Fabio S. Taccone, MD, PhD

Hopital Erasme, Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB); Department of Intensive Care, Bruxelles, Belgium

Fabio S. Taccone, MD, PhD, is Professor at the Department of Intensive Care of Hopital Erasme in Brussels (Belgium). He received his medical degree from the University of Naples, Italy (SUN) in 2000 and moved to Belgium in 2001 to start a post-graduate license in Internal Medicine at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium (ULB). He finally became intensivist in 2006 and immediately initiated a clinical fellowship with Prof JL Vincent. Since 2009, he initiated a PhD doctorate (“Fondation Erasme” Award) and has presented in October 2014 his thesis on cerebral microcirculation during sepsis. Dr Taccone has a large area of interest in critical care medicine, with a particular research in antibiotic pharmacokinetics, brain injury after cardiac arrest, cerebral perfusion and microcirculation during severe infections and therapeutic hypothermia as a neuro-protective strategy. Dr Taccone has authored more than 190 scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals and is currently one of the supervisor of the Experimental Laboratory of Critical Care Medicine of the Hopital Erasme in Brussels (Belgium). He is reviewer for several international journals and Section Editor of Minerva Anestesiologica and BMC Emergency Medicine. He is also Deputy of the Neuro-Intensive Care section of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM) since 2013 and member of the Advisory Board of the International Symposium of Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine (ISICEM) since 2011. Dr Taccone has been recognized of several awards, including the Basic Science Award from European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM – 2009), the Sepsis Specialty Award from Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM – 2010) and the Investigator Award at the Congress of the Belgian Society of Internal Medicine (2010) and the NeXT Grant from European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM – 2014/2015). He is also co-investigator for the SHOCKOMICS study, endorsed by the European Community (FP7 Project – 2013) and the PI for the TRAIN Study (TRansfusion strategies in Acute brain INjured patients – endorsed by the ESICM Clinical Trials Group) and PRINCESS Study (intra-arrest hypothermia after cardiac arrest).