Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) is an evidence-based multimodal pathway to reduce surgical stress
and limit post-surgical morbidity. Nutrition is one of the key elements of the programme.
held at the 2015 ERAS Congress, looked at the evidence for one critical aspect of peri-operative nutrition,
that of supplementation with immune-enhancing components. There is a great deal of literature on the
subject, the vast majority of which is positive, and this body of evidence was reviewed by the speakers.
symposium closed with a review of the potential cost savings through the use of immunonutrition, which
have also been reported in the literature.