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Webinar – “Understanding the New Pediatric Sepsis Guidelines”
April 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Date: Tuesday, April 14th
Time: 2 PM EST/ 11 AM PST
Sepsis impacts over 25 million children globally each year. In the U.S., sepsis takes more lives than pediatric cancers, and affects more than 75,000 children annually. In February 2020, the Surviving Sepsis Campaign released the first evidence-based guidelines for managing pediatric sepsis and septic shock.
This presentation will give an overview of how sepsis presents in children and how it differs from the adult population, as well as the methods used to derive the new pediatric guidelines. The webinar will also feature the story of a pediatric sepsis survivor and their family. The consensus best practice recommendations from the new guidelines will be reviewed, including a fluid resuscitation algorithm and implementation of the guidelines in low resource areas. In addition, Dr. Kissoon will review the epidemiology of COVID-19 and children.
Niranjan “Tex” Kissoon, MBBS, MD, FRCP(C), FAAP, MCCM, FACPE
Executive Medical Director, Children’s & Women’s Global Health
Co-Chair, Surviving Sepsis Campaign Children’s Guidelines Panel
Niranjan Kissoon is Professor, BC Children’s Hospital and UBC Global Child Health, Department of Pediatric and Emergency Medicine University of British Columbia. Niranjan Kissoon is Past President of the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies (WFPICCS); Professor, Pediatric and Surgery at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, Canada. He holds the UBC BC Children’s Hospital Endowed Chair in Acute and Critical Care for Global Child Health is Vice President, Global Alliance for Sepsis (GSA), Co-Chair, World Sepsis Day, International Pediatric Sepsis Initiative, and the Pediatric Surviving Sepsis Campaign Guideline Committee. He also currently serves on Sepsis Alliance’s Advisory Board.
In recognition of his achievements, Dr. Kissoon was awarded the 2013 Distinguished Career Award by the AAP for his contribution to the society and discipline; in 2015, he was awarded the SCCM Master of Critical Care Medicine Award and the BNS Walia PGIMER Golden Jubilee Oration Award in India. In 2016, Dr. Kissoon received the UBC Canada Distinguished Achievement Award for Overall Excellence; and in 2019, Dr. Kissoon received a Presidential Citation from the Society of Critical Care Medicine for outstanding contributions to the Society for the eighth time. In 2018, Dr. Kissoon received the UWI Distinguished Service Award, and is also the Recipient of the 2020 Drs. Vidyasagar and Nagamani Dharmapuri Award, presented by the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) for exemplary and pioneering achievements in the care of critically ill and injured infants and children.
Mother of Carson Bennie, pediatric sepsis survivor
Sepsis Alliance gratefully acknowledges the support provided for the Sepsis: Across the Continuum of Care webinar series by bioMérieux, Inc..