2024 AU ERAS+ World Congress of Prehab & Periop Medicine

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We are delighted to invite you to the 2024 World Congress of Prehabilitation and Perioperative Medicine Conference, combined with the Australian ERAS+ conference. This event merges the essential fields of prehabilitation and enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) into a single, integrated platform covering the perioperative period. Our goal is to improve patient outcomes post-surgery by addressing modifiable risks through prehabilitation strategies and reducing clinical care variability through ERAS principles.

The program features plenary lectures, pro/con debates, and breakout sessions designed for interactive learning and exchange. Additionally, we offer primer workshops on cardiopulmonary exercise testing and implementing an ERAS program, along with masterclasses on setting up a prehabilitation program, prehabilitation strategies involving exercise, nutrition, psychology, and digital strategies for scaling prehabilitation implementation.

You will have the opportunity to hear from expert speakers from around the globe as well as renowned local experts, including clinicians and healthcare administrators. Please visit the speakers' pages to view the full line-up of speakers from Australia, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Holland, Italy, Singapore, Spain, and the United Kingdom.

Registrations are now open

We encourage perioperative clinicians, anaesthetists, allied health practitioners, surgeons, nurses, administrators, and anyone interested in improving surgical outcomes through prehabilitation, ERAS, and perioperative medicine to register for the congress.

Don't miss this opportunity to connect with leading professionals from around the world and enhance your expertise in prehabilitation, ERAS, and perioperative medicine.

We eagerly await your participation in Melbourne for an enriching experience of learning, collaboration, and advancement in medical practices.

Hosted by local and global leaders

  • Local convenors: Professor Bernhard Riedel, Associate Professor Hilmy Ismail, Professor Linda Denehy.
  • In collaboration with: International Prehabilitation Society, ERAS Society, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre.

Location and venue

The Australian ERAS+ Conference & 2024 World Congress of Prehabilitation and Perioperative Medicine will be held at the RACV City Club, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

501 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone: (03) 9944 8888


Registrations are now open. Please click here to register.

Registrations includes all refreshment breaks, welcome reception, plenary sessions on Thursday and all sessions and workshops on Friday and Saturday.
NOTE: there is a fee to attend the masterclasses and primer courses on Thursday afternoon.

The workshops on Friday and Saturday have limited space and places are allocated to those who register.
NOTE: please select the workshops when registering for the congress.

Early-bird closes 30 June 2024 Standard 30 June 2024 onwards
Full registration
3-days: 3-5 October, 2024
A$1350 A$1500
Allied health, nursing students, trainee registration
3-days: 3-5 October, 2024
A$680 A$800

All registration fees are quoted in Australian dollars and inclusive of GST.
If you are a iPOETTS members, please contact ANZCA events for your registration rate.

Invited international speakers

The convenors would like to thank the following international speakers for their time and contribution.


Invited local speakers and workshop facilitators

We will have a great line-up of speakers from different specialties and disciplines.

We would like to thank the all the speakers and workshop facilitators who donate many hours of their time to organise, prepare and present at the meeting.


World Prehabilitation Medicine Congress convenors



We have been able to secure a special rate for delegates at RACV Club Melbourne. If you wish to book accommodation, please follow the below link:
eBooking link
Please click here: ANZCA Meeting

Please note: Accommodation is subject to availability and no rooms are being held for the meeting.

For any accommodation queries or for guests wishing to book alternate room types, please contact the RACV accommodations team by calling 03 9944 8830 and quoting ANZCA Accommodation Bookings AND BBID 12371508.

Call for scientific abstracts

We invite abstracts of research and audit work relevant for poster presentations at the meeting. 

