ANZSGM ASM 2018 Cutting Edge: Optimising the Journey for Older Surgical Patients 27-29 June 2018 Sydney Australia


Professor David A Scott

St. Vincent's Hospital Melbourne and University of Melbourne

David A Scott is Director of Anaesthesia and Acute Pain Medicine at St. Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne and is a Professor at the School of Medicine, University of Melbourne. He has a PhD in the neuropharmacology of neuropathic pain. He is also President of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists and is a strong advocate for a collaborative multidisciplinary approach to perioperative care.

Over the last decade, his research has focussed on outcomes - including blood management, safety of postoperative opioids, and the cognitive effects of anaesthesia and surgery – particularly delirium and dementia. His clinical and research interests more broadly include cognitive change, regional anaesthesia, acute pain management, and cardiac and vascular anaesthesia. He has been a Chief Investigator on a number of nationally funded research grants particularly focusing on cognition in the elderly, and has presented nationally and internationally on many of these topics with over 90 published papers and book chapters. He has also been a co-editor of the internationally endorsed Acute Pain Management: Scientific Evidence book for its last three editions. 

Twitter Handle: @scottdav44

  1. Which topics and sessions will you be addressing and participating in as part of the program? The area I will be focusing on is perioperative neurocognitive disorders.
  2. Why should these sessions not be missed? Cognitive impairment is common in the older patient presenting for anaesthesia and surgery, and the impact of delirium and longer term cognitive impairment on recovery can be significant. Identification and effective preventive strategies will contribute to improved outcomes.

Important Dates


Notification of Abstracts:
April 2018

Close of Standard Registration:
Tuesday, 12 June 2018

27 - 29 June 2018


Host Organisation



Australian and New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine (ANZSGM)

145 Macquarie Street

Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

Tel: +61 2 9256 5460

Fax: +61 2 9241 3458



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