A virtual joint meeting with the International Sepsis Forum (ISF), the African Sepsis Alliance (ASA) and the Rwandan Emergency Care Association (RECA).
What is the ISF?
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 and 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
What is Sepsis?
Sepsis is a life-threatening complication of infection that arises when the body’s response to infection injures its own tissues and organs. While sepsis can occur with any infection, it most commonly occurs with pneumonia, urinary tract infections, skin infections, wound infections or abdominal infections…