October 22, 2018


Sepsis-3: Good? Very good? Bad? Or Ugly?

Tuesday Oct 23rd

Mervyn Singer has never disappointed when it comes to straight talk about  basic and clinical research and practice at the bedside… This UNPLUGGED session gives you unlimited access to one of the authors of the Sepsis-3 definitions for 30 minutes… So arrive early and ask away!

Is sepsis still a black hole? Are outcomes truly improving or is it epidemiological sleight of hand? Do didactic protocols suit everyone .. and do they really save lives? As many preclinical models are not fit for purpose, have they misled rather than directed? Are current trial designs designed not to work? Are we slaves to dogma? But it’s not all doom and gloom. For starters, we can strive for greater consistency of description (Sepsis-3 is a step in this direction!), improve understanding and application of basic science, offer a personalised approach focussed on early recognition and targeted, titrated therapy, and better appreciate both our limitations and those of the patient.

A quote from Oliver Wendell Holmes: “Rough work, iconoclasm, but the only way to get at truth”.

~ Mervyn Singer

 UNPLUGGED SESSION ~ Mervyn Singer Unplugged

23.10.2018, 10:30 – 11:00, room ARENA

#LIVES2018 #sepsis

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