ISF/ESCMID Sepsis Award

2020 recipient of ISF-ESCMID Sepsis Award

Aislinn Cook

Paediatric Infectious Diseases Research Group
t. George’s, University of London
London, England


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The International Sepsis Forum(ISF)is a non-profit public American charity with the mission to improve outcomes for patients with sepsis. Its award gives the recipient USD 500 and the opportunity to present their work during a session jointly organised by ISF and ESCMID. This year’s winner is Aislinn Cook, a research fellow at St. George’s University of London in the Paediatric Infectious Diseases Research Group. There she works on clinical presentation, treatment, and outcomes of neonatal sepsis, as well as paediatric bloodstream infections. She was awarded this prize for submitting her abstract on the NeoAMR Global Neonatal Sepsis Observational Study (NeoOBS) launched by Global Antibiotic R&D Partnership in collaboration with St George’s University of London, Penta Foundation, University of Antwerp, MRC Clinical Trials Unit at University College London and 19 hospitals in 11 predominantly LMIC countries. The objective of the study is to assess mortality rates of hospitalised infants being treated with significant sepsis, as well as describing clinical presentation and recovery, sepsis management and microbiological epidemiology. Hopefully the data collected will be used to inform and design future antibiotic treatments for neonatal sepsis.