The Global Sepsis Alliance and the World Health Organization have joined forces to bring you the free online congress ‘WSC Spotlight: Maternal and Neonatal Sepsis’ on September 12th, 2017. To find out more and to register for free, please visit
The WSC Spotlight is a smaller satellite congress of the 'World Sepsis Congress' - Series, focused on one particular aspect of sepsis. The 2nd World Sepsis Congress with its broad approach will return in the Fall of 2018.

The 1st World Sepsis Congress took place completely online on September 8th and 9th, 2016, as a prelude and introduction to the fifth World Sepsis Day on September 13th, 2016.

All talks are freely available to view on our YouTube & Podcast Channels:

We started with Evidence Based Sepsis Therapy on Friday, September 23rd. Every other Friday, we will release another session.

You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook to stay updated on our activities.

If you enjoyed this free non-profit online congress, please consider donating or signing the World Sepsis Declaration.


The German Minister of Health supports the fight against sepsis and the #wsc16 - read and download his message here.


In 13 distinctive sessions, 75 speakers from over 20 countries gave 10-minute keynotes and presentations on the number one preventable cause of death worldwide: sepsis. After each talk, the speakers answer live questions from the audience.

Highlights included the Opening Session, titled "Sepsis - A Global Health Threat", with German Minister Helge Braun, Marie-Paule Kieny, Assistant Director-General of the WHO, Achim Steiner, former Under-Secretary General UN and Director of UNEP, and Joe Kiani, Founder & CEO of the Patient Safety Movement Foundation.

Participation was open to everyone with an internet connection and free of charge.

To read the full invitation letter from the program chairs, Simon Finfer and Konrad Reinhart, please click here.