Successful First ERAS Society Turkey Congress

tom May 11th


ERAS Society Turkey, the national ERAS Society for Turkey was officially formed in 2017. Last week, May 3-5, the first ERAS Society Turkey congress was held in Ankara under the leadership of Prof Haldun Gundogdu.

More than 370 enthusiastic delegates from around the country attending the 3 day event. Surgeons, Anesthetist, nurses and other allied health professionals attended this multi professional multi disciplinary congress. More than 90 abstracts had been submitted. Invited speakers from abroad were professor Henrik Kehlet (DK) and Dr Medhat Slabi (Dubai) and from the ERAS Society Prof Olle Ljungqvist (SE) and ERAS nursing group lead Angie Balfour.

In conjunction with the meeting Olle Ljungqvist ERAS Society and Haldun Gundogdu the Turkish sister organization signed the collaboration agreement to have the national society represent the ERAS Society in Turkey. Plans for a fast development of Centers of Excellence to help spread the ERAS principles across Turkey.

Olle Ljungqvist & Haldun Gundogdu