Welcome to the US Shock Society!   

The mission of the Shock Society is to improve the care of victims of trauma, shock, and sepsis, through:

  • Promoting clinically relevant research into the basic biology of trauma, shock, and sepsis
  • Providing a multidisciplinary forum to integrate and disseminate new knowledge in trauma, shock, and sepsis
  • Promoting the education and mentoring of the next generation of investigators in the field of trauma, shock, and sepsis  


The 44th Annual Conference on Shock Starts ONLINE

Monday, Oct 11 at 10am ET


Due to the increasing safety concerns in Portland, Oregon, and our desire to keep our members and colleagues safe, we are excited to bring the 44th Annual Conference on Shock to you VIRTUALLY

The conference will be held October 11–15, 2021, with educational programming each day from 10:00 am–noon ET and educational programming and poster sessions from 3:00 pm–6:00 pm ET, with the exception of Friday, which will run 8:00 am–noon ET and 3:00 pm–5:00 pm ET. Please mark your calendar and be on the lookout for additional programming details and a registration email. 

Plus, don’t miss out on seeing Prof. Mihai G. Netea, Ph.D. and experiencing his session: Metabolic and Epigenetic Reprogramming in Trained Immunity!


Philip A. Efron, M.D., FACS, FCCM
Scientific Program Chair

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The Benefits of Membership

Shock members are part of a premier society of medical professionals with shared interest in advancing the science of Trauma, Shock, and Sepsis.  Membership provides a multidisciplinary approach into the science, opportunities to network with leading-industry professionals, and the ability to keep informed through society newsletters and the Journal, SHOCK.  Membership also provides meeting discounts, eligibility in a robust awards programs, and mentoring opportunities.  


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About the Journal, SHOCK

SHOCK®: Injury, Inflammation, and Sepsis: Laboratory and Clinical Approaches includes studies of novel therapeutic approaches, such as immunomodulation, gene therapy, nutrition, and others. The mission of the Journal is to foster and promote multidisciplinary studies, both experimental and clinical in nature, that critically examine the etiology, mechanisms, and novel therapeutics of shock-related pathophysiological conditions. Its purpose is to excel as a vehicle for timely publication in the areas of basic and clinical studies of shock, trauma, sepsis, inflammation, ischemia, and related pathobiological states, with particular emphasis on the biologic mechanisms that determine the response to such injury. Making such information available will ultimately facilitate improved care of the traumatized or septic individual.

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