Lisa Wickerson, BScPT, MSc, PhD
University Health Network and University of Toronto, Toronto, ON

This presentation will describe an evidence-based clinical approach to pre-habilitation in lung transplant candidates with a variety of respiratory diagnoses. The emerging evidence for tele-rehabilitation and hybrid pre-habilitation models along with the associated challenges and opportunities will be discussed.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this presentation, attendees will be able to:

  • Describe the indications and evidence for prehabilitation in lung transplant candidates;
  • Reflect on the challenges of providing prehabilitation to lung transplant candidates with an unknown surgical date; and
  • Discuss key considerations for the development of a quality hybrid or tele-prehabilitation delivery model.

CanMEDS Roles Addressed: Health Advocate, Professional, Scholar