What can the experiences of a team who helped to introduce pre-operative assesment and prehabilitation to Barcelona teach us about how to most effectively implement and sustain similar programmes where we are?

How and why is prehabilitation helpful in terms out outcomes and value based care? How long can the benefits of prehabilitation be maintained? What is the value of nutritional consultation, how important is it to asses your patients pre-operative protien intake? Would it help to offer all of your patients mindfullness sessions? How important is it to include patient’s partners or carers in sessions?

Also, is it possible for you to tap into and harness the enthusiasm of sporting professionals?

Presented by Graciela Martinez-Palli, Consultant in the Department of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Care at Hospital Clinic, Barcelona. She attends as anaesthesiologist for oncologic digestive surgery and liver transplantation.