General information

It is a great pleasure once again to welcome you to Zealand Surgical Forum 2019 in Copenhagen.
The nurse sessions will have focus on ERAS and perioperative care with a variety of approaches to the theme.

The topics for the symposium will be

  • Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS)
  • Patient education
  • Nutrition
  • Physical therapy
  • Signs of deterioration
  • Care after chemotherapy
  • Empowerment and information

The topics will be presented by a variety of speakers among them 

  • Angie Balfour, Senior ERAS Nurse/Senior Research Nurse at the University of Edinburgh.
  • Chelsia Gillis, MSc, PhD Candidate, University of Calgary, Canada.
  • Gooske Douw, PhD, Radboud University Medical Centre, the Netherlands.
  • Susanne Oksbjerg Dalton, PhD, Senior Researcher, Danish Cancer Society Research Center, Denmark.

In order to create a scientific platform for all initiatives in the field of ERAS, this year there will be a poster session. Posters will be presented throughout the conference with focused attention during lunch.

Therefore, we invite you to submit abstracts for presentation. Abstracts must be submitted in English. Deadline for abstract submission will be the 30th of November 2018. There will be a prize for Best Poster based on votes from the conference participants. More information regarding poster can be found here.

Please submit your abstracts according to following categories:

  • Prehabilitation in practice; clinical trials
  • Nutrition
  • Training
  • CPET (Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing)
  • Outcomes
  • Mental Support
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Patient Selection
  • Compliance/adherence to Prehabilitation Program
  • Implementation of Prehabilitation
  • Tools and Wearables

On behalf of the Zealand Surgical Forum we look forward to personally welcoming you to Copenhagen this winter.

Yours sincerely,


Birgitte Østergaard
Head of Department, Headnurse
Department of Surgery
Zealand University Hospital
Marian Christin Petersen
Researcher, RN 
Department of Surgery
Zealand University Hospital


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