2nd WSC - Opening Session 'Sepsis - Still a Global Health Threat' Now Available and Feedback Survey

The opening session of the 2nd World Sepsis Congress, ‘Sepsis - Still a Global Health Threat’ is now available on demand on YouTube (embedded above) and as a Podcast on Apple Podcasts (iTunes link). It features the following speakers:

  • Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General, World Health Organization

  • Helge Braun, Chancellery Minister, Germany

  • Vytenis Andriukaitis, European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Brussels

  • Naoko Yamamoto, Assistant Director-General, World Health Organization

  • Jeremy Farrar, Director, Wellcome Trust, UK

  • Mamoun Homeida, Minister of Health Khartoum, Sudan

  • Marcus Friedrich, Chief Medical Officer, New York State Department of Health, US

  • Konrad Reinhart, Chair Global Sepsis Alliance, Germany

  • Chaired by: Simon Finfer, Global Sepsis Alliance, Australia

 

Sessions are released weekly on Thursdays. The next session is ‘Antimicrobial Therapy and Source Control I’, on September 27th.

 

We strive to make World Sepsis Congress better from year to year. To help us improve it, we would very much like to hear your feedback for the 2nd World Sepsis Congress. Please participate in this 3-min survey.

 

The 2nd WSC is brought to you free of charge by the Global Sepsis Alliance, fostering our aspiration to bring knowledge about sepsis to all parts of the world. If you enjoyed it, please consider making a donation.

Marvin Zick
Participate in the GSA Global Quality Measures Survey

Despite a recent resolution by the WHO and increasing worldwide recognition that sepsis poses a major global health threat, our knowledge of what sepsis surveillance, treatment, quality improvement (QI), and reporting practices look like across the world is surprisingly limited and fragmented. As a community of stakeholders from policy makers to healthcare providers, we need to know more about how these programs and practices vary between regions, between patient populations, and between healthcare settings.

The GSA is conducting a global survey, which will operate through 2 arms.
The first arm is a targeted survey that will be distributed to the head of every national government health agency in the UN member states. The second arm is a publicly available survey that is targeted to various healthcare providers, health administrators, and government health officials across the world. We aim for participation that includes every UN member state, from diverse types of healthcare providers, and from diverse patient populations.

The survey begins by clarifying respondents’ roles to ask only the questions that are relevant to them. The following 15-20 questions should take about 7-9 minutes to complete. All responses are anonymous, and no data will ever be released in a manner that would allow any specific healthcare institution to be singled out.

 

Purpose of the Survey

To characterize the current practices related to sepsis surveillance, treatment, quality improvement, and reporting worldwide.

 

Date Protection and Privacy

All data is s collected through REDCap, a fully encrypted and secure data abstraction platform that has become a global industry standard to maintain both security and privacy for protected health information (PHI) and personally identifiable information (PII) in clinical trials and human subjects research.

This survey does not ask any questions that constitute PHI. The risk of any responses being able to identify individuals or institutions is extremely minimal. Nevertheless, all data is fully encrypted and housed in a secure location. One only individual will directly access raw data for analysis, and all data reports will always presented in aggregate only.

 

Share the Survey

Please share the survey with your colleagues and other interested parties: www.worldsepsisday.org/survey

Marvin Zick
2018 WSD Event Poster: Submit Your Pictures Now
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Yesterday, September 13th, was World Sepsis Day. Countless events all over the world raised awareness for sepsis, the most preventable cause of death worldwide. Thank you so much for participating.

Like in the previous years, we will summarize all events on the 2018 WSD Event Poster - submission is now open.

Please note that you can only upload one picture per event, so make sure to choose the best/the most representative one.

Since the poster will eventually be printed, we require a certain picture quality. If the form gives you an error message that the picture is too small, please make sure you get the original file off the camera or smartphone, without compressing it. Please don’t submit pictures you have received through WhatsApp, as it compresses pictures beyond recognition.

Please use only the provided form to submit your events - we can’t use pictures that are emailed to us or sent through social media.

We plan to complete the poster by November, and we will make it available for download, as well as sent out printed copies, which you will be able to ‘order’ free of charge as soon as the poster is completed.

Please point your colleagues and friends to our website to submit their events, especially if you know that they did an event for World Sepsis Day.

