International Forum for Acute Care Trialists

Global collaboration of acute care clinicians and researchers. 


Improving the care of acutely ill patients around the world.


About Us

The International Forum for Acute Care Trialists (InFACT) was launched in 2008 as a network of investigator-led clinical research groups and academic institutions whose focus is the optimal care of critically ill children and adults. Our members include some two dozen such organizations from around the world, spanning a spectrum of research foci, structural formality, and experience.

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From a global perspective, the International Forum for Acute Care Trialists brings together researchers to broaden the scope of acute care research by identifying issues facing acute care centers across the world, and visualize any trends in the source, transmission, presentation, and treatment of disease. InFACT facilitates initiatives that aim to address these concerns, and collectively strive to improve the current standards of care.

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Working Groups

We have established special interest working groups that are leading collaborative international initiatives in areas such as antimicrobial resistance, research education, and outcome measures.   We have formed partnerships and collaborations with groups such as the International Severe Acute Respiratory and Emerging Infections Consortium (ISARIC) and the WHO. 

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Research Tools

A core role for InFACT is to develop critical care research capacity in areas where it is under-developed, particularly in low and middle income countries (LMICs).  Our vision is to empower intensivists around the world to ask and answer important questions; this, in turn, hinges on building regional capacity and confidence to do so.  

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Programmatic Report

Dedicated to change.

InFACT continues to grow as a global forum - have a read through our programmatic report to learn more about our impact.


Building on the success of the BASIC (Basic Assessment and Support in Intensive Care Course), developed and led by Charles Gomersall, chair of the Asian Critical Care Clinical Trials Group, InFACT has developed a course in BASIC research, structured as a two day train the trainer program, and supported by a manual on basic research principles. Led by Charles, by Shay McGuinness (ANZICS CTG), and by Rob Fowler and Neill Adhikari (Canadian Critical Care Trials Group), the course has now been given in Karachi Pakistan, Sydney Australia, Hong Kong, and Addis Ababa Ethiopia.