SEPSIS: A NEGLECTED GLOBAL KILLER
Join us for this exciting webinar on June 4th 2015 at 12pm EST.
Nearly 30 million people a year are afflicted with sepsis leaving millions dead or disabled. Every nation on earth is affected and its incidence is increasing between 8%-13%/yr. Despite its prevalence and disastrous impact on life, communities and economies, it receives little attention. We aim to change that.
International sepsis experts agree that a poor understanding and awareness of sepsis, as the syndrome which is the final common pathway leading to death and disability from all acute severe infections, is preventable. Globally efforts are underway to change this - to prevent this syndrome and treat it properly when it arises.
This webinar will discuss the scope of the problem, what can be done to prevent and treat the syndrome, and outline the international advocacy efforts underway by the Global Sepsis Alliance and others.
This session will describe this global health challenge and share with the audience what attendees can do to help in the efforts to reduce the incidence and impact of sepsis.
Niranjan "Tex" Kissoon, MD
Vice President, Medical Affairs, BC Children's Hospital and Sunny Hill Health Centre
Professor, BCCH and UBC Global Child Health
University of British Columbia
Ron Daniels, MD
CEO- UK Sepsis Trust, Chief Executive- Global Sepsis Alliance (GSA)
Clinical Adviser (Sepsis) to NHS England
Keith Martin MD
Consortium of Universities for Global Health
Guest lecture: The Development of Timor Leste’s health system
Speaker: Dra Merita (Metha) Monteiro
Rural Unit for Health and Social Affairs Director of Infectious Diseases at East Timor’s Ministry of Health
Dr Merita (Metha) Monteiro is a Timorese doctor who is now Director of Infectious Diseases in Timor Leste’s Health Ministry. She is one of more than 800 Timorese doctors, trained by the Cubans with an emphasis on primary care, preventive health and social medicine. Dr Merita will talk about the development of and challenges for her country’s health system.
Wednesday 10 June 2015
Charles Perkins Centre
University of Sydney
Electives Night 2015
Wednesday 4 March
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