5th Annual Delirium Boot Camp: Nov. 1-3, 2017


The 5th Annual Delirium Boot Camp was held from Nov. 1-3, 2017, in Boston, MA. The event was chaired by NIDUS Mentorship Task Force Leader Donna Fick, PhD, MSN, of Pennsylvania State University, and Co-Leader Wes Ely, MD, MPH, of Vanderbilt University. 20 participants from around the U.S., Canada, Brazil and Australia attended, representing many research backgrounds including anesthesiology, geriatrics, intensive care, neurology, nursing, palliative care, pediatrics and surgery.


The Boot Camp included 8 didactic lectures on a range of topics relevant to delirium research. Luci Roberts, PhD, Program Officer at the National Institute on Aging, also gave a talk on her advice for early-stage investigators, which was a highlight of the event. In addition to didactic sessions, the Boot Camp included a mock grant review session where participants, Boot Camp Junior Faculty and Faculty reviewed mock proposals in the style of an NIH Study Section, and an interactive CAM and 3D-CAM training session.

We have provided slides and audio recordings (when available) from the Boot Camp below.

2017 Delirium Boot Camp Didactic Sessions Slides and Audio
"Delirium: My Investigative Journey", Sharon Inouye, MD, MPH

View slides in PDF: Inouye_Investigative Journey

"Non-pharmacological (behavioral, eco-bio-psycho-social) interventions for delirium", Donna Fick, RN, PhD, FGSA, FAAN

View slides in PDF: Fick 2017 Non-pharm_Handout

 "Mixed Methods Research," Marie Boltz, PhD, GNP-BC, FAAN

View slides in PDF: Boltz_Mixed Methods Research_Boot Camp 2017

"Clinical Trials in Delirium," Wes Ely, MD, MPH (audio only)
 "Precision Medicine for Delirium: Multi-Omics approaches," Towia Libermann, PhD

View slides in PDF: Libermann_Multi-Omic approaches Delirium

"Advice for Early Stage Investigators," Luci Roberts, PhD (NIH/NIA) (no audio)

View slides in PDF: LRoberts_Advice for ESIs_Boot Camp 2017

"Electrophysiologic Approaches to Delirium," Alvaro Pascual-Leone, MD, PhD, Mouhsin Shafi, MD, PhD

View presentation in PDF: Pascual-Leone_Electrophysiologic approaches in delirium

"Neuroimaging and Delirium," Michele Cavallari, MD, PhD

View slides in PDF: Cavallari_Neuroimaging in Delirium_2017

 "Methodological and Statistical Issues in Research Proposals," Richard Jones, ScD, and Thomas Travison, PhD (no audio)

View slides in PDF: Methodological and Statistical Issues in Research Proposals - NIDUS CEDARTREE 2017