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Prehabilitation Event: 2023 Australia Asia Pacific ERAS Conference

26 October 2023 - 29 October 2023
| 8:00am - 1:30pm

2023 Australia Asia Pacific ERAS Conference: Modifying patient risk (prehabilitation) and reducing variability in care

Join us for the Australia-Asia-Pacific ERAS+ conference from 26-29 October 2023 at the Park Hyatt Hotel in Melbourne, Australia - Modifying patient risk (prehabilitation) and reducing variability in care (ERAS)

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Prehabilitation and ERAS

The meeting combines two meetings into one: Prehabilitation and ERAS. The first one and a half days will be dedicated toward prehabilitation (addressing patient-related modifiable risk), and the second one and a half days will be dedicated toward ERAS (reducing variability in clinical care), thereby forming the interdependent ERAS+ that strives to improve patient outcomes after surgery.

This easily accessible meeting aims to provide shared learning across this region of the world, with opportunity for interaction with perioperative clinicians, including anaesthetists, surgeons, nurses, and allied health practitioners from Australia and Asia-Pacific countries, and to leverage international expertise in prehabilitation and ERAS from Canada, Europe, and the United Kingdom.

The program will be interactive: plenary lectures, pro/con debates, and breakout sessions. The meeting will also host three Master Class Workshops on Thursday (26 October) morning before the conference. These include a primer workshop in cardiopulmonary exercise testing, an ERAS educational course, and a wound healing workshop.


Our program hosts several prominent speakers, including:

International experts in prehabilitation

Professor Mike Grocott, Professor Sandy Jack (UK), Dr John Moore, and A/Professor Malcolm West (UK), and Professor Ismail Gögenur (Denmark), and Professor Bernhard Riedel and Dr Hilmy Ismail (Australia).

International experts in ERAS

Dr Hans de Boer (ERAS President, Holland), Dr Ketan Dhatarayia (UK), Dr Kwang Yeong How and Dr Vera Lim (Singapore), Professor Olle Ljunqvist (Sweden), Professor Greg Nelson (Canada).

Expertise from Asia-Pacific

Professor Aoyama (Japan), Dr Shu Lin Guo (Taiwan), Professor Verut Lohsiriwat (Thailand), and Dr Marriana Sioson (Philippines).

Australian Surgical Expertise in Value-Based Health Care

Professor David Watters from Safer Care Victoria, Professor Christobel Saunders, AO, James Stuart Chair of Surgery, University of Melbourne.

State government and hospital executive expertise

Ms Ellen Rawstron (NSW), Professor Ben Thomson and Ms Naomi Bromley (Vic), and Professor Shelley Dolan (Hospital Executive).

Frontline Clinicians (allied health, medical, nursing)

Who are willing to share their expertise on implementing and delivering high-quality Prehabilitation and ERAS

Further information

We’re committed to reducing the environmental impact of the symposium. We are incorporating a holistic approach that includes but is not restricted to, areas such as reducing written materials and reducing the use of plastics and nonbiodegradable materials.

We look forward to welcoming you to Melbourne for a meeting with an outstanding scientific and workshop program from leading local and international medical practitioners.

Local convenors:

  • Professor Bernhard Riedel
  • Dr Hilmy Ismail and Professor Linda Denehy (Prehabilitation)
  • Dr Georgina Christelis (ERAS).

The Australia-Asia-Pacific ERAS+ Conference covers

  • CPET testing
  • Surgery School
  • Exercise
  • Nutrition
  • Psychological Support
  • ERAS

The conference is presented in association with:

  • International Prehabilitation Society®
  • ERAS Society®
  • Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

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Event Details


Park Hyatt Melbourne
1 Parliament Square Off, Parliament Pl, Melbourne VIC 3002

Date and time

26 October 2023 - 29 October 2023 | 8:00am - 1:30pm