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  

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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 Awards and Honors Committee has launched the 2024 Shock Awards. We invite you to submit a nomination or an application on your own behalf for these important Shock awards. The deadlines to nominate Shock members or apply for yourself vary by date. 
The deadline for the following awards is January 12th
  • Distinguished Service
  • Scientific Achievement
The following awards are connected to abstract submissions with a deadline of January 31st
  • New Investigator
  • Travel
  • Presidential Travel Awards
  • Diversity Enhancement
  • Chaudry International
Do not forget to submit an abstract today!
These additional Shock awards have a closing deadline of February 29th
  • Diversity Meet the Society
  • Research Investigator Fellowship
  • Faculty Research Mentoring
If you have any questions or concerns, please email [email protected]. 

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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