Marvin Zick
Today is World Sepsis Day: Video, Infographics, Social Media, Poster
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Today is World Sepsis Day - countless events in all parts of the world raise awareness for sepsis today.
There are events for medical professionals, sport activities, photo exhibitions, pink picnics, gala events, dinners, public events such as open houses in hospitals and healthcare facilities, and of course online events and campaigns on social media.

We would like to encourage you to join local WSD Events or participate in the global awareness campaigns taking place online:

 

VIDEO: “WHAT IS SEPSIS? (SEPSIS EXPLAINED IN 3 MINUTES)”

Learn what sepsis is, and how to identify and diagnose it in this 3-min video - please share it with your loved ones, family, close friends, and colleagues.

Besides English, this video is also available in SpanishFrenchItalianTurkish, and German (YouTube links). 

 

NEW WSD INFOGRAPHICS

On Tuesday, we launched the new WSD Infographics, which you can download here.
They range from symptoms, sources, prevention, risk groups, to physiology, post-sepsis symptoms, and much more. You can use them on social media or anywhere else on the internet, or even print them.

 

SHOW YOUR SUPPORT ON SOCIAL MEDIA

You can use the following posts on social media to help raise awareness for sepsis. All of them are 280 characters or less and work best with a WSD Infographic:

  • #Sepsis is not only a medical emergency, but also a global health crisis, affecting up to 30 000 000 people a year - September 13th is #WorldSepsisDay. Join us in raising awareness for sepsis - awareness saves lives! #stopsepsis #savelives #wsd18

  • September 13th is #WorldSepsisDay! Sepsis is the final common pathway to death from most infectious diseases worldwide - these are the most common #sources of #sepsis.

  • September 13th is #WorldSepsisDay! While everybody can get #sepsis, certain people are at an even higher risk. Join us in raising awareness for sepsis - awareness saves lives! #stopsepsis #savelives #wsd18

  • September 13th is #WorldSepsisDay! #Sepsis is a medical emergency and must be treated immediately - if you see 2 or more symptoms, act immediately. #stopsepsis #savelives #wsd18

  • September 13th is #WorldSepsisDay! #Sepsis is the most preventable cause of death worldwide. It can be prevented by vaccination, sanitation, and AWARENESS. Everything depends on you! Join us and #stopsepsis #savelives #wsd18

  • September 13th is #WorldSepsisDay! Sepsis does not end at hospital discharge - many #sepsis survivors face lifelong consequences. Join us to raise awareness! #stopsepsis #savelives #wsd18

The official hashtags for World Sepsis Day are: #WorldSepsisDay, #sepsis,#stopsepsis, #savelives, and #wsd18.

 

2018 WSD EVENT POSTER

After World Sepsis Day, the 2018 WSD Event Poster will summarize all events that took place on WSD. For that, make sure to take some pictures.

On September 14th, we will have a form available here (URL to bookmark: https://www.world-sepsis-day.org/wsdposter) where you can upload your pictures to be featured on the poster.

 

Thank you so much for your contribution to giving sepsis the recognition it deserves.

For any questions, please feel free to get in touch. Due to sheer volume, please allow us a couple of days to respond.

Marvin Zick
Show Your Support on Social Media - Ideas for Posts and Facebook Picture Frames
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World Sepsis Day is tomorrow!

With this post, we want to give you some ideas for posts for social media, be it Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, or something else entirely.

Additionally, we encourage you to show support for World Sepsis Day by changing your profile picture on Facebook to one featuring one of our World Sepsis Day Frames.

To do so, follow these easy steps:

  1. Go to your Facebook Profile

  2. Click on your profile picture

  3. Click on “Add Frame”

  4. Search for World Sepsis Day

  5. Select a frame you like and click on “Use as Profile Picture”

Your picture will automatically revert to your normal profile picture after a week.

 

For social media, you can use the following posts, either with or without a new WSD Infographic, although most work better with. All posts are 280 characters or less, meaning they work on Twitter effortlessly:

  • #Sepsis is not only a medical emergency, but also a global health crisis, affecting up to 30 000 000 people a year - September 13th is #WorldSepsisDay. Join us in raising awareness for sepsis - awareness saves lives! #stopsepsis #savelives #wsd18

  • September 13th is #WorldSepsisDay! Sepsis is the final common pathway to death from most infectious diseases worldwide - these are the most common #sources of #sepsis.

