Jean-Louis VINCENT, MD, PhD
Dr Vincent is Professor of intensive care at University of Brussels. He is intensive care physician in the Department of Intensive Care at the Erasme University Hospital in Brussels. Specialist in Internal Medicine, he spent two years training at the University of Southern California with Prof. Max Harry Weil.
Dr. Vincent has signed more than 800 original articles, some 300 book chapters and review articles, and 850 original abstracts, and has edited 86 books. He is co-editor of the Textbook of Critical Care (Elsevier Saunders, 5th Edition) and the “Encyclopedia of Intensive Care Medicine” (Springer).
Dr. Vincent is the editor-in-chief of “Critical Care”, “Current Opinion in Critical Care”, and “ICU Management”. He is member of the Editorial Boards of about 30 journals including “Critical Care Medicine” (senior editor), American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine (AJRCCM), “PLoS Medicine”, “Lancet Infectious Diseases”, “Intensive Care Medicine”, “Shock”, and “Journal of Critical Care”.
Dr. Vincent is presently President of the World Federation of Societies of Intensive and Critical Care Medicine (WFSICCM). He is a Past-President of the Belgian Society of Intensive Care Medicine (SIZ), the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM), the European Shock Society (ESS), and the International Sepsis Forum (ISF).
For 34 years he has organized an International Symposium on Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine which is held every March in Brussels.
He has received the Distinguished Investigator Award of the Society of Critical Care Medicine, the College Medalist Award of the American College of Chest Physicians, was the Recipient of the “Society Medal”(lifetime award) of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine and has received the prestigious Belgian scientific award of the FRS-FNRS (Prix Scientifique Joseph Maisin-Sciences biomédicales cliniques).