The Annual Update compiles reviews of the most recent developments in experimental and clinical intensive care and emergency medicine research and practice in one comprehensive reference book. The chapters are written by well recognized experts in these fields. The book is addressed to everyone involved in internal medicine, anesthesia, surgery, pediatrics, intensive care and emergency medicine.
Prof. Jean-Louis Vincent is Professor of intensive care at the University of Brussels, and intensivist in the Department of Intensive Care at Erasme University Hospital in Brussels. He is Past-President of the World Federation of Societies of Intensive and Critical Care Medicine (WFSICCM), 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). He is a member of the Royal Academy of Medicine of Belgium.
Prof. Vincent has signed more than 1000 articles, 400 book chapters and review articles, and 1000 original abstracts, and has edited more than 100 books. He is co-editor of the Textbook of Critical Care (Elsevier Saunders) and the 'Encyclopedia of Intensive Care Medicine' (Springer). He is editor-in-chief of 'Critical Care', 'Current Opinion in Critical Care', and 'ICU Management & Practice' and member of the editorial boards of about 30 journals.
Prof Vincent has received several awards, including the Distinguished Investigator and Lifetime Achievement Awards of the Society of Critical Care Medicine, the College Medalist Award of the American College of Chest Physicians, the Society Medal (lifetime award) of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine, the Presidential Award of the European Respiratory Society and the prestigious Belgian scientific award of the FRS-FNRS (Prix Scientifique Joseph Maisin-Sciences Biomédicales Cliniques). In recognition of these achievements, he was awarded the title of Baron by the King of Belgium.