The concept of enhanced recovery of fast-track surgery originated from the work of Professor Henrik Kehlet in Denmark in the 1990s. The ERAS Society in Europe was formed in 2010. The first international ERAS Society Congress was held in France in 2012.
In the United States (US) interest in enhanced recovery has been growing since the late 2000s. The Duke University Medical Center Enhanced Recovery Program started in 2010. Since then many centers around the US have started enhanced recovery programs.
The first US Enhanced Recovery Congress organized by the Duke University Department of Anesthesiology and Surgery was held in Washington DC in 2013. The 2nd US Enhanced Recovery program was held in New Orleans in October 2014, and marked the official launch of the American Society of Enhanced Recovery (ASER).