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The European Shock Society

The mission of the European Shock Society:

The primary objective of the European Shock Society is to advance understanding of the pathophysiology and to improve treatment of shock, trauma and sepsis and/or allied disciplines.

The aforementioned shall be achieved by:

  • Promoting basic and clinical sciences and encouraging the exchange of knowledge and ideas via scientific meetings and conferences, newsletters and/or personal communication among ESS members and beyond.
  • Encouraging professional education and mentoring of the young investigators in the field of shock, trauma, and sepsis.

The ESS Statement of Support to the Ukraine

Any professional scientific society should maintain impartiality, inclusivity and collegiality, focusing activities on the area of its expertise.
However, adhering to these premises should never replace basic human decency in the face of immoral actions and the need for empathy towards fellow human beings in need. The European Shock Society (ESS) stands for the European spirit of free, respectful and peaceful coexistence of all people.
ESS feels compelled not to remain indifferent but to issue a strong condemnation of the Russian Federation's recent premeditated invasion of sovereign and democratic Ukraine. Although the ESS executive committee fully realizes that such a statement is only symbolic, we collectively believe that symbols do matter.
Above all, however, we wish to express our deepest sympathy to Ukraine and its suffering citizens, with special regard to our fellow Ukrainian scientist colleagues. ESS will do its best to extend its collegial support to the research community of Ukraine within the Society's resources and potential.

The Executive Committee of the European Shock Society

 ESS Statement of Support to the Ukraine.pdf (210 KB)

Reminiscences of the 19th ESS Congress

Dear ESS members,

Despite trying times, the ESS team managed to organize an effective congress. Certainly, we all wished it was a physical presence event with all great perks of personal and groups chats as well as social get-togethers but we have to endure. Kudos to Evangelos Giamarellos-Bourboulis, our 2019-21 ESS president for his overall leadership and especially for a superior scientific program and an excellent line-up of expert-speakers! Thanks go also to the congressworld.gr for ensuring a stable an reliable virtual platform. Thank you all, dear speakers and participants, for your support and presence!

Few quick congress statistics:

  • we featured 49 speakers/moderators,
  • were honored to have 788 registered participants
  • kept attention of >350 attendees on average per session

The 19th ESS congress was truly international: apart from the EU countries, we were thrilled to have registrations from Argentina, Australia, Brasil, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Ecuador, England, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia, Mexico, Mongolia, Nepal, Palestine, Peru, Russia, Serbia, South Korea, Sri lanka, St. Lucia, Sudan, Switzerland, Tunisia, UAE, Uruguay, USA and Yemen. We were really happy and proud to have such a diverse crowd!

We thank you all and each one of you very much for making this event so great and see you in Vienna in two years (keep your fingers crossed for it).

The ESS executive team

Join our Members' Database

The ESS has created a resource for ESS members who are looking for networking opportunities and would like to share their areas of interest with other experts.

This information will be stored in our members' database which will be made publicly available on the ESS website for other professionals to view. Email addresses will not be published.

If on browsing the database you would like to make contact with an individual, please use the contact form at the bottom of each member's page. A request will then be forwarded to the individual on your behalf.


 The 2030 World Sepsis Declaration.pdf (474 KB)

 Reducing the global burden of sepsis: a positive legacy for the COVID-19 pandemic? (486 KB)

 Sepsis Fact Sheet (1.47 MB)

Minimum Quality Threshold In Pre-Clinical Sepsis Studies (MQTIPSS): An International Expert Consensus Initiative for Improvement of Animal Modeling in Sepsis

 MQTiPSS Executive Summary - SHOCK 2018.pdf (169 KB)

Specific details to the individual MQTiPSS points:

Part I:

Part II:

Part III: