An Ebola viral hemorrhagic fever outbreak in Guinea has spread to involve neighbouring countries, Sierra Leone and Liberia. There has been an increasing number of cases, with the current estimate of suspected cases at 103 responsible for 63 deaths, including a limited number of health care workers. The World Health Organisation (WHO) is helping to provide a coordinating role and supplying technical and clinical support. Guinea does not have substantial recent experience with viral hemorrhagic fever, and the country's health infrastructure is very limited.

The WHO are seeking a limited number of critical care and infectious diseases physicians who are able to travel to affected countries on behalf of WHO, and to provide care.  Experience in working in resource-challenged settings, and proficiency in French is desirable.  The deployment would be expected to be in the range of many weeks, and will involve working in difficult conditions with limited resources. The role would be as a temporary consultant to WHO, and there would be travel, lodging and modest per diem expenses covered but no salary.


If there are interested individuals in your society, please forward a note and your CV to Nikki Shindo ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ), with any questions and potential availability.


World Federation member societies have also been informed by letter from the Executive Commitee. You can view the letter HERE

Job Opportunity

The University Hospital of Geneva and Faculty of Medicine are launching a call for tender for the position of HEAD OF THE SERVICE OF INTENSIVE CARE.


Futher details including who to contact are available to view here in FRENCH and in ENGLISH

14th World Congress venue announced

Following a meeting of Council held in Durban, South Africa it is announced that the Australian and New Zealand Society Intensive Care Society (ANZICS) and Australian College of Criticla Care Nursing (ACCCN) will host the 2019 World Congress. The venue will be the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Global Sepsis Alliance video

The Global Sepsis Alliance has released a video with contributions from the keynote speakers at the Merinoff Symposium in October 2010. Under the title of "Sepsis ; A Call to Action" the video can be viewed via the following link

World Federation formally welcomes more new Societies in 2013

At a meeting of the General Assembly in Durban, South Africa in August 2013, the delegates voted for the following Socieites to be formally admitted to membership and we extend a warm welcome to their members:


  • Mongolian Society of Intensive Care
  • Lebanese Critical Care Society
  • Turkish Society of Medical and Surgical Intensive Care Medicine
  • Asociación de Medicina Inensiva de Costa Rica (AMICOR)
  • El Salvador (ASALMECCI)
  • Georgian Society of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
  • Bangladesh Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • Malaysian Society of Intensive Care
  • Association of Catastrophe and Critical Care Medicine of Georgia
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Anästhesiologie und Intensivmedizin (DGAI)
  • The Neurocritical Care Society
  • Kuwait Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • Oman Society of Anaesthesia and Critical Care
  • Pakistan Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • Sudanese Society of Anaesthesiologists
  • Tunisian Intensive Care Association
  • Serbian Society of Intensive Care Medicine


Please use the link on the home page to access full details of WORLD SEPSIS DAY 2013

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Member Societies can have any relevant conferences on intensive and critical care medicine listed in the meetings section of our site. We aim to provide weekly updates to our meetings database but reserve the right not to list meetings which are deemed by Council to have an inappropriate content or theme.

12th World Congress

2015 Seoul WFSICCM LogoCROPNEWIn 2015, South Korea will host the World Federation of Societies of Critical Care Medicine Congress in Seoul.

The theme of the 2015 Conference will be "One Step Further: In Pursuit of Excellence in Critical Care"


To view more details visit

WFSICCM Constitution


The latest Consitution was approved and ratified by the General Assemblies in Durban in Auguust 2013.


View the WFSICCM Constitution by clicking here.