Late 2001- Early 2002
Separate from SSC activities, a sepsis definitions conference was held in December 2001 to determine whether new data existed to inform updates to criteria established in 1991. Levy MM, Fink MP, Marshall JC, et al; SCCM/SCCP/ATS/SIS. 2001 SCCM/SCCP/ATS/SIS International Sepsis Definitions Conference. Crit Care Med. 2003 Apr;31(4):1250-1256.
SSC was formed by SCCM, ESICM, and the International Sepsis Forum and was launched at the ESICM annual meeting in Barcelona in 2002. A plan to develop guidelines and promote sign-on was presented to the “Barcelona Declaration."
A steering committee was formed with three representatives from each of the three societies.
An executive committee meeting was held in Amsterdam to plan the guideline development process.
A survey of global public awareness of sepsis was presented at SCCM’s 32nd Critical Care Congress in San Antonio, Texas, USA.