Pathophysiology of Delirium

Pathophysiology of Delirium

 

Satellite meeting of the European Delirium Association
September 4, 2019
Royal College of Physician's of Edinburgh

Delirium is an acute derangement of brain function that occurs most frequently during acute illness, surgery or injury. It affects around 1 in 7 hospital patients. People with delirium have severe inattention, other cognitive deficits, and often hallucinations, delusions, and severe anxiety. The basic neuroscience of these changes is very poorly understood and its importance is considerable since patients experiencing delirium also have a several-fold increased risk of subsequent dementia or acceleration of existing dementia.

The European Delirium Association is hosting a special satellite meeting on the pathophysiology of delirium in the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh on the afternoon of the 4 Sep 2019. The meetings is multidisciplinary, involving clinical and basic scientists, with participants coming from stress biology, behavioural neuroscience, network connectivity, metabolism, glial function and inflammation. Prof Anna Williams is one of our speakers.

Please visit this link for registration and information: https://bit.ly/2XLXDXt (see More Info tab for programme). Registration fees are modest as the meeting is subsidised by the European Delirium Association. If you have work that would be relevant and suitable for presentation as an oral abstract, please submit an abstract to the symposium organiser Dr Colm Cunningham CUNNINCO@tcd.ie by 23 August.