Jean-Louis VincentDepartment of Intensive Care, Erasme University Hospital, Brussels, Belgium F1000 Head of Faculty (since 16 November 2005)
Jean-Louis Vincent is Professor of Intensive Care, Université Libre de Bruxelles and the Head of the Department of Intensive Care, Erasme University Hospital (University of Brussels).
He earned his medical degree from the Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium with magna cum laude, with a specialty in Internal Medicine and Intensive Care Medicine. His training included two years of fellowship in critical care medicine at the University of Southern California with Prof Max Harry Weil.
Dr Vincent is presently Secretary General of the World Federation of Societies of Intensive and Critical Care Medicine. He is a former President of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM), the European Shock Society (ESS) and Past-Chair of the International Sepsis Forum (ISF).
Dr Vincent is the Editor-in-Chief of Critical Care, Current Opinion in Critical Care and ICU Management. He is a member of the editorial board of about 30 international journals including Critical Care Medicine (Senior Editor), Public Library of Science (PLoS), Lancet Infectious Diseases, Anesthesiology, Intensive Care Medicine, Chest, Shock and Journal of Critical Care.
He received the Foundation André Loicq award in 1986, the Foundation De Kerckheer award in 2000, the Distinguished Investigator award of the Society of Critical Care Medicine in 2001 and the College Medalist Award of the American College of Chest Physicians in 2003. He was the Recipient of the 'Society Medal' (lifetime award) of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine in 2009 and he received 'Prix Scientifique Joseph Maison-Sciences biomédicales cliniques' (scientific award of the FRS-FNRS) in 2010.
Dr Vincent's main fields of research interest and investigation are sepsis, acute circulatory failure (circulatory shock) and its treatment, oxygen transport, haemodynamic monitoring, vital emergencies and a special interest in the ethical aspects of intensive care.
For 31 years, Dr Vincent has organized an International Symposium on Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine which is held every March in Brussels. This symposium, which gathers around 6,000 participants, has become one of the largest meetings in the field.
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