Webinar Series

The ERAS® Society Saturday Webinar Series

The impact of COVID-19 continues to affect us all.

As a global society, we are committed to providing high quality education at a time when face to face meetings are not possible. In addition, when major elective surgery restarts, ERAS® principles will be more important than ever to ensure high quality, value-based care, with low complication rates.

This webinar – the first in a series of Saturday webinars scheduled for 2021 – will focus on how we provide the best in perioperative care during the pandemic, by a number of World Experts.  

We are very grateful to all our faculty, our friends at 3M who have provided sponsorship for the meeting and our event organisers at Goose.

Register here

Australasia time: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_d2HUJnvfRKSBHnC8G3ZoKg

EMEA time: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/1616130619314/WN_y16Y_LnWRlmf99x_pBwEhw

Americas time: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/4516128903129/WN_xaaRs7M2SyKbNkAtArGUkg

Chinese mainland broadcast 6th March 2021: https://www.1mice.cn/live/home/83.html


Moderators: Professor Dileep Lobo & Dr Hans de Boer

Meeting organisers: Professors Olle Ljungqvist & William Fawcett 

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) and 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 with 4-5 members of ERAS Executive Committee - Discussion among speakers and Dileep Lobo, (UK) Hans de Boer (NL), Ulf Gustafsson (SE), Chris Jones (UK), Bill Fawcett (UK)


Professor Dileep Lobo (UK)

Scientific Chair

Dileep N Lobo is Professor of Gastrointestinal Surgery and Consultant Hepatopancreaticobiliary Surgeon at Nottingham University Hospitals, UK. Dileep N Lobo, MB BS, MS, DM, FRCS, FACS, FRCPE is Professor of Gastrointestinal Surgery and Consultant Hepatopancreaticobiliary Surgeon at Nottingham University…

Dr Hans D de Boer (Netherlands)

Chairman Executive Committee

Hans D de Boer, is a staff anesthesiologist and Pain Specialist in the Department of Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine and Procedural Sedation and Analgesia at the Martini Hospital in Groningen, The Netherlands. Hans D de Boer, MD, PhD, is a…

Olle Ljungqvist is a professor of Surgery at Örebro University and KarolinskaInstitutet Sweden He co-founded the ERAS® Society and is currently serving as the Chairman of its Executive Committee. He invented the idea of preoperative oral carbohydrates instead of…

Professor Rockall is a Consultant Surgeon at The Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford and Professor of Surgery at Surrey University, UK He specialises in laparoscopic gastrointestinal surgery and has a particular interest and expertise in laparoscopic colorectal surgery. He…

Matthew was appointed as a Consultant Urological Surgeon to St George’s Hospital in 2005. He was invited to set up the robotic cystectomy service at The Royal Surrey Hospital, Guildford in 2013 and moved his practice to Guildford in…

Ms Angie Balfour (UK)

Nurses Section Chair

Angie Balfour has been involved in ERAS® for over 15 years as the lead ERAS Nurse and Senior Research Nurse in Edinburgh, Scotland. She is also the chair of the ERAS® Nursing & AHP section of the ERAS® Society.…

Valérie Addor works at the Department for Visceral Surgery at the University Hospital CHUV in Lausanne, Switzerland. She has been involved in ERAS® since 2011. As an ERAS dedicated nurse and coach, her main interests are multidisciplinary work and…

Dr How Kwang Yeong is a consultant surgeon in the Colorectal Service of the General Surgery Department, Tan Tock Seng Hospital. He specializes in minimally invasive surgery, including endoscopic, laparoscopic and robotic techniques for the treatment of colon and…

Professor Nicolas Demartines (Switzerland)

Chairman of the ERAS Implementation Program

Nicolas Demartines obtained his MD degree at the University of Geneva in 1985, and achieved his board of Surgery in 1990 at the University of Basel Medical School, Switzerland. He has been Professor of Surgery, and Chairman of the…

Ravi Oodit is a general surgeon, Cape Town, South Africa. He has an interest in surgical gastroenterology, laparoscopic surgery and the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Program. He is the African lead for the ERAS® program and the Perioperative…

Professor Gregg Nelson (Canada)

Treasurer Executive Committee

Professor Gregg Nelson is Deputy Head of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at the Cumming School of Medicine in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and is Chief of Gynecologic Oncology at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre. His principal research interests…

Adrian is a general surgeon and anesthesiologist. He works as a staff anesthesiologist at Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires. His major achievements include Founder President of Perioperative Care of the Obese Patient (ISPCOP) www.ispcop.org, and founder and president ERAS®…

Ulf is a Senior consultant surgeon, specializing in colorectal surgery, laparoscopic and robotic surgery, Dept of Surgery, Danderyd’s Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden. He is Research group leader, Department of Clinical Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden. He is an experienced surgeon…

Professor Bill Fawcett is a Consultant in Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine, Royal Surrey County Hospital Guildford, UK. and is currently Vice President of The Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland. A major area of research interest has…

Dr Chris Jones (UK)

Website Editor

Chris has been a Consultant Anaesthetist at the Royal Surrey County Hospital and St Luke’s Cancer Centre in Guildford, UK, since 2013. His training in anaesthesia was based at St George’s in London and he completed further specialist training…