At the dawn of the financial crisis in Greece, a group of 14 researchers and clinicians realized the need to struggle to maintain a high level of research and education for sepsis and systemic inflammation that are the main disorders leading to death in our world. This group inaugurated in July 2010 the Hellenic Institute for the Study of Sepsis (HISS), a non-profit, non-commercial organization. Five of these members serve as the Executive Boards whereas all 14 compose the General Assembly. The HISS is a spin-off of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUoA) since n case of dissolution the entire capital of HISS goes to the NKUoA.
The last eight years, the Executive Board and the General Assembly are proud to present a very vivid workload summarized as a) continuing support to the investigators of the Hellenic Sepsis Study Group; b) continuing education in sepsis by the organization of nine national and international workshops and conferences and by the publications of Greek guidelines in sepsis; c) four completed clinical studies and five ongoing clinical studies in Greece; one of the clinical studies are also running in Belgium d) support of PhD theses in sepsis; and e) 38 original publications in international peer-reviewed medical journals.
The Executive Board
The General Assembly