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The health and safety of our attendees and communities is our top priority. The ongoing global coronavirus crises and uncertainty related to vaccine distribution and travel has convinced us that a virtual congress is the only prudent way to proceed.

Committee Members


Alison Fox-Robichaud | Co-Chair

McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences

Dr. Alison Fox-Robichaud is Professor of Medicine at McMaster University, Canada and an Intensivist and Director of Medical Education at Hamilton Health Sciences. She completed her BSc in Biology and Chemistry from the University of New Brunswick (1983), MSc in Medical Sciences from Medical Sciences (1985) and MD from the University of Ottawa (1989). She completed her Internal Medicine, Critical Care and Postdoctoral training at the University of Calgary before joining McMaster University in 2000. A clinician scientist, Dr. Fox-Robichaud studies the pathophysiology of sepsis and how laboratory research discoveries and evidence are transferred into clinical care. She is particularly interested in discovering a biomarker to improve sepsis diagnosis. She is the past president of the Canadian Critical Care Society and the inaugural president of the Canadian Sepsis Foundation. She has over 80 peer-reviewed publications that reflect a broad engagement in academic medicine. In 2015, she received a Leading Practice Award from Accreditation Canada for the integration of an electronic early warning score into the medical record. In 2018, the Global Sepsis Alliance awarded her an individual award for her sepsis leadership.