The second annual SwERAS conference was successfully held in November 2018, with 110 participants from a variety of professions and medical specialties. Twentyfour different hospitals, from three countries, were represented.
The sessions included a broad variety of topics. There was an in depth discussion after a large survey concerning practical implementation of the ERAS program for colorectal surgery. There were two inspiring examples from ERAS – hospitals in Sweden and Norway. The University Hospital of Sahlgrenska in Gothenburg presented there work with enhanced recovery after pancreas surgery. Östfolds hospital in Norway had a presentation of there way to achieve low complicationrate, short length of stay and high compliance to ERAS.
One session highlighted the importance of identifying, and special preoperative workup, for the high risk patients. With the Swedish SPOR registry as a base we had a number of lectures concerning the danger of surgery in a metabolic, respiratory, cardiac and mentally perspective.
Validation of the EIAS database is vital for extraction of correct data. Both for benchmarking within each hospital and for future research. SwERAS is therefore planning for a national validation program, during 2019, of each Swedish hospital that participates in an ERAS program.
One highlight of the two days was our guest speaker professor Nicolas Dermartines, University Hospital of Lausanne, Switzerland. He addressed the challenges of ERAS in liver and pancreas surgery on the first day of the conference, and both a historical and futuristic view on the subject: From surgical technique to ERAS, on the second day.
There was also plenty of time at coffee breaks and at lunch to network with other colleagues and get practical tips and tricks how to implement and how to maintain the ERAS spirit.
The 3rd SwERAS conference will be held in Stockholm on the 21 – 22 of November 2019. Welcome!
At the recent 65th annual Congress of the Brazilian Society of Anesthesiologist in Belem, Brazil, a memorandum of understanding was signed between the Brazilian Society of Anesthesiology, São Paulo State Society of Anesthesiology, the ERAS® Society and the ERAS® Society Latin America.
Dr. Othon Bastos (President of São Paulo Society of Anesthesiologists) and Dr. Sérgio Logar, (President of Brazilian Society of Anesthesiologists) signed on behalf of their societies.
The objective of this collaboration is to define joint strategies in order to promote perioperative care in Brazil in line with the best scientific evidence-based medicine practices according to the ERAS® Society methodology.
Furthermore, we have agreed to extend collaboration between the societies in the field of education and scientific research according to the operational guidelines of the ERAS® Society.
We are looking forward to this new international collaboration.
Adrian Alvarez, ERAS® Society Latam Chapter
Hans de Boer, Eras® Society
A new textbook edited by Prof Michael Scott and Dr Anton Krige presents the current evidence in an Enhanced Recovery Programme context, and provides a common sense approach to using the array of available analgesia techniques appropriately in major abdominal surgery. Current pain relief options are discussed, many of which have been described only in the last ten years. Topics covered range from the now widespread use of portable ultrasound machines to an appreciation of the value of some older drugs in a new context. Analgesia for Major Abdominal Surgery is aimed at anesthetists, acute pain teams, and acute pain nurses, as well as colorectal, hepatobiliary, urological and gynecological surgeons.
Join Dr. Tonia Young-Fadok and colleagues for the upcoming CME conference entitled “Mayo Clinic 4th Annual Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Course 2019”, on February 22-23, 2019, in Phoenix, AZ US.
For overview, programme, registration, and all the details click here
Last August 11th, 2018 we received at the National Cancer Institute, Mexico, Dr. Adrián Álvarez and Nurse Gabriela Sánchez from Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires. The objective was to start our training to implement ERAS in our Digestive Tract Tumors Department. We counted with the presence of the Associate Medical General Director of our Institution, Dr. Ángel Herrera Gómez, and Vice-Director of Surgery, Dr. Aarón González Enciso.
For the implementation of this program we created a team in each area that this program will be implemented, the Colorectal team, coordinated by the Head of the Department, Dr. Horacio López Basave and the Pancreatic surgery team coordinated by Dr. Javier Melchor Ruan. With a total of 20 attendants the training started in the morning discussing the goals of the ERAS program and stating which is the necessary process for its implementation. Doubts about how to manage changes in the perioperative process of the patient were clarified and each team set its short- term goals. We had the first contact with EIAS system and we defined activities for the first two months.
With great enthusiasm we started our training counting with the active presence of Nurse Mariana Perales; authorities of the Nurse Department of the Institution as well as representatives of the Anesthesia and Nutrition Departments, associate physicians and residents.
Dr. Javier Melchor Ruan- ERAS INCAN Program Coordinator
NEW PUBLICATION ALERT!
Click here to access this new publication produced by members of the ERAS Society.
Elias KM, Stone AB, McGinigle K, Tankou JI, Scott MJ, Fawcett WJ, Demartines N, Lobo DN, Ljungqvist O, UrmanRD; ERAS® Society and ERAS® USA (2018) The Reporting on ERAS Compliance, Outcomes, and Elements Research (RECOvER) Checklist: A Joint Statement by the ERAS® and ERAS® USA Societies. World J Surg. 2018 Aug 16. doi: 10.1007/s00268-018-4753-0.
“The RECOvER Checklist is intended to provide a standardized framework for the reporting of ERAS related studies. The checklist can also assist reviewers in evaluating the quality of ERAS-related manuscripts. Authors are encouraged to include the RECOvER Checklist when submitting ERAS-related studies to peer-reviewed journals.”
This year ERAS UK are arranging this conference in partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support and will be focussing on the optimisation of treatment and recovery, throughout a cancer patient’s journey.
At the end of this event, participants should be able to:
For all the details on programme, speakers, and how to register, click here
Join ERAS Society Chairman Prof Olle Ljungqvist and colleagues from Singapore, for the inauguration of the ERAS Chapter Singapore, and a one day symposium in ERAS. Full details of the programme and how to register are available here.here
The ERAS Society is delighted to announce the 3rd ERAS Philippines Annual Congress. World leading experts will provide and update on new trends and best practice in the optimisation of surgical care.
The full programme is available here.
You can register for the event here.
The 1st World Congress on Enhanced Recovery After Surgery in Pediatrics, will be held on November 30 – December 1, 2018, at the McGlothlin Medical Education Center, 1200 East Marshall Street, Richmond, Virginia, United States of America.
This inaugural event will bring together experts in surgery, anesthesia and medicine to discuss the pediatric-specific implications of developing an enhanced recovery after surgery program. A full one and a half days are devoted to lectures and discussions related to current pediatric ERAS programs and will provide a platform for collaboration on future projects related to ERAS outcomes around the world.
Click here to download the full programme and details of how to register
In this podcast, Prof Mike Grocott, interviews guests;
Olle Ljungqvist, Prof. of Surgery, MD, PhD, Surgeon, Örebro University Hospital & Karolinska Institute, Sweden
Franco Carli, Prof. MD, PhD, Anesthesiologist, McGill University, Canada.
They discuss the relationship between Enhanced Recovery after Surgery (ERAS) and Prehabilitation, and their highlights of the recent prehabilitation conference in Eindhoven.