In honor of World Sepsis Day, the Sepsis Awareness Symposium will be held at Houston Methodist Hospital on September 12. There will also be a general public booth display with giveaways and a poster contest on September 13th from 8 am to 3 pm at the Houston Methodist Hospital Crain Garden.
More than 1.5 million people get sepsis in the United States each year, with sepsis affecting 27 to 30 million people worldwide. At least 250,000 Americans die from sepsis each year and about 1 in 3 patients who die in a hospital have sepsis. The mission of this event is to promote awareness of sepsis to the community and healthcare team with the goal of improving patient care.