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Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Symposium:
Implementing Change and New Standard of Care in Surgery
February 12-13, 2018
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Dan L. Duncan Building (CPB), Floor 8, Rooms 1-8
1155 Pressler Street
Houston, Texas 77030
Conf. ID: D120007
15.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
This symposium should be of value to surgeons, anesthesiologists, preoperative- and postoperative nurses, dietitians and nutritionists, statisticians, pain management specialists, hospital administrators, and trainees.
- Conference Brochure
- Conference Agenda
- Conference Speakers and Committee
Agendas are subject to change because we are always striving to improve the quality of your educational experience. MD Anderson may substitute faculty with comparable expertise on rare occasions necessitated by illness, schedule conflicts and so forth.
Please let us know what specific topics, issues or questions you wish to see addressed or emphasized in this activity. Fax CME/Conference Management at 713-794-1724 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. All responses will be forwarded to the Program Chair for consideration.
Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) programs aim to hasten functional recovery and improve postoperative outcomes. ERAS programs are associated with shorter length of hospital stay, a reduction in overall health care costs, and improvements in patient satisfaction. The key to the success of an ERAS program involves preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative strategies including; pre-admission counseling, avoidance of preoperative bowel preparation, use of opioid-sparing multimodal perioperative analgesia (including loco-regional analgesia), intraoperative goal-directed fluid therapy (GDT), and use of minimally invasive surgical techniques with avoidance of routine use of nasogastric tube, drains and/or catheters. Postoperatively, it is important to encourage early feeding, early mobilization, timely removal of tubes and drains, if present, and function oriented multimodal analgesia regimens. Successful implementation of an ERAS program requires a multidisciplinary team effort and active participation of the patient in their goal-oriented functional recovery program.
There is a demand by the surgical community to learn how to implement ERAS programs. The ERAS Gynecologic Oncology program has been extremely successful in that since its initiation in 2014, a total of 1,227 patients have undergone surgery and we have shown remarkable results including a 25% decrease in length of stay, an 80% reduction in opioid consumption in the postoperative period, and a significant improvement in Patient Reported Outcomes (PROs). There is a need to share this information with our surgeon colleagues so that they can implement the same program in their respective hospitals. The activity is designed to change the outcomes of patients undergoing surgery and the expected outcome is to see the implementation of ERAS programs in other centers with the goal of achieving a high level of compliance with all items of the ERAS guidelines. This conference will also open opportunities for surgeons to collaborate on future projects related to ERAS outcomes.
After attending the symposium,participants should be able to:
- Utilize the basic principles of ERAS guidelines and the steps to implement such goals in their surgical program to improve patient care (Knowledge, Competence, Performance, Patient Outcomes);
- Assess the elements regarding preoperative patient education,carbohydrate loading and prehabilitation(Knowledge, Competence);
- Understand the principles of ideal anesthesia guidelines including use of total intravenous anesthesia, goal-directedfluid therapy, euvolemia and opioid reduction (Knowledge);
- Understand the assessment of Patient Reported Outcomes (PROs)in patients undergoing gynecologic surgery (Knowledge, Competence, Performance, Patient Outcomes);
- Understand how to create a database and integrate all elements of data collection, storage, and analysis (Knowledge, Competence).
- Skills-Based Training
- Panel Discussions
A course evaluation form will provide participants with the opportunity to comment on the value of the program content to their practice decisions, performance improvement activities, or possible impact on patient health status. Participants will also have the opportunity to comment on any perceived commercial bias in the presentations as well as to identify future educational topics.
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 15.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
CME Certificates and Attendance Verification Certificates
Certificates awarding AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ or certificates documenting attendance will be distributed to participants as they depart the symposium. To obtain a CME certificate, physicians must submit a completed evaluation questionnaire and a CME Verification Form.
Upon request, a record of attendance (certificate) will be provided on-site to other health care professionals for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies, or other professional associations.
The session entitled, Pain Managementin ERAS Program: Avoiding Opioids, has been designated by The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center for 2.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.
Physician Payments- Sunshine Act
MD Anderson complies with the Physician Payments Sunshine Act as part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Accordingly, we may be required to collect information on transfer of value provided to any covered recipient under the ACA.
Online registration is now closed. On-site registration is NOT guaranteed due to space.
- On-site registration opens at 7:00 am on Monday, February 12, 2018.
- A continental breakfast will be provided.
- The Introduction and Welcome Remarks will begin at 8:00 am and the symposium will adjourn at 4:45 pm on Tuesday, February 13, 2018.
Advanced registration is encouraged as space and materials are limited.
The deadline for advanced registration is Friday, January 5, 2018.
