‘Academy members may be unaware of the breadth of current delirium research or its implications for care’
The Academy’s series of monthly webinars—supporting the president’s mission to focus on education in his new presidential year—continues apace on February 9 with a half-hour presentation covering three of the top-rated delirium research studies during the prior academic year.
ACLP member Mark Oldham, MD, will present State-of-the-art delirium research review: Key findings from 2020–2021 academic year, which builds on the recent work of the American Delirium Society, where Dr. Oldham serves as treasurer and member of the research committee.
He will cover delirium research studies in three categories: critical care, perioperative care, and geriatric care, highlighting implications for clinical practice.
“Each year, the American Delirium Society hosts a year-in-review session that covers the most important delirium research as identified and scored by members of the society’s research committee,” says Dr. Oldham. “Most of the delirium literature these days is published outside psychiatry journals, so Academy members may be unaware of the breadth of current delirium research or its implications for care.
“In this webinar, I’d like to do more than just bring attention to these studies. I want to introduce Academy members to modern delirium scholarship, the kinds of studies that are being conducted, and the kinds of questions that remain unanswered. I’d love to inspire C-L psychiatrists to enter the delirium field or even consider pursuing delirium research themselves. If these three studies are of any consolation, there’s so much we don’t know about delirium.”
The February 9 webinar is at 12:30 to 1pm (East coast time).
Hard on its heels comes a C-L Psychiatry case conference on March 9.
Next, on April 13, Terri deRoon-Cassini, PhD, MS, associate professor, Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin, leads us through A translational model for PTSD and Depression after Trauma: Psychological Factors and Endocannabinoids.
After a further C-L Psychiatry case conference on May 11 comes an intriguing account on June 15 from ACLP past president (2019-2020), Michael Sharpe, MD, FACLP, University of Oxford, entitled, The strange and not very NICE tale of the PACE trial.
One of the organisers behind the series—which runs through to October—ACLP Board director and secretary, Paul Desan, MD, PhD, FACLP, himself formerly chair of the Education Committee, says: “The Academy has a wonderful Annual Meeting, but we hope to continue that sense of community over the year with the monthly webinars.”
The January webinar attracted 90 registrants. Academy members only may register for the webinars here.