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World Sepsis Day 2019
Sep 13 2019 - 11:00am to 6:00pm
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:
- Larry Mroz, Patient Engangement Coordinator at BC SUPPORT Unit - 11 am
- Ray Schachter, Executive Council Member for the Canadian Sepsis Foundation and Sepsis Survivor - 12 pm
- Dr David Sweet, Sepsis Clinical Lead for the BC Patient Safety and Quality Council - 1pm
- Susan Korstad, Sepsis Survivor and Team Manger for Nursing Services at the BC Ministry of Health - 2 pm
- Sarah Carriere, Health System Improvement Leader for the BC Patient Safety and Quality Council - 4 pm
- Andy An, Medical Student and Sepsis Researcher from the Hancock Lab at the University of British Columbia - 5 pm
#WorldSepsisDay is happening with the support of our many wonderful partners,
- The Centre for International Child Health, BC Children's Hospital
- BC Patient Safety and Quality Council
- Global Sepsis Alliance and founders of World Sepsis Day.
- BC Emergency Medicine Network
- Child Health BC
- BC SUPPORT Unit
You can also RSVP on FACEBOOK
Find us by the Bird of Spring at the Vancouver Art Gallery