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Neurocognitive Change After Cardiac Surgery

Thursday, April 4, 2002 to Friday, April 5, 2002

The Division of Neuroscience, NIA, the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke; and National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute cosponsored this advisory workshop, which was originally scheduled for September 13 and 14, 2001, but was postponed because of September 11. The workshop was rescheduled for April 4 and 5, 2002.

Neurocognitive decline following heart surgery emerged as an important clinical problem, particularly in the elderly. The workshop was designed to encourage an exchange of ideas and novel strategies among experts in relevant basic and clinical investigations. The objectives of this workshop were to:

  • Review the characteristics of normal cognitive change with age and the cognitive sequelae following cardiac surgery
  • Review surgical techniques and approaches
  • Review methods of neuroprotection to determine how best to reduce adverse neurological events following surgery

Presenters included Drs. David Madden, Guy McKhann, Mark Newman, Venkat Challa, Alison Baird, Ola Selnes, William Baumgartner, John Murkin, David Stump, Harry Edmunds, Richard Jonas, Donald Prough, Myron Ginsberg, John Detre, David Pinsky, Giora Feurestien, Timothy Gardner, Richard Traystman, Walter Obrist, John Hammon, and Howard Fraser.

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Dr. Molly Wagster