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  

 


Statement from Shock Society Supporting Women’s Access to Maternal Healthcare

A few weeks ago the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the landmark ruling that established the constitutional right to abortion in the United States in 1973, through its decision in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. The Supreme Court decision has brought abortion bans into effect in nearly half of the country’s 50 states, limiting maternal health options for women across the country and in many cases providing no exceptions for saving the life of the mother in cases of pregnancy complications.

The Supreme Court decision has implications for many in the Shock Society both patients and healthcare providers, as well as researchers who have dedicated their careers to investigating ways to improve outcomes for those with sepsis and shock. Shock Society members are very aware of the close connection between maternal health and onset of sepsis, hemorrhage, and shock, as well as venous thromboembolism, which make up the top causes of death in pregnant women. As a society, we have dedicated our clinical and research work to investigate and try to alleviate these very conditions, and many of our members directly treat patients at high risk of severe, often fatal, health complications.

We, therefore, assert that choices available to pregnant women at risk of severe health complications, or even death, should be based on sound evidence-based medical information and include all life-saving options, including termination of pregnancy. As with other medical decisions, these crucial, potentially life-saving decisions should be made by the patient in conjunction with her medical providers and should be a maternal right everywhere across the United States. Denying women the right to terminate a pregnancy that puts them at risk of serious illness or death, or limiting access to reproductive healthcare resources, is harmful. This practice will severely damage the quality of care healthcare practitioners provide to sick patients and will lead to unnecessary harm.

The Shock Society, therefore, supports the right to maternal healthcare and advocates for equitable access to reproductive health services for all in order to further our mission to help move toward saving the lives of those suffering from any form of sepsis, shock, trauma, or hemorrhage. 

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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