The Asia Pacific Sepsis Alliance (APSA)

The Asia Pacific Sepsis Alliance (APSA) is a regional alliance of the Global Sepsis Alliance with a network of representatives from 23 countries across the Asia Pacific.  Sepsis is a major cause of preventable deaths in the Asia Pacific region and is the most common cause of death from infection. APSA was formed in accordance with the Bangkok Declaration 2018 APSA Bangkok Declaration which is a call to action to reduce the burden of sepsis in the region by enacting the 2017 World Health Assembly Resolution (70.7) on Sepsis. To achieve this APSA facilitates regional collaboration on sepsis research; quality improvement, guideline and policy development; education and advocacy with governments and regional WHO offices.

On 17 August 2023, the APSA Annual Symposium will be held in conjunction with APICS. The symposium provides an invaluable opportunity to bring APSA members together to learn and collaborate on national and regional advocacy, research and quality improvement initiatives. Our network involves critical care, emergency, infectious diseases, educators and academic health professionals. On 18 August 2023 (3.30pm), APSA is also proud to convene the “Sepsis and Critical Care in the Asia Pacific” session within the APICS program. We welcome all APICS participants to attend this event.


Across the hospital, from the emergency room to the pharmacy, from the intensive care unit (ICU) to your inpatient’s room, we are here to help you deliver the highest standard of care to your patients. We understand the challenges and complexities of modern healthcare that require an unwavering focus on patient outcomes, while ensuring every hospital function is safe, optimized and as cost-effective as possible. With a broad range of products and technologies for every step of the patient’s journey, we are here to help you reach the ultimate goal: to speed recovery so your patients are home sooner.

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BD is one of the largest global medical technology companies in the world and is advancing the world of health by improving medical discovery, diagnostics and the delivery of care. The company develops innovative technology, services and solutions that help advance both clinical therapy for patients and clinical process for health care providers. BD has 77,000 employees and a presence in virtually every country around the world to address some of the most challenging global health issues. BD helps customers enhance outcomes, lower costs, increase efficiencies, improve safety and expand access to health care.

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Edwards Lifesciences is a global leader in patient-focused medical innovations for structural heart disease, as well as critical care and surgical monitoring. Driven by a passion to help patients, the company collaborates with the world’s leading clinicians and researchers to address unmet healthcare needs, working to improve patient outcomes and enhance lives.

Edwards has been advancing the care of the acutely ill for more than 40 years. Starting with the development of Swan-Ganz advanced hemodynamic monitoring devices for measuring cardiovascular performance in high-risk surgical and critically ill patients, Edwards continues to evolve to less-invasive and noninvasive devices to provide valuable hemodynamic insight for an expanded patient population. Edwards has continued to advance hemodynamic monitoring platforms to enable proactive clinical decisions for surgical, anesthesia and critical care clinicians. Edwards is focused on helping clinicians enhance knowledge and standardize practice to improve the quality and efficiency of care. Edwards provides evidence-based programs such as Enhanced Surgical Recovery Program that support the implementation and compliance to protocolized care pathways in the OR and ICU.


As the world’s leading provider of kidney care products and services, Fresenius Medical Care’s purpose is patient-inspired. Our Critical Care segment partners with hospitals and ICUs to provide a broad portfolio of technologies for the extracorporeal organ support of critically ill patients in three main areas: acute blood purification, heart and lung support, and therapeutic apheresis.


Fresenius Kabi is a global health care company that specializes in lifesaving medicines and technologies for infusion, transfusion and clinical nutrition. Our products and services are used to help care for critically and chronically ill patients.

Fresenius Kabi’s product portfolio comprises a comprehensive range of I.V. generic drugs, infusion therapies, clinical nutrition products and medical devices for administering these products. Within transfusion technologies, Fresenius Kabi offers products for collection and processing of blood components and for therapeutic treatment of patient blood by apheresis systems.

With our corporate philosophy of “caring for life”, we are committed to putting essential medicines and technologies in the hands of people who help patients and finding the best answers to the challenges they face.

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Maquet has now merged with Getinge to become one company, Getinge.

Getinge is a global provider of innovative solutions for operating rooms, intensive care units, sterilization and endoscopic reprocessing departments, endovascular procedures and for life science companies.

Our ICU solutions include Servo ventilators for personalized ventilation, Cardiohelp System for ECMO therapy, PiCCO advanced monitoring, and Cardiosave IABP for urgent hemodynamic support, providing you the very best for your patients.

