CPET workshop & Prehabilitation Symposium:
Incorporating POETTS (UK)
accredited CPET course

This workshop will focus on using cardiopulmonary exercise testing (and other tests including 6-MWT, PFTs and frailty assessment) for preoperative risk stratification and prehabilitation (optimization) of the surgical patient.

Prehabilitation involves proactive patient management prior to surgery with exercise programs, smoking cessation, correction of anaemia and nutritional interventions to help cope with the stress of surgery.
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7 – 8 December 2017 Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre,
Melbourne

PSH-POETTS CPET COURSE (Thursday and Friday – December 7th and 8th, 2017)

This course will be run in collaboration with and accredited by the Perioperative Exercise Testing and Training Society (POETTS, UK – http://poetts.co.uk/home) and will provide clinicians with comprehensive knowledge and skills in the conduct and interpretation of Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing (CPET) and CPET-based exercise training for prehabilitation relevant to the perioperative period.

There will be lectures by international experts interspersed with tutorials and case discussions. The course will also have a number of CPET demonstrations with live volunteers.

To facilitate close participant interaction and personalised teaching the course is capped at 40 participants.


PREHABILITATION SYMPOSIUM (Friday – December 8th, 2017)

Prehabilitation involves multidisciplinary interventions (exercise, haematinic, and nutritional optimisation etc.) aimed at optimising the physiological and psychological reserves of patients presenting for surgery prior to the stress of major surgery in order to achieve better post-operative outcomes.

This one-day symposium involving international leaders and experienced researchers in the field will provide an up to date overview of prehabilitation in relation to major surgery. You will also learn how to perform tests of functional capacity and frailty assessment specifically in the elderly patient cohort.

You will acquire the skills and knowledge to take back to your hospital to set up a ‘prehab’ service for your own patients.