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MERS-CoV OUTBREAK - KOREA

The Executive Committee and Council are aware that reports of the MERS-CoV outbreak in Korea might be causing some concern and anxiety.

We are laising with our local colleagues in Korea who are assessing the outbreak on a day-to-day basis and we can report as follows:

We have good reasons to believe that the epidemic will be under control in the next few weeks

The WHO reports that all cases have been linked to a single chain of transmission and data from the current outbreak does not   

suggest that a more transmissible virus is emerging in Korea

Transmission of the virus through meeting participants is extremely unlikely

If you require more specific information about MERS, please use the links to the following publications:

                Zumla A, Hui D, Perlman S, Lancet 2015 June 3 Middle East Respiratory Syndrome

                Lancet Respir Med. 2015 Jun 4  Spread of MERS in South Korea and China

Please be reassured that we will remain vigilant by keeping in daily contact with our colleagues in Korea. If you have any specific questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact the World Federation via This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 
INTERNATIONAL ON-LINE SURVEY

The World Federation is supporting an international on-line survey on the PREVENTION OF CENTRAL LINE-ASSOCIATED BLOODSTREAM INFECTIONS IN INTENSIVE CARE UNITS (CLABSI).  Please click HERE to see a one-page summary of the study protocol.

 

 The on-line questionnaire can be completed in 10 minutes and listed below are the links to the various language versions of the questionnaire:

 

ENGLISH

SPANISH

MANDARIN

JAPANESE 

PORTUGUESE
GERMAN  
RUSSIAN

ITALIAN

FRENCH

DUTCH

 
URGENT NEWS - EARTHQUAKE IN NEPAL


The Executive Committee and Council of the World Federation were deeply shocked and saddened at the damage and subsuequent the loss of life caused by the earthquake in Nepal. The Executive Committee has been liaising with Nepalese Society of Critical Care Medicine (NSCCM) on the best way to support efforts to relieve suffering and deliver care. We hope our members societies will find the following update useful:


• Organisations offering rapid-response disaster relief including Médicins Sans Frontieres (MSF), Americares and Red Cross already have teams in-situ or in-transit to Nepal. MSF teams are carrying out an intial assessment of the most urgent medical needs. You can read more at http://www.msf.org/article/nepal-msf-teams-have-arrived-and-are-assessing-needs


• National societies of intensive and critical care medicine are advised to monitor the status of their own country’s response and make an informed decision about how they can offer support. We are aware that several countries have launched emergency appeals for donations and that some governments and commercial organisations have agreed to match donations.


• If a society or any individual intensivist wishes to make a financial donation please visit
 http://www.justgive.org

• Any intensive and critical care pratitioner who wishes to volunteer to travel to Nepal and to assist directly is advised to pause temporarily until more specific advice is available


• The Executive Committee will continue to monitor the situation and will issue new advice as more news is received from our local contacts in Nepal

Updated April 28th

 
NEWS UPDATE
The latest NEWS UPDATE is now available and can be viewed here. It includes some important World Congress date deadlines and details of some World Federation Task Force meetings during ISICEM in Brussels. View here MARCH UPDATE
 
WORLD FEDERATION DONATION - NEPAL EARTHQUAKE

The Council of the World Federation approved a donation of $2000 USD towards the Care Box appeal to assist in providing care for the victims of the earthquake(s) in Nepal. We have been liaising with our critical care colleagues in Nepal to ensure this contribution will help to keep the ICUs supplied with much needed emergency medical drugs and equipment.


Pictured below, World Federation Secretary-General Professor John Marshall is presenting the donation to Dr Diptesh Aryal.


 

 If you would like to learn more about Critical Care Medicine in Nepal: Before and after the massive earthquake and its aftershocks you can view a special report prepared for the World Federation EARTHQUAKE

 
EARTHQUAKE IN NEPAL - FUNDRAISING
A group of Toronto-based physicians have been raising funds for the Nepal ICU Care BOX at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH) in Nepal.
This hospital is the major regional centre for the numerous patients in need of care. This is leading to a rapid depletion in supplies.

The Care BOX encompasses essential basic equipment and medications (fluids, lines, antibiotics etc.) for patients who are unable to pay for basic resuscitative and life-saving care.

If you wish to donate and learn more about this initiative please go to the indiegogo website https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/icu-care-box--2

OR type “Indiegogo Nepal ICU Care Box” into Google
 
Latest 12th World Congress Progress Report

The latest 12th World Congress Progress Report is now available You can download the content by clicking HERE

 
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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"

MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW - AUGUST 28th to SEPTEMBER 2nd 2015

To view more details visit www.wfsiccm2015.com

WFSICCM Constitution

constitution

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

 

View the WFSICCM Constitution by clicking here.