Washington Update

FASEB Welcomes Shock Society as Newest Member

By: Jennifer Zeitzer
Thursday, July 15, 2021

In early July, the FASEB Board approved the Shock Society’s application for membership. With the addition of the Shock Society, FASEB now represents 30 scientific societies. The Shock Society’s mission is to improve the care of victims of sepsis, trauma, and shock through promoting basic, translational, and clinically relevant research into the biology of trauma, sepsis, burn, and shock. Promoting the education and mentoring of the next generation of investigators in the field of trauma, shock, and sepsis is also a key focus area for the society. Membership consists of approximately 400 basic and clinician scientists based in the U.S. and abroad.

The Shock Society’s interest in joining FASEB was driven by a belief that their members would bring a unique perspective to the Federation given their multidisciplinary approach to basic and translational shock-related research. In addition, many of the society’s members are actively involved in advocacy for research and education of the public in areas such as sepsis awareness, the Stop the Bleed Campaign, the impact of gun violence (including Red Flag legislation), and animal affairs/animal models. All of these focus areas align with FASEB’s advocacy and policy priorities. As noted in its membership application, the Shock Society is excited about working with FASEB and joining its member societies as a unified voice on Capitol Hill and with the National Institutes of Health. Similar to FASEB, the society maintains active communication with the public through an active Twitter feed and other social media channels.

FASEB looks forward to developing a lasting and productive relationship with the Shock Society.