  • September 13th is #WorldSepsisDay! While everybody can get #sepsis, certain people are at an even higher risk. Join us in raising awareness for sepsis - awareness saves lives! #stopsepsis #savelives #wsd18

  • September 13th is #WorldSepsisDay! #Sepsis is a medical emergency and must be treated immediately - if you see 2 or more symptoms, act immediately. #stopsepsis #savelives #wsd18

  • September 13th is #WorldSepsisDay! #Sepsis is the most preventable cause of death worldwide. It can be prevented by vaccination, sanitation, and AWARENESS. Everything depends on you! Join us and #stopsepsis #savelives #wsd18

  • September 13th is #WorldSepsisDay! Sepsis does not end at hospital discharge - many #sepsis survivors face lifelong consequences. Join us to raise awareness! #stopsepsis #savelives #wsd18

The official hashtags for World Sepsis Day are: #WorldSepsisDay, #sepsis,#stopsepsis, #savelives, and #wsd18.

 

Yesterday, we released our new World Sepsis Day Infographics - which you can download here and use everywhere you see fit, without having to credit the GSA or WSD Movement.

 

Thanks for supporting World Sepsis Day - we couldn’t do it without you!

Marvin Zick
New World Sepsis Day Infographics Now Available for Download and Use
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The new World Sepsis Day Infographics are now available for download, just in time for World Sepsis Day this Thursday. Please download them and feel free to use them as you see fit, on your social media channels, printed at your WSD Events, and everything in between.

There is a total of 21 infographics, nine on sepsis itself, ranging from symptoms, sources, prevention, risk groups, to physiology, post-sepsis symptoms, and more. Additionally, there are two on hand-washing, and ten more pointing out the relationship sepsis has with other World Health Days, such as World Malaria Day, World AIDS Day, World Immunization Week, and more.

The infographics are available as images (.png), as well as optimized for print (.pdf).

Please support us to make sure the new infographics are used widely this World Sepsis Day and beyond - thanks so much, we really can’t do it without you.

We spent a lot of time, sweat, and blood on the new infographics and sincerely hope you like them. If you do, the best way to show us is by using them. We get things wrong all the time, so if you don’t like them or have suggestions for improvements, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Marvin Zick
What Is Sepsis? (Sepsis Explained in 3 Minutes) Now Available in French - Qu'est ce que le sepsis?

Our video 'What Is Sepsis? (sepsis explained in 3 minutes)' is now available in French, easily explaining what sepsis is, and how to identify and treat it. Please share it with your loved ones - especially your French speaking friends - it could save their lives!
A special thanks to everybody who helped translating this video - we are currently working on Portuguese, which will be ready in October.
The original English version, as well as the Spanish, Italian, and Turkish versions are embedded below as well.

 
 
 
 
 
 

To share these videos, please use these links:

French: https://youtu.be/vd2KH5zNbMs
French: http://bit.ly/SepsisExplainedFrench

English: https://youtu.be/AEGUCpxwAlE
English: http://bit.ly/SepsisExplained

Spanish: https://youtu.be/1-pW9BpBQLM
Spanish: http://bit.ly/SepsisExplainedSpanish

Italian: https://youtu.be/dEL__o6WJTI
Italian: http://bit.ly/SepsisExplainedItalian

Turkish: https://youtu.be/oDBJ-do24Rs
Turkish: http://bit.ly/SepsisExplainedTurkish

If you are interested in the file, for example for offline playback at a local event, please get in touch

Marvin Zick
Release Schedule 2nd World Sepsis Congress
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The 2nd World Sepsis Congress has concluded – thank you all so much for joining and supporting the Global Sepsis Alliance in its fight against sepsis.

All talks were recorded and will be available to view on our YouTube Channel and as a Podcast on Apple Podcasts soon. You can already subscribe to be notified once new episodes are available.

We will start with Session 1, 'Sepsis- Still a Global Health Threat' on Thursday, September 20th, 2018, and then release a new session every Thursday, with a short break over Christmas. If you have signed up for the congress, you will receive an email when a new session is available.

The full release schedule can be downloaded here:

If you enjoyed the 2nd World Sepsis Congress, please consider donating.

Marvin Zick