Interdisciplinary Sepsis Symposium

Meet world leaders in sepsis research, education and training.

Join us for the Interdisciplinary Sepsis Symposium, an interdisciplinary gathering to improve sepsis care over the next few decades. Together, we’ll find ways to increase awareness of the scope of sepsis reach, and develop strategies for increased funding to politicians, government agencies, and funding foundations.

This is an opportunity to meet world leaders in sepsis clinical research, big data/machine learning analytics, novel devices, groundbreaking immunology research, and the latest in education and training.

Space is limited. Register today at the link below.


Plenary Speakers:


Professor of Intensive Care Medicine, Universite libre de Bruxelles, Department of Intensive Care, Erasme University Hospital, Brussels


Distinguished Professor and Mitchell P. Fink Chair of Critical Care Medicine,University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Physician Director,
CRISMA Center, Department of CCM, University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences and UPMC Health System


Professor of Anesthesiology, Medicine, Surgery, Molecular Biology and Pharmacology, Washington University School of Medicine


Symposium Overview:

Monday, September 10, 2018

Speakers and Panel Discussion: Big data/machine learning for improving sepsis care

Tim Buchman, M.D., Ph.D., Emory University, Matthew Churpek, M.D., MPH, University of Chicago, Craid Umscheid, M.D., University of Pennsylvania

Speakers and Panel Discussion: Education/Training protocols to improve sepsis care
Emanuel Rivers, M.D., MPH., Henry Ford Health System, Laura Evans, M.D., MSc, Surviving Sepsis Campaign, Mitchell Levy, M.D., Brown University

Policy Discussion: Funding opportunities for sepsis

Speakers and Panel Discussion: Immunology research in sepsis
Daniel Remick, M.D., Boston University, Konrad Reinhart, M.D., Jena University Hopsital, Robert A. Balk, M.D., Rush University Medical Center

Speakers and Panel Discussion: Clinical research in sepsis
Chris Seymour, M.D., MSc, University of Pittsburgh, Vincent Liu, M.D., M.S., Kaiser Permanente, Hallie Prescott, M.D., MSc, University of Michigan

Speakers and Panel Discussion: Novel Devices for sepsis
Rashid Bashir, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Dino DiCarlo, Ph.D., UCLA, Daniel Irimia, Ph.D., Harvard University, Massachusetts General Hospital


Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Speakers and Panel Discussion: Biomarkers for sepsis
Ephraim Tsalik, M.D., Ph.D., Duke University, Hector Wong, M.D., Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Greg Martin, M.D., MSc, Emory University

Policy Discussion: What can politicians do to improve sepsis care?

Policy Discussion: Plans for antimicrobial stewardship

Policy Discussion: Increasing awareness for sepsis

Policy Discussion: Sepsis in the developing world


Symposium concludes at noon on Tuesday, September 11.


Travel Recommendations:

The following hotels are within a few blocks of the Gleacher Center.

Embassy Suites: 312-836-5900
Intercontinental Chicago: 312-944-4100
Loews Chicago: 312-840-6600
Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers: 312-464-1000
Swissotel: 312-565-0565
Trump International Hotel: 312-924-7600


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