About ISF

The ISF primarily addresses the following key issues:

  • Early diagnosis and identification of patients at risk
  • Best use of current management strategies
  • Integration of monoclonal antibodies and other emerging new adjunctive therapies into current treatment strategies
  • Ethical and economic issues that influence management decision-making
  • Standardization of training provided to intensive care providers replace with your keywords

International Sepsis Forum Objectives…

IMG_0306[1]The International Sepsis Forum is designed to

  • Harness expert opinion
  • Encourage debate and exchange of knowledge
  • Evaluate the latest data and theories
  • Develop state-of-the-art management guidelines
  • Communicate with ICU teams and other critical care teams worldwide through publications, associated educational materials, workshops, international congresses, and this Internet website
  • Communicate with Laypersons through publications and associated educational materials and this website replace with your keywords

International Sepsis Forum History…

The ISF was launched in March 1997 with a goal to define severe sepsis and septic shock and create management guidelines for sepsis and is today a registered non-profit organization dedicated to improving diagnosis and management of sepsis.  The ISF is  supported by unrestricted education grants from Pharmaceutical and Diagnostic companies along with donations from the general public.

ISF and a number of collaborators developed Guidelines for the Management of Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock that were published in Intensive Care Medicine, Volume 27, Supplement 1, 2001. These guidelines were used by the Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SSC) as the starting point for a guideline revision that lead to the bundles and global database and have recently shown a reduction in mortality when the management bundles are used in institutions (by oral communication at SCCM 2009). ISF was a founding partner of the SSC along with SCCM and ESICM.

In 2001 the ISF held its 1st Colloquium at Queens College Cambridge, UK.  The annual Colloquia are named for our colleague Stephen F. Lowry who unexpectedly passed in 2011.

In 2007 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the ISF, Sepsis 2007 was held at the Institut Pasteur in Paris, France; the success of this meeting led to Sepsis 2008 in Granada Spain, Sepsis 2009 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Sepsis 2010 in Paris France, Sepsis 2011, Beijing, China, Sepsis 2012 Paris, France, Sepsis 2013  Rio, Brazil, Sepsis 2014  Paris France and Sepsis 2016, Agra, India will be in February 2016.

The Sepsis 20XX meeting series programs are of practical nature to researchers and clinicians alike.

ISF has undertaken several consensus meetings and published many publications.

The ISF is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit charity in the USA.