MD, PhD Candidate, AMC, The Netherlands
Current: – MD-PhD candidate AMC/Gelre Hospitals, The Netherlands “Frailty and prehabilitation in elderly undergoing colorectal cancer surgery”
Previous: – Surgical Resident (not in training) Gelre Hospitals, Apeldoorn, The Netherlands – Surgical Resident (not in training) St Francis Hospital, Katete, Zambia
Other: – Publicist NRC (Dutch Newspaper) on various healthcare topics
The goal of prehabilitation is clear: fast recovery and high quality of care. However, the road to optimal compliancy and the best results depends on the region, the type of intervention and the patient. This talk gives an overview of the current prehabilitation initiatives worldwide.
Quote: “Peak performance demands proper preparation. To climb a mountain, you should take one step at a time.”