NOW ONLINE: The ERAS and COVID-19 global seminar

This free ERAS® Society webinar broadcasted on Saturday 27th of February in Europe and the Americas and March 6 in Australasia entitled “ERAS and COVID-19” covers how COVID-19 has developed a massive backlog of patients in need of surgery and how Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) programs offers ways to manage this crisis in surgery today and tomorrow. The webinar is kindly sponsored by 3M. A number of world-class speakers are presenting with a Q&A panel at the end! Draft program and links to watching the seminar in different languages: English, Mandarin, Spanish, German and Japanese!

Update – 2021 World Congress of the ERAS® Society and ERAS® USA

We regret to inform you that the World Congress of the ERAS® Society and ERAS® USA due to be held in New Orleans in July 2021 has been cancelled due to the uncertainties involving travel and gatherings because of Covid-19.

We hope to organise the next World Congress in Europe in April/May 2022. We will post updates about the 2022 Congress once the details, dates and venue have been confirmed.

In the meantime, there will be an autumn conference hosted by ERAS® USA later this year, 10-12 November 2021. Full details of this event can be found on the ERAS® USA website and we will also post updates and details over the coming months.

Save the date! 

Please join us for a free ERAS® Society webinar on Saturday 27th of February 12 noon to 1330 (CET) entitled “ERAS and COVID-19” kindly sponsored by 3M, with a number of world-class speakers followed by a Q&A panel at the end! See below for draft program 

Time Speaker Title
10 mins Professor Olle Ljungqvist (SE) The role of ERAS® during the pandemic
10 mins Professor Tim Rockall (UK) Minimally invasive colorectal surgery and COVID-19
10 mins Professor Mike Scott (USA) How safe is Surgery during COVID-19?
10 mins Mr Matt Perry (UK) Practical delivery of ERAS® during a pandemic
10 mins Angie Balfour RN (UK)

Valerie Addor RN (CH)

Surgical Nursing during COVID-19
5 mins Dr Kwang Yeong How (SIN) COVID-19 – perspective from ASIA
5 mins Professor Nicolas Demartines (CH) COVID-19 – perspective from Europe
5 mins Dr Ravi Oodit (RSA) COVID-19 – perspective from South Africa
5 mins Professor Gregg Nelson (CAN) COVID-19 – perspective from North America
5 mins Professor Adrian Alvarez (ARG) COVID-19  – perspective from Latam
20 mins Q&As. Panel

4-5  members of ERAS Executive  Committee

Discussion among speakers and Dileep Lobo, (UK) Hans de Boer (NL), Tom Wainwright (UK), Ulf Gustafsson (SE), Martin Hubner (CH), Mary Brindle (CAN), Chris Jones (UK)

Moderators: Professor Dileep Lobo & Dr Hans de Boer

ERAS Society lumbar spinal fusion guidelines now published

The ERAS Society is delighted to report the recent publication of a “Consensus statement for perioperative care in lumbar spinal fusion: Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS®) Society recommendations” in the the Spine Journal.

An international multi-disciplinary team of 12 authors was expertly led by French Neurosurgeon, Dr Bertrand Debono. ERAS is currently a hot topic in spinal surgery, and the ERAS Society extends its congratulations to all of the authors for collaborating on this important work.


Online ERAS Cardiac Conference, 5th-6th March 2021, Houston, TX

We are pleased to invite you to the ERAS® Cardiac Society Virtual Conference LIVE from the Methodist Hospital DeBakey Center in Houston, TX, designed to optimize outcomes through global collaboration. Join us March 5-6, 2021 for a one-of-a-kind experience featuring live debates and discussions from an engaging panel of multidisciplinary experts discussing the latest in cardiac enhanced recovery and treatment innovations.



ERAS Society sessions in Shanghai viewed over 50,000 times

The ERAS Society cooperated in arranging the OCAP2020 (Oriental Congress of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine) congress in Shanghai in October. This congress was huge success with more than 4,000 delegates in place at the venue in Shanghai and with more than 50,000 delegates attending the ERAS Society day long session on line. In this session speakers from the ERAS Society alongside experts from inside and outside China delivered up to date presentations about ERAS.

We are grateful to Professor Miao the main host of the congress and his excellent team for a very nice and fruitful collaboration and we look forward to working with our Chinese colleagues to further spread ERAS in China and Asia.

In due course, members of the ERAS Society will be able to watch the presentations via the website.

You can join the society via our membership page 

ERAS® Society 10th anniversary World day – 14th Nov 2020



Join colleagues from around the world for the ERAS® Society 10th anniversary World day.

This global webinar will take place on the 14th November, 2020

Clinical experts in the ERAS® Society from around the world will deliver a series of short lectures and discuss key ERAS® papers. Join the free webinar from wherever you are!

ERAS Society Webinar Programme and Speaker Biographies 14 Nov 2020

Register for the time zone that suits you by clicking on the links below:

Asia and Australia 

Time Zone 1

Africa and Europe

Time Zone 2

Latin America and USA 

Time Zone 3

If you are an ERAS® Society member, the webinars will also be available to view afterwards. To join the ERAS® Society click here


Following the three webinars, the ERAS Society USA Chapter, invites you to join them for their virtual conference “ERAS Updates and Future Directions”. Please find below the link to ERAS® USA Program and how to register


European Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care (ESAIC)

The ERAS® Society is a Specialist Society member of the newly renamed European Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care (ESAIC). Previously the European Society of Anaesthesiology, ESAIC has more the 9,700 full members and more than 20,000 associate members. It remains the second largest Anaesthesia Society globally and holds the most prominent position in the community of anaesthesiologist in Europe and elsewhere. To visit the ESAIC website click here.


The Euroanaesthesia Virtual Congress is coming soon (28-30 November 2020) and is Europe’s largest annual event showcasing the latest news and innovations with medical experts active in the field of anaesthesia, perioperative medicine, intensive care, emergency medicine, and pain treatment. For more information please click here.



Pre-operative Patient Education – Bite Size Education Series Video

This is a short interview with nurses Jennie Burch and Angie Balfour. It aims to highlight the importance of preoperative patient education, a cornerstone principle of ERAS, which aims to prepare patients for their operation and their recovery.

Both Angie and Jennie have been working as ERAS nurses for over a decade in Edinburgh, Scotland and St Mark’s Hospital, London. They have seen ERAS evolve over time and have watched it’s implementation spread from one specialty to another reaching to all patients who have elective surgical procedures.

Jennie and Angie have also written a chapter featured in the ERAS textbook (available here)