The Hospital of the Future - with Prof. Jean-Louis Vincent
Prof. Vincent, from Erasme Hospital in Brussels, is President of the World Federation of Societies of Intensive and Critical Care Medicine and his work has been cited in scientific literature more than 110,000 times. He has signed more than 900 original articles and is the editor-in-chief of Critical Care, Current Opinion in Critical Care, and ICU Management & Practice and a member of the editorial boards of around 30 other journals. Prof. Vincent is a world-renowned expert on ‘the hospital of the future’ and brings his experience and expertise to Lisbon on May 24th.
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THE HOSPITAL OF THE FUTURE
Jean-Louis Vincent, Dept of Intensive Care, Erasme Hospital, Université libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
Technological advances and scientific progress are moving at an ever increasing pace, influencing all aspects of our daily lives. And the hospital is no exception! So what are likely to be some of the key alterations in our hospitals in the near future? Of course there are going to be multiple small developments as new therapeutics and imaging techniques are developed, but here I want to discuss just a few of the changes I consider are likely to have the greatest global impact. We are going to see more rapid diagnosis of conditions enabling appropriate treatments to be started earlier in the course of disease thus maximizing the chances of survival for our patients and reducing hospital lengths of stay. More rapid recognition of disease processes in the field with faster transfer of patients to the most appropriate centers will also help improve outcomes. Our approach to patient management at all levels will become more personalized, adapted to the individual patient and their current disease state and, for some conditions, precision medicine specifically designed to target the molecular set-up of an individual patient will become the norm. Telemedicine will be used more widely to enable consultation with specialists at all times, providing them with immediate access to remote patient data and imaging; this approach will also be used to facilitate patient follow-up after discharge. These are just a few of the exciting changes I envision taking place in the next few years as progress continues to impact our daily practice and make hospitals better and safer places for patients and staff alike.
SUMMARIZED CURRICULUM VITAE
Jean-Louis VINCENT, MD, PhD
Dr 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.
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).
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 (AJRCCM), PLoS Medicine, Lancet Infectious Diseases, Intensive Care Medicine, Shock, and the Journal of Critical Care.
Dr Vincent has received several awards: the Distinguished Investigator Award 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, and the prestigious Belgian scientific award of the FRS-FNRS (Prix Scientifique Joseph Maisin-Sciences biomédicales cliniques).
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 was awarded the title of Baron by King Albert II of Belgium in 2013.