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Sep 13 2019 - 11:00am to 6:00pm

Robson Square, 800 Robson Street
Vancouver, BC V6Z 3B7
Canada

JOIN US September 13, 2019 at Robson Square in Vancouver, BC for

 WORLD SEPSIS DAY

Last year, recognizable landmarks across Vancouver lit up pink in recognition of World Sepsis Day. This year, on Friday, September 13, we are spreading the word about the risk of sepsis and the life-saving researching taking place in our city by hosting a public awareness event in the heart of downtown Vancouver. 

Sepsis occurs when an infection damages the body’s organs. If not treated early and aggressively, it can be fatal. In Canada, nearly 30,000 Canadians are diagnosed with sepsis each year, and it is a leading cause of death for children and newborns internationally. Despite this, sepsis is poorly understood and was only recently recognized as a global health emergency by the World Health Organization.

On September 13 from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm, join health care professionals, patients and health researchers in Robson Square for activities like a sepsis trivia wheel and an interactive 'map of knowledge' where you can share your understanding and experience of sepsis. There will be prizes, music and, of course, the classic pink World Sepsis Day décor.

If you can’t attend in person, you’re encouraged to join in online. Follow @WorldSepsisDay@ActionOnSepsis@CICHInfo and @BCEmergMedNtwrk on Twitter and share your stories and experiences using the hashtag #WorldSepsisDay. Patients who have lived experience of sepsis will be sharing in person and online their personal stories of navigating this complex condition and how it has impacted their lives. 

Throughout the day, we'll be posting live interviews will sepsis experts on Twitter - just follow @ActionOnSepsis and #WorldSepsisDay to join in. We'll be sharing insights from:

#WorldSepsisDay is happening with the support of our many wonderful partners,

You can also RSVP on FACEBOOK 

 

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