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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.

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

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Forthcoming Events

March 22nd - 25th, 2022

ISICEM 2021 - 41th International Symposium on Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine

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April 18th - 21st, 2022

2022 Critical Care Congress (Virtual)

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April 24th - 26th, 2022

21th European Congress of Trauma & Emergency Surgery

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

 Sepsis Fact Sheet (1.47 MB)

 World Sepsis Day 2021 Press Release (300 KB)

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: