The Rory Staunton Foundation Announces Speakers for the First National Forum on Sepsis: Defeating the Killer

Graber, Mark Mark.Graber at VA.GOV
Sun Aug 10 15:05:14 UTC 2014

I wanted to alert our listserv participants to the national forum on sepsis recognition being organized by the Rory Staunton Foundation this September in Washington, DC.  Those of you who attended our DEM conference a few years ago will remember the poignant presentation by Rory's father, Ciaran, about the tragic loss of his son to the delayed diagnosis of Strep sepsis.  Rory's case has been especially meaningful to our diagnostic error community because it reflects the complex interplay of system-related and cognitive factors that so often underlie diagnostic errors, but more importantly the opportunity to take actions that can reduce the risk of similar problems recurring in the future.  Both the institution involved and New York state have taken specific steps to expedite the recognition of sepsis and ER-related errors, and there is much to be learned and shared from these efforts.


Mark L Graber MD FACP
President, Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine

First National Forum on Sepsis Sponsored by The Rory Staunton Foundation Announces Speakers & Registration Information

The First National Forum on Sepsis sponsored by The Rory Staunton Foundation will take place on Sept. 17, 2014 by the Reserve Officer Association at the Top of the Hill Conference Center in Washington, D.C.

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE <> )--The Rory Staunton Foundation today announced the speakers for its First National Forum on Sepsis: Defeating the Killer, being held in conjunction with Northshore-LIJ Health System.

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer (D-NY)Speakers to date will include:

Dr. Nirav Shah - Vice President & Chief Operating Officer for Clinical Operations at Kaiser Permanente, Southern California. Former New York State Health Commissioner and co-author of Rory's Regulations.

Dr. Thomas Frieden - Director, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Dr. Kevin Tracey - Director, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research and Director of the Laboratory for Biomedical Sciences.

Dr. Martin Doerfler - Senior Vice President of Clinical Strategy and Development - North Shore-LIJ Health System.

Dr. Konrad Reinhart - Chairman, Global Sepsis Alliance, World Sepsis Day

"We whole heartedly welcome this group of speakers so committed to continuing to effectuate change in the identification and treatment of sepsis," stated Orlaith & Ciaran Staunton, Founders of the Rory Staunton Foundation.

"We now know much more about sepsis. In New York, because of Rory's Regulations, clinicians must first "think sepsis" and act accordingly. Our mission is to make that mandate and mindset the national standard of care. Vast numbers of patients walking into emergency rooms across this country and the world show symptoms of sepsis. Too many, like our precious son Rory, are sent home only to return gravely ill, and with no hope. It is when government and the medical community come together, that we can eradicate this vicious killer," the Staunton's concluded.

Registration is extremely limited. Please view our First National Forum on Sepsis Form <>  and complete it as soon as possible if you are planning to attend. You will be notified that your registration is accepted.

About The Rory Staunton Foundation

The Rory Staunton Foundation seeks to ensure that no other young person or adult dies of sepsis because of lack of recognition of the deadly symptoms by the medical community and responsible authorities and to serve a major information source for the medical condition's symptoms and outreach efforts. For more information, please visit

The Rory Staunton Foundation
 718-482-0088 <tel:718-482-0088> <>

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