Thiago J. Avelino-Silva

Thiago J. Avelino-Silva

MD, PhD

Thiago J. Avelino-Silva completed his medical and clinical training at the University of Sao Paulo Medical School, in Brazil. He is a geriatrician and researcher who has focused his academic activities around the care of acutely ill older adults. His main research interest is to explore the clinical context in which delirium occurs and to understand its long-term effects on cognition, function, and survival. He is passionate about investigating new mechanistic pathways and the complex interactions between delirium and multimorbidity, particularly in persons with pre-existing cognitive decline. More recently, Prof. Avelino-Silva has also led initiatives to investigate the association between frailty and adverse outcomes in older adults with COVID-19 in Brazil. He is currently leading an international multicenter study on hospitalized older adults, the CHANGE (Creating a Hospital Assessment Network in Geriatrics) Study. His expertise ranges from biostatistics to medical training, and he is currently Vice-Director of the Medical Research Laboratory in Aging (LIM-66) of the University of Sao Paulo Medical School, and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Albert Einstein Israeli School of Health Sciences, in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Council & Chamber

Nidus Oral Abstracts 2

Moderators: Jan Busby Whitehead, MD, MPH, UNC School of Medicine,NC & Richard Jones, ScD,,Brown University, Providence, RI
• A Feasibility Study of a Non-pharmacological Delirium Prevention Intervention for Hospitalized Māori and non-Māori with Advanced Cancer
Annmarie Hosie, PhD, RN, University of Notre Dame Australia and St. Vincent’s Health Network, Sydney, Australia
• Expression of Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia With and Without Concomitant Delirium
Shih Yin Lin MM, MPh, PhD, NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing, NY
• Fog Ahead: Delirium and Post-discharge Cognitive Impairment in Severe COVID-19
Thiago J. Avelino-Silva, MD, PhD, Division of Geriatrics, University of Soa Paulo Medical School
• A Scoping Review of Perceptions From Healthcare Professionals on Antipsychotic Prescribing Practices in Acute Care Settings
Natalia Jaworksa, MD,MSc, University of Calgary, Canada

2:55 pm - 4:10 pm
Council & Chamber

Educational Strategies for Healthcare Professionals Surrounding Delirium Process and Outcomes

2:40 pm - 3:40 pm
Grand 3

NIDUS Oral Abstracts 1

Moderator: Edward Marcantonio, MD, SM, Harvard Medical School, MA & John Devlin, PharmD, Northeastern University, MA
• Pre- and Postoperative CSF Proteomic Signatures of Postoperative Delirium
Michael Devinney MD, PhD, Duke University, NC
• Association of Gut Microbiome and Delirium in Acutely Ill Older Adults
Thiago J. Avelino-Silva, MD, PhD, Division of Geriatrics, University of Soa Paulo Medical School
• A Feasibility Study of a Non-pharmacological Delirium Prevention Intervention for Hospitalized MAori and non-MAori with Advanced Cancer
Annmarie Hosie, PhD, RN, University of Notre Dame Australia and St. Vincent’s Health Network, Sydney, Australia
• Characterization of ICU Delirium Among Liver Transplant Recipients
Jessica Ruck MD, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, MD

3:50 pm - 5:05 pm
Grand 3

Oral Abstracts 3

Moderator: John Newman, MD, PhD, Buck Institute for Research on Aging and UCSF, CA
• Surgery, Anesthesia and Intensive Care Environment Induces Delirium-Like Disruption of Sleep, Circadian Rhythm and EEG Oscillatory Dynamics in Aged Mice
Michal Jedrusiak, University of Virginia Health System, VA
• Relationship Among Biomarkers of Inflammation, Astrocyte Activation and Neuronal Injury and Delirium Duration and Mortality
Peter Conrad,MD, Indiana University School of Medicine, IN
• Delirium Precipitating Factors and Inflammatory Biomarkers in Acutely Ill Older Adults
Thiago J. Avelino-Silva, MD, PhD, Division of Geriatrics, University of Soa Paulo Medical School
• Pre-hospital Prescribing of ACE-Inhibitors and Angiotension Receptor Blockers Does Not Reduce the Incidence of Delirium in Critically Ill Patients
Malissa Mulkey, PhD, Indiana University, IN
• Protective Factors Influence Resilience to Delirium After Elective Orthopaedic Surgery
Emily Bowman, BSc, Queen’s University, Belfast