Jan Poelaert

Jan Poelaert is professor of Anesthesiology and chairman at the Department of Anesthesiology and
Perioperative Medicine, Acute and Chronic Pain Therapy of the University Hospital of Brussels
(VUB). He graduated as physician and as anesthesiologist from Ghent University, which included
rotations in the OLV hospital in Aalst (Belgium) and in the Academic Medical Centre in Amsterdam
(the Netherlands). He is past president of the Belgian Society of Intensive Care medicine (SIZ) and
the Belgian Society of Anaesthesia and Resuscitation (BSAR), and he served as chair of ESA and
ESICM scientific committees. His academic interests are perioperative cardiac function (left
ventricular systolic and diastolic function), transesophageal echocardiography (the topic of his
1995 Ph.D.), ventilator associated and postoperative pneumonia and its prevention in the
perioperative care, improvement of outcome after major surgery and hemodynamic monitoring
strategies. We look forward to have professor Poelaert chair and navigate NAVAt.