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Delirium Prevention, Assessment and Effective Management

Fri, 19 Apr 2024

Virtual, Online

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This conference focuses on the prevention, assessment and management of people with delirium. Through national updates and practical case studies the conference will equip you to spread the message that delirium is preventable, and develop your skills in the recognition, assessment and management of delirium. The conference will include case study sessions focusing delirium as a symptom of coronavirus and how this should be managed, delirium and dementia, delirium following surgery, delirium in the ICU and delirium at the end of life. There are also in depth sessions focusing on managing violent or aggressive behaviour in patients experiencing delirium and the link between delirium and pain.

The conference will also reflect on implementation of the January 2023 update to the NICE Clinical Guideline on Delirium: prevention, diagnosis and management in hospital and long term care.

Delirium is preventable in 30% of cases.

NICE April 2023

"Be aware that people in hospital or long-term care may be at risk of delirium. This can have serious consequences (such as increased risk of dementia and/or death) and, for people in hospital, may increase their length of stay in hospital and their risk of new admission to long-term care."

NICE January 2023

This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues who are working to improve practice in the prevention, recognition, assessment and management of people with delirium

  • Learn from outstanding practice in prevention delirium

  • Reflect on lived experience

  • Review your practice against the 2023 NICE Guideline Update 

  • Understand delirium as a symptom of coronavirus and how this should be managed, and what we can learn from the pandemic with regard to delirium management

  • Reflect on national developments and learning

  • Develop the role of delirium champions

  • Understand latest evidence on the causes of delirium

  • Implement principles of assessment for those at risk of delirium and those presenting with symptoms

  • Develop your skills in Early Assessment of Delirium through the use of Electronic Assessment for delirium

  • Explore the evidence and links between delirium and pain

  • Understand how you can reduce confusion and delirium following surgery

  • Identify key strategies for improving psychological care of critical care patients with ICU associated delirium

  • Understand the role of a delirium outreach service in supporting patients at home with unresolved delirium

  • Reflect on the management of people in distress who are experiencing delirium

  • Learn from best practice in managing delirium at the end of life, and improving communication with patients and carers

  • Improve practice in the recognition and management of delirium in hospitals, the community and in care homes

  • Self assess and reflect on your own practice

  • Supports CPD professional development and acts as revalidation evidence. This course provides 5 Hrs training for CPD subject to peer group approval for revalidation purposes

Speakers include:

Ms Lou Gallie

Patient & Public Voice Representative, Blog Writer and Volunteer
University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust

Dr Mani Krishnan

Consultant in Old Age/Liaison Psychiatry, Senior Clinical Director
Old age psychiatry
Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Eleni Fixter

Consultant in Old Age/Liaison Psychiatry
Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Tony Bleetman

Consultant in Emergency Medicine, Honorary Associate Clinical Professor
University of Warwick Medical School
University of Warwick

Dr Clifford Lisk

Consultant Physician, Acute and Geriatric Medicine
Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

Exhibition & Sponsorship Packages

This conference offers a valuable opportunity for industry suppliers to personally meet with their target audience where they will have time to talk and demonstrate the benefits of their products. High quality specialist audiences make having a presence at our events a highly targeted and cost effective marketing channel.

Why Exhibit?

Having a presence at this event will give you the opportunity to:

  • Demonstrate your product, system or service
  • Network and engage with your key audience  
  • Generate new business leads
  • Gain exposure for your brand and raise the profile of your organisation
  • Understand the current needs of your audience and challenges they’re facing
  • Update your knowledge of national policy and local developments  


Contact Sarah Jane for exhibition and sponsorship prices, or to discuss a tailored package to suit your needs and budget.

Fee Options

Virtual NHS, Schools, Care and Public Sector



Virtual Voluntary sector & charities



Virtual Commercial organisations



(Prices in brackets include VAT)


Additional delegate discount:

A discount of 15% will be applied to fees for any extra delegates.

Online discount:

A discount of 10% will be applied if you pay using the website.

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