I think the video above is just outstanding. I met Dr. Wes Ely very briefly at the 2nd Annual Meeting of the American Delirium Society (ADS) in Indianapolis. The title of the video, “Improving the lives of people we will never meet,” speaks not only to his role as a research scientist, but to his role as a physician who takes care of and cares about real people as well. Read more about Vanderbilt’s work.
It’s not hard to see how this fits in with the roles of all those in healthcare and caregivers who are not healthcare professionals.
I was also lucky enough to meet the current President of the European Delirium Association, Dr. Alasdair MacLullich at the same meeting. He’s another example of a great doctor in addition to being a top-level researcher.
Wes and Alasdair are just two of the many professionals associated with ADS who are a lot smarter than me and who I admire beyond description. They are making it possible to improve the lives of the people we meet every day everywhere in the world. Sorry I couldn’t make it to the ADS conference this year in Baltimore. I’ll be with you in spirit.