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Prehabilitation: Principles & Practice for Supporting Patients to Get Fit for Surgery/Treatment

Fri, 20 Sep 2024

Virtual, Online

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This conference focuses on Prehabilitation – Principles and Practice and offers a comprehensive and practical guide to delivering an effective prehabilitation programme, ensuring patients are fit and optimised for surgery. Attendees will gain valuable insights into the latest trends, evidence-based practices, and strategies to optimise patient outcomes within the NHS. The conference will look at preoperative optimisation of patients’ fitness and wellbeing through exercise, nutrition and psychological support, integrating prehabilitation into the care pathway, the relationship between prehabilitation and sleep, as well as behaviour change, and also how to measure the outcomes of prehabilitation. Throughout the day, there will be interactive sessions, small breakout groups, and collaborative exercises, fostering a dynamic learning experience.

“You wouldn’t run a marathon without undertaking any training and prehabilitation aims to optimise a person’s health and wellbeing to help maximise their resilience to treatment throughout their journey.”

Dr Fran Woodard, Executive Director, Policy and Impact, Macmillan Cancer Support

“Patients who are unfit or have co-morbidities that impact on their day-to-day living are at higher risk of complications and mortality from surgery. Complications increase length of hospital stay and health resource use in both primary and secondary care, and are associated with reduced long-term survival and quality of life.”

NHS England 2023

This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues who are working to deliver effective prehabilitation programmes

  • Reflect on a patient lived experience

  • Emulate outstanding practice in implementing a prehabilitation programme

  • Learn first hand from case studies including prehabilitation for surgery, and prehabilitation for cancer treatment

  • Reflect on national developments and learning

  • Improve the way we support patients to prepare themselves, physically and emotionally for surgery

  • Develop your skills in Behaviour Change and Motivational Interviewing

  • Embed virtual prehabilitation into your pre treatment patient pathway

  • Apply interactive case studies to enhance practical understanding prehabilitation strategies

  • Understand how you can improve emotional and psychological support for patients

  • Explore the role of prehabilitation in older people

  • Work with patients to improve nutrition

  • Learn how to effectively measure the outcomes of prehabilitation

  • Ensure you are up to date with the latest evidence

  • Self assess and reflect on your own practice

  • Supports CPD professional development and acts as revalidation evidence. This course provides 5 Hrs training for CPD subject to peer group approval for revalidation purposes

100% of delegates at the last event on this subject would recommend this virtual event to a colleague and all delegates who completed the evaluation stated that attending the conference would ultimately have a positive impact on patient experience and outcomes.

Exhibition & Sponsorship Packages

This conference offers a valuable opportunity for industry suppliers to personally meet with their target audience where they will have time to talk and demonstrate the benefits of their products. High quality specialist audiences make having a presence at our events a highly targeted and cost effective marketing channel.

Why Exhibit?

Having a presence at this event will give you the opportunity to:

  • Demonstrate your product, system or service
  • Network and engage with your key audience  
  • Generate new business leads
  • Gain exposure for your brand and raise the profile of your organisation
  • Understand the current needs of your audience and challenges they’re facing
  • Update your knowledge of national policy and local developments  


Contact Sarah Jane for exhibition and sponsorship prices, or to discuss a tailored package to suit your needs and budget.

Fee Options

Virtual NHS, Schools, Care and Public Sector



Virtual Voluntary sector & charities



Virtual Commercial organisations



(Prices in brackets include VAT)


Additional delegate discount:

A discount of 15% will be applied to fees for any extra delegates.

Online discount:

A discount of 10% will be applied if you pay using the website.

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