Why has the ERAS 2020 Joint Meeting been postponed to 2021?

The organizers of the 2020 Joint Congress of ERAS Society and ERAS USA have been closely monitoring updates and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and from the World Health Organization (WHO). We have also been actively following travel advisories and restrictions placed on hospitals and institutions, and stay-at-home orders in countries around the world. While we all had hoped to come together in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA this August for our Joint Congress, we firmly believe that putting the health, safety and wellbeing of our attendees, and their patients and families, comes first. It is with heavy hearts that ERAS Joint Congress has made the difficult but necessary decision to postpone our 2020 Congress, and move it forward to July of 2021.

What are the registration deadlines to benefit from reduced fees (early bird etc.)?

The organizers are working hard to finalize the new dates in 2021 for the ERAS Joint Congress. As soon as these are finalized, the updated registration deadlines will be published on the website.

I am a presenter/speaker, what should I do?

You will receive an email directly from the ERAS 2020 Joint Meeting organizers regarding your participation in the program and next steps.

Will the congress program be the same in 2021?

The Session Programme will remain the same for the vast majority of the program – some minor changes and updates will be made and announced in as timely a manner as possible.

I am a sponsor or exhibitor for the ERAS 2020 Joint Meeting – what happens to my involvement following the postponement to 2021?

Your support is important and essential to the success of the ERAS Joint Meeting. The organizers aim and intend to honor the program and congress structure that has been developed for the ERAS 2020 Joint Meeting, albeit recognizing that we will have elements to update and add to the program in a year’s time. Your commitments in sponsorship and exhibition will be transferred to the 2021 ERAS Joint Meeting. If you have questions or wish to learn more about the new opportunities that may become available, please contact:
– For US Based companies: industry@erasusa.org
– For Non-US Based companies: Christopher.day@mci-group.com