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

Wednesday 28 Apr 2021


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“Fitter patients who are able to improve their health and activity levels recover from surgery more quickly and with fewer complications. What you do in the time leading up to surgery can have a really big impact on your recovery and long term health.”

Royal College of Anaesthetists 2020

“Prehabilitation, involving physical and psychological interventions, aligns with NHS England’s Long Term Plan. Prehabilitation is a pathway-based intervention with a focus on prevention.”

Professor Ravi Mahajan, President Royal College of Anaesthetists

"There's increasing evidence that it's really worth trying to get match fit ahead of chemo or major surgery…In effect you are 'priming' your own recovery before your treatment even begins."

Simon Stevens, Chief Executive of the NHS

This conference focuses on Prehabilitation – Principles and Practice, and will provide a practical guide to delivering an effective prehabilitation programme, ensuring patients are fit for 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 preoperative optimisation of patients fitness and wellbeing through exercise, nutrition and psychological support. The conference will use case studies from cancer treatment, and getting patients fit for surgery to demonstrate  the benefits in terms of outcomes and patient care.

This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues who are working to deliver effective prehabilitation
  • Reflect on a patient lived experience 
  • Learn from outstanding practice in implementing a prehabilitation 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 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 in reducing pain 
  • 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

Chair & Speakers Include:

Professor Sandy Jack

Consultant Clinician Scientist & Professor of Prehabilitation Medicine in the Anaesthesia/Critical Care & Perioperative Medicine Research Unit
University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

June Davies

Allied Health Professional Advisor
Macmillan Cancer Support

Dr Tarannum Rampal

Clinical Director, Prehabilitation
Kent and Medway Cancer Alliance

Jason Tong

Senior Implementation Lead & Chair
COVID-19 Prehab Clinical Working Group Healthy London Partnership

Mr Krishna Moorthy

Senior Lecturer & Consultant Surgeon
Imperial College London

Virtual Attendance

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

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 face to face with your key audience o 
  • 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

NHS & Public Sector



Voluntary sector & charities



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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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