The Annual Update compiles the most recent developments in experimental and clinical research and practice in one comprehensive reference book. The chapters are written by well recognized experts in the field of intensive care and emergency medicine. It is addressed to everyone involved in internal medicine, anesthesia, surgery, pediatrics, intensive care and emergency medicine.
Dr 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 President of the World Federation of Societies of Intensive and Critical Care Medicine (WFSICCM) and 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). He is a member of the Royal Medical Academy of Belgium.
Dr. Vincent has signed more than 850 original articles, some 400 book chapters and review articles, 930 original abstracts, and has edited 99 books. He is co-editor of the Textbook of Critical Care (Elsevier Saunders, 7th Edition) and the “Encyclopedia of Intensive Care Medicine” (Springer). He is editor-in-chief of "Critical Care", "Current Opinion in Critical Care", and "ICU Management" and member of the editorial boards of about 30 journals.
For 36 years, Dr Vincent has been chairman of the International Symposium on Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine, the largest international meeting in this field, which gathers more than 6000 participants every year in Brussels.
He has received several awards, including the Distinguished Investigator Award of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the College Medalist Award of the American College of Chest Physicians He is a 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).