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World Sepsis Day – Sepsis Awareness Booth
September 13, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
September 13 is World Sepsis Day, an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against sepsis, a disease which causes a death every 3.5 seconds, killing 8 million people every year. Early recognition and treatment reduces sepsis mortality by 50% (World Sepsis Day, 2019).
World Sepsis Day is a moment to increase public awareness and remind health care practitioners that there is an urgent need to increase and improve education and the quality of care. It’s also an important occasion to show support and solidarity with those who have lost loved ones or, as sepsis survivors, suffer from long-term consequences of the disease.
Visit the Sepsis Awareness booth at UBC Robson Square
On September 13, from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm, you are invited to visit the Sepsis Awareness booth at UBC Robson Square (800-block of Robson Street) to learn about sepsis from health care professionals, researchers and survivors. There will be patient partners who survived sepsis sharing their stories and lots of informational materials to help spread the word about the disease.