Prehabilitation and Surgery School – Getting patients fit and motivated in their pathway

Prehabilitation involves a coordinated effort by a team of clinicians to optimise patients' physiology and psychology prior to cancer treatments and surgery.
It is a relatively new and novel concept in perioperative care. This presentation will look at the rationale for prehabilitation, the current evidence and will also describe the model of care at Peter Mac's Prehab service.

Hilmy Ismail

Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
Consultant Anaesthetist

Dr Ismail is a senior staff specialist at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre.

He is Clinical Lead of the cardiopulmonary exercise testing laboratory and also Clinical lead of the Prehabilitation Service.
He has an interest in peri-operative medicine in relation to onco- anaesthesia.