About Us

The Australian Sepsis Network (ASN) is the only dedicated national body working to reduce the burden of sepsis in Australia, through research and advocacy. The ASN is a network of organisations and individuals with the common aim to improve outcomes for Australian patients with sepsis, and to provide information and support to the families and friends of people with sepsis. The ASN is hosted by The George Institute for Global Health.

World Sepsis Meeting 12th – 16th September 2020

The World Sepsis Meeting – Breaking Barriers Around the World  is an event made by and for professionals who are part of the multidisciplinary team that cares for infected and critically ill patients. It is made with the intention of sharing experiences and evidence on various issues of sepsis. The…


EPISODE ONE – PANDEMIC SEPSIS Virtual Event 5th August 2020 @ 8am AEST (1 hour) Cost: $25 AUD To register see: https://codachange.org/codazero/ Design lead: Prof Simon Finfer In mid 2017 the World Health Assembly identified Sepsis as a global health priority. Sepsis is “a life-threatening organ dysfunction caused by a dysregulated…

73rd World Health Assembly – Progress Report on Sepsis

On Monday, May 18th and Tuesday, May 19th, the 73rd session of the World Health Assembly took place in Geneva. The Director-General, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus reported on the progress of the 2017 WHA resolution on “Improving the prevention, diagnosis, and clinical management of sepsis“. For more information see: 73rd WHA…

Update on COVID-19 and Sepsis

Update: Can COVID-19 Cause Sepsis? Explaining the Relationship Between the Coronavirus Disease and Sepsis. Now that more scientific data are available on COVID-19, the Global Sepsis Alliance can more definitively state that COVID-19 does indeed cause sepsis. For more information see: Update on COVID19 and Sepsis

COVID-19 and Sepsis Resources from the Sepsis Alliance

The Sepsis Alliance has launched a COVID-19 resource page on sepsis.org to help answer your questions about sepsis and COVID-19, keep you informed as the pandemic evolves, and help you understand what you can do to keep you and your family safe.  Please see: COVID-19 and sepsis resources