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What is the ISF?

The International Sepsis Forum (ISF) is an international collaboration aimed at reducing the global burden of sepsis. It is guided by a Council of prominent clinical and non-clinical academics from around the world with major expertise in pathophysiology, translational research, clinical trials and epidemiology. ISF works closely with industry to aid the development of new drugs, devices, monitors and diagnostics for sepsis. It is also involved in educational initiatives including annual symposia and colloquia, and state-of-the-art publications

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Sepsis 2023

November 7-9, 2023

We are excited to announce that Sepsis 2023 will join with the  International Congress of the Israel Society of Anesthesiologists (ICISA2023), to be held 7-9th November 2023 in Tel Aviv, Israel.

ICISA 2023/Sepsis 2023 will be held during the 75th year of Israel’s Independence, thus our congress will celebrate 75 years of Anesthesia in Israel. For more details of our program, please visit

The congress will offer plenary sessions, scientific panels, oral abstract presentations and hands-on learning on topics related to anesthesiology, sepsis, intensive care and pain. We welcome physicians, nurses, technicians and support staff.

Throughout the three-day congress you will be able to participate in hands-on learning through Workshops, Serious games in our high visibility Game-Home situated in the sponsor’s Exhibition hall, High Fidelity Simulation and Escape Rooms.  Pre-registration is required for hands-on learning.

Please register, submit your research abstracts, your challenging cases, and book your places for our hands-on learning and the Train-the-Trainer course.

Registration opens 31st January 2023.

We look forward to seeing you on 7-9th November 2023 in Tel Aviv, Israel.

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International Sepsis Forum Vision and Mission

The VISION of the International Sepsis Forum is to reduce the global burden of morbidity and mortality from sepsis.

The MISSION of the ISF is to improve the care of critically care patients with sepsis by:

  • Promoting an improved understanding of the basic biology and pathology of sepsis
  • Enhancing the understanding of the epidemiology of sepsis
    Improving the design and conduct of clinical research to improve the management of septic patients
  • Educating health professionals in the optimal management of patients with sepsis
  • Raising the profile of sepsis as a global health challenge with the public, with healthcare practitioners, with industry, and with global health agencies

What is Sepsis?

Sepsis is a life-threatening complication of infection that arises when the body’s response to infection injures its own tissues and organs. While sepsis can occur with any infection, it most commonly occurs with pneumonia, urinary tract infections, skin infections, wound infections or abdominal infections…

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