Invitation to attend the World Sepsis Congress Spotlight 2020 - 9 September

31 August, 2020

Invitation to attend the World Sepsis Congress Spotlight 2020 - 9 September

Dear Colleagues,

Hope this e-mail meets you well.

Please, find the forwarded Invitation to attend the World Sepsis Congress Spotlight 2020, come September 9th.

Do feel free to disseminate and extend this Invitation to your colleagues and friends.

Moreover, on the same day the WHO will launch the first Global report on the epidemiology and burden of sepsis

Thank you and Stay Safe

Best Regards

Dr. Halima Salisu-Kabara, RN, MPA, PhD, FWACN

Vice - Executive Director, African Sepsis Alliance ( ASA)

Director, Communication & Media, African Federation of Critical Care Nurses (AFCCN)

Board Member, Global Sepsis Alliance (GSA); & World Federation of Critical Care Nurses (WFCCN) Ambassador

HIFA profile: Halima Salisu-Kabara is Section Head/Coordinator at the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital in Nigeria. Professional interests: Workforce development, Sepsis Research training and education, Infection Prevention and Control. sdysalisu AT gmail.com

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From CASSINI, Alessandro <cassinia@who.int>

Dear colleagues of the WHO Sepsis Expert Technical Group,

On September 9th, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Global Sepsis Alliance (GSA), are will co-organising the free online event World Sepsis Congress Spotlight: Sepsis, Pandemics, and Antimicrobial Resistance - Global Health Threats of the 21st Centuury chaired by Dr Hanan Balkhy (WHO Assistant Director-General for Antimicrobial Resistance) and Prof Konrad Reinhart (President GSA).

This is an invitation to attend the 2020 WSC Spotlight, please register at http://wscspotlight.org/.

This year’s programme (attached) brings together highly ranked representatives of international and national healthcare authorities, NGOs, policymakers, clinical scientists, researchers, and pioneers in healthcare improvement with the unified goal of improving AMR and sepsis healthcare around the world.

The objectives of this free Spotlight online congress are to review achievements, challenges, and potential solutions to combat the threats posed by AMR and sepsis globally. Speakers will describe the current global epidemiology and burden of sepsis and AMR, explore a future research agenda, provide an overview of lessons and challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic and recent Ebola outbreaks, and ultimately explore innovative and cost-effective approaches to preventing and combating sepsis and AMR.

The WSC Spotlight is a free online congress and is attended by a large number of clinicians, health decision-makers, and other health workers. For example, more than 40,000 people from 160 countries tuned in to the 2017 WSC Spotlight on maternal and neonatal sepsis (and accessed more than 300,000 times on YouTube and Apple Podcasts in the following weeks).

Moreover, on the same day the WHO will launch the first Global report on the epidemiology and burden of sepsis for which we thank you again for all of your invaluable contributions!

Please help us disseminate the news of the event through your networks.

With our best wishes,

Ale

Alessandro Cassini MD DPH MSc

Infection Prevention and Control Technical and Clinical Hub

Department of Integrated Health Services

Division of UHC and Life Course

World Health Organization

Geneva, Switzerland

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Email: cassinia@who.int

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