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.   Login/Join

World Delirium Awareness Day #WDAD2021

Wednesday 17th March 2021

DECLARED 2020 postponed to September 2021

Due to the global pandemic and continuing restrictions on travel and gatherings, we have decided to postpone the Australasian Delirium Association's biennial conference. Regretfully this at a time when it has never been so clear how important and challenging it is to recognise, prevent and manage this common and devastating complication in older and critically ill patients.

So now we look forward to welcoming our delirium community to the DECLARED conference in sunny Brisbane, 8-10 September 2021 in our world class Brisbane Conference and Exhibition Centre. The conference committee remain committed to delivering an engaging, multidisciplinary program exploring “Delirium: Past, Present and Future”, and sharing the latest advances in delirium research, care and education from Australia and the world.

We greatly value the enthusiasm already demonstrated by our many speakers, registrants and abstract submitters, and look forward to your participation in 2021. Please stay in touch with our conference plans through our website and social media #declared2020.

Warm regards,

Andrew Teodorczuk Chair, DECLARED 2020 Organising Committee

Gideon Caplan, President, Australasian Delirium Association

May, 2020 

Recent media and resources

Cognitive impairment and COVID-19

The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality of Health Care has developed new resources to support health service organisations to provide safe care for people with cognitive impairment during COVID-19.

Economic impact of delirium in Australia:

A cost of illness study

  • Calling for more research 
  • Raising public awareness
  • Listen to one man's experience of delirium

ABC radio interview

Three minutes with Ass/Prof Gideon Caplan


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