Enhanced Recovery After Surgery: Avoiding Complications, Avoiding Opiates 2018

Phoenix, AZ US
February 2, 2018 to February 3, 2018

Course Director: Tonia M. Young-Fadok, MD, MS

Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) is a multidisciplinary, multi-modal approach to perioperative care. The best of evidence-based medicine is employed to optimize the patient’s post-operative course promoting early recovery while post-op complications and costs are reduced. We also focus on multi-modality pain management  which allows for reduction in post-operative opioid use. This proactive approach is comprised of data-driven, proven interventions: “Post-op recovery starts in pre-op.”

  • Starting with clearly-defined preoperative preparation that involves the spectrum of health care team members, including the patient.
  • Intraoperative approaches that have the entire scope of the patient’s care in mind including postoperative recovery – multimodality pain control, pre-emption of nausea, and fluid management to minimize postop ileus.
  • Postoperative order sets and team care that optimize patient recovery, convey the experience of accumulated knowledge and minimize complications and hospital stay.

This course provides evidence-based best practices from foremost international leaders. Discussion panels and breakout sessions allow attendees to “pick the brains” of teams who have successfully improved their patients’ outcomes and then return to their institutions with a plan. Consider inviting members of the courses multi-disciplinary team to facilitate implementation at your institution.

Registration Fees

 On or before January 2, 2018After January 2, 2018
Physicians and Scientists$400.00$475.00
Residents, Fellows, PA’s, Nurses, Allied Health and Retirees$350.00$425.00

Exhibit Opportunity

This course offers the unique opportunity for commercial companies to interact with health care providers and highlight their products and services. If you are interested in exhibiting at this course, please submit Exhibitor Documents to Kristy Badder.

Target Audience

This course is designed for Physicians, Anesthesiologists, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, CRNA's, Dieticians and Allied Health Professionals.

Learning Objectives

Upon conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:


  • Recognize the science and evidence supporting best practices in enhanced recovery to optimize their patient outcomes.
  • Reduce reliance on post-operative narcotics by using multi-modality pain management strategies

Anesthesiologists and CRNAs:

  • Describe how intraoperative interventions regarding fluids, PONV prophylaxis, pain management, etc., can continue to affect patient outcomes in the post-operative period.


  • Interpret the science and evidence behind ERAS protocol recommendations and improve ERAS protocol compliance.

Hospital Administrators:

  • Recognize their role in facilitating the logistics of bringing together multidisciplinary teams that will improve patient outcomes and reduce costs.

Attendance at this Mayo Clinic course does not indicate nor guarantee competence or proficiency in the performance of any procedures which may be discussed or taught in this course.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 12.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 12.00 Attendance
Event starts: 
02/02/2018 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
02/03/2018 - 12:30pm

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Mayo Clinic Education Center
5777 East Mayo Boulevard
Phoenix, AZ 85054
United States

Course Lodging and Accommodations

Residence Inn Phoenix Desert View at Mayo Clinic
5665 E. Mayo Blvd.
Phoenix AZ 85054
(480) 563-1500

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Conveniently located on the Mayo Clinic Hospital campus, the Residence Inn Phoenix Desert View at Mayo Clinic offers spacious suites, complimentary hot buffet breakfast, high-speed internet access, fitness facilities, swimming pool, a business center, and free parking. Check-in time starts at 3 p.m.; check-out time is noon.

A block of rooms at a special group rate of $229 (USD), per night, plus applicable state/local taxes, is available for course participants and guests. Group rates will apply three days prior to and after the course dates, based upon space and rate availability.

Mayo Faculty

Ryan C. Craner, MD
Jacque A. Crosson, MSN, RN, CPAN
John H. Demenkoff, MD
David A. Etzioni, MD
Melania K. Flores, MSN, RN
Andrew W. Gorlin, MD
Christopher J. Jankowski, MD
Veerandra Koyyalamudi, MBBS
David P. Seamans, MD
Shreya Shetty, MD
Megan N. Wasson, DO

Guest Faculty

Jamie Murphy, MD, PhD
Michael J. Scott, MD
Dionisios Vrochides, MD

Accreditation Statement:

In support of improving patient care, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Statement(s):

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Other Healthcare Professionals
A certificate of attendance will be provided to other health care professionals for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies, or other professional associations.

For disclosure information regarding Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development accreditation review committee member(s), please go here

Available Credit

  • 12.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 12.00 Attendance

Accreditation Period

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Request for cancellations must be submitted in writing to mca.cme@mayo.edu. When cancelling a registration for a course 14 days or more before the course start date, a full refund (minus a $75 administrative fee) will be issued in the same form of payment the registration was received. No refunds are granted less than 14 days before the course start date.

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