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On behalf of the leadership of the American Delirium Society, we are eager to welcome you to the 2019 American Delirium Society Pre-Conference Workshop. This workshop is the premier opportunity to gain and sharpen delirium knowledge and skills. This year’s pre-conference provides an active learning lab incorporating dynamic classroom discussion and simulation. Didactic sessions, presented by expert delirium clinicians and scientists, focus on delirium pathophysiology, assessment, prevention, management, and outcomes. Participants will have the opportunity to participate in hands-on simulations to apply delirium assessment tools across the lifespan and care continuum. Innovation forums provide a stage to discuss and solve real life challenges to delirium program implementation. Attendees will walk away with cutting edge knowledge, evidence-based solutions, and a patient and family member perspective of the delirium experience.

Leanne Boehm, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC
Heidi Lindroth, PhD, RN

Hotel Accommodations

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Boston Park Plaza, 50 Park Plaza at Arlington Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02116. Room rate is $269.00 single/double occupancy plus tax. These rates are limited, so reserve your room early by visiting: or by calling 617-379-7129. Please mention the American Delirium Society 2019 Annual Meeting 2019 when making your reservations.

The deadline to book your hotel reservation is May 15, 2019 5:00pm EST. After this deadline, rooms will be provided on a space available basis only.
Following a landmark renovation, the Boston Park Plaza offers guests all the charisma and deeply individual charm of a historic hotel with the effortless comforts of a new one. The hotel offers incomparable proximity to everything that makes Boston a treasured destination. It is one of the most sought-after hotels near Boston Common an ideal location in downtown Boston, just steps away from the Public Garden, Theater District and many of the city’s most popular historical sites.

Pre-Conference Program Co-Chairs

Leanne Boehm, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC
Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing
Nashville, TN

Heidi Lindroth, PhD, RN
T32 Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Aging Research Center for Health Innovation & Implementation Science School of Medicine
Indiana University
Indianapolis, IN

ADS 9th Annual Conference Co-Chairs

John Devlin, PharmD, BCCCP, FCCM, FCCP
Professor of Pharmacy, Northeastern University and Scientific Staff, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine.
Tufts Medical Center
Boston, MA

Babar Khan, MD, MS
Associate Professor, Indiana University School of Medicine, Center for Aging Research
Indianapolis, IN

Pre-Conference Faculty

Malaz Boustani, MD, MPH
Founding Director, Chief Innovation & Implementation Officer Center for Health Innovation & Implementation Science School of Medicine
Indianapolis, IN

Noll Campbell, PharmD, MSCI
Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Purdue University
Indianapolis, IN

Timothy Girard, MD, MSCI
Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh
Department of Critical Care Medicine
Pittsburgh, PA

Tammy Hshieh, MD, MPH
Associate Professor, Brigham and Women’s Hospital/
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Christopher Hughes, MD
Associate Professor, Vanderbilt University Medical Center Division of Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine
Nashville, TN

Debbie Long, B. Nurs, M. Nurs, PhD
Nurse Researcher, Children’s Health Queensland
Hospital and Health Service
Brisbane, Australia

Karin Neufeld, MD, MPH
Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins Psychiatry and Behavioral Science
Baltimore, MD

Pratik Pandharipande, MD, MSCI
Professor of Anesthesiology and Surgery Chief,
Vanderbilt University Medical Center Division of Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine
Nashville, TN

Anna Satake, MS, RN
Geriatric Clinical Nurse Specialist, Kaiser Permanente
Vacaville, CA

Learning Objectives

  • Describe delirium assessment and intervention milestones.
  • Summarize incidence and prevalence of delirium subtypes.
  • Describe precipitating and predisposing risk factors for delirium.
  • Appraise delirium assessment tools across the lifespan.
  • Identify two evidence-based nonpharmacologic strategies for delirium assessment and management.
  • Identify two evidence-based pharmacologic strategies for delirium assessment and management.
  • Explain long-term cognitive sequelae of delirium.
  • Demonstrate at least two delirium assessment tools.
  • Devise one strategy to address delirium program implementation challenges.
  • Describe one activity a clinician can do to improve a patient’s delirium experience.

Program Information

Mission of ADS
The goals of the American Delirium Society are to foster research, education, quality improvement, advocacy & implementation science to minimize the impact of delirium on short- and long-term health and well-being of patients.

Accreditation Statement
Physicians / Nurses / Pharmacists
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and American Delirium Society. Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation Statement – Amedco LLC designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM for physicians and 7.75 contact hours for nurses and 7.75 knowledge/ application/practice-based contact hours for pharmacists. Learners should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

NOTE: The only official Statement of Credit is the one you pull from CPE Monitor. You must request your certificate within 30 days of the activity to meet the deadline for submission to CPE Monitor.

Workshop Session Schedule

Morning Session
Boston Park Plaza Hotel

7:00 am – 7:30 am
Registration and Continental Breakfast

7:30 am – 7:35 am
Welcome and Introduction
L. Boehm & H. Lindroth

7:35 am – 7:55 am
History of Delirium in Clinical Practice…A Journey
P. Pandharipande

7:55 am – 8:30 am
Delirium Epidemiology and Phenotypes
K. Neufeld

8:30 am – 9:10 am
Delirium Pathophysiology & Relationship to Cognition
C. Hughes

9:10 am – 9:30 am
Coffee Break and Networking

9:30 am – 10:15 am
Delirium Monitoring in Children and Adults
D. Long & A. Satake

10:15 am – 10:45 am
Non-pharmacologic Strategies to Prevent and Manage Delirium
T. Hshieh

10:45 am – 11:15 am
Pharmacologic Strategies to Prevent and Manage Delirium
N. Campbell

11:15 am – 11:45 pm
Delirium Outcomes
T. Girard

11:45 am – 12:00 pm
Bus transport from Boston Park Plaza Hotel to Northeastern University

Afternoon Session
Northeastern University – Bouve College of Health Sciences

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Lunch (provided)
Behrakis Health Sciences Center Lobby

1:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Orientation to Simulation & Innovation Forum Process

1:15 pm – 3:00 pm
Simulations – Goldstein Interprofessional
Simulation Center
*Simulation stations will include demonstrations/performance of CAM-ICU, ICDSC, psCAM-ICU, pCAMICU, CAPD, 4AT, 3D-CAM, RADAR, FAM-CAM along with a debrief/troubleshooting opportunities.

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Innovation Forum: Addressing Challenges to Implementation
M. Boustani
*Simultaneous implementation challenge forums will be offered on a first-come, first-serve basis. Attendees will choose preferred forum at time of registration.

4:00 pm – 4:55 pm
Life After Delirium: Interview with Patient and Family Member
L. Boehm

4:55 pm – 5:00 pm
Closing Comments and Adjournment

5:00 pm – 5:15 pm
Bus transportation from Northeastern University to Boston Park Plaza Hotel