3rd Netherlands International Sepsis Symposium


Severe sepsis is the leading reason for ICU admission. By definition severe sepsis leads to various organ system failures potentially placing these category of critically ill patients at high risk of death. Sepsis is the most common pathway to death after an infection. Worldwide every three seconds someone dies from sepsis.

To provide healthcare providers with the latest scientific information the Surviving Sepsis Campaign was launched 15 years ago to improve outcome of patients with severe sepsis. Evidencebased guidelines were developed to optimize care of patients with severe sepsis and septic shock and reduce mortality. Bundle programs based on the guidelines over the last decade have shown to reduce mortality, although underlying scientific evidence has been heavily debated.

Probably the most importing aspect of sepsis is the early recognition of signs and symptoms. An early diagnosis and prompt institution of adequate therapeutic interventions such as antibiotics is of paramount importance.


To increase attention the annual World Sepsis Day, an international collaboration to increase awareness to both professionals and the public, was launched to further reduce sepsis related mortality in the near future, more specific saving 800 000 lives worldwide by 2020.

To provide health care professionals with the latest scientific information we organize the third Netherlands International Sepsis Symposium in Amsterdam on 15 September 2016 attended by the best international experts from the field. This time the venue is located in the City of Amsterdam in order to attract more international participants.

We would be greatly honored if you would accept our invitation and join us during the Symposium.

On behalf of the program committee, Arthur R.H. van Zanten, MD PhD Chair Sepsis Expert Group National Patient Safety Program The Netherlands.

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37th International Symposium on Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine

Dates: March 21-24, 2017
Brussels, Belgium
Brussels Meeting Center (SQUARE)
Glass Entrance, rue Mont des Arts, B-1000 Brussels
Chairman: Jean-Louis VINCENT                               
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