SEPSIS - The most preventable cause of death and disability in Europe - A call to EU action

Date

20 Mar 2018

Address

Palace of the Académies Rue Ducale 1
1000  Brussels
Belgium

Section

Health & Consumers

Event Location

Brussels

Event Description

On Tuesday, March 20th, 2018, the Global Sepsis Alliance, jointly with EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Vytenis Andriukaitis, will host the event 'Sepsis - The Most Preventable Cause of Death and Disability in Europe - A Call to EU Action' in Brussels, Belgium. This event will highlight the human and economic burden of sepsis in Europe, point out that most sepsis deaths and impairments are preventable, foster the implementation of the requests of the WHO Resolution on Sepsis across the European Union, and call for the development of a Pan-European sepsis strategy. Additionally, this symposium will serve as the kick-off meeting for the European Sepsis Alliance.

Speakers:

-          EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Vytenis Andriukaitis

-          Naoko Yamamoto, Assistant Director-General, WHO (TBC)

-          Konrad Reinhart, Chair Global Sepsis Alliance

-          Dennis Kredler, Sepsis Survivor

-          Ron Daniels, Founder & CEO UK Sepsis Trust

-          Gary Cohen, President Global Health, Becton Dickinson

Moderator:

-          Louise Harvey, FTI Consulting

Facilitators for working groups:

-          Ricardo Ferrer

-          Christian Scheer

-          Dennis Kredler

-          Necmettin Unal

-          Idelette Nutma-Bade

-          Christiane Hartog

-          Evangelos Giamarellos

-          Yasser Sakr

Schedule:

-          14:30 – 15:00 WELCOME RECEPTION

-          15:00 – 16:45 PART 1: RAISING PUBLIC AWARENESS

-          17:15 – 20:00 PART 2: TAKING ACTION - CREATING THE EUROPEAN SEPSIS ALLIANCE (ESA)

For a detailed agenda, please click here.

 

 

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