In 2015, the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) held the Brain Health Summit on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. The summit brought together medical experts, government agencies and other interested nonprofit groups to discuss delayed cognitive recovery and postoperative delirium in elderly patients after surgery and anesthesia.
The Brain Health Summit:
- Explored the assessment and identification of at-risk patients.
- Evaluated the need for educational materials for patients and their health care providers to increase patient safety.
- Promoted advocacy efforts to fund research regarding these complications.
The ASA Subcommittee on Perioperative Brain Health Initiative:
Carol J. Peden MB, ChB, MD, FRCA, FICM, MPH, Chair
Daniel J. Cole MD, FASA
Stacie G. Deiner MD
Roderic G. Eckenhoff MD
James C. Eisenach MD
Alex S. Evers MD
Lee A. Fleisher MD
Hugh C. Hemmings MD, PHD
Evan D. Kharasch MD, PHD
Jeffrey R. Kirsch MD, FASA
Aman Mahajan MD, PHD
Jeanine P. Wiener-Kronish MD