will be closely linked to the main international ERAS Society. In addition, the entire implementation program will be made available in French and this will allow the initiation of the ERAS Implementation programs to start running in France. This will be announced shortly.
The Third Meeting of the ERAS Society was held in Nice, France, May 17-19, 2012. During the two day sessions, coordinators from several countries discussed several points related to the ERAS protocol and the implementation program, and proposed and developed further points in the development of the Website and social aspects.
Hosted by professors Marco Braga and Luigi Beretta, the second TTT session was held in Milan March 21-22, 2012. During the two day session, teams from several countries engaged in the ERAS Society network gathered to train teachers in the ERAS Society implementation program. Teachers were Olle Ljungqvist, Örebro University and Mari Bergeling-Thorell, Qulturum Jönköping, Sweden and Magnus Stafsing, Encare AB from Sweden. The following participants were present at the meetings: Marco Braga, Luigi Beretta, Emanuele Torri and Alberto Brolese from Trento, Italy. Valerie Addor, Nicolas Demartines, Andrea Donadini, Sylvain Gander and Anne-Claude Griesser from Lausanne, Switzerland. Karem Slim from Clermont-Ferrand, France, Cherry Koh from Sydney Australia, Eran Sadot and Ronit Stamker from Tel Aviv, Israel. Kirsti Fosland, Kristoffer Lassen, Stig Norderval, Frode Skoglund, Ann-Elise Vang and Arthur Revhaug from Norway.