Prehabilitation World Conference 
June 27 – 29 2018
Eindhoven, The Netherlands


The conference
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.

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Organizing Commitee

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Deadline April 4th 2018

Session 1: Perioperative care

Chairs: 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

Session 2

Chairs: 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 continuum of care Julie Silver, PhD – Harvard Medical School, U.S.A. – 18:40   Keynote lecture: Prehabilitation: the revolution Francesco Carli, MD, ...

Session 3: Elements of prehabilitation I

Chairs: Sandy Jack and Gwen Thomas – 09:00   Physical therapy and Prehabilitation Nico van Meeteren, PhD – Maastricht University Medical Center, The Netherlands – 09:20   Sports medicine and high intensity training Goof Schep, MD, PhD – Máxima Medical Center, The Netherlands – 09:40   Training and the link to nutrition ...
11:00 - 12:30
Center Room

Session 4: Elements of prehabilitation II

Chairs: Hans de Boer and Julie Silver – 11:00   All you need to know about protein supplementation Luc van Loon, PhD – Maastricht University Medical Center, The Netherlands – 11:15 Nutritional aspects of prehabilitation Chelsea Gillis, MSc – University of Calgary, Canada – 11:30 Psychology and patient empowerment Susanne ...
13:30 - 14:30
Center Room

Session 5: Multimodel prehabilitation

Chairs: 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, ...

Session 6: Prehabilitation in different surgical fields

Chairs: Mike Grocott and Gerrit Slooter – 15:30   Prehabilitation in urology Scientific Abstract – 15:40   Prehabilitation in HPB surgery Scientific Abstract – 15:50   Prehabilitation in orthopedic surgery Scientific Abstract – 16:00   Prehabilitation in breast surgery Scientific Abstract – 16:10   Prehabilitation in thoracic surgery Scientific Abstract – 16:20   Prehabilitation initiatives ...

Session 7: Outcomes

Chairs: 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 ...
11:30 - 13:00
Center Room

Session 8: How to start your prehabilitation program

Chairs: Chelsea 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 ...

Session 9: Award winning session

Chairs: Baukje van den Heuvel and Gerrit Slooter – 14:00 Best scientific abstract selection – 14:10 Best scientific abstract selection – 14:20 Best scientific abstract selection – 14:30   Presentation of best poster – 14:40   The future of perioperative care, dare to dream Franco Carli, Gerry Danjoux, Julie Silver, Mike ...

Making patients fit for surgery

Revolution in perioperative care