Professor at Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Brussels, Belgium)
Manu Malbrain (1965) qualified as MD from the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium in 1991. He is married to Bieke Depré and they have 3 sons: Jacco, Milan and Luca. Since Oct 2017 he is Director of the Intensive Care Department at the University Hospital in Brussels (UZB), Belgium and Professor at the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacology at Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB). Before he was director from 2002-2017 of the Medical and Surgical ICU, the High Care Burn Unit and a hyperbaric oxygen chamber of the ZNA "Ziekenhuis Netwerk Antwerpen", Campus Stuivenberg/St-Erasmus in Antwerp, Belgium. He was medical hospital director of the ZNA Stuivenberg and St-Erasmus hospitals from 2013-2017. He is a critical care physician (1997) with a basic training in internal medicine (1996). He is actively involved in the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM) where he chaired the Working group on abdominal problems (WGAP) within the POIC section (2009 -2013) and he is member of the Scientific Subcommittee of the European Society of Anesthesiology (ESA). He studied the effects of raised intra-abdominal pressure (IAP) in general ICU patients for the last 20 years. He is the founding President and actual Treasurer of the Abdominal Compartment Society (formerly known as World Society on Abdominal Compartment Syndrome, WSACS, www.wsacs.org) and he co-chaired the previous 8 bi-annual WCACS meetings since 2004. He is co-founder of the International Fluid Academy (www.fluidacademy.org) and co-chaired the first 6 iFAD meetings since 2011. Besides IAP and fluid management, his favourite topic is less invasive (hemodynamic) monitoring and he enjoys his active involvement in (bedside) teaching and education of medical trainees and students. In 2003 he was the first ESICM Chris Stoutenbeek Award winner in Amsterdam with a study protocol on different intra-abdominal pressure measurement methods and he successfully defended his PhD doctorate’s thesis in 2007 on the same topic (KU Leuven). He is author and co-author of more than 300 peer-reviewed articles, reviews, editorials, book chapters and even two complete books on ACS.
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