Physicians (MDs/DOs) Postmarked before 1/5/2017 - $500
Physicians (MDs/DOs) Postmarked after 1/5/2017 - $600
Physicians (MDs/DOs) Onsite Registration - $650
RNs/NPs/PA's Postmarked before 1/5/2017 - $200
RNs/NPs/PA's Postmarked after 1/5/2017 - $250
RNs/NPs/PA's Onsite Registration - $300
Trainees (Fellows/Residents) Postmarked before 1/5/2017 - $150
Trainees (Fellows/Residents) Postmarked after 1/5/2017 - $200
Trainees (Fellows/Residents) Onsite Registration - $250
International Physicians (MDs/DOs).......................$200
International Trainees (Fellows/Residents)..............$50
We accept the following forms of payment:
- Check (payable through U.S. banks only)
- Money order
- Credit cards (MasterCard, VISA and American Express)
- Cash (on-site registration only)
If you register online, a receipt/confirmation letter will be automatically emailed to the email address you list on the registration form. If you register by fax or mail, a receipt/confirmation letter will be sent to you within 10 working days of the receipt of your fee.
Deadline for Abstract Submission is December 1, 2017
The 2018 ERAS Symposium invites the submission of abstracts regarding any subject related to the implementation and outcomes of Enhanced Recovery or Fast Track Programs. The topics of the abstracts may include; but not limited to, topics related to anesthesia, surgery, nursing, nutrition, pain management, prehabilitation, or patient reported outcomes associated with an ERAS Program.
Authors may submit abstracts of completed work, work in progress, or work elsewhere within the past 12 months.
Abstract Submission Instructions:
Abstracts will only be accepted electronically and should be emailed to ERAS2018@mdanderson.org
The deadline for receipt of abstracts is 11:59 PM CST on Friday, December 1, 2017. Notification of acceptance for poster presentations will be acknowledged by e-mail by Friday, December 15, 2017.
Abstract Formatting Instructions:
Limit abstracts to one page, type in 12-point Times New Roman font, single spaced with one-inch margins, and left justified. Organize the abstract into: Background, Methods, Results, and Conclusions. Define all abbreviations. Include the abstract title, full names, and institutional affiliations of all authors, and e-mail address of the corresponding author at the top of the abstract. Underline the name(s) of the presenting author(s). Abstracts must not contain copyrighted material unless permission has been obtained by the author/publisher.
All presenting authors listed on the abstract are required to register for the conference in addition to submitting an abstract.
The registration fee, minus a $50 administrative handling fee, is refundable if a written request is received on or before Friday, January 5, 2018. No refunds will be granted after that date. The request for a registration refund must include the tax identification number of the company or institution if registration was paid by a company or institution check.
The Department of CME/Conference Management reserves the right to cancel activities prior to the scheduled date, if low enrollment or other circumstances make it necessary. Each registrant will be notified by mail, e-mail, or the contact numbers as given on the registration form. In case of activity cancellation, liability of the Department of CME/Conference Management is limited to the registration fee. CME/Conference Management will refund the full registration fee.
The Department of CME/Conference Management reserves the right to limit the number of participants in a program and is not responsible for any expenses incurred by an individual whose registration is not confirmed and for whom space is not available.
For additional information, please contact CME/Conference Management at 713-792-2223 or toll free at 866-849-5866.
- A block of rooms has been reserved for conference attendees at the Houston Marriott Medical Center located at 6580 Fannin Street, Houston, Texas.
- Early hotel reservation is suggested and the room block cut off date is: Friday, January 19, 2018. The hotel phone number is 1-800-228-9290.
- When you make reservations, be sure to mention the group name Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Symposium room block to be assured of receiving the special meeting rate of $159 for a standard guest room. Please add 17% Texas state and local taxes.
(prices are subject to change and variable depending on location of conference)
- Houston is served by two airports, George Bush Intercontinental (IAH) and William P.Hobby (HOU).
- Taxicabs are available at an estimated cost for $50-60, to or from William P. HobbyAirport or George Bush Intercontinental Airport.
- Super Shuttle operates a shuttle bus between George Bush Intercontinental Airport/Hobby Airport and the Houston Marriott Medical Center for $27 one-way and $54 round-trip. For more information, call 713-523-8888 or toll-free at 800-258-3826 or online at www.supershuttle.com.
Parking for the Cancer Prevention Building is available under the Mays Clinic Building, which is adjacent to the Cancer Prevention Building. Valet parking ($15/day) is available by entering ENTRANCE 7, at Richard J.V. Johnson Boulevard at Holcombe Blvd. (South side of Holcombe Blvd.) Self-Parking ($12/day) is available in the Mays Clinic Garage through ENTRANCE 5, which is located off Bertner Avenue. Bertner Avenue is adjacent to Mays Clinic and crosses Holcombe Blvd. Please remember to bring your parking ticket with you as you must pay for parking before you leave the garage.
Photographing, audio taping and videotaping are prohibited.