GeriMedRisk Geriatric Clinical Pharmacology Rounds – Delirium Care and Prevention

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Date(s) - 07/03/2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm



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Target Audience: specialist physicians, family physicians, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, residents & medical students, nurses, and other health care professionals providing care to older adults.


Attendees of this session will be able to:
1. Identify the epidemiology, outcomes and major theories regarding pathophysiology of the syndrome of delirium,
2. Review recent evidence on delirium prevention/management including
o Pharmacologic and
o Non-pharmacologic strategies, and
3. Consider future research strategies including
o Top-down vs. bottom-up identification of the syndrome.


Dr. Karin Jane Neufeld, M.D., M.P.H.
Dr. Karin Neufeld is a graduate of the University of Manitoba, Faculty of Medicine in Canada. After completing a residency and fellowship in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a Master of Public Health degree at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, she joined the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine faculty where she was promoted to the rank of Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. In 2023 she was named Professor and Morgan Firestone Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster University. Dr. Neufeld’s primary area of academic and clinical interest is in improving delirium prevention and treatment strategies within the acute inpatient setting, with a particular focus on the critically ill and older aged postoperative populations. She has served as the Chair of the Johns Hopkins Delirium Consortium and is a Past President and Board Member of the American Delirium Society.



GeriMedRisk- Geriatric Clinical Pharmacology Rounds is a self-approved group learning activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

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