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SEPSIS ~ AN INTERNATIONAL CHALLENGE...

SEPSIS ~ AN INTERNATIONAL CHALLENGE...

TWO JOINT SESSIONS

Sepsis, including severe sepsis and septic shock, continues to be a major worldwide healthcare problem. Despite improvements over the past decade in the ability to identify and manage infection, sepsis is still associated with high mortality rates. In these two Joint Sessions, experts from around the world will join to present and discuss the current state of being and what can be done collaboratively in the years to follow. 


JOINT WITH ISF - SEPSIS 2014: ARE WE READY FOR THE BATTLE?

Chaired by Derek Angus and Konrad Reinhart, the first Joint Session with ISF - SEPSIS 2014: ARE WE READY FOR THE BATTLE? opens with a presentation on the true burden of sepsis. Tom van der Poll steps in take on a novel idea in his presentation: Prevention of sepsis- The potential of vaccination while Steve Opal follows with a talk on the rise of viral sepsis and how to manage this potential issue in our ICUs. Derek Angus revisits early goal directed therapy in sepsis and Mervyn Singer presents the ominous Early antibiotics - A word of caution to round out this full session.


JOINT WITH SCCM - SEPSIS AROUND THE WORLD

The second Joint Session of the day focused on Sepsis - JOINT WITH SCCM - SEPSIS AROUND THE WORLD also touts some of the biggest names in sepsis. Chaired by the presidents of both ESICM and SCCM - the societies who spearheaded and continue to organise the very successful award-winning Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SSC), this session will include pragmatic presentations on what the next steps are in the campaign by experts from both groups. 

Definitions, definitions... In his opening presentation, Clifford Deutschman answers the question: Why do we need a new definition? while Mervyn Singer provides some answers of his own in his talk outlining "The San Francisco definition".

Andrew Rhodes will be on hand to discuss the recent international one-day point prevalence study IMPRESS, (also an initiative of the SSC) and in his talk - Sepsis in 2014: From performance metrics to outcome, Mitchell Levy will explore how to take what we've learned from IMPRESS and translate it into better outcomes for our patients.

At the bedside, clinicians often struggle with questions about how to manage septic patients from a haemodynamic standpoint. In his presentation, Richard Beale will explore the current SSC recommendations and what changes or additions may be needed in the future. To conclude this session, J. Christopher Farmer will shed light on the next SSC initiative of fighting sepsis in resource-limited settings.

Joint Session with ISF ~ SEPSIS 2014: ARE WE READY FOR THE BATTLE?

30.09.2014, 14:15 – 15:45 - room Barcelona


Joint Session with SCCM ~ SEPSIS AROUND THE WORLD

30.09.2014, 16:00 – 18:00 - room Vienna


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