This September, Sepsis Alliance is proudly hosting its Sepsis Alliance Summit. Set to coincide with Sepsis Awareness Month, the event will feature two days of learning and inspiration for healthcare professionals across the continuum of care, including nurses, physicians, pharmacists, allied health professionals, data/quality/safety/IT professionals, students, leadership, policy makers, and industry leaders. 

Designed to explore an array of sepsis-related topics in healthcare, the Sepsis Alliance Summit will include expert presentations from clinicians, innovation experts, and other influential leaders. Join the sessions that are relevant to your practice and interests, and increase your sepsis knowledge and skills. We encourage you to attend sessions live, as speakers will be present to answer questions and share knowledge for most sessions. If you are unable to attend live, sessions will be prerecorded and available at a later time.

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FREE Nursing CE Credits Offered! 

Continuing nursing education credits will be available, as will post-event access to resources, ideas, and innovations to improve sepsis care. Sepsis Alliance is a Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP17068 for 9.0 contact hours. 

Other healthcare providers will receive a certificate of attendance. Sepsis Alliance is proud to offer the Sepsis Summit at no charge to participants. Please consider making a donation to help Sepsis Alliance continue to educate thousands of healthcare professionals and members of the public every year.

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September 27, 2023

Time (ET)Session TitlePresenter
10:00-10:10Opening Remarks: The Post-Sepsis Quad ExperienceKimberly Emanuel, Quadruple Amputee and Sepsis Survivor
10:10-10:50Keynote: Integrating Equity into the Science and Practice of Infection Prevention, Sepsis, and AMR (CE Session)Karthik Sivashanker, MD, MPH, CPPS
10:50 - 11:35Diagnostic Decision-Making in Sepsis: Challenges and Strategies (CE Session)Prashant Mahajan, MD, MPH, MBA
11:35 - 12:10Sepsis as a Risk Factor for Cardiovascular Disease: What Healthcare Workers Need to Know (CE Session)Gabriel Wardi, MD, MPH, FACEP
12:10-12:25Sponsor Track 1: T2 Biosystems Sponsored Session: Enhancing Sepsis Care in the Emergency Department with Faster Diagnostics
Sponsor Track 2: Immunexpress Sponsored Session:Is Your Bundle Surviving Sepsis?
Sponsor Track 1: Stephanie Katsaros, MLS, ASCP
Sponsor Track 2: Ramzy Rimawi, MD 
12:40-1:10Knowing Your Neighbor: Using Social Needs Indices to Improve Health Outcomes (CE Session)
Bruce Spurlock, MD
1:10-1:40Sponsor Track 1: bioMérieux Sponsored Session: It’s Time to Level Up: Beta-lactam TDM
Sponsor Track 2: Spectral Medical Sponsored Session: What is Endotoxin and Why is it Important?

Sponsor Track 1: Jeffrey J. Cies, PharmD, MPH, BCPS-AQ ID, BCPPS, FCCP, FCCM, FPPA
Sponsor Track 2: Debra Foster, BSc
1:40-2:15Prehospital Delay in Sepsis Diagnosis: Current Evidence and Future Research Directions (CE Session)
Jordan Kempker, MD, MSc
2:25-2:55Transitions of Care for Pediatric Sepsis Survivors: From Hospital to Home (CE Session)Erin Carlton, MD, MSc 
Enhancing Immune Recovery in Critically Ill Septic Patients through an ICU Survivorship Initiative (CE Session)
Vanessa Nomellini, MD, PhD
3:25-3:55Sponsor Track 1: Wolters Kluwer Sponsored Session: Leveraging Advanced Analytics to Inform Sepsis Performance Improvement
Sponsor Track 2: Recce Pharmaceuticals Sponsored Session: Addressing AMR and the Global Incidence of Sepsis with a New Class of Anti-Infectives
Sponsor Track 1: Laura Weigand, RN, BSN, CCRN, TNS; Itay Klaz, MD, MHCI
Sponsor Track 2: James Graham
3:55-4:25Sepsis Navigation: Extending Care Beyond Acute Care, a Case Study (CE Session)Carol Ann Gelderman, MS, BSN, RN, NE-BC, CPHQ, PMP 
4:25-4:30Closing RemarksHannah Eichelberger

September 28, 2023

Time (ET)Session TitlePresenter
10:30-10:45Welcome and Opening RemarksCarl Flatley, DDS, MSD
Love for Lochlin Foundation
10:45-11:15Keynote: Building a Culture of Safety Around Sepsis Care (CE Session)Jeffrey Salvon-Harman, MD, CPE, CPPS
11:15-11:45Using a Trauma-Informed Care Approach for Sepsis Survivors (CE Session)Brittany McGraw, LISW, CCTP, ACSW
11:45-12:00Sponsor Track 1: Abionic Sponsored Session: The Role of Pancreatic Stone Protein (PSP) as a Novel Biomarker in the Diagnosis and Management of Sepsis
Andrew Shorr, MD, MPH, MBA, MA
12:00 - 12:15Sponsor Track 1: Cytovale Sponsored Session: IntelliSep Sepsis Test: Getting the Right Care to the Right Patient at the Right Time
Sponsor Track 2: Flosonics Sponsored Session: Precision Fluid Management: The Missing Link in Sepsis Care
Sponsor Track 1: Hollis (Bud) O'Neal, MD; Mark Laperouse, MD
Sponsor Track 2: Stan Gibbs, NP, RNFA; Meredith Knott, RN
12:15-12:30Sepsis Alliance Patient Resources and Support
Megan Jones
12:30-12:50The CDC’s Hospital Sepsis Program Core Elements (CE Session)
Raymund Dantes, MD, MPH 
1:00-1:30Sponsor Track 1: GE HealthCare Sponsored Session: Data Aggregation, Clinical Decision Support, and the Early Recognition and Therapy of Sepsis
Sponsor Track 2: Baxter Sponsored Session: Personalizing Shock Resuscitation Using Dynamic Fluid-Responsiveness Measures
Sponsor Track 1: John "JW" Beard, MD
Sponsor Track 2: Stephanie Griffeth, MSN, RN, CCRN
1:30-2:05Advances in Sepsis Management: Exploring Early Fluid Management Strategies and Recent Drug Developments (CE Session)Elizabeth Bridges PhD, RN, CCNS, FCCM, FAAN
2:05-2:35Immune-based Therapies in Sepsis, ARDS, and COVID-19 (CE Session)Aleksandra Leligdowicz, MD, PhD
2:45-3:15Sponsor Track 1: Mednition Sponsored Session: ANCC Magnet Excellence through AI-Driven Early Sepsis Recognition
Sponsor Track 2: Magnolia Medical Sponsored Session: State of Sepsis Awareness in 2023
Sponsor Track 1: Bernadette Yu, RN, MICN; Vivian Anderson, BSN, RN, MICN
Sponsor Track 2: Tammy Johnson, RN, BS
3:15-3:40The Role of Patient & Family Communication in Interdisciplinary Handoffs (CE Session)Armando Nahum
3:40-4:10Sepsis Care Advanced: An Intensivist's Perspective (CE Session)Namita Jayaprakash, MB BcH BAO, MRCEM
4:10-4:30Closing Remarks: Understanding Global Perspectives on Sepsis Priorities - Advantages and Challenges of Clinical Practice GuidelinesNiranjan "Tex" Kissoon, MD, FRCP(C), MCCM, FACPE

Thank You to the Sepsis Alliance Summit Sponsors!

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Life Saver Level

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