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The Peri Operative Program (POP) will be offering one-hour webinars on aspects of prehabilitation as developed at the
McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), Montréal, Québec, Canada

The series of interactive webinars cover a wide range of topics relevant to prehabilitation and have been prepared by the POP team based on the large experience accumulated over the years.


Francesco Carli, MD, MPhil  (FC)  Founder of the Peri Operative Program (POP), Director of Research, Prehabilitation Unit, MUHC

Enrico Minnella, MD, PhD  (EM) Research Associate, Prehabilitation Unit, MUHC

Gabriele Baldini, MD, MSc  (GB) Director of the Preoperative Clinic and Medical Director Prehabilitation Unit, MUHC

Celena Scheede-Bergdahl, PhD (CSB) Exercise Science Physiologist, McGill University, Research Associate, Prehabilitation Unit, MUHC

Rashami Awasthi, MSc  (RA) Coordinator, Prehabilitation Unit and Senior Kinesiologist (MUHC)

Chelsia Gillis, PhD  (CG) Senior Dietitian, Research Associate, Prehabilitation Unit MUHC

Linda Edgar, PhD (LE) Nursing, Research Associate, Prehabiliation Unit, MUHC

Upcoming Webinars

Past Webinars

November 27, 2021 – POP Workshop

July 21, 2021 – Strategies for good coping – Linda Edgar

July 7, 2021 – Prescription of Exercise for Clinical Patients Scheduled for Elective Syrgery – Rashami Awasthi, MsC

June 30, 2021 – “Moving more” Towards Surgery: Strategies for Avoiding Sitting Time and Finding Opportunity for Physical Activity in the Day to Day – Celena Scheede-Bergdahl, PhD

June 23, 2021 – Exercise Prescription for Prehabilitation (including procedure-specific training) – Celena Scheede-Bergdahl, PhD

June 10, 2021 – Screening and Assessment of Emotional State Before Surgery – Linda Edgar, PhD

May 19, 2021 – POP Seminar

April 29, 2021 – Screening and Assesment of Functional Capacity of Patients Referred for Prehabilitation – Rashami Awasthi, CSEP-CPT, MSc

April 15, 2021 – Prehabilitation Webinar

April 1, 2021 – Prehabilitation Webinar

March 18, 2021 – Prehabilitation Webinar

March 27, 2021 – Prehabilitation Workshop

March 4, 2021 – POP Seminar

February 25, 2021 – POP talk with Dr. Gabriele Baldini

January 21, 2021 – POP Workshop

November 28, 2020 – POP Prehabilitation Workshop