Conference programme

Wednesday 6th September

There are three individual sessions taking place during pre-conference day, which will conclude with a Welcome Drinks Reception from 16.30-18.00.

  • Public Engagement Event - Zine Workshop: 14:00 -16:30:
The European Delirium Association in partnership with University of Birmingham are inviting you to find your creative voice, in order to share your lived experience of delirium. You will have the opportunity to do this with activities that include writing, making a collage, drawing and much more during a facilitated workshop. It is our hope that you would be willing to share the outputs from the workshop in order to raise awareness about delirium.

This free workshop is for people who have had personal experience of delirium, for family members of those who have experienced delirium and health and social care staff to share their lived experience. 

  • BGS Nurse and AHP day: The British geriatrics Society Nurse and AHP Council welcome you to an update on the multidisciplinary clinical management of delirium
09.00 - 10.00Registration and refreshments
10.00 - 10.20Introduction to delirium – why it matters and Delirium detection in the real world
Professor Alasdair MacLullich, University of Edinburgh, UK                                                                                                          
10.30 - 10.50 
MDT management of delirium in the critically ill
Fiona Howroyd, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, UK 
11.00 - 11.30Refreshment break
11.30 - 11.50Management of Delirium in the community 
Shelley Ripper and Nicole Edwards, Hospital@Home Team, Wiltshire Health and Care, UK
12.00 - 12.30Delirium in Acute Care 
Joshua Hammond, Southern Health Foundation Trust, UK
12.30 - 13.30Lunch
13.30 - 14.00Nursing Leadership in a project to develop and implement a Delirium bundle within an acute hospital
Marie Lawrence, University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire
14.00 - 14.30A patient’s story
Chris O’Connor, Admiral Nurse Consultant, UK 
14.30 - 15.00Refreshment break
15.00 - 15.30Understanding how the Professional Nurse Advocate role supports nurses in practice, to practice: a national evaluation
Professor Liz Lees-Deutsch, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, UK
15.30 - 16.00End of day panel discussion and Q&A with audience

  • Pathophysiology Symposium: Joint Institute of Inflammation and Ageing and European Delirium Association symposium:  Ageing and inflammatory mechanisms in the pathophysiology of delirium
10.30 - 11.10Registration and Refreshments                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
Session Theme 1: Neuro-immune cross talk (Chairs: Colm Cunningham Elizabeth Sapey)
11.10 - 11.40 
Keynote: Blood-brain barrier dysregulation in postoperative delirium
Niccolo Terrando, Duke University, USA 
11.40 - 12.00 Title TBA
Hannah Botfield and IIA Neurosciences Team, UK 
12.00 - 12.20Epigenetic changes in TNF regulation in delirium
Gen Shinozaki, Stanford University, USA  
12.20 - 12.40 Group Discussion 
12.40 - 13.10Lunch 
Session Theme 2: Peripheral leucocyte biology in acute illness (Chairs: Thomas Jackson and Hannah Moorey) 
13.10 - 13.30
The role of aberrant proteinase activity in driving acute lung disease: Insights from alveolar macrophages
Aaron Scott, IIA, UK 
13.30 - 13.50Age-associated dysregulation of leukocyte trafficking during acute inflammation: A potential therapeutic role for PEPITEM?
Helen McGetterick, IIA, UK  
13.50 - 14.10Delirium in community acquired pneumonia: exploring the neutrophil metabolism
Frances Grudzinska, IIA, UK
14.10 - 14.20Group Discussion 
14.20 - 14.50Afternoon Refreshments 
14.50 - 15.20Keynote: The NAD+-mitophagy axis in ageing, delirium, and Alzheimer's disease
Evandro Fei Fang, Oslo University, USA  
Session Theme 3: Disruption of brain energy metabolism (Chairs: Niccolo Terrando and Frances Grudzinska) 
15.20 - 15.40Title TBA 
Lasse Gill, Oslo University, USA 
15.40 - 16.00Rescuing impaired brain energy metabolism in human clinical trials 
Gideon Caplan, University of New South Wales, UK 
16.00 - 16.20           Lipid and ketone body changes in inflammation-induced delirium: mouse and human studies 
Colm Cunningham, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland 
16.20 - 16.30Wrap-up and final thoughts 

  • 16.30-18.00: Welcome Drinks Reception
Thursday 7th September 

08:00 - 09.00Registration, Refreshments and Posters
09:00 - 09.15                 
Leiv Otto Watne, EDA Chair and Fiona Howroyd, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, UK
09:15 - 10:30                                                    
Plenary Session 1: What can other disciplines teach us about delirium pathophysiology (Chairs: Leiv Otto Watne, Emma Cunningham)
  • The science of early serious mental illness and schizophrenia development 
    Maria Dauvermann, University of Birmingham, UK 
  • The science of ageing
    Daisy Wilson, University of Birmingham, UK  
  • The science of encephalitis
    Benedict Michael, University of Liverpool, UK 
  • Panel Discussion
10:30 - 11:15 
Exhibition, Posters and Refreshments 
11:15 - 11:25Hearing the public voice – review of yesterdays ‘Zine’ event
Helen Pratt, Emma Vardy
11:25 - 11:45
'Flash' ECR Session (Chairs: Daniel Davis, Cynthia Olotu) 
Breaking developments in: 

