Hereditary Angioedema: Cinical Case Challenge

A satellite symposium held in conjunction with GSA’s Annual Scientific Meeting

Thursday, November 6, 2014
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Georgetown University, Level 1
Marriott Marquis
901 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20001


4:00 PM - 4:30 PM: Registration
4:30 PM - 5:45 PM: Scientific Session
5:45 PM - 6:00 PM: Question & Answer Session/Closing Remarks

Faculty Panel

Jeffrey G. Priest, MD
Medical Director
Central Utah Surgical Center
Provo, Utah

Jeffrey Silverstein, MD
Senior Associate Dean for Research
Professor of Anesthesiology
Professor of Geriatric and Palliative Medicine
Professor of Surgery
Mount Sinai Hospital
Newark, New Jersey

Program Overview

It has been well established that the elderly brain is more vulnerable to the adverse effects of surgery and anesthesia compared with the younger brain. Both anecdotally and in clinical investigations, the elderly surgical population has been found to exhibit a significantly higher prevalence of postoperative cognitive decline. The most common manifestations of this decline are postoperative delirium and postoperative cognitive dysfunction, both of which result in delayed rehabilitation and are associated with increases in morbidity and mortality.

This program will provide attendees with an update on the current state of knowledge regarding the causes of postoperative cognitive decline, approaches for optimizing postoperative cognitive outcomes, and strategies for educating and preparing elderly patients for surgery. The program will provide an overview on identifying and assessing risks for developing postoperative delirium and cognitive decline in gerontological practice. An evaluation of the available options for anesthesia in the context of how different agents can aid in the minimization of cognitive risk will also be conducted.

Target Audience

This educational initiative has been designed for physicians involved in the care of elderly patients who require general anesthesia.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the risks of postoperative cognitive decline in elderly patients who require general anesthesia compared with the general population
  • Evaluate elderly patients for risk of postoperative cognitive decline prior to surgery
  • Select agents that minimize the risk for postoperative cognitive decline in elderly patients undergoing surgery

Accreditation Statement

Haymarket Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

Haymarket Medical Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest (COI)

In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, Haymarket Medical Education requires that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. Haymarket Medical Education resolves all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all its educational programs.


The information provided at this CME activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.

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Sponsored by Haymarket Medical Education.

Supported by an educational grant from Mylan, Inc.