Webinar Series: Navigating the Cognitive Horizon

Navigating the Cognitive Horizon: Current Insights and Future Care in Postoperative Neurocognitive Decline

March 6, 2024
7 – 8:30 p.m. CT
Online webinar


This presentation explores the evolving landscape of postoperative neurocognitive decline. It covers the spectrum of neurocognitive disorders and examines current evidence on how modern anesthetics impact this clinical problem. Additionally, the webinar introduces the growing recognition that surgery itself is an unalterable factor, enhancing our holistic understanding of the complexities surrounding Postoperative Cognitive Dysfunction (POCD).


  • Define Postoperative Cognitive Dysfunction (POCD)
  • Identify the incidence and risk factors for POCD
  • Discuss current research and emerging trends in POCD
  • Evaluate strategies to improve neurocognitive outcomes for patients undergoing surgery


Adam Flowe
Chief CRNA
Duke University Medical Center
Adam Flowe, CRNA, MSN, is the Chief CRNA at Duke University Medical Center. He completed his anesthesia training at the Raleigh School of Nurse Anesthesia (UNCG) and also holds degrees from UNC-Chapel Hill and the College of William and Mary. A former public-school teacher, Adam has been a prison, ICU, and pulmonary nurse. He was also a lieutenant in the U.S. Public Health Service. Since the Haiti earthquake in 2010, Adam has been on more than a dozen global health trips to Haiti, Ghana and Rwanda.

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