Care of older people in surgery (COPS). Are you properly assesing your patients for cognition? Surgery can be appropriate for some to reduce pain in palliative care, how do we make decisions regarding a possible intervention? How important is frailty in this process?

Presented by Professor Jacqueline Close, Geriatrician, Prince Of Wales Hospital, Clinical Director, Falls, Balance and Injury Research Centre

Brought to you by the Perioperative Medicine Special Interest Group (SIG) in association with the Australian and New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine and the Internal Medicine Society of Australia and New Zealand at the 7th annual Australasian Symposium of Perioperative Medicine.

The Perioperative Medicine Special Interest Group (SIG) has three aims; improve patient safety and outcomes, share knowledge and collaborate with specialty groups, develop the specialty of perioperative medicine with various craft groups.