Fabio S. Taccone is Professor at the Department of Intensive Care of Hopital Erasme and Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) in Brussels (Belgium). He received his medical degree from the University of Naples, Italy (SUN) in 2000 and obtained post-graduate licenses in Internal Medicine and Intensive Care Medicine at ULB. He obtained in October 2014 his PhD doctoral degree with a thesis on cerebral microcirculation during sepsis. Pr. Taccone has a large area of interest in critical care medicine, with a particular research in antibiotic pharmacokinetics, brain injury, microcirculation during severe infections, therapeutic hypothermia as a neuro-protective strategy and ECMO. He has authored more than 220 scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals and is Section Editor of Minerva Anestesiologica and BMC Emergency Medicine. He is also Chair of the Neuro-Intensive Care section of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM) since 2016 and member of the Advisory Board of the International Symposium of Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine (ISICEM) since 2011 as well of two different Working Groups at EuroELSO. Pr. 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).