On May 3 – 4, WSHA hosted the 9th Annual Pacific Northwest Sepsis Conference. Sepsis is the number-one killer of children worldwide, and we were very proud to be able to offer this education to people doing this work around the world.
There were more than 500 attendees representing 30 states and including 50 international scholarship recipients. These scholarships were awarded to everyone who applied, and recipients were people practicing and providing sepsis care in low-to-middle income countries. Countries represented include Peru, Zambia, Kenya, Ghana, Uganda, Nigeria, Ecuador, Vietnam, Nepal, Cambodia, Pakistan and Ethiopia. We were also joined by international sepsis experts from France, Canada, India, Brazil, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, Bangladesh, Nigeria and Saudi Arabia!
We were pleased and honored by member hospitals’ participation in the conference. The planning committee included staff from University of Washington Medical Center-Montlake, Harborview Medical Center , Overlake Medical Center & Clinics, Swedish, Kittitas Valley Healthcare, Seattle Children’s Hospital and MultiCare Health System. Other hospitals from within the WWAMI region (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho) participated in planning as well, including Oregon Health and Science University, LifeMed Alaska, St. Lukes Idaho, SCL Holy Rosary Healthcare Montana and the University of British Columbia.
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