Fundamentals & Updates in Sepsis

Location: ESICM Brussels Training Centre (19 Rue Belliard – 1040 Brussels)

Master Class Director: Yasser Sakr (Consultant, Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Uniklinikum Jena, Germany; Chair, Systemic Inflammation and Sepsis (SIS) Section, ESICM)

Endorsement: Fundamentals & Updates in Sepsis Master Class is endorsed by the Systemic Inflammation and Sepsis (SIS) Section, ESICM.


Fundamentals & Updates in Sepsis is a 2-day master class blending theory with practice. Special attention is given to case-based discussions, workshops and problem-oriented approach. Pre-course materials will be available for study such as online modules, recorded webinars and webcasts from previous congress sessions.

Key Reasons to attend

  • Meet top experts on the pathophysiology, diagnosis and management of sepsis
  • Participate in interactive sessions blending structured lectures, case-based discussions, and workshops
  • Exchange best practice and network with peers and experts


  • To review the current knowledge on the pathophysiology of sepsis and sepsis associated multiorgan failure
  • To understand the state of the art in the management of sepsis
  • To analyse the controversial issues related to the diagnosis and management of sepsis

Programme Content

  • Basic concepts including definitions, international guidelines, resolutions and recommendations
  • Pathophysiology of sepsis
  • Diagnosis
  • Initial resuscitation
  • Source control
  • Failing organs
  • Antibiotics & other therapies
  • Refractory septic shock
  • Challenges & controversies

Who should attend this master class?

  • Intensivists in training seeking to improve their knowledge and skills on systemic inflammation and sepsis

Group registration

  • ESICM offers 20% discount for 2 or more participants registering from the same centre. For more details contact

Highlights from the 2018 edition

The first edition of the Fundamentals & Updates in Sepsis Master Class was a resounding success! Participants from 10 countries came together for 2 days at the ESICM Training Centre in Brussels. Here are some of their comments on what they liked best about their experience:

“Group discussions and case reports”
“Possibility to interact with experts”
“Being able to question the opinion leaders on this subject”
“The possibility of receiving lessons from European experts and meeting intensivists from all around Europe”
“The method to deliver high-level scientific presentations”
“The quality of the speakers and the attempt to make the event as interactive as possible”

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