European Delirium Association

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The European Delirium Association was founded in 2005 in order to promote research, education and clinical practice in delirium.[1] It serves as a forum to bring together interested researchers, practitioners and policy makers.

In 2006, the inaugural meeting brought together 50 delegates from the disciplines central to delirium including doctors, nurses, and psychologists working in geriatrics, psychiatry, palliative medicine, paediatrics, and neurology. The association has a broad remit, covering research, clinical practice, and promotion of better care through campaigning at local, national, and international levels. The annual scientific congress addresses a wide spectrum of delirium issues including the latest developments in epidemiology, pathophysiology, phenomenology, treatment (including service models), and delirium advocacy.

In 2011, the EDA received the first Delirium Champion Award from the American Delirium Society. Along with the American Delirium Society, the EDA have provided a framework for the interpretation of delirium diagnostic criteria.[2]

The EDA provides research funding, and has been able to coordinate research across its network.[3][4]

The Annals of Delirium is the official publication of the EDA.

Annual Scientific Congress[edit]

  • 2006 Alkmaar, Netherlands
  • 2007 Limerick, Ireland
  • 2008 Helsinki, Finland
  • 2009 Leeds, UK
  • 2010 Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 2011 Umea, Sweden
  • 2012 Bielefeld, Germany
  • 2013 Leuven, Belgium
  • 2014 Cremona, Italy
  • 2015 London, UK
  • 2016 Vilamoura, Portugal (3-4 November)
  • 2017 Oslo, Norway (16-17 November)
  • 2018 Utrecht, Netherlands (1-2 November)


  1. ^ MACLULLICH, A; MEAGHER, D; LAURILA, J; KALISVAART, K (1 March 2007). "The European Delirium Association". Journal of Psychosomatic Research. 62 (3): 397–398. doi:10.1016/j.jpsychores.2007.01.004. 
  2. ^ European Delirium Association; American Delirium Society (8 October 2014). "The DSM-5 criteria, level of arousal and delirium diagnosis: inclusiveness is safer.". BMC medicine. 12 (1): 141. PMC 4177077Freely accessible. PMID 25300023. doi:10.1186/s12916-014-0141-2. 
  3. ^ Fisher, J. M.; Gordon, A. L.; MacLullich, A. M. J.; Tullo, E.; Davis, D. H. J.; Blundell, A.; Field, R. H.; Teodorczuk, A. (16 October 2014). "Towards an understanding of why undergraduate teaching about delirium does not guarantee gold-standard practice--results from a UK national survey". Age and Ageing. 44: 166–170. doi:10.1093/ageing/afu154. 
  4. ^ Morandi, A; Davis, D; Taylor, JK; Bellelli, G; Olofsson, B; Kreisel, S; Teodorczuk, A; Kamholz, B; Hasemann, W; Young, J; Agar, M; de Rooij, SE; Meagher, D; Trabucchi, M; MacLullich, AM (December 2013). "Consensus and variations in opinions on delirium care: a survey of European delirium specialists.". International psychogeriatrics / IPA. 25 (12): 2067–75. PMC 3819184Freely accessible. PMID 23962713. doi:10.1017/S1041610213001415. 

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