World Sepsis Day

World Sepsis Day will showcase numerous events on all continents will raise awareness for sepsis, which continues to be the most preventable cause of death worldwide.

There will be events for medical professionals, sport activities, photo exhibitions, pink picnics, gala events, dinners, public events such as open houses in hospitals and healthcare facilities, and of course online events such as the 2nd World Sepsis Congress, in addition to campaigns on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and many more social networks.

What is sepsis?

Burnet Institute is developing a point-of-care test for the early detection of sepsis, one of 13 pioneering medical research projects to benefit from the 2017 round of the Victorian Medical Research Fund.

This will give clinicians and health workers in Australia the confidence that it’s safe not to treat. In poorer countries it will help provide early diagnosis so babies can be treated in a health facility.


Sign the ‘petition’ against sepsis - the more people sign it, the better. It also signs you up for a newsletter, if you want.

Date & Time

Thursday, 13 September, 2018

Contact Details

For more information about this event, please contact:

Burnet Institute

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