Surgery in Older Adults: From Evidence to Action

January 25, 2018
4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Taylor Avenue Bldng, Rm 2131, Medical Campus

The Division of Public Health Sciences, Department of Surgery, invites you to the next Epidemiology and Clinical Outcomes Research Seminar Series talk on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. Join us as Emily Finlayson, MD, MS,  Professor of Surgery and Health Policy, University of California San Francisco, presents “Surgery in Older Adults: From Evidence to Action.”

This event will be held in Doll & Hill Room 2131 in the Taylor Avenue Building (600 S. Taylor). No RSVP needed; open to all. Learn more about this seminar series at

More information:
Every year, over 19 million older adults undergo a surgical procedure. Nearly half of them are frail. Research using administrative data over the past decade has documented that rising number of older adults who undergo high risk surgery are at high risk for morbidity and mortality. In addition, analyses using a national nursing home registry have revealed that long stay residents experience substantial and sustained functional decline surgery – even after minor procedures. Emerging quality improvement initiatives are responding to these findings to transform the way that surgical care is delivered for older adults in the United States. Dr. Finlayson will address these concerns with her recent research.

Event Sponsors: Division of Public Health Sciences, Department of Surgery, Institute for Public Health, the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the Department of Medicine, and the Department of Anesthesiology