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 is chaired by Simon Finfer from Australia and features the following presentations and speakers:

  • Opening Remarks – Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General, World Health Organization

  • The Approach of G7 / G20 Member States to Improve Global Health – Helge Braun, Chancellery Minister, Germany

  • Role and Perspective of the European Union – Vytenis Andriukaitis, European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Brussels

  • Sepsis and the UN Sustainable Development Goals – Naoko Yamamoto, Assistant Director-General, World Health Organization

  • Sepsis and AMR – Need for a Joint Global Strategy – Jeremy Farrar, Director, Wellcome Trust, UK

  • Challenges and Opportunities to Fight Sepsis in Africa – Mamoun Homeida, Minister of Health Khartoum, Sudan

  • The New York State Approach to Fight Sepsis – Marcus Friedrich, Chief Medical Officer, New York State Department of Health, US

  • Opportunities and Challenges of the WHO Resolution – Konrad Reinhart, Chair Global Sepsis Alliance, Germany


Sessions are released weekly on Thursdays. The next session is ‘Antimicrobial Therapy and Source Control I’, on September 27th, 2018.


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Marvin Zick