Health care for the elderly American is among our nation's more pressing social issues. Identifying patients with cognitive syndromes can be critical in determining those at highest risk of poor outcomes and most likely to benefit from further specialist interventions. In response to this crisis, the National Academy of Neuropsychology (NAN) is sponsoring an invitation-only Summit on Population Health Solutions for Assessing Cognitive Impairment in Geriatric Patients to be held in Denver, Colorado on December 7-8, 2017. Over the course of one-and-a-half-days, a multidisciplinary group of stakeholders will convene with the goal of developing consensus-based guidelines and recommendations that can be feasibly implemented and effectively improve the care of the geriatric population in the primary care and emergency room settings.