Based on our first-hand experience and close partnerships with clinical experts, healthcare professionals and medical-technology specialists, we are improving the everyday life for people – today and tomorrow.

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Hamilton Medical is committed to helping medical teams deliver the best respiratory care – to anyone, anywhere. With Intelligent Ventilation technologies that are safe, easy to use, and lung protective, we strive to lessen the load for the frontline heroes of critical care.

The extensive range of ventilators are being exclusively distributed by Somnotec (S) Pte Ltd in Singapore.


I:Emedics Pte Ltd is a medical device distributor based in Singapore, established in 2005. With a focus on Anaesthesiology, ENT, Respiratory, and Wound Care products, we are committed to providing high-quality medical devices to the healthcare industry in Singapore.

Our mission is to make a difference in people’s lives by providing innovative medical products that improve patient outcomes. We work with leading manufacturers worldwide to bring the latest medical technology to healthcare professionals in Singapore.

At I:Emedics, we pride ourselves on our commitment to customer service. We work closely with our customers to understand their needs and provide customized solutions that meet their unique requirements. Our team of experienced professionals is dedicated to providing exceptional service and support, from product training to technical assistance and after-sales service.


ICU Medical is a global leader offering clinically essential products and solutions that connect patients with caregivers through life-enhancing, innovative technology and services that provide meaningful clinical value. Our robust portfolio features medical delivery systems and consumable products for infusion therapy, emergency medicine, general and regional anesthesia, homecare, neo and ped critical care, oncology, pain management, and respiratory care. We are a dedicated partner delivering leading-edge products across the continuum of care.


idsMED Group is one of the largest integrated solutions providers of medical equipment, supplies and services in Asia. The Group represents world-leading medical brands and provides one-stop solutions covering marketing, sales, biomedical engineering services and clinical support in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Philippines, Thailand, Taiwan and Vietnam. In Singapore, idsMED has a long-standing history and an extensive network covering over 2,000 healthcare institutions including hospitals, day surgery centres, specialist and primary care clinics, laboratories and nursing homes.


Junnimed Services Pte Ltd, a strong distributor with its very own manufacturing and fabrication facilities, imports and exports major brands in the medical industry.

Our aim is to maintain customer satisfaction as the top priority by providing a convenient ‘one-stop’ personalised and specialised service.

We are specialised in ‘Suction and Oxygen Therapy’, ‘Neonatal and Adult Intensive Care Equipment’, ‘Hospital Electric Beds and Room Furniture’, ‘Medical Gas Pipeline System and Installation’, ‘Rehabilitation Equipment’,

‘Homecare devices for Sleep and Respiratory Care’ and ‘Operating Theatre and Intensive Care unit’.

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Löwenstein Medical

The willingness to provide service, a pronounced customer proximity, and innovative strength in the development of new medical technologies are the decisive factors that have made Löwenstein Medical a leading medical technology company.

Löwenstein Medical is considered a pioneer and market leader for medical products in the hospital, homecare, and diagnostic sectors. Innovative technology, ergonomic design, and creative user interfaces characterize high-end systems and enable optimal support for the user in every situation. The success of “Made in Germany” products is based on excellent ideas, many years of experience, foresight, and innovation.

Since Reinhard Löwenstein joined the company in 1986, their core competence has been in the field of neonatology. Today’s core competencies were developed from our expertise and knowledge of neonatology.

In the Hospital division, Löwenstein Medical offers ventilation solutions specifically for newborns, anesthesia equipment, and intensive care ventilators for adults as well as children.

In addition, the Homecare division was developed, which equips patients with supplies who require medical aids in their home environment.

These aids are mainly used for the treatment of lung diseases or sleep-related respiratory disorders.

The third and final division is Diagnostics, which aims to develop and market innovative products for the diagnosis of sleep-related breathing disorders.

Löwenstein Medical is there for you, from the initial diagnosis to hospitalization to surgery or, homecare. Our focus is on service – in all areas.

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As a global leader in medical technology, services and solutions, Medtronic improves the health and lives of millions of people each year. We believe our deep clinical, therapeutic and economic expertise can help address the complex challenges – such as rising costs, aging populations and the burden of chronic disease – faced by families and healthcare systems today. But no one can do it alone. That’s why we’re committed to partnering in new ways and developing powerful solutions that deliver better patient outcomes.

Founded in 1949 as a medical repair company, we’re now among the world’s largest medical technology, services and solutions companies, employing more than 88,000 people worldwide, serving physicians, hospitals and patients in close to 160 countries. Join us in our commitment to take healthcare Further, Together.

