Recap: American Delirium Society Meeting 2017

The American Delirium Society held their 6th annual meeting from June 4-6, 2017, in Nashville, Tennessee. Along with excellent talks and poster presentations by many members of the delirium research community, NIDUS was honored to host 2 sessions: 1) a plenary session by NIDUS investigators introducing the program and our initiatives and 2) a scientific breakout session with presentations by previous participants of the Delirium Boot Camp.

The “Introduction to NIDUS” plenary session featured an introduction by NIDUS PI Sharon Inouye, followed by short talks from each NIDUS Core and Task Force Leader on their upcoming program activities. These included the launch of a survey on delirium measurement tools by the Measurement & Harmonization Core, an announcement about the Research Resource Core Database, and a call for applications for the 2017 Delirium Boot Camp and 2017 Delirium Pilot awards, as well as an announcement from the Dissemination Task Force about the NIDUS Blog, social media and other communication efforts.

The NIDUS Scientific Breakout Session was very well attended and featured six presentations on a variety of topics: treatment of asymptomatic UTI in delirious in-patients, impact of dexmedetomidine of delirium incidence and sleep in critically ill adults, variation in antipsychotic use in adults after cardiac surgery, the association of age-related cortical atrophy and postoperative delirium severity, the relationship of the COMT Val58Met Polymorphism on the association between inflammation and delirium, and the association between STOP-BANG scores and postoperative delirium.

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