First National Forum on Sepsis Sponsored by The Rory Staunton Foundation Announces Speakers & Registration Information

Uncle, Rory Staunton Foundation, Sepsis Education, Awareness and Prevention

The First National Forum on Sepsis sponsored by The Rory Staunton Foundation will take place on Sept. 17, 2014 by the Reserve Officer Association at the Top of the Hill Conference Center in Washington, D.C.

The Rory Staunton Foundation (,  has announced the speakers for the First National Forum on Sepsis: Defeating the Killer, being held in conjunction with Northshore-LIJ Health System.

Speakers to date include:

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer (D-NY)

Nirav R.Shah, M.D.,M.P.H.- – Vice President & Chief Operating Officer for Clinical Operations at Kaiser Permanente, Southern California. Former New York State Health Commissioner and co-author of Rory’s Regulations.

Thomas R. Frieden, M.D.,M.P.H. – Director, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Kevin J. Tracey, M.D. – D President and Chief Executive Officer of the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research.

Martin Doerfler, M.D. –  Associate Chief Medical Office and Senior Vice President of Clinical Strategy and Development – North Shore-LIJ Health System.

Konrad Reinhart, M.D. – Director of Clinical Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine a the University Hospital of the Fredrick-Schiller University Jena, Chairman, Global Sepsis Alliance, World Sepsis Day

Patrick Conway, M.D.– Deputy Administrator for Innovation & Quality, CMS Chief Medical Officer

“We wholeheartedly welcome this group of speakers so committed to continuing to effectuate change in the identification and treatment of sepsis,” stated Orlaith & Ciaran Staunton, Founders of the Rory Staunton Foundation.

“We now know much more about sepsis. In New York, because of Rory’s Regulations, clinicians must first “think sepsis” and act accordingly. Our mission is to make that mandate and mindset the national standard of care. Vast numbers of patients walking into emergency rooms across this country and the world show symptoms of sepsis. Too many, like our precious son Rory, are sent home only to return gravely ill, and with no hope. It is when government and the medical community come together, that we can eradicate this vicious killer,” the Stauntons concluded.

Registration is extremely limited. Please view our First National Forum on Sepsis Form and complete it as soon as possible if you are planning to attend.

About The Rory Staunton Foundation

The Rory Staunton Foundation seeks to ensure that no other young person or adult dies of sepsis because of lack of recognition of the deadly symptoms by the medical community and responsible authorities and to serve a major information source for the medical condition’s symptoms and outreach efforts. For more information, please visit



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