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Nestlé Health Science

Nestlé Health Science empowers healthier lives through nutrition

As a global leader in the science of nutrition, we nourish those who need extra care, fill nutrition gaps and provide innovative products for healthier future, enabling patients to live their healthier lives. The right nutrition can be life-changing, and we have developed our nutrition portfolio around this belief.

We offer an extensive range of nutritional solutions including metabolic health, healthy ageing, gut health, critical care and oncology. The wide range of solutions we offer across the spectrum of life has one common denominator: science-based products that help people live their best lives. Through extensive research and development, working with healthcare providers and focusing on innovation, we are bringing the best options for individual needs and the latest advances in nutrition to the world. The best results can only come from the best science, and our dedication is unwavering.

You’ll find our products in more than 140 countries, brought to you by a team of more than 12,000 employees worldwide dedicated to the power of nutrition. We make our products with sustainability in mind. In 2020, all our factories reduced their landfill waste to zero, and over the last decade we have made big reductions to our greenhouse gas emissions and water usage.

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Neurocritical Care Society (NCS) envisions to improve the outcome of patients with life-threatening neurological illnesses globally. NCS embraces multidisciplinary health care workers like the physicians, nurses, pharmacists, advanced practice providers, researchers and scientists involved in managing patients with neurocritical illnesses. NCS aims to promote neurocritical care research and to promote learning and education for health care providers through practice guidelines, certification courses, annual meetings, online educational resources and publications. NCS has over 3000 members from 50 different nation, incorporating multidisciplinary health care workers. Together, NCS strives to provide quality patient care, professional collaboration, research, training, education and advocacy. NCS has 21 international partner organizations and aims to collaborate internationally, embracing the concept of diversity, equity and inclusion. The Asian-Oceanic chapter is the largest of the five regional chapters of NCS. This chapter has eight partner nations and 12 partner organizations. NCS is glad to conduct the 5th regional meeting of Asian-Oceanic chapter in Singapore this year, in conjunction with APICS 2023. The regional meetings aim to foster equitable development of neurocritical care in each region and to promote neurocritical care research and multidisciplinary collaborations, which we believe, would ultimately contribute for improving outcome of patients with neurocritical illnesses.


Philips is a health technology company focused on improving people’s lives through meaningful innovation across the health continuum – from healthy living and prevention to diagnosis, treatment and home care. Applying advanced technologies and deep clinical and consumer insights, Philips partners with customers to deliver integrated solutions that address the Quadruple Aim: improved patient experience, better health outcomes, improved staff experience, and lower cost of care.


Prunus Medical, founded in 2007, as an international and professional high-tech enterprise, focuses on the research, development, production and sales of OR, ICU and A&E products including ventilator, anesthesia machine, handheld ultrasound system, infusion pump and ICU consumables acquired from the well-known company, Biosensors.

Prunus can provide complete mechanical ventilation solutions, perioperative solutions and hemodynamic monitoring solutions. On account of its mature and reliable products, Prunus has been widely recognized on the global market, becoming one of the best choice of strategic business partners by many top brandsd. Prunus is also WHO designated brand for anti-pandemic medical supplies. So far, Prunus products had been widely exported to more than 150 countries and regions worldwide.


The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) is the largest nonprofit medical organization dedicated to promoting excellence and consistency in the practice of critical care.

With members in more than 100 countries, SCCM is the only organization that represents all professional components of the critical care team. The Society offers a variety of activities that ensure excellence in patient care, education, research, and advocacy.

SCCM’s mission is to secure the highest-quality care for all critically ill and injured patients.

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Hamilton Medical is committed to helping medical teams deliver the best respiratory care – to anyone, anywhere. With Intelligent Ventilation technologies that are safe, easy to use, and lung protective, we strive to lessen the load for the frontline heroes of critical care.

The extensive range of ventilators are being exclusively distributed by Somnotec (S) Pte Ltd in Singapore.


Vygon is a world leader in the creation of high technology single-use medical devices, distributed throughout the world by our dedicated network of 27 subsidiaries and 331 integrated distribution partners.

Vygon offers an extensive range of products suitable for use in the following clinical departments:

  • Neonatology, nutrition & obstetrics
  • Intensive care
  • Anaesthesia & Emergency
  • Intravascular Therapies
  • Cardiovascular & Surgery

For more information about our recent innovations, visit our website