ERAS Society® Pediatrics Virtual Meeting

June 17, 2022

Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) has increasingly been embraced by adult surgical specialties and has culminated in a new standard of care for a variety of surgical procedures. To date, however, the concepts of ERAS have been embraced more slowly in the pediatric surgical subspecialties.

ERAS follows a holistic approach to the treatment of surgical patients. Its origins are rooted in the concept that patient outcomes can be improved through the modulation of the physiologic response to surgical stress. In practice, ERAS is a strategy of perioperative management that is defined by strong implementation and ongoing adherence (with the help of a strong auditing process) to a patient-focused, multidisciplinary, and multimodal approach to surgical care.

By bringing together experts from across the globe, we aim to set the stage for widespread implementation of ERAS principles within the pediatric surgical community.      

About ERAS Society®

ERAS® is a multimodal perioperative care pathway designed to achieve early recovery for patients undergoing major surgery.

ERAS® represents a paradigm shift in perioperative care in two ways. First, it re-examines traditional practices, replacing them with evidence-based best practices when necessary. Second, it is comprehensive in its scope, covering all areas of the patient’s journey through the surgical process.

The central elements of the ERAS® pathway address these key factors, helping to clarify how they interact to affect patient recovery. In addition, the ERAS® pathway provides guidance to all involved in perioperative care, helping them to work as a well-coordinated team to provide the best care.

For additional information about the ERAS Society®, please visit their website

Target Audience

This education program is primarily oriented towards: 

  • Physicians
  • Physician Assistants
  • Registered Nurses and Nurse Practitioners
  • Pediatric Surgical Specialty Healthcare Professionals
  • Pediatric Anesthesiology Healthcare Professionals

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this conference, participants should be able to:

  • List common patient-reported outcome measures that can be applied to pediatric surgical care and how to apply them for meaningful impact.
  • Describe how ERAS can be applied to ambulatory pediatric surgical care and compare this to existing inpatient ERAS protocols.
  • Identify where the majority of costs of perioperative care arise and contrast standard care with ERAS protocol-driven care.
  • Review existing and upcoming pediatric ERAS guidelines and discuss their development.
  • List common barriers to ERAS implementation and review common ways to overcome or work around these barriers to start your own protocol.
  • Describe the benefits of multimodal, standardized analgesic pathways and list pros and cons of various approaches used by experts.
  • Define data science and describe how to leverage existing resources to audit existing care processes for continuous improvement efforts. 
  • Describe how advanced practice providers are integral to the success of an ERAS pathway. 
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 3.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 3.25 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
06/17/2022 - 8:00am MDT
Event ends: 
06/17/2022 - 12:00pm MDT

ERAS Society Pediatrics Virtual Meeting
June 17, 2022

8:00am MT

Welcome & Schedule Overview


Patient Reported Outcome Measures: How to Integrate Into Practice
Presented by: Rebecca Zee, MD, PhD, Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU


ERAS For Ambulatory Surgery
Presented by: Krista Childress, MD, Primary Children's Hospital, University of Utah


Financial Impact of ERAS Implementation
Presented by: Michael Scott, MB, ChB, FRCP, FRCA, FFICM, University of Pennsylvania

8:45amOpen Q&A



Developing ERAS Guidelines for Pediatric Surgery
Presented by: Mary Brindle, MD, MPH, FRCSC, Alberta Children’s Hospital


Pediatrics ERAS Implementation
Moderator: Jessica George, John’s Hopkins University
Panel: Yvonne Chan, Dallas Children’s Hospital, Jennifer Lam, MD, MSHS, FRCSC, Alberta Children’s Hospital, Sara Mansfield, St. Jude Research Hospital for Children, Aaron Mason, University of Arizona

9:45amOpen Q&A


10:00amPresidential Address
Andrew Franklin, MD, MBA, FASA, Vanderbilt

Multimodal Analgesia Panel
Moderator: David de Beer, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children
Panel: Nick Burjek, Lurie Children’s Hospital, Robert Moore, MD SUNY Downstate, Elizabeth Yerkes, MD Lurie Children’s Hospital, Andrew Strine, MD, MPH, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital

10:45amOpen Q&A



ERAS and Data Science: How to Practically Make It Work
Presented by: Wendy Gort, Children’s Hospital Colorado

11:10amNursing and Advanced Practitioner Providers Are Key Stakeholders in ERAS
Presented by: Elissa Williams, MS, APN, CPNP-PC, Lurie Children's Hospital

Recent Pediatrics ERAS Literature Highlights
Presented by: Kurt Heiss, MD, MSc, University of Toronto


Research Updates in Pediatrics ERAS
Presented by: Mehul Raval, MD, MS, FACS, FAAP, Lurie Children’s Hospital

11:45amOpen Q&A
11:50amClosing Remarks & Evaluation Overview


Planning Committee 

Megan Brockel, MD
Pediatric Anesthesiologist, Children's Hospital Colorado
Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Colorado

Kyle Rove, MD
Medical Director of Surgical Informatics, Children's Hospital Colorado
Assistant Professor, Pediatric Urology, University of Colorado
NSQIP-Pediatric Surgeon Champion


Dr. Kyle Rove, planner for this activity, is a consultant for Pacira BioSciences and a site investigator for Abbvie. 

Michael Scott, speaker for this activity, is on the advisory board for Edwards Lifesciences, Baxter and Merck. 

Planners, faculty, and others in control of content (either individually or as a group) have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies.


Children’s Hospital Colorado is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Children’s Hospital Colorado designates this live activity for a maximum of  3.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


A general certificate of attendance will be available to all other care providers after the completion of the online evaluation. 

Available Credit

  • 3.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 3.25 Attendance


Please login or register to take this course.

Once you've registered for the ERAS Society® Pediatric Virtual Meeting, there is nothing further to do until the day of the conference (June 17, 2022).

On June 17th, please join the conference using the Zoom links that will be provided to you via email. After you've joined the Zoom conference, you will be prompted to sign-in using a unique 6-digit conference code and given further instructions on how evaluate the course and obtain continuing education credits.

Required Hardware/software

The ERAS Society® Pediatrics meeting is being hosted via Zoom. A computer with audio and/or video, and internet connection are required to participate.