06 October 2019

Marc Humbert becomes ERS President Elect 2020

Esteemed PVRI member, Marc Humbert has been elected European Respiratory Society (ERS) Vice President for 2019–2020 and will successively become ERS President in 2021-2022, making him a key and influential figure within the society.

ERS is an international organisation that brings together physicians, healthcare professionals, scientists and other experts working in respiratory medicine. They are one of the leading medical organisations in the respiratory field, with a growing membership representing over 160 countries.

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Marc Humbert, MD, PhD, is Professor of Respiratory Medicine at the South Paris University (Université Paris-Saclay) in Le Kremlin-Bicêtre, France.

In addition to his academic responsibilities, he is the Director of the French Reference Centre for Pulmonary Hypertension, Department of Respiratory and Intensive Care Medicine, Hôpital Bicêtre, Assistance Publique Hôpitaux de Paris.

Along with membership to several scientific councils and institutes, Marc Humbert is the current Director of the INSERM Unit "Pulmonary Hypertension: Pathophysiology and Innovative Therapies" and of the "Thorax Innovation" University Hospital Department.

He has been the Chief Editor of the European Respiratory Journal from 2013 to 2017 and has published more than 700 peer-reviewed articles, mostly in the field of pulmonary hypertension.

He is a Fellow of the European Respiratory Society (FERS Foundation Fellow) and has received several distinctions including the 1997 François Brenot Award (ERS), the 2006 Cournand Lecture Award (ERS), the 2009 Descartes-Huygens Award (Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences), the 2016 Rare Disease Award (Fondation de France), and the 2018 Award for Lifetime Achievement in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (ERS). Since 2017, Marc Humbert is the vice-coordinator of the European Reference Network for rare and low prevalence respiratory diseases in charge of the pulmonary hypertension core network (ERN-LUNG). Clarivate Analytics listed Marc Humbert as one of the world's highly cited researchers in the field of Clinical Medicine (2018).

The European Respiratory Society is a major player in medicine worldwide. As a physician, educator and researcher involved in many aspects of respiratory medicine with an emphasis on pulmonary hypertension and pulmonary vascular diseases, my priority will be to build strong relationships with patients, carers, researchers and healthcare providers globally for a better lung health.
Marc Humbert Director, Department of Respiratory and Intensive Care Medicine, Hôpital Bicêtre, Assistance Publique Hôpitaux de Paris.

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