The 5th ERAS World Congress started on Wednesday 10th May 2017 with over 200 delegates attending the pre-Congress Educational Course, the Urology Group Meeting, the Gynecology Group Meeting – Women’s Health Symposium, and the ERAS Nursing Group Meeting. Afterwards delegates enjoyed the Welcome Reception by networking with international colleagues and viewing the accepted peer-reviewed posters.
Remember to follow updates of the congress via the ERAS Society twitter account @ErasSociety
We are looking forward to welcoming you to The ERAS Society World Congress 2017, which will start on Wednesday 10th May in Lyon, France.
These guidelines cover the nutritional aspects of the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) concept and the special nutritional needs of patients undergoing major surgery, e.g. for cancer, and of those developing severe complications despite best perioperative care.
Click here to view the guidelines
New ERAS guidelines for Breast Reconstruction have just been published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Consensus Review of Optimal Perioperative Care in Breast Reconstruction: Enhanced Recovery after Surgery (ERAS) Society Recommendations. Congratulations to all of the team involved in producing the guidelines.
The ERAS Society is happy to announce the following: Fresenius Kabi supports the ERAS Society and its leading academic centres to set up a research support organisation based on the ERAS Interactive Audit System. The ERAS Society is currently advertising for positions for this facility and has several studies in the planning. The Society is grateful for the kind support from Fresenius Kabi for this important project.
This annual event attracts roughly 200 healthcare professionals from across the UK (and a few from overseas). The 7th ERAS UK conference will feature seminars from centres of excellence, abstract presentations and breakout sessions for various specialties and roles.
Individuals and groups with an interest in Enhanced Recovery are invited to submit abstracts of their research or service improvement work before Friday 14th July.
On-line registration for this conference is now open.
We’re pleased to announce the first ERAS Colombian Symposium, which was packed with local and international (Dr. Adrian Alvarez from Argentina) ERAS clinical experts.
The ERAS Colombia 2017 Symposium was hosted by the XXIV Anesthesiology Course of COLSANITAS Clinics to facilitate local Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) best practices.
In the meeting held in Bogotá, Colombia, anesthesiology and surgery colleagues and nursing, nutrition and physical therapist professionals, provided stimulating presentations on Saturday, February 18.
Topics presented included findings on patients experience and interactive discussions regarding the post-operative care of colonic surgery patients. It was an exceptional opportunity for clinical professionals, key opinion leaders, industry partners and health system administrators, committed to the improvement of perioperative care.
Pictured above from left to right
JUAN CARLOS BARRIGA – GENERAL SURGEON
JAIRO BETANCOURT – ANESTHESIOLOGIST
ALVARO SARMIENTO – ANESTHESIA DEPARTMENT CHIEF
EDUARDO ZARATE – ANESTHESIOLOGIST ERAS LIDER
ADRIAN ALVAREZ – ANESTHESIOLOGIST ERAS LATAM LIDER
ARNOLD BARRIOS – GENERAL SURGEON CHIEF DEPARTMENT
FREDDY MENDIVELSO – EPIDEMIOLOGIST
RAUL GUEVARA – GENERAL SURGEON
FRANCISCO PETANO – GENERAL SURGERY RESIDENT II
JOAQUIN LUNA – GYNAECOLOGY CHIEF DEPARTMENT
DIANA BELLON – PHYSIOTHERAPIST ERAS TEAM
VIVIAN PINEDA – ERAS TEAM NURSE
IVETTE PEREZ – ERAS TEAM NUTRICIONIST
ANGELA NAVAS – ERAS TEAM COORDINATOR
LAURA TINOCO – GENERAL SURGERY RESIDENT I
GLORIA FLOREZ – GENERAL SURGERY RESIDENT II
It is with great pleasure that the ERAS® Society announces the appointment of Dr Gregg Nelson from Calgary Canada as the new Secretary of the Executive Committee.
Dr. Gregg Nelson obtained his MD and PhD degrees at the University of Calgary (Alberta, Canada) and subsequently continued on to complete his sub-specialization in Gynecologic Oncology at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre. He is Associate Professor in the Departments of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Oncology at the Cumming School of Medicine in Calgary and is Chair of the Provincial Gynecologic Oncology Tumor Team. Dr. Nelson’s principal research interest is the development of enhanced recovery protocols in surgery and he holds the position of Surgical Lead, ERAS Alberta. Dr. Nelson leads the international group that published the ERAS Guidelines for Gynecologic/Oncology Surgery and is the Chair of the Gynecology Chapter of the ERAS® Society.
With the growing presence in North America of the ERAS Society and the excellent experiences from Alberta the Society is particularly pleased to have Dr. Nelson serving at a central position of the ERAS® Society.
Olle Ljungqvist, Chairman the Executive Committee
Visit the ERAS Congress 2017 page to see the newly confirmed programme or use one of the shortcuts below.
Join us on 10-12 May 2017 in Lyon, France.
Please click here to register via official online system
On the 11th January 2017, Olle Ljungqvist, Michael Scott, and Ken Fearon published an excellent ERAS review article in JAMA Surgery.
The article outlines the rationale for ERAS, details it’s implementation across the surgical specialities, the outcomes achieved, the financial benefits, and the future for ERAS.
Click here to go to the JAMA website in order to access the article free.
Click here to read an expert review of the article by Bill Fawcett.
Enhanced Recovery: The New Standard for Perioperative Care in Gynaecologic Oncology
Join the Webcast live Jan. 16, 2017
We’re excited to present SGO’s first live webcast from the Mayo Clinic on Jan. 16, 2017, at 12 noon Central (GMT – 6:00). If you are not available at this time, as always, you may register for this program on demand.
Enhanced Recovery after Surgery (ERAS) is the wave of the future for many specialties, including Gynaecologic Oncology. Our session on ERAS at the 2016 annual meeting generated much conversation and requests for further education on the subject. This series will teach you the history, guidelines and tools for implementation of an ERAS program at your institution.
Experts in this emerging field will present up to date information and real world experience.
Each installment will have a specific focus.
January 16, 2017 – Session I: What is ERAS and how can it help us? – Jamie Bakkum-Gamez, MD, Sean Dowdy, MD, and Gregg Nelson, MD
April 19, 2017 – Session II: Implementing ERAS, the Nuts and Bolts – Jamie Bakkum-Gamez, MD, Sean Dowdy, MD, and Pedro Ramirez, MD
Please join us for this live session, and have your questions answered in real time. This program is presented through SGO’s Education Portal, Connect Ed.