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Professor Vincent is Professor of intensive care medicine at the University of Brussels (Université Libre de Bruxelles) and intensivist in the Department of Intensive Care at Erasme University Hospital in Brussels. He obtained his PhD degree at the University of Brussels in 1982. He is President of the World Federation of Societies of Intensive and Critical Care Medicine (WFSICCM) and a Past-President of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM), the European Shock Society (ESS), the Belgian Society of Intensive Care Medicine (SIZ), and the International Sepsis Forum (ISF). He was a Council member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) from 2011-2013. He is member of the Belgian Royal Academy of Medicine. He has been part of the Surviving Sepsis Campaign since its early developments. Dr. Vincent has signed more than 900 original articles, some 400 book chapters and review articles, 1000 original abstracts, and has edited 102 books. He is co-editor of the “Textbook of Critical Care” (Elsevier Saunders) and the “Encyclopedia of Intensive Care Medicine” (Springer). His name appears more than 1000 times in Pubmed, and his work has been cited more than 110,000 times; his H-index is 140. He is the editor-in-chief of Critical Care, Current Opinion in Critical Care, and ICU Management & Practice and member of the editorial boards of about 30 other journals. He served as invited editor for a critical care series in the New England Journal of Medicine. Dr Vincent has received several awards, including the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Society of Critical Care Medicine, the College Medalist Award of the American College of Chest Physicians, and the Society Medal of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine. He was awarded the title of Baron by King Albert II of Belgium in 2013.a
Trish Kritek is an Associate Professor in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Washington and the Medical Director of Critical Care at UW Medical Center. She trained at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Harvard Combined PCCM Fellowship Program. She currently serves as an attending physician in many of the intensive care units at UWMC including the Medical ICU, Surgical ICU and Oncology ICU. She is also a clinician-educator with an EdM from Harvard School of Education. Her interests include patient and family centered care, interactive teaching strategies and quality improvement in the ICU.
Djillali Annane is Dean of the School of Medicine Simone Veil at University of Versailles- Paris Saclay, Director of the general intensive care department at Raymond Poincaré hospital, Assistance Publique Hôpitaux de Paris; (APHP), and Chief Counsellor of the French Minister of Health for medical education and research.
Dr. Angus is Chair of the Department of Critical Care Medicine of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and the UPMC Healthcare System. He holds the rank of Distinguished Professor and the Mitchell P. Fink Endowed Chair in Critical Care Medicine with secondary appointments in Medicine, Health Policy and Management, and Clinical and Translational Science and he directs the CRISMA (Clinical Research, Investigation, and Systems Modeling of Acute Illnesses) Center. Dr. Angus’ research interests include clinical, epidemiologic and translational studies of sepsis, pneumonia, and multisystem organ failure and health services research of the organization and delivery of critical care services. Dr. Angus has led several large NIH-funded multicenter studies in the critically ill, published several hundred papers, received numerous awards for his work, and is the critical care editor for JAMA.
Dr. Rhee is an Instructor in the Department of Population Medicine at Harvard Medical School / Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute and an infectious disease and critical care physician at Brigham and Women's Hospital. He graduated summa cum laude from Georgetown University School of Medicine and completed his internal medicine residency, chief residency, and critical care fellowship at Stanford University Hospital prior to his infectious disease fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital and MPH degree at Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Rhee’s research focus is the epidemiology, surveillance, diagnosis, and prevention of sepsis and healthcare-associated infections. His current work, which is supported by the CDC Prevention Epicenters, is aimed at using electronic health record clinical data to improve sepsis surveillance and inform better sepsis prevention and treatment strategies.
Theodore “Jack” Iwashyna, MD, PhD, is a medical intensivist and health services researcher at the University of Michigan. His work has focused on understanding the long-term outcomes from sepsis, cardiac arrest, and other critical illnesses—and in identifying opportunities for systems to improve the recovery of such survivors. He is Associate Professor of Internal Medicine in Pulmonary & Critical Care at the University of Michigan. There, he is also co-director of the National Clinician Scholars Program and a Faculty Associate of the Survey Research Center. He also co-directs the Research Core of the Center for Clinical Management Research at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System. His MD was from the University of Chicago, where he also earned his PhD from the Harris School of Public Policy.
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Mervyn Singer is Professor of Intensive Care Medicine at University College London, UK, and a UK National Institute of Health Research Senior Investigator. He is heavily involved in critical care research, ranging from basic science through to translational studies and clinical practice, in journals such as NEJM, JAMA and Lancet. His H index (the last time he looked!) was >50. He has co-edited the Oxford Textbook of Critical Care, is Editor-in-Chief of Intensive Care Medicine Experimental, and sits on the Council of the International Sepsis Forum. He was co-chair of the International Sepsis Definitions Task Force which reported ‘Sepsis-3’ at the beginning of 2016