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Neurocognitive Changes Following Cardiac Surgery

April 4-5, 2002
Cloister Mary Woodward Lasker Center,
National Institutes of Health

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The Neurocognitive Changes Following Cardiac Surgery Workshop is co-sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), and the National Institute on Aging (NIA) The workshop will be held in the Cloister Mary Woodward Lasker Center on NIH Campus in Bethesda, Maryland on April 4 and 5, 2002.

Neurocognitive decline following heart surgery has emerged as an important clinical problem and requires colleagues in multiple disciplines to review surgical techniques and approaches and methods of neuroprotection in order to determine how best to reduce adverse neurologic events following surgery. This workshop is designed to encourage an exchange of ideas and novel strategies among experts in relevant basic and clinical investigations.

The workshop will provide:

• a forum to assess the state-of-the-art
• an opportunity to define the magnitude of the problem and measures of neurologic outcomes
• an opportunity to discuss surgical issues and neuroprotection
• a forum to discuss future research needs and opportunities

The overall charge to the workshop will be to develop recommendations to the NHLBI, NINDS and NIA on future research strategies, opportunities, and needs that will reduce neurocognitive decline following heart surgery.

Planning Committee
List of Participants
Abstracts & Citations
• Conference Summary

If you have any questions, please contact NHLBI, Patrice Desvigne-Nickens (301-435-0515); NINDS, Mary Ellen Michel (301-496-1447); NIA, Molly Wagster (301-496-9350).

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