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Improving Sepsis Outcomes

ISF Colloquium 2019
     2019 ISF Colloquium Boston, MA Faculty

The International Sepsis Forum (ISF) is an international collaboration to reduce the global burden of sepsis guided by prominent academics from around the world. It is the first initiative to focus solely on management of patients with sepsis. While sepsis and its sequelae are still associated with high morbidity and mortality rates, new data on patient management are emerging that may ultimately significantly improve the current situation. Such findings need to be evaluated and incorporated, when appropriate, into existing treatment protocols. Headed by a Council of international experts and opinion leaders, the ISF is focused exclusively on improving the management of sepsis and, in particular, septic shock by developing an international consensus on the latest understanding of key scientific and clinical issues, and disseminating emerging practice guidelines to researchers, intensivists, and other critical care professionals worldwide.

International Sepsis Forum Vision, Mission

The VISION of the International Sepsis Forum is to reduce the global burden of morbidity and mortality from sepsis.

The MISSION of the ISF is to improve the care of critically care patients with sepsis by:

  • Promoting an improved understanding of the basic biology and pathology of sepsis
  • Enhancing the understanding of the epidemiology of sepsis
  • Improving the design and conduct of clinical research to improve the management of septic patients
  • Educating health professionals in the optimal management of patients with sepsis
  • Raising the profile of sepsis as a global health challenge with the public, with healthcare practitioners, with industry, and with global health agencies

Core Values of the ISF

Integrity, responsibility and accountability to ourselves and to the patients and communities we serve

Respectful, collegiate and transparent relationships within our group, with the scientific and clinical communities and with our academic and industry collaborators

Courage, compassion, justice and innovative thought in combating the global challenge of severe sepsis

International Sepsis Forum Web Site Information

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