That’s a Wrap for ASER/EBPOM 2016

Duke was well-represented at the 2016 Annual Congress of Enhanced Recovery and Perioperative Medicine conference in Washington, D.C. last week! This was the second year that the American Society for Enhanced Recovery (ASER) co-hosted the event with Evidenced Based Perioperative Medicine (EBPOM). Duke Anesthesiology’s Dr. Tim Miller served as the scientific program chairman and helped organize this year’s event. The meeting was a great success with more than 400 attendees, including anesthesia providers, surgeons, nursing staff and administrators. There were also a number of invited speakers from Duke, including President of Duke University Hospital, Kevin Sowers, and three Duke Anesthesiology faculty members, Drs. Sol Aronson, Jeffrey Gadsden and Tim Miller. Special recognition also goes to Duke alumnus and UCL collaborator, Dr. Monty Mythen, also the critical care and co-chairman of EBPOM. There were several lively discussions on hot topics in enhanced recovery at the meeting such as the implementation of enhanced recovery pathways in different surgical procedures and how to apply new care delivery models to improve patient outcomes.

ASER was founded in 2014. It is a non-profit organization with an international membership dedicated to promoting the practice of optimizing patient preparation and recovery through education and research. EBPOM is a non-profit collaborative project between a number of UK and international academic institutions that exists to promote the examination, discussion and application of evidence-based medicine to perioperative care.

The 2016 Annual Congress of Enhanced Recovery and Perioperative Medicine
Wednesday, April 20th – Friday, April 22nd, 2016
Omni Shoreham, Washington DC

Featured Duke University Conference Speakers:
Conference Syllabus

Sol Aronson, MD (Duke Anesthesiology) – presenter
“National Perspective on Outcomes and the Drive for Change”

Jeffrey Gadsden, MD (Duke Anesthesiology) – presenter
“Enhanced Recovery Protocols for Knee Replacement”

Timothy Miller, MD (Duke Anesthesiology and ASER Vice President) – presenter and moderator
“Do We Need GDT?”
“ERAS – The Unanswered Questions”

Julie Thacker, MD (Duke Surgery) – presenter
“Enhanced Recovery: Principles and Practice in 2016”

Kevin Sowers, MSN, RN, FAAN (President, Duke University Hospital) – presenter
“Enhanced Recovery at the Hospital and System Level”

Robin Anderson, RN, BSN (Enhanced Recovery (ERAS) Program Coordinator, Duke University Health System) – moderator
“Strategies and Challenges for Nurses and Coordinators” 

Featured Duke Alumni Speakers:

Monty Mythen, MD – presenter
“Enhanced Recovery: Past, Present and Future”

Tong Gan, MD – presenter
“ASER and Enhanced Recovery in the USA”