The European Delirium Association as an Organisation
The European Delirium Association (EDA) was founded in the mid-2000s by an enthusiastic group of practitioners and researchers, having realised that there was much work to be done in understanding the "pathophysiology, phenomenology and aetiology" of this often under-recognised, yet severely debilitating condition. And: That benefit to the patient could only be achieved by transcending traditional borders between professions and specialties.
The EDA as a platform
The EDA sees itself as a mediator for those interested in the field. One major objective of the organisation in the past has been to provide a platform for communication: The yearly scientific meetings of the European Delirium Association.
As the EDA has grown, the organisation has successively become more active in basic and advanced delirium education on a local and international level, policy making, cross-border research coordination and by positioning itself as an authoritative voice in the professional community - together with our partner organisations outside of Europe.
An independent and open organisation
The European Delirium Association is an independent non-profit organisation with membership open to any individual who is interested in promoting and supporting delirium care and research - see our constitution for details.
The EDA explicitly welcomes individuals from all disciplines and from all professions.
Structure of the Organisation
The members of the EDA are the foundation of the organisation. Without their stimulating input there would be no advancement of the cause.
The members of the EDA elect the Board at yearly General Assembly meetings, for a tenure of three years. The Board in turn elects the members of the Executive Committee, again for a tenure of three years.
The advisory body is the Board, the Executive Committee runs the day to day business.