The ERAS® Society becomes a Specialist Society member of the European Society of Anaesthesiology

 At the recent scientific annual meeting of the European Society of Anaesthesiology (ESA) in Vienna, Austria, the Board of Directors of the ESA decided that the ERAS® Society will become a Specialist Society member of the European Society of Anaesthesiology.

With more the 9,700 full members and more than 20,000 associate members, the European Society of Anaesthesiologist is the second largest Anaesthesia Society globally and holds the most prominent position in the community of anaesthesiologist in Europe and elsewhere. The mission of the European Society of Anaesthesiologist is to promote the professional role of anaesthesiologists, to improve perioperative patient outcomes by focusing on the quality of care, patient safety strategy and scientific research.

The objective of this international collaboration is to define joint strategies to promote perioperative care worldwide with the best scientific evidence-based medicine practices according to the ERAS® Society methodology. Furthermore, we have agreed to extend collaboration between the Societies in the field of education and scientific research according to the operational guidelines of the ERAS® Society. The ERAS® Society is asked to submit one or two session proposals for presentation at the scientific annual meeting of the European Society of Anaesthesiology annual ESA congress.

The members of the ERAS® Society will be offered many benefits as part of their membership of the European Society of Anaesthesiology. The Societies will cross announce events of joint interest thereby reaching many more professionals.

We are looking forward to this new international collaboration.
Hans de Boer and Olle Ljungqvist