Latest Brain Health News


Dr. Lee Fleisher conducting a patient interview

Perioperative Geriatric Care

Watch the 2021 State of the Union webinar as expert panelists discuss practical implementation strategies.

See video

Anesthesiologist helping a patient during surgery

Improving Perioperative Brain Health

Watch the authors of a new paper discuss the key steps that can be taken to reduce risk of surgery-related delirium.

View video

Group of doctors reviewing patient files.

Inside the Monitor – Brain Health

Dr. Cole discusses COVID’s effect on the brain and more proposed Monitor topics.

Hear Podcast

Care Team with older patient

Eleven Grants Awarded

CMSS Awards $100,000 Grants to Specialty Societies Seeking to Improve Diagnostic Excellence

Read more

Perioperative Brain Health Initiative Vision and Mission

Vision Statement:

All Physician Anesthesiologists implement current guidelines and scientific advances to protect and preserve the brain function of every patient undergoing a surgical procedure or intervention.

Mission Statements:

  1. We promote routine preoperative screening for specific risk factors for perioperative neurocognitive disorders
    (e.g., delirium, postoperative cognitive decline)
  2. We promote evidence-based perioperative strategies to prevent, identify, and treat perioperative neurocognitive disorders
  3. We provide education about perioperative neurocognitive disorders for patients and providers

Sign up to be notified about new developments and content related to ASA’s Perioperative Brain Health Initiative.