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Section Editor(s): Vincent, Jean-Louis; Goligher, Ewan C.; Fan, Eddy

Current Opinion in Critical Care: February 2020 - Volume 26 - Issue 1 - p vii–viii
doi: 10.1097/MCC.0000000000000690
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Current Opinion in Critical Care was launched in 1995. It is one of a successful series of review journals whose unique format is designed to provide a systematic and critical assessment of the literature as presented in the many primary journals. The field of critical care is divided into 13 sections that are reviewed once a year. Each section is assigned a Section Editor, a leading authority in the area, who identifies the most important topics at that time. Here we are pleased to introduce the journal's Editor and Section Editors for this issue.


Jean-Louis Vincent

Jean-Louis Vincent

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 a PhD degree at the University of Brussels.

He is a Past-President of the World Federation of Societies of Intensive and Critical Care Medicine (WFSICCM), 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 to 2013. He is member of the Belgian Royal Academy of Medicine.

Prof. Vincent has signed more than 1000 original articles, some 400 book chapters and review articles, 1000 original abstracts, and has edited 112 books. He is co-editor of the “Textbook of Critical Care” (Elsevier Saunders) and the “Encyclopedia of Intensive Care Medicine” (Springer).

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, including Critical Care Medicine (senior editor), the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, PLoS Medicine, Intensive Care Medicine, Shock, Journal of Critical Care, Annals of Intensive Care and Lancet Respiratory Medicine.

Prof. Vincent has received several awards including 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 Distinguished Investigator Award, the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Society of Critical Care Medicine, the ERS President Award (European Respiratory Society), and the prestigious Belgian scientific award of the FRS-FNRS (Prix Scientifique Joseph Maisin-Sciences biomédicales cliniques), he was awarded the title of Baron by the King of Belgium.

His name appears more than 1200 times in Pubmed, and his work has been cited more than 170,000 times; his H-index is 169.


Ewan C. Goligher

Ewan C. Goligher

Dr Ewan C. Goligher, MD, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Interdepartmental Division of Critical Care Medicine at the University of Toronto, Canada, and a Scientist at the Toronto General Hospital Research Institute. After studying biochemistry and medicine at the University of British Columbia, Canada, he trained in Internal Medicine and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Toronto and subsequently earned a doctoral degree in physiology from the University of Toronto. He attends in the medical-surgical ICU at Toronto General Hospital. His federally-funded research program focuses on preventing injury to the lung and diaphragm during mechanical ventilation to improve outcomes for patients with acute respiratory failure.

Eddy Fan

Eddy Fan

Dr Eddy Fan is an Associate Professor in the Interdepartmental Division of Critical Care Medicine and the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto, Canada, and a Staff Intensivist at the University Health Network/Mount Sinai Hospital. Dr Fan received his undergraduate degree from the University of Toronto, Canada, his medical degree from the University of Western Ontario, Canada, and a PhD in Clinical Investigation from Johns Hopkins University, USA. He is currently the Medical Director of the Extracorporeal Life Support Program at the Toronto General Hospital. Dr Fan's research has focused on advanced life support for acute respiratory failure and patient outcomes from critical illness.

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