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Webinar on Integrating Prehabilitation and Rehabilitation in The Clinical Path of High-Risk Surgical Oncology Patients

01 June, 2021 - Open

Venue: Online

Time: 6pm to 7.20pm CET

Aims of the webinar

Prehabilitation should be offered to patients scheduled for major or complex elective surgery with a view to improving their physical fitness and health status and reducing the risk of peri-operative morbidity and mortality. Priority of referral to preoperative exercise training should go to patients who are at increased risk of perioperative complications. Equally postoperative rehabilitation can be of major importance for the patient’s quality of life and compliance to further therapies.

The aim of this webinar is to provide evidence-based informations on how to deliver pre- and postoperative rehabilitation to patients awaiting major oncologic surgery and how to select surgical patients who may be referred into a rehabilitation service.

Main topics

A series of best-practice based statements to advise on patient care with respect to exercise training in the peri-operative period has been developed. These statements cover: patient selection for nutritional interventions and exercise training; integration of nutrition counselling and exercise training into multi-modal prehabilitation programmes; and advice on exercise prescription factors and follow-up.


Sergio Sandrucci, San Giovanni Battista Hospital, Turin, IT

Faculty members

Isacco Montroni, Ospedale per gli Infermi di Faenza, Faenza, IT
Alessandro Laviano, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, IT
Andreas S. Lübbe, Chefarzt Cecilien-Klinic, Chefarzt Palliativstation Karl-Hansen Klinic, Bad Lippspringe, DE


Who is the high risk patient in need of prehabilitation? Screening and Assessment of Functional Capacity of Patients and Risk Stratification (20')
I. Montroni

Nutrition screening and assessment for prehabilitation and rehabilitation in surgical oncology patients: intervention strategies (20')
A. Laviano

The importance of rehabilitation for Patients at Risk after Elective Surgery in oncology (20')
A. Lübbe

Q&A session (20')
All faculty

Target participants

  • Surgical Oncologists
  • Anaesthesiologists
  • Oncology nurses
  • Medical oncologists

Target participants

Consultant breast and plastic surgeons as well as senior trainees in breast surgery.

Participation and Registration fee

The webinar is for free to all. A zoom link will be sent to participants few days before the event.


An application has been made to the ACOE (Accreditation Council of Oncology in Europe) for CME accreditation of this event.

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This webinar is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from 

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