6th ERAS World Congress May 23-25, 2018

tom April 23rd

Dear Colleagues, 

We are extremely excited to host you at the 6th ERAS World Congress May 23-25, 2018.  This year we have a terrific line-up of programs and courses prior to the main meeting including those from the ERAS Society Cardiac, Urology, Gynecology and Nursing/AHP groups.  As with previous years we will again be having a comprehensive ERAS Course which will provide an excellent summary of the majority of ERAS components.  For the main ERAS program which runs May 24-25 we have a tremendous group of international speakers who will be providing important updates on ERAS perioperative care and who will also be discussing many of the hot topics and controversies in ERAS.  Be sure to come for the opening session entitled “New frontiers in ERAS” which will highlight the many soon-to-come guidelines in Thoracic Surgery, Emergency Laparotomy, Ambulatory Care, Pediatric Surgery and Cardiac surgery.  Finally, we look forward to hearing from Prof Gianotti and Prof Clavien who will be giving this year’s Fearon and Kehlet lectures, respectively.

We look forward to seeing you all in Stockholm!


Gregg Nelson

Secretary, ERAS Society


Dr. Gregg Nelson obtained his MD and PhD degrees at the University of Calgary and subsequently continued on to complete his sub-specialization in Gynecologic Oncology at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre in Calgary, Alberta. He is Associate Professor in the Departments of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Oncology at the Cumming School of Medicine and is Chair of the Provincial Gynecologic Oncology Tumor Team. Dr. Nelson’s principal research interest is the development and study of enhanced recovery protocols in surgery. He holds the position of Surgical Lead, ERAS Alberta and he also leads the international group that published the ERAS® Guidelines for Gynecologic/Oncology Surgery. Recently he has been appointed the Secretary of the ERAS® Society Executive Committee based in Sweden. Dr. Nelson has over 75 peer-reviewed publications and has presented numerous times on ERAS® internationally.