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Sepsis 2023

We are sorry to announce that Sepsis 2023 has been canceled due to the ongoing situation in Israel.

Sepsis 2022

Sepsis 2022 joined with the International Symposium on Infections in the Critically Ill Patient on  13  & 14 October 2022 in Barcelona Spain.

 

Sepsis 2021

A virtual joint meeting with the International Sepsis Forum (ISF), the African Sepsis Alliance (ASA) and the Rwandan Emergency Care Association (RECA).

Day 1

Sepsis 2021- Day 1: Welcome Ernest Nahayo,, Emmanuel Nsutebu, Thierry Calandra, and plenary : The Viewpoint from Africa

Sepsis 2021- Day 1: Session 1: The Challenges we Face  Chair- Thierry Calandra, Switzerland.

Sepsis 2021- Day 1: Session 2: Epidemiology of Sepsis in Resource-variable Settings– Chair- Kathy Rowan, UK

Sepsis 2021- Day 1- Session 3: Tackling Some of the Pathogens Contributing to Sepsis in Africa, Chair- Joost Wiersinga

Sepsis 2021- Day 1- Session 4: Recognizing and Managing Sepsis. Chair- Flavia Machado, Brazil.

Sepsis 2021- Day 1- Plenary Lecture 3: The Many Faces of Sepsis-Niranjan “Tex” Kissoon

Day 2

Sepsis 2021- Day 2: Session 5: Early Identification, Triage, and Diagnosis of Sepsis. Chair: Nate Shapiro, USA

Sepsis 2021- Day 2: Session 6: Early Resuscitation and Stabilization
Chair: Mervyn Singer, UK

Sepsis 2021- Day 2: Session 7: Clinical Challenges of Treating Maternal, Pediatric and Neonatal Sepsis in Africa
Chair: Adrienne Randolph, USA

Sepsis 2021- Day 2: Session 8: Prevention and Pre-hospital Care of Sepsis in Africa
Chair: Shevin Jacob, Uganda

Sepsis 2021- Day 2: Session 9: Improving Long-term Morbidity and Mortality
Chair: Hallie Prescott, USA

Sepsis 2020

Sepsis 2020 was a 2-day virtual meeting.
Program Chairs were John Marshall, Canada and Christopher Seymour, USA.

Day 1

Sepsis 2020- Day 1: Welcome Mervyn Singer, and plenary : Maladaptive host response in sepsis and COVID-19 Kenneth Baillie

Sepsis 2020- Day 1: Topic 1: Sepsis Now: what to do first? Chair- Christopher Seymour, US. Speakers- Matthieu Komorowski, UK, Nathan Shapiro, US & Erin McCreary, US

Sepsis 2020- Day 1: Topic 2: Around the World– Chair- Flavia Machado, Brazil; Speakers- Kristina Rudd, US, Jorge Salluh, Brazil, Emmanuel Nsutebu, UK

Sepsis 2020- Day 1- Topic 3: Back to basics, Chair- John Marshall, talks by Glenn Hernandez, Chile, Michael Bauer, Germany, Matteo Bassetti, Italy and Erin McCreary, US

Sepsis 2020- Day 1- Topic 4: New Science in Sepsis: what clinicians need to know. Chair- Mervyn Singer, UK. Speakers: Also Fox-Robichaud, Canada, Bas Haak, Netherlands & Robert Dickson, US

Sepsis 2020-Day 1: Topic 5: Harnessing the immune system for good. Chair- Manu Shakar-Hari, UK. Speakers- Fabienne Venet, France, Tom van der Poll, Netherlands, Sarah Sasson, Australia

Sepsis 2020 -Day 1- Topic 6: Fixing sepsis takes a team.
Chair- Nathan Shapiro. Speakers- Orlaith Staunton, US, Jeremy Kahn, US, Deena Costa, US & Robert Quinn, US

Sepsis 2020- Day 1- Topic 7: Sepsis myths:don’t believe everything you learned.
Chair: Christopher Seymour, US. Speakers: Brendon Scicluna, Netherlands, Thierry Calandra, Switzerland & Toe Coe, US

Sepsis 2020-Day 1 – Plenary lecture from Fernando Zampieri, Brazil- Is the time to antibiotics more important in sicker patients?

Day 2

Sepsis 2020- day 2: Welcome and plenary: Living with COVID: A view from the Campus
Speaker: Preeti Malani, US

Sepsis 2020 Day 2: Topic 1: Insights from genetics and epidemiology
Chair: Kenneth Baillie. Speakers: Mervyn Singer, UK, Kenneth Baillie, UK, Maurizio Cecconi, Italy & Flavia Machado, Brazil

Sepsis 2020 Day 2- Topic 2: COVID treatment: Old, new, or somewhere in between?
Chair Joost Wiersinga, Netherlands. Speakers: Hallie Prescott, US, Joost Wiersinga, Netherlands, Anthony Gordon, UK & Bryan McVerry, US

Sepsis 2020 Day 2: Topic 3: COVID outside the lung
Chair: Michael Bauer, Germany, Speakers: Sherry Chou, US, Frank van de Veerdonk, Netherlands, Ryan Zarychanski, Canada & Adrienne Randolph, US

Sepsis 2020 Day 2: Topic 4: Corticosteroids for COVID: Who, what, and what and when?
Speakers: Kenneth Bailie, UK, Srinvas Murthy, Canada, Lennie Derde, Netherlands

Sepsis 2020 Day 2: Topic 5: A failed stress test?
Chair: Fernando Zampieri, Barzil. Speakers Petra Dickmann, Germany & Paul Young, New Zealand

Sepsis 2020- day 2: Topic 6 and Closing Remarks: Lessons learned from 6 months of COVID science Speakers: Christopher Seymour, US, Howard Bauchner, US & Steve Webb, Australia

Stephen F. Lowry Colloquia

Named in honor of our esteemed colleague Stephen F. Lowry who passed in 2011, these annual colloquia focus on key topics in the sepsis field and are designed to be highly discussive and thought provoking.

