Action on Sepsis is a transdisciplinary group tackling the complex issue of sepsis prevention, diagnosis, management, and long-term care across the human lifespan.
We bring together clinicians, researchers, public end users, health care policymakers, and global health organizations to engage in impactful, community-led research, create and commercialize innovative diagnostics and therapeutics, and increase the visibility of sepsis as a critical local and global health issue.
Our cluster has been supported by the Grants for Catalyzing Research Clusters competition since 2019. Our cluster works to further sepsis research and reduce the burden of sepsis through three main research themes:
- Facilitating adoption of infection prevention and control (IPC) programs.
- Catalyzing discovery science for pandemic preparedness.
- Building health literacy through knowledge exchange with non-academic partners.
These themes were identified with input of members and partners during our 2022 Strategic Planning Workshop. Each of these themes bring together researchers exploring sepsis across the lifespan in both high- and low-resource settings to foster collaboration, knowledge-sharing, and cross-pollination.
Our long-term goal is to reduce the burden of sepsis, provincially, nationally, and internationally. We aim to develop and implement large-scale sepsis studies that transcend traditional silos and address medical, behavioural, and social issues impacting outcomes from sepsis and post-sepsis syndrome. We apply lessons learned from BC and share them in a collaborative exchange with others worldwide, while applying lessons learned abroad to address health inequities that exist within Canada.