Event Details
Event Title Medicine Grand Rounds: A New Frontier in Critical Care: Saving the Injured Brain
Groups Geriatric Medicine
Event Start Date 07/18/2019 08:00 AM
Event Duration 1 hour
Location 208 Light Hall
Speaker Wesley Ely, M.D., M.P.H
Event Details Dr. Ely is a subspecialist in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine who conducts patient-oriented, health services research as a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Allergy, Pulmonary, and Critical Care Medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He is also a practicing intensivist with a focus on Geriatric ICU Care, as the Associate Director for Research for the VA Tennessee Valley Geriatric Research and Education Clinical Center. Dr. Ely’s research has focused on improving the care and outcomes of critically ill patients with ICU-acquired brain disease (manifested acutely as delirium and acquired dementia following critical illness). He has built the Critical Illness, Brain Dysfunction, and Survivorship (CIBS) Center with over 90 research scientists at Vanderbilt and the TN Valley VA medical centers, and amassed thousands of patients into cohort studies and randomized trials that were used to build the methodology for ICU acquired brain disease research. His team developed the primary tool (CAM-ICU, translated into 30+ languages) by which delirium and health-related quality of life outcomes are measured in ICU-based trials and clinically at the bedside in ICUs worldwide. Dr. Ely has been continuously federally funded (NIA and/or VA) for almost 20 years. He has over 400 peer-reviewed publications.
Credit Hours yes
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Who May Attend The Medicine Community
Meals No
Refreshments Yes
Sponsored by Vanderbilt School of Medicine; Department of Medicine. Vanderbilt School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Vanderbilt School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. It is the policy of Vanderbilt School of Medicine that participants in CME activities be made aware of any affiliation or financial interest that may affect the planner’s involvement and speaker’s presentation(s). Each planner and speaker has completed and signed a conflict of interest statement; these relationships will be disclosed to the audience. This educational activity received no commercial support.
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