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  




Submission deadline Monday, March 13, 2023, at Midnight ET!

The Shock conference offers an opportunity to present data in both oral and poster presentationsSome short talks will be selected from submitted abstracts. All abstracts will be reviewed by the Program Committee based on data content, originality of the work, and relevance to shock, trauma, and sepsis areas. All abstracts accepted for presentation will be printed in the SHOCK Journal.

Please check below for categories and submission instructions. All abstracts must be submitted electronically. Topics include: 
Computational Sciences/Artificial Intelligence/Big Data/ Precision Medicine 
Acute Lung Injury
Burn Injuries/Heat Stroke
Epigenetics and Exosomes
Hemorrhagic Shock/Resuscitation
Long-term outcomes of trauma, sepsis, and critical illness
Military Medicine
Myology, Metabolism, and Catabolism
Neuro-Immune Crosstalk
Novel Technologies and Approaches to Study Shock Pathophysiology, Outcomes and Treatments
Organ and Systems Crosstalk
Organ Dysfunction
Traumatic Brain Injury and Neuro-Inflammation
Vascular Biology/Endothelium/Coagulation
Viral diseases, COVID-19

Please review the author instructions and abstract formatting instructions before you submit an abstract. Author names and affiliations will be printed in the Program/Journal Supplement as provided. Be sure to provide complete and accurate information for all authors.

Please note: Abstracts should be informative, containing four sections: (a) Introduction including a statement of the study's specific objective(s); (b) Methods including experimental approach and key methods utilized in the study; (c) Results including a summary of results and statistical analysis; and (d) Conclusions. It is NOT acceptable to state, "The results will be discussed". Please see examples of Basic Science and Clinical Studies abstracts HERE.
Please be sure to review the abstract instructions before submitting your abstract! If you have questions, please contact: [email protected]
Visit Abstract Submission Site HERE
REGISTER for the 46th Annual Conference on SHOCK HERE

To be considered for any of the Shock Society Awards listed below, you must upload the required documentation at the time of abstract submission:

Chaudry International Award
Distinguished Service Award
Diversity Enhancement Award
Diversity Meet the Society Award
Faculty Research Award
Mentoring Award
New Investigator Awards
Presidential Travel Awards
Research Investigator Fellowship
Scientific Achievement Award
Travel Awards

Please note that you must be a current member in good standing to apply for a Society award.

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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