National Forum on Sepsis

The Rory Staunton Foundation’s National Forum on Sepsis is held each year in September–Sepsis Awareness Month.

The Forum brings together leaders from healthcare, government, unions, the biotech industry, and the patient advocacy community to assess progress made, address challenges, and forge new pathways, partnerships, goals, and commitments in the fight to reduce the burden of sepsis on our society and our families. It has become the most important event on the sepsis calendar.

Keynote speakers have included Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY), Dr. Tom Frieden, Director of the CDC, Dr. Patrick Conway, Chief Medical Officer for CMS, Randi Wiengarten, President of the American Federation of Teachers, and Michael Dowling, CEO of Northwell Health.

Over the years, the Forum has been the venue of choice for major announcements and reports relating to sepsis and the momentum generated by this event has set in motion some of the most important policy changes related to sepsis, including CMS’ efforts to standardize sepsis are through the Sepsis Quality Measure and the declaration of Sepsis Awareness Month in the United States.

“Since last year, my perspective, my viewpoint, my actions have certainly changed. CMS was working in the area of sepsis, but after attending the Forum it became a compelling movement we had to get more traction on”
Jean Moody-Williams, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid


Fourth National Forum on Sepsis – Keeping Our Children Safe From Sepsis
September 13, 2017. Washington D.C.

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Third National Forum on Sepsis – New York: New Ideas On Sepsis
September 12, 2016. New York City.

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Second National Forum on Sepsis – Sepsis: Let’s Save Lives
September 16, 2015. Washington D.C.

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First National Forum on Sepsis – Defeating The Killer
September 17, 2014. Washington D.C.

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