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Prehabilitation in Cancer Care: Principles & Practice

Friday 5 Nov 2021


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This conference focuses on Prehabilitation in Cancer Care – Principles and Practice, and will provide a practical guide to delivering an effective prehabilitation programme, ensuring patients are fit for cancer surgery or treatment. This is even more important in light of the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdowns which have had a negative effect on many individual’s health and fitness levels. The conference will look at optimisation of patients fitness and wellbeing through exercise, nutrition and psychological support.

"A growing body of scientific evidence confirms the importance of cancer prehabilitation.”

Cancer prehabilitation—a short review, Memo Jan 2021

“Patients undergoing major cancer interventions such as major surgical resection, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and immunotherapy are prone to the adverse effects of their cancer, as well as to the side effects of the treatments designed to cure them. The Prehabilitation process supports cancer patients in preparing for the physiological challenges of their cancer treatments, whilst aiming to shorten recovery time, reduce peri-operative complications and improve compliance with non-surgical treatments.”

Implementing a system-wide cancer prehabilitation programme: The journey of Greater Manchester's ‘Prehab4cancer’ 2020

“There is growing evidence of positive effects of prehab on improving health outcomes for cancer patients before and after surgery. Prehab provides an opportunity to tackle the management of a number of risk factors such as anaemia and malnutrition which may have an adverse effect on functional capacity and ultimately on postoperative outcomes, including recovery… 70% people affected by cancer have other long term conditions (LTCs) according to Macmillan. Prehab promote positive health behaviour change which can impact on long term health”

NHS Healthy London Partnership December 2020

This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues who are working to deliver effective prehabilitation in cancer care 
  • Reflect on a patient lived experience to understand how to engage patients in prehab programmes 
  • Learn from outstanding practice in implementing a prehabilitation programme
  • Reflect on national developments and learning
  • Improve the way we support patients to prepare themselves, physically and emotionally for surgery/treatment
  • Develop your skills in integrating Prehabilitation into the Care Pathway
  • Embed virtual prehabilitation into your programme during and beyond Covid-19
  • Learn from case studies in both cancer treatment and preparation for surgery
  • Understand how you can improve emotional and psychological support
  • Explore the role of prehabilitation cancer survivorship 
  • Develop prehabilitation for complex and frail older cancer patients 
  • Identify key strategies for improving physical activity, exercise and behavior change
  • Work with patients to improve nutrition
  • Ensure you are up to date with the latest evidence
  • Self assess and reflect on your own practice
  • Gain CPD accreditation points contributing to professional development and revalidation evidence

100% of delegates at the last conference on this subject would recommend this conference to a colleague

Chair & Speakers Include:

Professor Robert Thomas

Consultant Oncologist Bedford & Addenbrooke’s Cambridge University Trusts Professor of Exercise & Nutritional Science University of Bedfordshire

Ceinwen Giles

Director of Partnerships and Evaluation Shine Cancer Support & Chair of the Patient and Public Voices Forum NHS England Cancer Programme

Dr Tarannum Rampal

Consultant Anaesthetist, Princess Royal & Clinical and Strategy Lead Kent and Medway Prehabiltation

June Davis

Allied Health Professional Advisor, Policy and Impact
Macmillan Cancer Support

Virtual Attendance

Our online virtual events include a combination of live webcam presentations, training materials, video sessions and interactive exercises and discussion.

All you need is a quiet space, a good internet connection and PC or laptop with camera and microphone to allow you to see, hear and speak to the facilitator and other delegates. We will provide full instructions for accessing the platform along with login details. 

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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 Carolyn Goodbody for exhibition and sponsorship prices, or to discuss a tailored package to suit your needs and budget.

Fee Options

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(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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