Konrad Reinhart

Dr. Konrad Reinhart is recognized as an international champion of Sepsis. He is chairman of the Global Sepsis Alliance and the key initiator of World Sepsis Day. He is a member and was chairman of the International Sepsis Forum and a member of the Council of the World Federation of Societies of Intensive & Critical Care Medicine from 2008-2013. In Germany he is member of the German National Academy of Science Leopoldina and Chairman of the Sepsis-Foundation. He was Founding President of the German Sepsis Society and its president from 2001- 2009. As speaker of the nation-wide German research network SepNet he initiated landmark studies on the efficacy and safety of therapeutic approaches in sepsis as well as on the epidemiology of sepsis in Germany. He was initiator of the Center for Sepsis Control & Care (CSCC) at Jena University Hospital. His research activities in the field of sepsis and intensive care medicine led to more than 750 peer reviewed publications and the Research Award of the Federal State of Thuringia/ Germany. As Senior Professor at the CSCC, his publicly funded research is focused on quality improvement of sepsis management and long term sequelae of sepsis.

Ryan Arnold, MD, MA

Sara Follin McMannus, RN, BSN, MBA

Sara has believed in the power of nursing for more than 40 years, starting her career as a staff nurse and then supporting nurses and building clinical education. She first worked in critical care as a staff/charge nurse, staff development and post anesthesia recovery unit. For the past 20 years, Sara was Clinical Program Manager for GE Healthcare. She worked in clinical education to develop programs and new educational tools to help promote clinical excellence across multiple healthcare professional roles in healthcare globally until retiring in 2017.

As a long-time member of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), a member of the Greater Long Beach Orange County (GLBOC) chapter and a member of Sigma Theta Tau, Sara supports nursing education and scholarship. She serves on the Board of Directors for the MCN Foundation, which helps to empower communities to take control of their health, implementing projects to learn and share evidence-based knowledge with others to increase and promote healthcare-based education, empowerment and job creation in rural and developing regions. Sara is an Advisory Board member and clinical consultant for Sepsis Alliance. When she first heard about Sepsis Alliance, she realized the importance of the organization to educate healthcare professionals and the community about sepsis. She is Sepsis Ambassador and a Regional Network Chair for Patient Safety Movement Foundation. Through these roles and organizations, Sara shares her passion and the belief in the power of nursing and the importance of clinical knowledge, life-long learning, and helping others.