UK Sepsis Trust attends 4th World Sepsis Congress

UKST Founder & Joint CEO Dr Ron Daniels is attending the 4th World Sepsis Congress on 25th & 26th April in his capacity as Chair of the Global Sepsis Alliance.

The free online event titled ‘One Global Health Threat: Sepsis, Pandemics, and Antimicrobial Resistance’ features sixteen sessions across two days.

The Director-General of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanmon Ghebreyeseus, will lead initial greetings.

Dr Ron Daniels will chair the opening session on ‘Key Success Factors To Address Global Threats’ on 25th April at 1pm GMT.

Dr Ron Daniels said: “The World Sepsis Congress is an important event highlighting the intimate relationships between sepsis, pandemics, and antimicrobial resistance. It’s important that healthcare professionals, patients, families affected by sepsis, and policy makers come together to discuss ways in which we can address these global threats together. I’m proud to be chairing the opening session, and am sure it will be a thought-provoking two days.”

He will be joined by UKST Ambassador Melissa Mead MBE, who will be taking part in the panel session ‘The Impact of Survivors and Family Members to Improve Sepsis Awareness and Advocacy’ on 26th April at 5.00pm GMT.

Melissa has campaigned for sepsis awareness, following the tragic loss of her son, William.

The other panellists include Ciarán Staunton (End Sepsis); Ken Rothfield (Texas Health); Luis Antonio Gorordo Del Sol (Sepsis Mexico); Doireann O’Mahony (Irish Sepsis Foundation); and Mary Steele (Sepsis Australia Consumer Advocacy Group & Queensland Paediatric Sepsis Program).

Melissa Mead said: “It is important that we continue to ensure the voice of the patient and their loved ones remains pivotal in the improvement of sepsis care and awareness globally.”

Find out more about the event here.