NEW YORK (PRWEB) October 24, 2018
The Rory Staunton Foundation for Sepsis Prevention (http://www.rorystauntonfoundationforsepsis.org) is holding its annual National Forum on Sepsis this Friday, October 26, at the New York Academy of Medicine. The event will be attended by leaders from the healthcare, government, patient advocacy, and biotechnology sectors. This year’s event, Breaking Through in the Fight Against Sepsis, will examine new national initiatives in the quest to combat sepsis and the latest breakthroughs in sepsis research. This will include the data recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association which revealed that New York State had successfully reduced pediatric sepsis deaths by 40% following the implementation of mandatory sepsis protocols.
With the recent highly-publicized death of Paul Allen, Founder of Microsoft, sepsis continues to make front page news.
- Dr. Howard Zucker, Commissioner of Health for New York State
- Dr. Anne Schuchat, Deputy Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Jean Moody-Williams, Deputy Director, Center for Clinical Standards and Quality, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
- Dr. Tim Buchman, Senior Advisor, Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA)
- Members of the National Family Council on Sepsis
Sepsis, the body’s extreme reaction to infection, is the leading killer of infants and children worldwide. In the United States, it claims more lives each year than breast and prostate cancers, AIDS, and opioid overdoses combined.
ABOUT THE RORY STAUNTON FOUNDATION:
The Rory Staunton Foundation for Sepsis Prevention was established in 2013, following the death of 12-year-old Rory Staunton from undiagnosed sepsis. The Foundation works to end preventable deaths from sepsis through education, awareness, and improved sepsis policies. The Foundation has been the driving force behind the passage of pioneering sepsis legislation, including Rory’s Regulations, the mandatory sepsis hospital protocols that have saved thousands of lives in New York and other states, and Rory Staunton’s Law, which provides comprehensive K-12 sepsis education to every school child in New York State and mandates sepsis training for all healthcare professionals.
WHO: The Rory Staunton Foundation for Sepsis Prevention
WHAT: The Fifth National Forum on Sepsis
WHEN: Friday, October 26th, 2018 at 10.30am-3pm
WHERE: New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 5th Avenue, New York
Members of the media are encouraged to attend.