Mission

InFACT seeks to improve the care of acutely ill patients around the world through high quality clinical research into the causes, prevention, and management of acute, life-threatening illness.

The mission of the International Forum for Acute Care Trialists is to facilitate collaboration and cooperation between Clinical Trials Networks to:

  • Advance an understanding of the global epidemiology, natural history, prevention, and optimal management of life-threatening acute illness

  • Enable high quality global collaborative investigator-led clinical research involving acutely ill patients

  • Develop valid study metrics for the description of illness and the measurement of outcomes, and harmonize data elements across clinical trials

  • Support local research education and mentorship activities through international exchanges and other co-operative educational activities

  • Facilitate the establishment of new national or regional investigator-led clinical trials groups in critical care

  • Enhance the profile of acute critical illness with the public, and with regulatory and granting agencies.

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H1N1 Update

As of January 31, 2010, worldwide more than 209 countries and overseas territories or communities have reported laboratory confirmed cases of pandemic influenza H1N1 2009, including over 15,174 deaths.

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