This piece is a question and answer session regarding the care of elderly patients undergoing surgery. Discussion topics include; The RELIEF trial, e health tools, gathering and accessing data, whether it is better to over estimate risks and which risk calculator is most appropriate to use where you are?

It features; Professor Jacqueline Close, Geriatrician, Prince Of Wales Hospital, Clinical Director, Falls, Balance and Injury Research Centre, David Storey, Head of Anaesthesia, Perioperative and Pain Medicine Unit (APPMU), Melbourne Medical School, University of Melbourne; Director, Melbourne Clinical and Translational Sciences (MCATS) research platform and Dr Doug Campbell, Anaesthesia Specialist at Auckland City Hospital.

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.

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