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

Wed, 20 Mar 2024

Virtual, Online

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This conference focuses on Prehabilitation – Principles and Practice, and will provide a practical guide to delivering an effective prehabilitation programme, ensuring patients are fit and optimised for surgery/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, and currently high waiting lists could be used as preparation time to ensure the best outcomes.

The conference will look at preoperative/pre treatment optimisation of patients fitness and wellbeing through exercise, nutrition and psychological support.

“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

"Evidence shows that actively improving your physical and mental health can help you recover more quickly from surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy, and reduce the chance of further problems during and after your treatment, as well as many other benefits."


This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues who are working to deliver effective prehabilitation for surgery/treatment 

  • Reflect on a patient lived experience to understand how to engage patients in prehab programmes

  • Learn from outstanding practice in implementing a prehabilitation programme

  • Embed virtual prehabilitation into your programme

  • Demonstrate a business case for prehabilitation and ensure prehab services continue through and beyond the pandemic 

  • 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 Behaviour Change and Motivational Interviewing 

  • Learn from case studies 

  • Understand how you can improve emotional and psychological support

  • Explore the role of prehabilitation in older people 

  • Work with patients to improve nutrition

  • 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.

Speakers include:

Zoe Merchant

AHP Clinical Lead and Occupational Therapist
Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

Tony Collier BEM

Prehab4Cancer Patient Representative

Mark Johnston

Peri-Operative care for Older People undergoing Surgery (POPS) lead; British Geriatric Society POPS Co-Chair
Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Hugh Selsick

Consultant in Sleep Medicine and Psychiatry
Insomnia and Behavioural Sleep Medicine Clinic
Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine

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

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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