Australasian Delirium Association

The Australasian Delirium Association was formed by health professionals from multidisciplinary backgrounds who recognised the need to bring together scientific evidence to improve clinical practice around delirium across a diverse range of specialties.

 2016 ADA Conference

14th and 15th July, 2016

The ADA Committee would like to thank - 

Our Conference partners 

International speakers

Australian speakers

Poster presenters

Workshop presenters 


All those who attended DECLARED 2016

for contributing to an outstanding DECLARED 2016 and we look forward to seeing you all in Melbourne in August in 2 years time for DECLARED 2018 

ADA Committee: Back row - Eamonn Eeles, Judy McCrow, John Death, Janine Masso, 

Front row - Liza Lau, Victoria Clague, Mary Britton, Gideon Caplan, Kelli Flowers, Annmarie Hosie

Not in the picture - Liz Merson & Jenny Day

Above: Congratulations to Lucy Haggstrom winner of best platform presentation Award presented by President of ADA Gideon Caplan

Above: Annmarie Hosie and Meera Agar.  Annmarie was joint winner of the Best Platform Presentation (nursing / allied health), The equal winner was Miriam Coyle. 

Mohammed Mohammed winner of Best Poster Presentation Award, presented by Gideon Caplan

More DECLARED 2016 Conference photos will be included on the Conference Page in coming days

What's new

Surgery and Cognition

On June 21, 2016, the  USA  organisations the Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation and the Brain Dysfunction Discussion Group partnered to convene Surgery and Cognition: Delirium, Cognitive Decline, and Opportunities to Protect the Brain. At this meeting, leading scientists and physicians discussed the challenges and opportunities to creating biomarkers and therapeutics for patients who are vulnerable to delirium, cognitive decline, and dementia following surgery.

The link below provides more information

Surgery and Cognition - The New York Academy of Sciences

ADA Scholarship 2016

Thanks  to all researchers who submitted an application for the inaugural ADA Research Scholarship.

The entries were all of very high quality and were judged by a sub committee of the ADA.

Congratulations to the winner:

Dr Andrew Milne 

for his research 

'The use of intranasal insulin as a treatment for delirium'.  

Dr Milne will receive a grant of $5000 to support his research and he is invited to present his progress at the next DECLARED ADA Conference in Melbourne in August 2018.

It is very exciting to see the calibre of Australian delirium research and the Committee congratulates all the applicants.

All applicants will be formally notified by email.

Caring for Cognitive Impairment

Join the campaign 

From 28th January 2016

Commit to caring for cognitive impairment 

News form the RACP

The RACP has joined the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care national campaign to improve the prevention, recognition, and treatment of delirium, and to provide high-quality care for people with cognitive impairment in hospitals. The RACP is committed to raising awareness of the impacts of cognitive impairment, and working proactively to promote best possible care.

Congratulations to the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Healthcare on the launch of the Australian Delirium Clinical Care Standards on the 15th July 2016

 The Standards are available via the link below.

Delirium Clinical Care Standard

European Delirium 

Association 2016 Meeting

3rd & 4th November 2016

European Delirium Association - 

to be held in  Vilamoura, Portugal  

For further information use the link below:


A unified voice for advancing delirium science across the world

We would like to introduce idelirium a new initiative that comprises a federation of 3 Delirium Societies.  Together the societies aim to combine forces to advance international delirium science.

The Dementia Care, Competency and Training Network  is an interactive website  that delivers online dementia training as well as providing ongoing resources, research updates and support to clinicians working in rural and remote locations.
Please use the link below:

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