International Federation of Shock Societies

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The Mission

The purpose of the International Federation of Shock Societies (IFSS) is to promote cooperation among existing societies for research in the area of shock, trauma, sepsis (and other relevant fields) and their application in clinical practice.

Commencing in 1987 in Montreal, Canada, the IFSS has been active in promoting the exchange of scientific knowledge in the above fields. Currently, the IFSS gathers eight member (affiliated) societies from four continents.

Updated IFSS Constitution and Bylaws

We are happy to report that our International Federation of the Shock Societies (IFSS) is now registered as a non-profit scientific organization in Austria. To comply with the non-profit registration, amendments were required to the Bylaws. The current IFSS Constitution and Bylaws are provided in the Resources page of this website. The registration of IFSS as non-profit organization marks an important milestone for our IFSS continued mission in promoting cooperation between existing societies for research in the areas of shock, trauma or other relevant fields and the clinical practice.

Wiggers-Bernard Conference: An international expert consensus initiative on Pre-Clinical Sepsis Studies

We are pleased to share with you the Shock article: “MINIMUM QUALITY THRESHOLD IN PRE-CLINICAL SEPSIS STUDIES (MQTIPSS): AN INTERNATIONAL EXPERT CONSENSUS INITIATIVE FOR IMPROVEMENT OF ANIMAL MODELING IN SEPSIS.”
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30106875.

In May 2017, a Wiggers-Bernard Conference in Vienna was organized by the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Trauma and coordinated by Dr. Marcin Osuchowski as an initiative to improve quality and translational efficiency of pre-clinical models of sepsis. The initiative led to the formulation of basic guidelines which have been published as summary statement in the above cited article in the Shock journal. Additionally, the specific details to the individual MQTiPSS points are published in three full-sized articles in the Shock journal

Part I:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=10.1097%2FSHK.0000000000001243

Part II:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=10.1097%2FSHK.0000000000001242

Part III:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=10.1097%2FSHK.0000000000001209


We hope you enjoy the articles.