Doesn’t the decision to delay surgery depend upon the type of cancer? Can you measure complications as an outcome? What’s the cause of non cardiac complications that are related to lack of exercise? Can we change the mindset of prehabilitation by explaining that prehabilitation is the start of treatment? How do we convince patients and decision makers that delaying surgery is a good idea? How involved are oncologists in perioperative decisions?
Presented by Duminda Wijeysundera, Professor in the Department of Anaesthesia and the Institute of Health Policy Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto, and a Staff Anesthesiologist at St Michael’s Hospital and Gerrit Slooter, MD, PhD, Surgical Oncologist, Maxima Medical Centre, The Netherlands.