Bangladesh Society of Critical Care Medicine (BSCCM) is the member of Asia Pacific Association of Critical Care Medicine, World Federation of Societies of Intensive & Critical Care Medicine, Association of SAAARC Critical Care Societies
Bangladesh Society of Critical Care Medicine (BSCCM) is a non profit, non-political association of Bangladeshi doctors, nurses & other allied healthcare professionals involved in care of the critically ill patients. It was established on December 5, 2009 by a group of renowned Intensivists of Bangladesh led by Prof. Mohammad Omar Faruq, who met at the conference room/library of ICU of BIRDEM General Hospital Shahbag, Dhaka. Its secretariat is located at Department of Critical Care Medicine of same hospital. BSCCM is committed to the promotion & advancement of education, research, & professional development of Critical Care Medicine. The main objective of BSCCM is to unite the Critical Care Medicine Specialists/Intensivists into one body for advancement of scientific knowledge in critical care medicine & to popularize modern critical care in our country.
The founding Intensivists first sat together at the end of 2008 to conduct research as part of an international study on “Management of Severe Sepsis in Asia’s Intensive Care Units” (abbreviated as MOSAICS study) covering 20 Asian countries including Bangladesh. Prof. Mohammad Omar Faruq, the Founding President of BSCCM, was the national coordinator from Bangladesh for that study. With his initiation 17 ICUs from Dhaka city participated in that study conducted in July 2009. Following completion of that study, Prof. Faruq convened a meeting on Dec 5, 2009 inviting leading intensivists of Dhaka city including those who participated in MOSAICS study & proposed formation of BSCCM.
On September 5th and 6th, the Global Sepsis Alliance, initiator of World Sepsis Day and World Sepsis Congress, will host the 2nd World Sepsis Congress. The 2nd WSC is a free online congress in which over 100 renowned experts from all around the world will give presentations on all aspects of sepsis. The congress will be held in English and is open to everyone with an internet connection.