A4 - DETERMINANTS OF LONG-TERM OUTCOMES AMONG CRITICALLY ILL OLDER ADULTS: FROM CELL TO POPULATION
09:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Room 146 A-B (Middle Building, Street Level), Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Older adults comprise the majority of patients admitted to ICUs each year. The aging population and improved survival from critical illness is expected to drive a significant increase in the number of older ICU survivors with life-altering physical and cognitive impairments. This session will explore age-related biological processes and clinical factors that affect long-term outcomes from a clinical and translational science perspective, including ways to enhance care for critically ill older adults. Finally, this session will explore the role of aging-related research in understanding outcomes after critical illness and introduce attendees to research programs from the National Institute on Aging.