Join Us for a Journal Club Twitter Chat on Sepsis Definitions

Join us on Wednesday, June 22, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Central Time for the SCCM Social Media Task Force’s Journal Club Twitter chat on the new sepsis definitions. Special guest SCCM President Todd Dorman, MD, FCCM, will be on hand as SCCM Social Media Task Force member Mary E. Lough, CCRN, CNS, PhD, RN, moderates.

Clifford S. Deutschman, MS, MD, FCCM, a lead author on the article, The Third International Consensus Definitions for Sepsis and Septic Shock (Sepsis-3), and Manu Shankar-Hari, MD, MSc, also an author on Sepsis-3, will discuss and take questions via Twitter about the article.

Since its release in February by the Journal of the American Medical Association, the sepsis definitions article has been viewed more than 1 million times, making it one of the top 5% research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.

Dr. Shankar-Hari is also the lead author of Developing a New Definition and Assessing New Clinical Criteria for Septic Shock, which offers insight into the processes of the Sepsis Definitions Task Force.
These thought leaders will offer highlights for understanding Sepsis-3 and related clinical assessment, take questions via Twitter related to the material and offer additional resources. We expect robust discussion about the impact of Sepsis-3, items of clarification and thoughtful questions from the audience.

Come prepared with relevant questions and make sure to use #SCCMJC and #SepsisRedefined in your tweets.

What is a Twitter chat?
A Twitter chat is a live event on Twitter, moderated and focused around a general topic. To filter all the chatter on Twitter into a single conversation, a hashtag is used. A set time is also established.

Find your chat leaders.

– Follow these sepsis thought leaders on Twitter: @CDMD62 (Dr. Deutschman) and @msh_manu (Dr. Shankar-Hari)

– Follow these key contributors on Twitter: @SCCMPresident (Dr. Dorman) and @maryloughPhD_RN (Dr. Lough)

– Follow these organizations that will offer key content: @SCCM (Society of Critical Care Medicine) and @ESICM (European Society of Intensive Care Medicine)

How do you participate?
To participate, all you need to do is tweet during the designated time using the conversation hashtags #SCCMJC and #SepsisRedefined. It’s easiest to follow and participate at

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