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ISTAART Webinar: Recommendations for a New Perioperative Cognitive Impairment Nomenclature [Webinar]
In this webinar organized by the Alzheimer's Association, Dr. Ara Khachaturian, Dr. Roderick Eckenhoff, Dr. Esther Oh, Dr. Lis Evered and Dr. David Scott discuss ongoing efforts by international and multidisciplinary group of researchers and clinicians looking at postoperative delirium and postoperative cognitive disfunction. | October 2019

Promoting Brain Health for Older Adults Around the Time of Surgery: Best Practices for Postoperative Brain Health Recommendations [Podcast]
Dr. Miles Berger, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at Duke University, and Dr. Stacie Deiner, Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital, discuss the recommendations from the 5th International perioperative Neurotoxicity Workgroup in this month's podcast. | September 2019

Promoting Brain Health for Older Adults Around the Time of Surgery: Practical Solutions [Podcast]
Dr. Michael Avidan, Dr. Seymour and Rose T. Brown Professor of Anesthesiology, Chief of Division of Clinical and Translational Research and Director of the Infrastructure of Quality Improvement Research and Informatics at Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis. | July 2019

Promoting Brain Health for Older Adults Around the Time of Surgery: The HELP Program [Podcast]
Sharon K. Inouye, M.D., M.P.H., Director, Aging Brain Center Milton and Shirley F. Levy Family Chair Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; Carol Peden, BSc (Med Sci), M.B. Ch.B, M.D., M.P.H., Professor of Anesthesiology and Executive Director of the Center for Health Systems Innovation at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles | July, 2018

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Delirium: Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment [Podcast]
Esther S. Oh, M.D., Ph.D., Tammy T. Hshieh, M.D., M.P.H., and Sharon K. Inouye, M.D., M.P.H., Audio 23 minutes 14 seconds, JAMA, September 26, 2017

Useful podcast to learn more about the diagnosis and treatment of delirium.
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In the News

What it takes to get patients over 65 through surgery
Stacey Burling | The Inquirer (Philadelphia) | February 27, 2019

Lower Anesthesia May Not Reduce Post-Op Delirium
Judy George | Medpage Today | February 5, 2019

Protecting Brain Health: A Call to Action for Nursing Leaders
AORN Periop Today Newsletter | January 2019

The Relationship Between Delirium and Dementia
Sharon Inouye, M.D., M.P.H. | Milken Institute | October 2018

Anesthesia Alert: Prevent Post-op Brain Fog in Older Patients
Lee Fleisher, M.D. | Outpatient Surgery Magazine | May 2018

Postop delirium management proposed as hospital performance measure
By Alicia Gallegos | The Hospitalist | May 25, 2018

What We Know And Don’t Know About Memory Loss After Surgery
By Judith Graham | Washington Post Health & Science | April 12, 2018

ASA Perioperative Brain Health Initiative: A Call to Action
Lee A. Fleisher, M.D.; Carol J. Peden, M.B.Ch.B., M.D., M.P.H. | ASA Monitor | April 2018

ASA Brain Health Initiative: Advances in the Science
Stacie Deiner, M.S., M.D.; Roderic G. Eckenhoff, M.D. | ASA Monitor | April 2018

Perioperative Brain Health Initiative featured on Sirius XM 'Doctor Radio'
Lee Fleisher, M.D., Chair, ASA Ad Hoc Committee on Brain Health Initiative, discussed postoperative delirium and postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD).
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Thank You Perioperative Brain Health Initiative Supporters

Whose contributions help the Perioperative Brain Health Initiative provide tools and resources to optimize the cognitive recovery and perioperative experience for adults 65 years and older.

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