Submission Guidelines

  1. Originality. The abstract submitted must be of an original scientific nature and must not have been published previously or accepted for publication in whole, or in part, by any medical journals before 15 September, 2024.
  2. Number of submissions. Authors may submit more than one paper.
  3. Acknowledgement of receipt. Upon submission, authors will receive confirmation by email.   
  4. Mode of presentation. Presentations will be displayed in poster format. Posters will be prominently displayed in the meeting venue. When creating a poster it must be A2 size, portrait or landscape and in colour.
  5. Registration. All presenters are required to register and pay for the registration fee. Failure to do so will result in exclusion from the final program.
  6. Publication. Abstracts may be published on the ANZCA website. 

Abstract Format

  1. Word limit. Abstracts must not exceed 400 words. A maximum of 3 tables or figures saved in JPEG/GIF/ TIF format with resolution of at least 300 dpi can be included in your abstract.
  2. Abstract title. The abstract title must be in Initial Capital / lower case format, e.g. The online abstract submission. The title should be brief and descriptive.
  3. Author information. Please include the first name in full and family name of the author(s) and do NOT include degrees or professional titles (Dr, PhD, Prof, MD, etc.).
  4. Content. Each abstract must contain sufficient details for evaluation. Make the abstract as informative as possible. Clearly indicate the aims and conclusions supported by data. Results stated in the abstracts must be complete (though concise) and final. It is unsatisfactory to use statements such as 'data will be presented' or 'results will be discussed'. 

Organise the body of the abstract as follows: 

  1. (a) Introduction
  2. (b) Methods
  3. (c) Results
  4. (d) Conclusions, and 
  5. (e) A limited number of references.

Use standard abbreviations and generic drug names. Place unusual abbreviations or acronyms in parentheses after first use. Do not identify author(s) or institution(s) in text.

The cut-off date for abstract submission is 15 September and notifications will be emailed week commenting 16 September.

The top 5 posters will be selected for a plenary session, with 5 minutes allowed for presentation with slides and 2 minutes for Q&A by a panel of judges. The finalists will compete for an award.

For further information and/or to submit your poster, please contact events.


We’re committed to reducing the environmental impact of the conference. 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.
At the meeting, we will utilise digital signage where possible. If printed signage is required, we ensure it is printed on material that is or can be recycled.  

The conference name tags, bamboo lanyards including the metal fasteners, will be recycled.

We will work with the healthcare industry exhibitors and sponsors to reduce their environmental impact – including eliminating single use flyers, brochures and signage and recycling all packaging where possible and consider what they as a company are bringing into the venue. We also request they take all items and material back to their office.

Code of conduct

ANZCA is committed to a respectful and safe environment for all interactions inclusive of its conferences and meetings.

The Australian ERAS+ Conference & 2024 World Congress of Prehabilitation and Perioperative Medicine is governed by all relevant ANZCA policies in relation to professional behaviour and conduct, including in relation to bullying, discrimination and sexual harassment.

The Australian ERAS+ Conference & 2024 World Congress of Prehabilitation and Perioperative Medicine is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. Sexual language and imagery or the use of personal photos without permission is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter and other online media.

Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organisers.

Respectful behaviour is expected at all times from all participants. Appropriate behaviour respects difference and diversity, respects privacy, and handles disagreement politely. Honesty and fair dealing is expected.

Obtaining consent to quote others, use presentations or take photographs is appropriate and shows the respect expected of participants of the Australian ERAS+ Conference & 2024 World Congress of Prehabilitation and Perioperative Medicine.

If someone makes you or anyone else feel unsafe or unwelcome, please report it as soon as possible to an events person or the meeting convenor.

Alternatively you can make a report via email here. All personal details will remain confidential, issues raised will be investigated and necessary action taken to prevent a recurrence.


Please click here to view the HCI prospectus.

If you wish to be an exhibitor at the Australian ERAS+ Conference & 2024 World Congress of Prehabilitation, please contact ANZCA events. 

Social media

Join the conversation on X (formerly Twitter) by using #ERASMEL24 or #PREHABMEL24.

Contact us

For further information, please contact us.

  • Date

    3 October - 5 October

  • Time


  • Location

    RACV City Club Melbourne

Last updated 11:41 3.07.2024