The Prehabilitation World Conference is the world’s largest interdisciplinary congress for healthcare professionals (including paramedics) interested in getting patients as fit as possible before surgery. DOWNLOAD THE FLYER. During the congress, many prominent speakers from the Netherlands and abroad will highlight the latest developments.
Making patients fit for surgery
Revolution in perioperative care
15:30 - 16:00
16:00 - 16:30
Session 1: Perioperative careChairs: Gerry Danjoux and Baukje van den Heuvel – 16:30 ERAS, past, present and future from the surgical perspective Olle Ljungqvist – Örebro University Hospital & Karolinska Institutet, Sweden – 17:00 Anesthesiological perspectives of ERAS Hans de Boer, MD, PhD – Martini General Hospital Groningen, The Netherlands
17:30 - 18:00
Session 2Chairs: Celina Scheede and Stefan van Rooijen – 18:00 Prediction of surgical outcomes Mike Grocott, MD, PhD – Southampton University Hospital, United Kingdom – 18:20 Prehab, rehab and the continuum of care Julie Silver, MD – Harvard Medical School, U.S.A. – 18:40 Keynote lecture: Prehabilitation: the revolution Francesco Carli, ...
Session 3: Elements of prehabilitation IChairs: Charlotte Molenaar and Gwen Thomas – 09:00 Physical therapy and Prehabilitation Nico van Meeteren, PhD – Maastricht University Medical Center, The Netherlands – 09:20 High Intensity Training translated from athletes to patients Goof Schep, MD, PhD – Máxima Medical Center, The Netherlands – 09:40 Training and the link ...
10:30 - 11:00
Session 4: Elements of prehabilitation IIChairs: Hans de Boer and Julie Silver – 11:00 You are what you eat Luc van Loon, PhD – Maastricht University Medical Center, The Netherlands – 11:15 Nutritional aspects of prehabilitation Chelsia Gillis, MSc – University of Calgary, Canada – 11:30 Psychology and patient empowerment Susanne Oksbjerg, PhD – ...
12:30 - 13:30
Session 5: Multimodel prehabilitationChairs: Olle Ljungqvist and Bart Bongers – 13:30 Definitions in prehabilitation Celena Scheede-Bergdahl, PhD – McGill Hospital, Canada (with Gwen Thomas) – 13:50 Multimodal prehabilitation in Colorectal Surgery Stefan van Rooijen, MD – Máxima Medical Center, The Netherlands – 14:10 Overview of prehabilitation initiatives around the world Emma Bruns, ...
15:00 - 15:30
Session 6 Parallel I: Prehabilitation in different surgical fieldsChairs: Mike Grocott and Gerrit Slooter – 15:30 A pre-operative community-based exercise programme for prostate and colorectal cancer patients: feasibility and preliminary effectiveness study L. Loughney – 15:40 The effect of prehabilitation on sarcopenia development during neoadjuvant chemotherapy for oesophagogastric cancer: A randomised controlled trial S. Allen ...
15:30 - 17:00
Session 6 Parallel II: Prehabilitation in different surgical fieldsChairs: Nicole Papen-Botterhuis and Charlotte Molenaar – 15:30 Predicting adverse postoperative outcomes in elderly patients undergoing surgery for colorectal cancer using the Dutch VMS-frailty instrument T. Argillander – 15:40 Effects of moderate versus high intensity pre-operative exercise training on pre- and post-operative insulin sensitivity in colorectal cancer ...
08:00 - 08:30
Workshop round 1Choose one of the following workshops: Nutrition Training Patient selection The multimodal approach Starting up prehabilitation Management and motivation Active sports Are you fit to perform? Your own fitness status shall not be underestimated. And might even be of more importance then you think. Prepare yourself for a fit ...
08:45 - 09:15
Workshop round 2Choose another of the following workshops: Nutrition Training Patient selection The multimodal approach Starting up prehabilitation Management and motivation Active sports Are you fit to perform? Your own fitness status shall not be underestimated. And might even be of more importance then you think. Prepare yourself for a fit ...
Session 7: OutcomesChairs: Graciella Martinez and Goof Schep – 09:30 Outcomes of functional recovery: 6MWT the gold standard? Bart Bongers, PhD – University of Maastricht, The Netherlands – 09:45 Surgical and patient related outcomes Baukje van den Heuvel, MD, PhD – Radboud UMC, The Netherlands – 10:00 Tools and wearables Michael ...
11:00 - 11:30
Session 8: How to start your prehabilitation programChairs: Chelsia Gillis and Nico van Meeteren 11:30 ERAS 3.0 Gerrit Slooter, MD, PhD – Maxima Medical Center, The Netherlands 11:50 Starting your prehabilitation program Francesco Carli, MD, PhD – McGill university, Canada, Stefan van Rooijen, MD – Maxima Medical Center, The Netherlands & Enrico Minnella 12:20 Prehabilitation: the ...
13:00 - 14:00
Session 9: Award winning sessionChairs: Baukje van den Heuvel and Gerrit Slooter – 14:00 Best Abstract: In-hospital supervised and personalized exercise training leads to earlier functional recovery following colorectal resection for cancer R. Awasthi – 14:10 Best Abstract: From waiting towards preparing: A qualitative feasibility study on cancer patients’ perspectives on prehabilitation A. ...