  • 2024: 20th Colloquium: SEPSIS IN THE COMMUNITY
  • 2023: 19th Colloquium: on IMPROVING SEPSIS TRIALS
  • 2022: 18th Colloquium: on RETHINKING THE IMMUNOBIOLOGY OF SEPSIS:  Click here for Colloquium Publication
  • 2019: 17th Colloquium: on TARGET, TRAJECTORIES AND TREATABLE TRAITS..A ROADMAP FOR DEEP PHENOTYPING IN SEPSIS
  • 2018: 16th Colloquium: on UNDERSTANDING AND ENHANCING SEPSIS SURVIVORSHIP
  • 2016: 15th Colloquium: on SEPSIS AND THE CHALLENGE OF ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE.
  • 2015: 14th Colloquium: in conjunction with the Critical Care Canada Forum on PRECISION MEDICINE IN SEPSIS: PAID DIAGNOSIS AND TARGETED THERAPY
  • 2015: 13th Colloquium: in conjunction with the ISICEM Roundtable on REDUCING THE GLOBAL BURDEN OF SEPSIS: DEVELOPING A ROADMAP
  • 2014: 12th Colloquium: on THE INTERSECTION BETWEEN VIRULENCE AND ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE IN THE ICU
  • 2013: 11th Colloquium: on InFACT, AN INAUGURAL MEETING
  • 2012: 10th Colloquium: on BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD: A CRITICAL EVALUATION OF THE DRUG DEVELOPMENT AND EVALUATION PROCESS IN SEPSIS
  • 2011: 9th Colloquium: on THE SYSTEMS BIOLOGY OF SEPSIS, GENOMICS AND BEYOND
  • 2009: 8th Colloquium: on DIVERGENCES AND CONVERGENCES OF THE SEPTIC PHENOTYPE
  • 2008: 7th Colloquium: on SYSTEMS BIOLOGY AND MOLECULAR DIAGNOSTICS IN SEPSIS
  • 2007: 6th Colloquium: on SEPSIS AFTERMATH: REPAIR, RECOVERY AND REHABILITATION
  • 2006: 5th Colloquium: on THE HOST-PATHOGEN RESPONSE IN SEPSIS
  • 2005: 4th Colloquium: on DESIGN AND REPORTING OF CLINICAL TRIALS IN SEVERE INFECTION AND ACUTE LUNG INJURY
  • 2005: ISF Colloquium: on BIOMARKERS IN SEPSIS – TORONTO, CA
  • 2004: 3rd Colloquium: on PREDISPOSING FACTORS IN SEPSIS
  • 2003: 2nd Colloquium: on MANAGING OUTCOMES IN SEPSIS RESEARCH
  • 2002: 1st Colloquium: on GENETIC MOLECULAR AND CELLULAR BASIS OF INNATE IMMUNITY AND SEPSIS

Other ISF Events

  • SCCM (Society of Critical Care Medicine)- 1999-2010
  • ESCMID (European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases)- 2002-2021
  • ESICM (European Society of Intensive Care Medicine)- 2005-2021
  • ICS (Intensive Care Society) – 2010-2018
  • LASI (Latin American Sepsis Institute) – 2015

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ISF Session at the 9th World Congress of Intensive and Critical Care Medicine, August 2005, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

1st International Sepsis Forum on Sepsis in Infants and Children:This closed meeting was organized by the Pediatric Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis Investigative (PALISI) network and the ISF. It was sponsored by the Mannion Family Fund, The Center for the Critically Ill Child, Division of Critical Care Network, Children’s Hospital Boston, The Palisi Network and the ISF. September 2004. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 2005 Vol.6/no.3.S1-S164. Click here for downloadable articles.

Shock Society/ISF Symposium: A closed symposium jointly sponsored by the Shock Society and the ISF on the Translation Biology of Acute Illness: Pre-Clinical Models of Shock, Trauma & Sepsis. The meeting was held at Oak Island, Nova Scotia, Canada, June 2004. Shock Vol. 24, Supplement 1, 2005

Consensus Conference on Infection Definitions in the ICU

Program Chairs: Jonathan Cohen, UK and Thierry Calandra, CH. This closed conference was held in Coral Gables, FL. Click here to view the program in PDF format. Consensus Conference Critical Care Medicine 2005, Vol.33/no.7. 1538/1548

ATS 2000,96th International Conference, Toronto, “Symposium: The Heart in Sepsis.”

American Thoracic Society (ATS) Critical Care Assembly Project, “Expert Workshop on Appropriate Use of Colloids in Medical Critical Illness.”

UK Medical Research Council International Workshop on Clinical Trial Design, February 2000, London, “How should we be designing clinical trials in sepsis in the critically ill?”

21st International Congress of Chemotherapy workshop 1999, “Trials and Serious Sepsis.”

UK Medical Research Council International Workshop on Severe Sepsis, 1999.

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ISF Awards

2024

The ISF best abstract awardee 2024 at ESICM is Bieke Tack from Leuven Belgium.

For the Abstract on: World Health Organization’s clinical criteria orienting hospital referral and diagnosis of serious bacterial infections in children under-five perform poorly

2023

 

2022

The ISF best abstract awardee 2022 at ESICM  is Niels Van Mourik (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

For the abstract on Blood Transcriptomic Endotypes and the Response to Treatment Modalities in Sepsis: A Prospective Cohort Study

2021

The ISF awarded the 2021 Sepsis Best Abstract to: