ERAS USA launched

usaerasThe ERAS USA (erasusa.org) the ERAS Chapter for the USA of the ERAS Society was launched in Washington DC. ERAS USA will work alongside ERAS Society for the further development of ERAS in the USA and worldwide in a range of surgical disciplines, as well as running educational activities and ERAS implementation programs across the USA. Professor Tonia Young-Fadok, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale is the first president of ERAS USA.

Brazilian ERAS Implementation Program completed

skarmavbild-2016-11-01-kl-12-02-47Two hospitals in Brazil just finished the 1st ERAS Society Implementation Program; The Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paolo and Santa Casa de Misericórdia de Porto Alegre. Both hospitals show excellent change management yielding good outcome results. The Training was performed under the regional leadership of Professor Adrian Alvarez, The Italian Hospital in Buenos Aires Vice President off ERAS Implementation for LATAM, alongside ERAS coach Valerie Addor from CHUV Lausanne with the assistance of Profs Olle Ljungqvist, Sweden and Nicolas Demartines, CHUV, Switzerland.

Successful 1st Singapore ERAS symposia

img_6313Tan Toc Seng Hospital hosted the 1st ERAS Society symposia in Singapore attracting more than 200 participants. The TTSH team has completed the ERAS Society Implementation Program with successful outcomes and is in the planning to start offering this training to other units in Singapore and the region. These results of this training also made headlines in the local press. For more information about upcoming actions in ERAS locally, please click here

2017 ERAS Alberta Symposium

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We’re pleased to announce the 2017 ERAS Alberta Symposium agenda, which is packed with local and international ERAS clinical experts. The ERAS Alberta 2017 Symposium is hosted by the Surgery Strategic Clinical Network, Alberta Health Services (AHS) to facilitate local, national and international Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) best practices.

Join your colleagues for stimulating discussions and presentations on Friday, January 27 and Saturday, January 28 for interactive discussions and high caliber presentations from leading international, national and local experts.

To register, go to http://www.cvent.com/d/zvqw0d

 

Liver Surgery and Bariatric Surgery Guidelines now on ERAS Society website

You can now access the full text articles for the ERAS Society guidelines for Liver and Bariatric Surgery via our website.

New ERAS Society Head and Neck guidelines published

Optimal Perioperative Care in Major Head and Neck Cancer Surgery With Free Flap Reconstruction A Consensus Review and Recommendations From the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Society

The ERAS Society is proud to announce the publication of:

Optimal Perioperative Care in Major Head and Neck Cancer Surgery With Free Flap Reconstruction A Consensus Review and Recommendations From the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Society.

You can read and/or download the guidelines here

You can read and/or download a commentary here

 

Professor Ken Fearon

Ken Fearon

It is with great sadness that the ERAS Society announce the sudden and tragic death of Professor Ken Fearon, Co-founder and Chairman of the ERAS Society Board.  

He was an inspiration to us all: a brilliant academic, teacher and lecturer but above all a warm, generous and kind man. We will miss him sorely, and we send our deepest condolences to his family.

Please click here to read and/or download an obituary written by Professor Olle Ljungqvist and Professor Dileep Lobo to be published in the journal Clinical Nutrition.

Finalisation of the ERAS Implementation Program in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

img_9083The final seminar of the ERAS implementation program was held on 13th July 2016, at CMC in Charlotte NC. After eight months of intensive work, the team of Prof. Iannitti under the supervision of Dr. Vrochides was certified as ERAS Center of Excellence. The quality of the work performed during this implementation was outstanding and announces a very fruitful scientific and human collaboration, and will allow further implementation of ERAS in the United States of America.

 

The people in the picture are (from left to right):

Dr. Dionisis Vrochides, MD PhD, ERAS leader
Garth McClune, Nurse Manager
Prof. Nicolas Demartines, CHUV-Lausanne-Switzerland
Mrs Kendra Tezber, Clinical Nurse
Valérie Addor, ERAS Coach, CHUV-Lausanne-Switzerland
Cesar Aviles, Nurse Practitioner Specialist
Mrs Allyson Cochran, MSPH, Clinical Research Data Manager

The Philippines – 1st National ERAS Congress

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On September 8, 2016, The Medical City (TMC) hosted the country’s 1st National ERAS Congress at the Augusto M. Barcelon Auditorium, Pasig, Metro Manila.  Conducted by the ERAS Team of the hospital and supervised by the ERAS Society, the congress was a huge success with more than 400 delegates attending.

Attendees were a mix of surgeons, anaesthetists, nurses, dietitians, and other healthcare professionals, including hospital administrators, from all over the archipelago, many with the intention of possibly implementing ERAS in their respective institutions. The Congress boasted an excellent faculty headed by Prof. Olle Ljungqvist of Sweden, and speakers representing the only two ERAS Centres of Excellence in Asia – The Medical City in Manila and Tan Tock Seng Hospital in Singapore.

Key management and quality assurance leaders of TMC were included in the programme, and also participating in the Congress were partners in industry with interest in ERAS who gave significant support for the TMC ERAS Team’s endeavors to educate and train other hospitals in the ERAS pathway.  These companies were carefully selected by Congress organizers as being in line with the principles and protocols of ERAS, particularly with their products.

Free ERAS in Gynaecology Webinar

To access a free ERAS in Gynaecological Oncology webinar on the topic of Post Surgical Pain Management Techniques for Enhanced Recovery click here. The webinar is presented by Professor Sean Dowdy and Professor Pedro Ramirez.

 

New ERAS® Society Website

Eras logo 200Welcome, whether you are a patient or work in healthcare!

We are delighted to present our new website and hope that you like the updated design. We are very grateful to Javier Fabra from the University of Zaragoza, Spain for his excellent work as webmaster for the last five years and to introduce John Melkvist and his team as our new webmasters. We are also very pleased to welcome Tom Wainwright, Bournemouth, UK to our website editorial team. Tom brings a wealth of expertise to this role.

The new website may take a few weeks to be completed fully, as we continue to migrate from our old site to our new site. Whilst we have updated a lot of the existing links, we have numerous additions to the existing website including closer links to overseas websites and social media.

ERAS is growing rapidly around the world, with over a hundred units in over twenty different countries, with our recent Congress in Lisbon a huge success.

We would very much like feedback and ideas from you to enhance both the content, appearance and the overall experience of the website. Please let me know!

Dr Bill Fawcett

editor@erassociety.org