The Global Sepsis Alliance and the World Health Organization have joined forces to host the WSC Spotlight: Maternal and Neonatal Sepsis on September 12th, 2017. The WSC Spotlight is a free online congress in which 25 renowned experts from all around the world will give presentations on all aspects of maternal and neonatal sepsis, as well as give updates on sepsis in general. The congress will be held in English and is open to everyone with an internet connection.
For more information on program, speakers, time zones, and to register for free, please visit www.wscspotlight.org
Forthcoming Special Issue: Family-centred care in the Intensive Care Unit
Guest Edited by Jos M Latour & Maureen Coombs
We wish to draw attention to placing families at the centre of care and to recognise the importance of supporting family members. We therefore invite papers for a special issue that will focus on family-centred care in all critical care settings, including adult ICU, Paediatric Intensive Care and Neonatal Intensive Care.
We welcome research studies, reviews, practice development projects, case studies, or commentaries, from clinicians and researchers in the field of all critical and intensive care settings.
WFPICCS as a founding organisation of the Global Sepsis Alliance (GSA) is pleased share the GSA’s press release on the recent adoption of the Resolution on Sepsis by the World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva, Switzerland last week.
The press release is available in the following languages:
The 70th World Health Assembly (WHA) adopted the resolution – ‘Improving the prevention, diagnosis and management of sepsis’, yesterday during its meeting in Geneva, Switzerland.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has called for global action to fight and reduce the burden of sepsis which kills 6 million people annually, more than 3.5 million of them children.
In addition, the WHO has pledged £3.5million into a campaign to raise awareness of sepsis around the world, including persuading its 194 member countries to always treat sepsis as an emergency.
A concerted effort is needed and WFPICCS, together with its members and the global health community, will work jointly in addressing the key actions of the resolution to reduce the unacceptable number of children dying from sepsis worldwide.
The 70th World Health Assembly (WHA) is taking place in Geneva, Switzerland from 22 to 31 May, 2017 and thanks to the hard work of the Global Sepsis Alliance (GSA) and its partners, sepsis has made it onto the WHO health agenda.
Special mention to Dr Tex Kissoon, GSA vice president and a past president of WFPICCS, who has worked tirelessly in both functions to draw greater attention to the global burden of sepsis and the need for concerted action by a global body like WHO.
The resolution ‘Improving the prevention, diagnosis and management of sepsis’ was unanimously recommended by the WHO Executive Board for adoption by the WHA this week.
The resolution urges member states to adopt the 9 key actions and requests that the WHO:
draw attention to the public health impact of sepsis,
support Member States as appropriate,
collaborate with other organizations & relevant stakeholders in enhancing access to quality, safe, efficacious and affordable types of treatments of sepsis, and infection prevention and control.
Don’t miss this event in support of the recommendation of the WHO EB to the 70th World Health Assembly to adopt a resolution on sepsis that urges member states to develop training for all health professionals on infection prevention and patient safety.
To sign up for the live stream and for more information on the program and speakers visit https://www.global-sepsis-alliance.org/wha-side-event-2017
Nutritional practices at the pediatric ICU vary greatly due to limited high-level evidence. Recently, there has been some debate about the timing of parenteral nutrition in critically ill children .
The Erasmus MC-Sophia Children’s Hospital in Rotterdam in the Netherlands has set up an online survey, in collaboration with the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium. Through this online survey we would like to investigate the current practice concerning parenteral nutrition in critically ill children worldwide and we are also interested in your doubts and reasons for administering parenteral nutrition during the first week.
Please consider participating in this 10 minute online survey. The questions are available in English, Spanish and French. Your responses are confidential.
Erasmus MC-Sophia Children’s Hospital, the Netherlands
Koen Joosten, MD, PhD
Sascha Verbruggen, MD, PhD
Esther van Puffelen, MD
KU Leuven, Belgium
Prof Greet van den Berghe, MD, PhD
An Jacobs, MD
WFPICCS promoted the Worldwide survey of nutritional practices in PICUs back in 2014 and the results were published in the Pediatr Crit Care Med 2016; 17:10–18. We invite you to read a summary of the results here
WFPICCS is pleased to advertise the new Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust Paediatric ICU Visiting Professional Programme (VPP) which is designed to provide international visiting professionals with the opportunity to experience a paediatric ICU unit first hand.
The programme is a unique chance to be fully integrated within the quaternary PICU based on Forest Ward at Evelina London, one of the largest providers of children’s services in London and at the forefront of clinical activity, training and research.
The WFPICCS Board of Officers is pleased to invite you to submit a Letter of Interest to host the 11th Congress of the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies (WFPICCS 2022) and the 12th Congress of the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies (WFPICCS 2024).
WFPICCS has a conference rotation policy and we welcome Letter of Interests from the EMEA region for WFPICCS 2022 and North America for WFPICCS 2024. Deadline to receive Letter of Interest is 31 May, 2017.