The Infection (INF) section of the ESICM is dedicated to the understanding and treatment of infections in the practice of intensive care medicine. Infections are the commonest reason for ICU admission and the most typical complication of organ support. In addition, infections commonly lead to organ failure, driving the development of sepsis and septic shock and, as such, are at the heart of intensive care practice.

The INF section consists of members with a wide range of interests in the field of infection, including management of infectious syndromes such as pneumonia and intraabdominal infection, diagnostics and biomarkers, antimicrobial use, monitoring and stewardship, and infection control. Our mission is to organise education and facilitate research in the field of infections in critically ill patients. We are open to all ESICM members interested in infection management and welcome suggestions for new topics, projects and activities.

We work closely with the SIS section. The INF Section holds two meetings a year, one at the ESICM LIVES meeting in October and the second in spring.
The last INF Section meeting took place online on 26 April 2023.

Minutes Meeting Autumn 2021

Minutes Meeting Autumn 2020

Minutes Meeting October 2019

Minutes Meeting March 2019

Minutes Meeting October 2018

Minutes Meeting March 2018

Minutes Meeting September 2017

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Position Firstname Lastname City Country
Chair Hendrik Bracht Ulm Germany
Research Committee Representative Liesbet De Bus Ghent Belgium
e-Learning Committee Representative Gennaro De Pascale Rome Italy
Clinical Training Committee Representative David Nora Lisbon Portugal
Social Media and Digital Content Committee Representative Anahita Rouze Lille France