What are the two prime components of any good nutrition programme? How is avoiding malnutrition different from supporting anabolism? What’s the best way to screen patients for malnutrition risk? How can a patient’s anthropomitry be assesed alongside their stated needs and preferred outcomes? How important are protein supplements? What are the wider benefits of a good diet? How do we devise nutrition care plans for malnurished patients who need a more aggressive approach? Is it fair to say that everybody can benefit from some nutritional consultation day a dietician? What are the data and studies which support prehabilitation nutritional programmes?

Presented by Chelsia Gillis, Registered Dietitian, Canadian Vanier Scholar, and PhD Candidate in Epidemiology at the University of Calgary, Canada, she is leading the first prehabilitation program for colorectal surgery in Alberta.