Breaking developments in: 
Delirium phenotyping

Emily Bowman, Queen’s University Belfast, UK
Delirium Diagnosis
Yehudit Bauernfreund, University College London, UK
11:45 - 12:30 
Keynote 1: What can the biology of critical illness tell us about delirium (Chairs: Colm Cunningham, Sarah Richardson)
Professor Charlotte Summers, Cambridge University, UK  
12:30 - 12:40 
Panel Discussion 
12:40 - 13:40 
Lunch, Exhibition and Posters 
13:40 - 14.30
Plenary Session 2: What can we all learn from delirium at the extremes of life (Chairs: Kevin Seiler, Rebecca Chubb)
  • Is paediatric delirium unique? How can it inform practice in adults?
    Bronagh Blackwood, Queen’s University, Belfast, UK
  • Does delirium at the end of life provide insights into 
  • delirium earlier in the life course? 
    Liz Sampson, Royal London Hospital, UK 
  • Panel discussion 
Submitted Symposium 1:

Translating research findings to improve the management of 
postoperative delirium (Chair: Sophie Leroy)
Robert Fleischmann, University Medicine Greifswald,              Germany, Leiv Otto Watne, Oslo University Hospital, Norway,    Thomas Saller, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany, , University Medicine Greifswald, Germany

Parallel Sessions - Reconstructing Delirium
14.30 - 15:00
Is it safe to manage delirium in the community? (Chairs: Wolfgang Hasemann)
Lindsey Dunn, Fife Health and Social Care Partnership, Emma Vardy, Northern Care Alliance & Neus Gaul, Parc Sanitari Pere Virgili, Spain 
Can we really model delirium in animals? (Chairs: Stefan Kreisal, Hannah Moorey)
Colm Cunningham, Trinity College Dublin, Eire & Niccolo Terrando, Duke University, USA  
15:00 - 15:30 
Refreshments and Posters 

Parallel Sessions - Reconstructing Delirium 
15:30 - 16:15
Safe pharmacological treatment of unsafe symptoms in delirium (Chairs: Mani Santhana Krishnan, Neus Gaul)
Liz Sampson, Royal London Hospital, UK, Bjorn Eric Neerland, Oslo University Hospital, Norway & Claire Pryor, University of Northumbria, UK                  
ICU follow-up services and the patient experience (ICU steps) (Chairs: Fiona Holroyd, Leona Bannon)
Jaimin Patel, University of Birmingham, UK & Rachel Allen, Specialist Critical Care Pharmacist, University Hospitals Birmingham

Parallel Sessions - Symposiums
16:15 - 17:15                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
Invited Symposium:

American Delirium Society

Richard Lennertz, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA, Ahmed Eltarras, Indiana University, USA, Rose Penfold, University of Edinburgh, UK, Alasdair MacLullich, University of Edinburgh, UK        
Submitted Symposium 2:

Delirium-screening in the intensive care unit - from dichotomy to severity scores: translation, validation, implementation, and comparison of 3 instruments: CAM-ICU, ICDSC and CAM-ICU-7. Are they compatible, and how do nurses experience each of them? 

Helle Svenningsen, VIA University College, Denmark, Anne Højager Nielsen, Gødstrup Hospital, Denmark, Marie Oxenbøll Collet, Denmark, Laura Krone Larsen (Chair), University College Absalon, Denmark 
Submitted Symposium 3:                     
Delirium and Neurodegenerative Disease
Rachael Lawson, Newcastle University, UK, Sarah Richardson, Newcastle University, UK, Zoe Tieges, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK, Louise Allan (Chair) from University of Exeter, UK                                                
17:15 - 18:00
Annual General Meeting of the European Delirium Association
20:00 -23:00
 Social Event - Flight Club 

Friday 8th September 

08:00 -08.30         
Registration, Refreshments and Posters
08:30 -09:30                          
Parallel Session 1: How can insights into ITU delirium management translate to other areas? (Chairs: Daniel Davis, Emily Bowman)
  • ARDS and ALI - a journey from nomenclature, to phenotypes and treatment
    Kirin Reddy, Queen's University Belfast, UK 
  • Early mobilisation in ITU - how to make it generalisable (including paediatrics)
    Peter Nydahl, University Hospital of Schleswig-Holstein, Kiel, Germany
  • Psychological outcomes after critical illness and implications for delirium care
    Leona Bannon, University College Dublin, Ireland                                                                                                                                                                       
Parallel Session 2: How can we educate people better about delirium? 
  • High tech/low tec and no tec options in contemporary practice 
    Claire Pryor, University of Northumbria, UK
  • Gamification 
    Rebecca Chubb, North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust, UK
  • Public Education
    Mani Santhana Krishnan, TEWV NHS FT and, Health Education England, UK                                                 

