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15:15 - 17:00 27 June 2012

Intervention Studies for Delirium: the State of the Science


Galton Lecture Theatre (Room 115) | (link Map)
1-19 Torrington Place | London | WC1E 7HB | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Ticketing: Open

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Professor Marcantonio, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Delirium is a frequent, serious and under recognised problem affecting older hospitalised patients. Despite being associated with poor longer-term outcomes, including death and institutionalisation, delirium remains disproportionately ignored relative to impact.

UCLPartners (dementia theme) has initiated a quality improvement programme to improve the care of people with dementia in general hospitals. It is designed around a “communities of practice” approach achieving a broad consensus across hospitals in central, north and east London. Common themes were agreed: a key one being improving the management of delirium.

Professor Marcantonio, an international expert, will give an update on intervention research in this complex field.

This is a Joint UCL Partners, UCL Centre for Ageing and Mental Health Sciences and Imperial College Seminar.


Dr Liz Sampson
+44 (0) 20 7679 9730 | e.sampson@ucl.ac.uk


Professor Marcantonio at BIDMC

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