Belfast will this week welcome more than 400 scientists, health specialists and medical experts from around the world as part of a major international conference.

Taking place over full two days at Titanic Belfast from 16-17 January, the home-grown conference is organised by Critical Care Reviews, a not-for-profit educational critical care project promoting open access to scientific advancement, set up by local clinician, Dr Rob Mac Sweeney.

Conference delegates will meet to hear the results of three ground-breaking clinical trial results, and a major international epidemiological sepsis study, which will have global research implications.

Belfast has already established itself as a significant international conference destination and this latest event cements its leading reputation as a destination for world class research, development and health expertise.

Now in its eighth successful year, the Critical Care Reviews Meeting has grown to establish itself as one of the world’s best conferences in the field of intensive care medicine.

The highly anticipated conference will unveil pivotal trial results in the area of sepsis, a life-threatening condition affecting more than 7,000 patients in Northern Ireland each year. Latest statistics estimate that, of those affected by sepsis, one in five will die.i