Dr. Manu Malbrain (1965) qualified MD from Catholic University Leuven, Belgium in 1991. He is the manager-director of the Department of Intensive Care and the High Care Burn Unit (30 beds) of the ZNA "ZiekenhuisNetwerk Antwerpen", Campus Stuivenberg/St-Erasmus in Antwerp. He is a critical care physician with a basic training in internal medicine.
He is actively involved in the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine and studied the effects of raised intra-abdominal pressure for the last 15 years. He has written a Patient Acute Care Training (PACT) module on abdominal problems. He is the founding President of the World Society on Abdominal Compartment Syndrome (WSACS, www.wsacs.org).
He co-chaired the second World Congress on Abdominal Compartment Syndrome in Noosa 2004 and he was the chairman of the third World Congress held in Antwerp 2007 (www.wcacs.org). He is author and co-author of several peer reviewed articles, reviews, book chapters and even a whole book on ACS. In 2007 he successfully defended his PhD thesis on the same topic.