Dr. Ed Marcantonio presenting on the 3D-CAM and UB-CAM at the 2022 Boot Camp

Dr. Ed Marcantonio presenting on the 3D-CAM and UB-CAM at the 2022 Boot Camp

11th Annual NIDUS Delirium Boot Camp
"Advancing Translational and Implementation Research in Delirium" 

The Friday Center
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC
Sunday, October 29 – Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Download the 2023 NIDUS Boot Camp Application

Applications will be accepted until July 10, 2023 5pm EST.

Eligibility Criteria

Please take a moment to determine if you are eligible to attend the Delirium Boot Camp. This Boot Camp is intended for persons with previous research training and experience who plan to continue research in delirium. Faculty and research fellows who meet the following criteria are eligible to attend:

  • Previous training in the fundamentals of clinical research
  • At least 1-2 years of previous research experience
  • Hold an MD, PharmD, PhD, or other doctoral level degree (may consider strong advanced predoctoral candidates in this area)
  • Interest and passion for delirium research
  • Must have at least 25% protected time for research
  • Once accepted, willingness to devote 8-10 hours of advance preparation time for the Boot Camp (beyond preparing the application and proposal)

Please contact Kristen Ruck with any questions about your eligibility or this application in general. There is no fee to attend the Boot Camp.

A completed 2023 Boot Camp application will include: 

  1. The completed PDF application form available for download above.
  2. A brief statement of interest as described in the application above.
  3. A complete mock pilot proposal as described in the application above including abstract, scientific plan, career development and research program statements, and all appendices (biosketch, mentor statement, budget justification, timeline, resources and environment).

Applications will be accepted until July 10, 2023, 5pm EST.

Sorry, but due to limited capacity and the advanced preparation required for participants and faculty, we cannot accept late applications. 

Helpful links for developing your 2023 Bootcamp Application:

2022 Boot Camp Program

The 2023 Bootcamp Program is being finalized and will be posted here soon. Like the 2022 Bootcamp Program (see here), the 2023 Bootcamp will feature an interprofessional group of more than 15 nationally- recognized translational and clinical delirium researchers,

While the 2023 Boot Camp theme is Advancing Translational and Implementation Research in Delirium, the program will not be limited to these specific areas. Junior investigators focused on everything from animal model to biomarker to epidemiology to clinical studies to clinical implementation across any patient care setting are encouraged to apply.

Applications from outside the USA are encouraged. The flight, accommodation, and meal costs related to Bootcamp attendance are covered for each mentee.

About the Boot Camp

The Delirium Boot Camp was founded in 2013 through a career development award to Dr. Sharon K. Inouye to establish the Center for Excellence for Delirium in Aging: Research, Training and Educational Enhancement (CEDARTREE).

From 2016 to 2020, the Delirium Boot Camp was funded by an NIA Network Grant (R24AG054259, PI Inouye), under leadership of Donna M. Fick, PhD, MSN, and E. Wes Ely, MD, MPH.

The NIA has funded the 2021-2025 Delirium Boot Camps (R13185760). The current Boot Campleaders are Jan Busby-Whitehead, MD, MPH and John W. Devlin, PharmD.

Now in its 11th year, the Delirium Boot Camp is open to researchers from a variety of backgrounds, professions and research areas. However, there are a limited number of spots available each year and the application process is selective. Visit the 2023 NIDUS Delirium Boot Camp page to learn more about this year's event.

More than 100 delirium researchers have completed the NIDUS Delirium Boot Camp program. Over the years, it has expanded to include international participants from Canada, Australia and European Union. For reference, please see 2022 Boot Camp brochure.

2022 NIDUS Delirium Boot Camp faculty and mentees

Presentation materials from the 2017-2022 Boot Camps are available on each year's individual page:


The over-arching goal of the NIDUS Boot Camp is to develop a multidisciplinary pipeline of well-trained translational, epidemiologic and clinical delirium researchers. The Boot Camp offers a mock grant review session, in-depth training on the use , mentoring and networking breakout sessions, and multiple didactic sessions covering a wide range of topics relevant to clinical and translational delirium research.

Organizing Committee

The NIDUS Boot Camp is planned by an Organizing Committee co-chaired by Jan Busby-Whitehead, MD and John Devlin, PharmD. See a full list of Organizing Committee members here.