The International Sepsis Forum Council

  • Konrad Reinhart,
    Jena, Germany. ISF Chair
  • Edward Abraham,
    Birmingham, USA
  • Derek Angus,
    Pittsburgh, USA
  • Gordon Bernard,
    Nashville, USA
  • R. Phillip Dellinger,
    Camden, USA
  • Simon Finfer,
    Sydney, Australia
  • Mitchell Fink,
    Los Angeles, USA
  • Stephen Lowry,
    New Brunswick, USA
  • John Marshall,
    Toronto, Canada. ISF Past Chair
  • Jean-Paul Mira,
    Paris, France
  • Steven Opal,
    Pawtucket, USA.  ISF Vice Chair
  • Thierry Calandra,
    Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Tom van der Poll,
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Mervyn Singer,
    London, UK
  • Jean-Louis Vincent,
    Brussels, Belgium


The Sepsis Series of Symposia

The Sepsis International Symposium is a unique meeting at which world experts address the diagnosis, epidemiology, science and clinical treatment of severe sepsis. The faculty features international-thought leaders from the fields of critical care, emergency medicine, infectious diseases, internal medicine and surgery, who collectively have extensive expertise in the clinical care of patients with severe sepsis, the science and laboratory investigation of severe sepsis and the host response, and in the design, conduct and interpretation of clinical trials conducted to investigate the treatment of severe sepsis.

The audience is limited to approximately 400 on a first come, first served basis. The formats of sessions are varied and include formal lectures, round table discussions, sessions on current controversies and interactive case discussions. Each day Faculty members will review and discuss research posters at poster walks and these sessions afford delegates the opportunity to meet members of the Faculty in a small group setting.

The goal of the meeting is for delegates to return home with an improved understanding of the science of severe sepsis and the host response and fully updated on the clinical management of patients with severe sepsis.(learning objectives)

Invitation from the Sepsis 2010 Programme

Welcome to the fourth annual international Symposium hosted by the International Sepsis Forum: SEPSIS 2010. As with the previous Symposia in this Series, this event again offers an opportunity for worldwide professionals to address all of the major aspects of Sepsis, from early diagnosis through to care of the patient with sepsis.

We invite you to contribute to the Symposium by submitting abstracts on basic science, clinical science, or on the management of sepsis in the clinical setting or simply to attend, participate actively and benefit from this specialised meeting.

Sessions will incorporate opinion-leaders, round table discussions and award winning free papers. Poster presentations will be important and a popular Poster Reception is planned (please see the programme).

To complement the scientific programme, we have organised social networking events in the evenings which will showcase a little of Paris and what it has to offer as well as providing a relaxed environment for participants to enjoy each other’s company.

The Programme Committee is chaired by

Jean-Paul Mira
Jean-Paul Mira

(Paris, France)
Simon Finfer
Simon Finfer

(Sydney, Australia)
2010 Abstracts Available For Download Here

Important Dates:

Registration opened 30th March 2010
Abstract Submission is closed 15th June  2010
Award and Bursary Application Deadline has passed 15th June 2010
Notification of Abstract acceptance/rejection 7th July 2010
Early Registration has closed 15th July 2010
Presenting Authors must register by to secure publication 31st July 2010
Late Registration began 16th July  2010
On-site Registration opened
(and continues during Symposium) 
25th August 2010


The Sepsis 2010 International Symposium will be held at the Institut Pasteur, Paris, France.Institut Pasteur

Sepsis 2010 will address topical advances in research into the understanding of sepsis and the management of the patients with sepsis.



Learning Objectives

The Sepsis 2010 Symposium aims to provide a learning environment were delegates can have access to thought leaders in the field of scientific and clinical research into Sepsis. There will be poster walks led by thought leaders to comment of work submitted via abstracts, Panel discussions, Meet the Expert sessions and a Conference dinner where though leaders host tables.

The Sepsis 2010 International Symposium will have delegates leave the Symposium with greater understanding of Sepsis from molecular, biochemistry, physiology through to clinical management of the septic patient.

The Symposium will address  topical advances in research into the understanding of Sepsis and the management of the septic patient including:

  • 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

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