Virtual Symposium 2021




Call for Abstracts

Abstract submission is now closed


Invited Speakers


Franco Carli, MD, MPhil, FRCA, FRCPC

Professor, Department of Anesthesia, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

Presentation: Pre-habilitation and Post-operative Outcomes”

Dr. Holland

Tania Janaudis-Ferreira, PT, PhD

Assistant Professor, School of Physical and Occupational Therapy, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

Presentation: “Getting stronger and recovering faster: what is the formula for pre-habilitation in transplant patients?”





3:00pm – Welcome and Introductions

3:10-3:35pm – Invited Speaker, Dr. Franco Carli

Pre-habilitation and Post-operative Outcomes

3:35 – 4:00pm – Invited Speaker, Dr. Tania Janaudis-Ferreira

Getting stronger and recovering faster: what is the formula for pre-habilitation in transplant patients?

4:00-4:10pm – Break

4:10 pm – Oral abstract presentations 1 – Digital technologies in pre-habilitation

Abstract 1 – Effect of a six-month home based RE intervention on frailty outcomes in adults with chronic kidney disease using digital technologies – Dr. Diana Mager, University of Alberta

Abstract 2 – A fully customizable and interactive app for liver transplant candidates – Dr. Kathleen Ismond, University of Alberta

4:30pm – Oral abstract presentations 2 Practical aspects of pre-habilitation delivery

Abstract 3 – Examination of baseline characteristics for patients involved in a novel Kidney Transplant Prehabilitation Clinic – Dr. Kathryn Wytsma-Fisher, University of Calgary

Abstract 4 – A pragmatic trial of prehabilitation prior to surgery: Preliminary insights to inform clinical workflow – Dr. Daniel Santa-Mina, University of Toronto & University Health Network

5:00pm – 5:10pm – Break

5:10pm – Case Studies in Pre-habilitation

Abstract 5 – Physiatry in Lung Pre-habilitation: the role of physiatry within the lung transplant interdisciplinary team – Dr. Rajiv Reebye, University of British Columbia

Abstract 6 – Pre-habilitation and transplant outcomes in an adolescent with ventricular assist device (VAD): A case study – Robin Deliva, SickKids Hospital

5:50pm – Closing Remarks




Please click here for registration. The deadline for registration is May 25th, 4:00 pm EDT.

There is no fee to register for the symposium.


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