Critical Care launched in 1997 as the Critical Care forum and was one of the first online, open access journals in its field, designed as a community forum for intensivists. 20 years later, the journal is the leading open access, critical care medicine journal, having published over 6,000 articles and obtaining over 100,000 citations.
“Our discipline is evolving very very quickly, more rapidly than ever with the development of new technologies so it’s really very exciting and very dynamic” – Jean-Louis Vincent
In this podcast, Professor Jean-Louis Vincent discusses the hot topics in critical care medicine today and explains how the intensive care unit has changed since the journal launched in 1997. Ahead of the upcoming thematic series, titled “The future of critical care”, Jean-Louis Vincent proceeds to give his predictions for the journal, as well as the field in general, for the next 20 years. “We will start to really understand that treatments should be individualized, based on particular features and biomarkers that could really help to direct our therapeutic interventions more specifically” says Jean-Louis Vincent. “Our discipline is evolving very very quickly, more rapidly than ever with the development of new technologies so it’s really very exciting and very dynamic”.
We finish by giving Critical Care’s 13,000 twitter followers the chance to ask Jean-Louis Vincent their questions on the future of critical care.
Read the first articles published in the future of critical care thematic series, here.
I saw when critical care medicine was born in Brazil in the seventies . During my residency in Anesthesia I did one opcional year in a start Intensive Care Unit . It was a great opportunity to improve my skills as cardiovascular anesthetist during the following years . Aside of that I introduced concepts and protocols from General Intensive Care Units to Units organized specifically to recovery patients under cardiopulmonary surgery . During almost fourty four years I have been involved to care critical illness patients . The future ? Certainly precision medicine utilizing molecular and genoma basis will help to targeted and tailored drugs . Congratulations to Prof Vincent and to the 20th anniversary of CCF