The International Sepsis Forum (ISF) is an international collaboration to reduce the global burden of sepsis guided by prominent academics from around the world. It is the first initiative to focus solely on management of patients with sepsis.
While sepsis and its sequelae are still associated with high morbidity and mortality rates, new data on patient management are emerging that may ultimately significantly improve the current situation. Such findings need to be evaluated and incorporated, when appropriate, into existing treatment protocols.
Headed by a Council of international experts and opinion leaders, the ISF is focused exclusively on improving the management of sepsis and, in particular, septic shock by developing an international consensus on the latest understanding of key scientific and clinical issues, and disseminating emerging practice guidelines to researchers, intensivists, and other critical care professionals worldwide.