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 Ad Hoc Committee on Perioperative Brain Health Initiative:
Lee A. Fleisher, M.D., Chair
Stacie G. Deiner, M.D., Vice Chair for Clinical Activities
Roderic G. Eckenhoff, M.D., Vice Chair for Scientific Activities
Carol J. Peden, M.B., Ch.B., M.D., M.P.H., Vice Chair for Performance Improvement
Julie R. McSwain, M.D., FASA
Daniel J. Cole, M.D., FASA, Member
James C. Eisenach, M.D., Member
Hugh C. Hemmings M.D., Ph.D., Member
Keith A. Jones, M.D., Member
Evan D. Kharasch, M.D., Ph.D., Member
Jeffrey R. Kirsch, M.D., FASA, Member
Aman Mahajan, M.D., Ph.D., Member
Jeanine P. Wiener-Kronish, M.D., Member