June 4, 2015

Nearly 30 million people a year are afflicted with sepsis leaving millions dead or disabled. Every nation on earth is affected and its incidence is increasing between 8%-13%/yr. Despite its prevalence and disastrous impact on life, communities and economies, it receives little attention. We aim to change that.

International sepsis experts agree that a poor understanding and awareness of sepsis, as the syndrome which is the final common pathway leading to death and disability from all acute severe infections, is preventable. Globally efforts are underway to change this – to prevent this syndrome and treat it properly when it arises.

This webinar discussed the scope of the problem, what can be done to prevent and treat the syndrome, and outlined the international advocacy efforts underway by the Global Sepsis Alliance and others.
This session described this global health challenge and shared with the audience what everyone can do to help in the efforts to reduce the incidence and impact of sepsis.

For more information, go to http://www.world-sepsis-day.org

Note: Dr. Kissoon’s slides are not fully shown in the video due to technical difficulties during the live webinar.

Moderator: Keith Martin MD
Executive Director, CUGH

Ron Daniels, MD
CEO, UK Sepsis Trust Chief Executive, Global Sepsis Alliance/World Sepsis Day
Clinical Adviser (Sepsis) to NHS England

Niranjan “Tex” Kissoon, MD
Vice President, Medical Affairs, BC Children’s Hospital and Sunny Hill Health Centre
Professor, BCCH and UBC Global Child Health University of British Columbia
Vice President, Global Sepsis Alliance/World Sepsis Day