The inaugural meeting of the German Sepsis Society took place on 29.11.2001 in the historic Rudolf Virchow Lecture Hall at the Medical History Museum of the Charité in Berlin on the initiative of the founding president

  • Prof. Dr. K. Reinhart, Clinic of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Jena University Hospital.

Moreover the founding board consisted of:

  • Prof. Dr. W. Seeger, Centre for Internal Medicine II, University of Gießen (Vice President);
  • Prof. Dr. M. Löffler, Institute of Medical Informatics, Statistics and Epidemiology, University of Leipzig (Secretary to the Board);
  • Prof. Dr. E. Straube, Institute of Medical Microbiology, Jena University Hospital (Treasurer);
  • Prof. Dr. E. Th. Rietschel, Research Center, Borstel (advisory board);
  • Prof. Dr. H. Burchardi, Clinic for Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Georg-August-University of Göttingen (advisory board);
  • Prof. Dr. K. Werdan, Department for Internal Medicine, Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg (advisory board);
  • Prof. Dr. E. Neugebauer, Department for Biochemistry and Experimental Medicine, University of Cologne (advisory board);
  • Prof. Dr. H.-D. Volk, Institute of Clinical Immunology, Humboldt-University Berlin (advisory board);