Parallel Sessions - Oral Presentations
09:30 -10:30 
  • Delirium Screening (Chairs: Leiv Otto Watne, Emma Cunningham)

    1: Real-world implementation of an electronic diagnostic support tool (AID-DST) designed to identify the cause(s) of delirium. A study protocol and work in progress
    Eamonn Eeles, University of Queensland, Australia
    2: Assessment, prevalence and outcomes of delirium on hospital admission in patients with an acute hip fracture: an observational study using routine national audit data
    Rose Penfold, Edinburgh Delirium Research Group, UK
    3: Use of Routine Data to Support Interprofessional Delirium Management
    Kevin Seiler, University Hospital Basel, Switzerland
    4: A comparison of hospital electronic patient record-EPR data with audit data to identify delirium and dementia 
    Sarah Pendlebury, University of Oxford, UK
    5: Robotic Process Automation – how to integrate delirium clinical decision support systems when IT doesn’t play ball
    Benjamin T Dodsworth, Pipra, Switzerland

  • Clinical Research (Chairs: Alasdair MacLullich, Daisy Wilson)

    6: Clinical Post Operative Delirium Resilience: Associations and Subsequent Eight Year Cognitive Outcomes In An Observational Cohort Study 
    Aoife Sweeney, Queen's University Belfast, UK
    7: Delirium predicts poor outcomes in Parkinson’s disease
    Florence Gerakios, Newcastle University, UK
    8: Liberal Fluid Fasting in Geriatric Patients for the Reduction of Delirium and Neurocognitive Deficites (LFFgertrud): a prospective observational single-center trial
    Thomas Saller,LMU Munich, Germany 
    9: Towards increased specificity in delirium- are we ready to identify novel subtypes?
    Emily Bowman, Queen's University Belfast, UK 
    9: Obesity and increased risk of delirium in 109,117 individuals from the general population
    Sune Fallgaard Nielsen, Copenhagen University Hospital, Denmark

10:30 - 11:00 
Refreshments and Posters
11:00 -11:30 
'Flash' ECR Session (Chairs: Thomas Jackson, Emma Cunningham)
Breaking developments in: 

Delirium on the Paediatric Intensive Care unit
Speaker TBC
Peri-operative and ITU delirium
Matthew Luney, University of Oxford
Using Routinely Collected Health Data for Delirium Research
Temi Ibetoye, University of Edinburgh
11:30 -12:10 
Keynote 2: The Development and Phenomenology of Delusions (Chairs: Liz Sampson, Alasdair Maclullich)
Professor Matthew Broome, University of Birmingham, UK
12:10 -12:25 
Panel Discussion 
12:25 -12:30 
Maeve Leonard Award Presentation 
12:30 -13:30 
Lunch, Exhibition and Posters 
13:30 -14:30 
Parallel Session 5: Can we learn from the success of other clinical pathways? - Traumatic Brain Injury (Chairs: Babar Khan, Fiona Holroyd)
  • TBI - clinical outcomes, near patient testing and pathophysiology 
    Lara Prisco, University of Oxford, UK 
  • Cognitive pathways for Traumatic Brain Injury and Delirium in the acute Neuro Trauma Setting
    Hannah Dawe, University Hospitals Birmingham, UK, Hannah Reilly, University Hospitals Birmingham, UK and Katherine Gabriel, Specialist Occupational Therapist, Major Trauma, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 

Parallel session 6: Challenges in translating deliriums science (Chairs: Bjorn Erik Neerland, Meera Agar)
  • Delirium trials in hip # as a platform - Experience of WHITE platform
    Iain Moppett, University of Nottingham, UK 
  • Novel trial designs to accelerate evaluation of pharmacological treatments in delirium 
  • Drug target identification and validation in delirium
    Simon Jones, University of Birmingham, UK 

Reconstructing Delirium: New Expertise
14:30 - 15:00
  • "Dysphagia and delirium - The Catch 22" - The role of acquired dysphagia and nutrition (Chairs: Peter Nydahl, Hannah Reilly)
    Naomi Soar & Sally Archer, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Trust, UK   
  • What is the role of EEG in real world clinical practice across the age spectrum? Moving EEG beyond a diagnostic biomarker (Chairs: Alasdair MacLullich, Yehudit Bauernfreund)
    Ali Mazheri, University of Birmingham, UK
15:00 -15:30 
Refreshment break
15:30 -16:00 
Reconstructing Delirium: Controversies 
  • Levelling the Playing Field - Improving Delirium Care when there is a language and culture mismatch (Chair: Babar Khan)
    Syeda Huma Naqvi, Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust, UK, Babar Khan, Indiana University, USA & Justin Carey, Worcestershire Acute Hospitals Trust, UK 
16:00 -16.30 
Closing Session 
  • Conference review by ECRs 
  • Prizes 
  • Next Conference 
17:30 -19:30 
Soft Social Event - Football 
19:30 -22:00 Soft Social Event - Informal drinks and curry