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ESA Annual Meeting 2021
September 9th, 2021 | 14:00 – 16:50 CET

We are excited to invite you to the 4th ESA annual meeting! Join us on Thursday September 9, 2021 for this free event that will be held completely online. It will provide an opportunity to hear from policy makers, experts, and patients about how sepsis can fit into the European health agenda and what are the solutions to the lack of awareness and knowledge about sepsis.


Despite some advances in some European countries, the limited attention offered to sepsis continues to undermine the efforts to improve its prevention, recognition, and management – and is costing lives. As described in a recent publication by the Global Sepsis Alliance and other scientific societies, most patients admitted in the ICU with COVID-19 progress into viral sepsis, making of sepsis the main cause of death in this pandemic. Health systems that are resilient against sepsis and severe infection will be resilient against future such pandemics.

Countries and regions have started taking encouraging actions, but this is not enough. We need to engage with more stakeholders to ensure that sepsis becomes a priority in the public health agenda for all countries across the whole European Union and continent.

Join the discussion on 9 September with representatives from WHO, European Parliament, Commission, Council, ECDC, renowned experts and patient groups.

Please find the programme of the event here.