Pleural Pressure Working Group
PROMOTING MONITORING IN RESPIRATORY FAILURE
Dear colleagues and members,
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our dear friend and colleague
Jordi Mancebo. He passed away on the night of August 6th.
Jordi was a co-founder of the PLUG and this group was very dear to his heart especially regarding the transmission to the next generation.
We'll miss him enormously.
The Pleural Pressure Working Group (PLUG) is an international network of physicians and investigators working on advanced monitoring of mechanical ventilation and respiratory failure. Our goal is to promote research and use of advanced monitoring, discuss study results, and provide educational tools. PLUG working group is open to anybody interested in this topic and is independent from any manufacturer or private company.
PLUG has been created as a working group of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM) by Dr. Laurent Brochard in 2012 and became an independent group in 2021. The first focus was to promote research and use of esophageal pressure in mechanically ventilated patients. The focus was later extended to advance monitoring including electrical impedance tomography, lung ultrasound, electromyography, etc.
The group gathers more than 600 members from all over the world. The organization is structured in an executive committee, a scientific committee and an educational committee.
The main activities of the PLUG working group are:
Publication of review articles about esophageal pressure monitoring and other advanced monitoring techniques in respiratory failure. The PLUG members published numerous research articles
Organization of multicenter trials
Organization of scientific meetings throughout the year in Europe and North America
Creation of educational tools
Chair: Laurent Brochard, Toronto, Canada
Tommaso Mauri, Milano, Italy
Leo Heunks, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Chair: Daniel Talmor, Boston, US
Ewan Goligher, Toronto, Canada
Claude Guerin, Lyon, France
Stefano Nava, Bologna, Italy
Chair: Jean-Michel Arnal, Toulon, France
Davide Chiumello, Milano, Italy
Alberto Goffi, Toronto, Canada
Francesco Mojoli, Pavia, Italy
Oriol Roca, Barcelona, Spain
Lisanne Roesthuis, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Carlo Alberto Volta, Ferrara, Italy
Annemijn Jonkman, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Bertrand Pavlovsky, Angers, France
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Brian Kavanagh, 1962 to 2019
Robert Kacmarek, 1949 to 2021
Göran Hedenstierna, 1941 to 2021
Joseph Milic-Emili, 1931 t0 2022