Gerard Danjoux

Prof, MD, PhD, Consultant Anaesthetist, South Tees Hospitals NHS Hospital, United Kingdom

Professor Gerard Danjoux Qualified from University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne 1989. Undertook Anaesthetic training in the Northern Deanery, including fellowship years abroad in Australia (Newcastle) and Canada (Vancouver). Appointed consultant in Anaesthesia at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in 2002. Roles presently held include: • Visiting Professor Teesside University • Member of Royal College of Anaesthetists Perioperative Medicine Leadership group • Preoperative Association Council Member and Research Lead • Faculty for National Perioperative CPET course Prof Danjoux developed, and leads, a dedicated vascular preoperative service of national repute (2002 to date). He has led international profile published research exploring the role of high-intensity interval training prior to Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm repair. In January 2018 he set up one of the first community-based multi-modal Prehabilitation services in the UK in collaboration with colleagues from Primary Care and Public Health. In conjunction with this programme he has developed a Prehabilitation toolkit for healthcare professionals focussed on risk factors for surgery. Prof Danjoux also leads a volunteer research programme, in collaboration with the Ministry of Defence (UK), evaluating the effect of pharmacological interventions on cardiovascular physiology in major haemorrhage. He is ex-Honorary Secretary of Vascular Anaesthesia Society GBI and is well published in the field of vascular medicine. He is an ex-Council member of the Preoperative Association. To keep fit he enjoys road cycling on the North Yorkshire Moors, struggling up the 20% gradients!!

The presentation will predominantly focus on the prehabilitation evidence available in patients prior to AAA repair. Presentation material will also cover possible strategies to incorporate this evidence into routine clinical practice for patient benefit.

Quote: “I believe in employing the aggregation of marginal gains approach to prehabilitation. This strategy has been very successful in professional sport and shows great promise for Medicine” “Best to sometimes do what the patient wants rather than always doing what we think is best for the patient”

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