With support of the AUVA and the Lorenz-Böhler trauma center, the LBI Trauma hosted the 9th Wiggers-Bernard Conference under the headline
“Pre-clinical Modeling in Sepsis: exchanging opinions and forming recommendations”. From May 3rd until 5th, 2017 the crème de la crème of international experts (30 participants from 15 different countries) in clinical and pre-clinical sepsis met in Vienna, with the key aim of launching an orchestrated effort towards creating the so called “Minimum Quality Threshold in Pre-clinical Sepsis Studies” (MQTiPSS).
The conference was preceded by a significant preparatory workload shared by all participants in order to maximize its outcome. The symposium has been very successful in achieving its objective: the first set of MQTiPSS recommendations has been formed. In the next steps, these recommendations will be translated into an expert-opinion publication to be disseminated in the research community. The conference was organized by Marcin Osuchowski, Heinz Redl and Bettina Standhartinger.