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Aging in Critical Care

Co-Chairs: Nathan E. Brummel, MD, MSCI and Lauren Ferrante, MD MHS

The Aging in Critical Care Interest Group is a collaborative, interdisciplinary group of critical care experts with a multipronged focus on improving the health of older adults across the spectrum of critical illness and recovery.

Goals and Objectives

  • Identify and develop patient-centered, aging-focused research priorities across the spectrum of critical illness and recovery.
  • Enhance the integration of principles of geriatrics and models of geriatric care into critical care medicine training and professional development.
  • Increase awareness of important clinical care issues faced by older adults with a critical illness.

Subgroup Co-Chairs:

Critical Care: Nathan E. Brummel, MD, MSCI and Lauren Ferrante, MD, MHS

Lung Aging Biology: Irfan Rahman, PhD, ATSF, Beata Kosmider, MS, PhD, Benjamin D. Singer, MD, ATSF, and Mareike Lehmann, PhD

Clinical Pulmonary: Leah Witt, MD and Anand Iyer, MD

Palliative Care: Anand Iyer, MD and Donald Sullivan, MD, MA, MCR

Aging Interest Group Meet-Up at ATS 2024

Tuesday, May 21st from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Marriott Marquis, Marina Ballroom E (Third Floor, South Tower)
Members of all subgroups should plan to attend, and we welcome new members! 

Past Meetings

2021 Annual Interest Group meeting: Pathways to Funding for Aging-Focused Research in Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine - Click for Recording


ATS Toolkit for Age-Friendly Pulmonary/Critical Care Best Practices