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ERAS USA 1st Annual Meeting
November 9-11, 2017
ERAS USA, the ERAS Society USA Chapter, held its founding meeting October 16, 2016,
at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Washington, DC.
ERAS USA Founding members (from left to right): Edward Whang (Secretary), Ronald Bleday, Kevin Elias (Research Committee Chair), Walter Peters, Alessandro Fichera, Jonathan Chun, Christopher Jankowski, Michael Scott (President-Elect), Mattias Stopfkuchen-Evans (Program Committee Chair), Nicolas Demartines, Jessica Shanahan (Website and Social Media Committee Chair), Olle Ljungqvist (ERAS Society President), Tonia Young-Fadok (ERAS USA President), Dionysus Vrochides (Quality Measurement and Improvement Committee Chair), Javier Lasala, Robert Lincer, Richard Urman (Treasurer, Program Committee Chair)
Our group is dedicated to improving the delivery of healthcare care throughout the care cycle for surgical patients in the United States.
Starting in the preoperative setting, we advise patients to improve their overall health with nutrition, exercise, smoking cessation, and alcohol cessation. Patient education about the surgical process and recovery further brings the patient to the center of their care.
All providers in the hospital caring for surgical patients are involved in getting the patient to and through surgery with the best recovery possible. Optimal fluid management, pain management, early oral nutrition, and early mobilization are cornerstones of this practice.
Hospitals practicing this have seen dramatic decreases in length of hospital stay, increases in patient satisfaction, and improved functional recovery of their patients.