Aislinn Cook, a research fellow at St. George’s University of London in the Paediatric Infectious Diseases Research Group, is the winner of the ISF/ESCMID Sepsis Award 2020! The International Sepsis Forum (ISF) is a non-profit public American charity with the mission to improve outcomes for patients with sepsis. Aislinn was awarded this prize for her ECCMID2020 abstract on the NeoAMR Global Neonatal Sepsis Observational Study (NeoOBS). NeoOBS was launched in July 2018 by the Global Antibiotic R&D Partnership in collaboration with Penta, St George’s University of London, University of Antwerp, MRC-Clinical trials Unit at University College London and 19 hospitals mainly in resource limited settings. 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. This global multi-centre prospective study will complete recruitment at the end of this month. Data collected will be used to inform the design of future antibiotic treatment trials for neonatal sepsis.
Great work Aislinn!