Dr Kwang Yeong HOW
Chair, Singapore ERAS Chapter
Dear friends and colleagues,
In the last few years, there has been widespread interest in ERAS in Asia. Through an expanding network of friendships and collaborations both internationally and regionally, adoption of ERAS practices in several countries has been steadily increasing.
However, there are still significant challenges and limitations in the region hampering successful implementation of ERAS programs in many hospitals. It is therefore timely for us to come together to share our experiences and expertise with each other, and find ways to move forward in improving perioperative care standards in the region.
With the support of ERAS® Society, it is a privilege for us to host the 1st ERAS®ASIA Congress in Singapore. This meeting will be a great platform for regional and international experts to share knowledge and practical tips on ERAS implementation, protocols and discuss controversies surrounding latest developments in perioperative care. The diverse cultural and socioeconomic landscape that is unique to our region will also provide for a fascinating canvas where we can paint a common vision for ERAS in Asia.
On behalf of the organizing committee, I would like to welcome you to Singapore and ERAS®ASIA 2019!