The European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM) is a an international Scientific Society that aims to promote the highest standards of multidisciplinary care of critically ill patients and their families through education, research and professional development. For 30 years, the ESICM has developed scientific activities to foster research and education on all topics that pertain to intensive care medicine. The ESICM Trials Group has a strong experience in designing, conducting and publishing successful observational & interventional clinical trials in sepsis and acute respiratory failure. As of today, more than 40,000 patients have been recruited into clinical trials testing therapeutic interventions or observational studies by the 520 ICUs of the network.
Jacques Duranteau MD, PhD, is Professor of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine at the University of Paris-Sud, Head of Surgical Intensive Care at the Kremlin Bicêtre Hospital and President of the Medical Committee of the University Hospitals of Paris-Sud. He has several mandates in the context of university and hospital management, as well as the teaching of students and specialist doctors in Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care. He is Chairman of the ESICM (European Society of Intensive Care Medicine) Research Committee and a member of SFAR (French Society of Anaesthesiology & Intensive Care) and SRLF (French Language Intensive Care Society).