Annika Reintam Blaser graduated University of Tartu, Estonia, worked thereafter as a consultant in general ICU of Tartu University Hospital and later as a chief of Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care in East Tallinn Central Hospital. She defended her doctoral degree 2008 in Tartu. Currently she is working as a consultant in the ICU of the Lucerne Cantonal Hospital, Switzerland. The main topic of her research is gastrointestinal dysfunction in intensive care patients. She is a member of Executive Committee of WSACS and Chair of the Clinical Trials Working Group.