National Forum on Sepsis

The National Forum on Sepsis

Each year, END SEPSIS hosts the National Forum on Sepsis featuring the best and the brightest in healthcare policy, government, critical care, patient advocacy, and biotechnology to identify and address challenges and opportunities in the sepsis crisis. The Forum provides an opportunity to discuss progress and forge new commitments and build strong coalitions as we work to reduce the burden of sepsis on our society and our families.

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2023 National Forum on Sepsis: Watch on demand

The 2023 Forum focused on the recent gains that have been made by END SEPSIS in their effort to make sepsis the national priority it deserves to be. Achievements have included consequential new funding directives in the federal budget a newly engaged Congress and White House and the development by federal agencies of new initiatives and strategies to improve sepsis care. Additionally, exciting private sector innovations are changing how we diagnose and treat sepsis.

Banner leading to the website for the 2023 National Forum on Sepsis







2020 National Forum on Sepsis: Watch on demand

The 2020 virtual Forum addressed pressing questions about the future of sepsis care and prevention, including: How will the COVID-19 pandemic impact our approach to the prevention and diagnosis of sepsis? How are the two related? What tools and policies do we need to better address both conditions? What innovations are being developed during the current COVID-19 pandemic that could advance the fight to end sepsis?







Previous speakers at the Forum have included:

  • Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY)
  • Dr. Tom Frieden, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Dr. Patrick Conway, Chief Medical Officer for Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
  • Kevin Tracey, M.D. Feinstein Institute
  • Randi Weingarten, President of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT)
  • Dr. Konrad Reinhart, Chair of the Global Sepsis Alliance
  • Richard Neal (D-MA), Chairman, House Ways & Means Committee
  • Jim Dwyer, New York Times

View photos of past Forums here.

Jean Moody-Williams

Jean Moody-Williams

“Since last year, my perspective, my viewpoint, my actions have certainly changed. CMS was working in the area of sepsis, but after attending the Forum it became a compelling movement we had to get more traction on.”

Deputy Director, Center for Clinical Standards and Quality, CMS