WSC Spotlight: Maternal and Neonatal Sepsis

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Now available to view on demand 

On September 12, 2017, the Global Sepsis Alliance (GSA) and the World Health Organization (WHO) hosted the WSC Spotlight: Maternal and Neonatal Sepsis, a free online congress that followed in the footsteps of the 1st World Sepsis Congress in 2016.

During 4 distinctive sessions, over 20 international speakers shared their knowledge and gave updates on maternal and neonatal sepsis in 10-minute presentations and keynotes. All talks will be released on the World Sepsis Congress YouTube Channel and as a Podcast on Apple iTunes. 

Use this great opportunity to learn from leading sepsis experts from around the globe. Find out more about the speakers, the topics etc. on

There are two presentations on the importance of biomarkers in antibiotic stewardship that we recommend to you especially:

  • Session 3 / Neonatal Sepsis:
    Watch the presentation on "Is There a Role for Biomarkers in Antibiotic Stewardship in Neonates Suspected of Early Onset Sepsis?" by Annemarie van Rossum on YouTube
  • Session 4 / Updates on Sepsis:
    Watch the presentation on "The Potential of Biomarkers for Antibiotic Stewardship" by Phillip Schuetz on YouTube


Read more about biomarkers in antibiotic stewardship:

Van Rossum AM et al., Lancet Infect Dis 2004;4 (10),Oct: 620-30: Procalcitonin as an early marker of infection in neonates and children;

Stocker M et al., Lancet 2017, Procalcitonin-guided decision making for duration of antibiotic therapy in neonates with suspected early-onset sepsis: a multicentre, randomised controlled trial (NeoPIns);

Schuetz Ph et al., Curr Opin Crit Care 2013;19 (5),Oct: 453-60: Using procalcitonin-guided algorithms to improve antimicrobial therapy in ICU patients with respiratory infections and sepsis;

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