Guest Editors Marius M. Hoeper Marius M. Hoeper was educated at Hannover Medical School (Hannover, Germany), where he specialised in respiratory medicine and intensive care medicine. In 1992, he received a 2-year grant from Germany’s National Research Foundation for a post doctorial training position at the University of Colorado (Denver, CO, USA). Following this he returned to the Hannover Medical School, where he now holds the position of Senior Physician in the Department of Respiratory Medicine. He is in charge of the pulmonary hypertension programme and is the clinical director of the medical intensive care unit. His main scientific interest lies in the field of pulmonary hypertension, where he has published more than 160 papers. In addition, Marius serves as a regular reviewer for major medical journals in his field and is a member of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine editorial board as well as an associate editor for the European Respiratory Journal (ERJ). Marius was a task force member at the 3rd World Symposium on Pulmonary Hypertension held in 2003 (Venice, Italy) and was a task force chair at the 4th World Symposium on Pulmonary Hypertension held in 2008 (Dana Point, CA, USA). In addition, he has been an author and section editor for the 2009 European Guidelines for Pulmonary Hypertension. Marc Humbert Marc Humbert is Professor of Medicine at the South Paris University (Le Kremlin-Bicetre, ˆ France). In addition to his academic responsibilities, he is consultant and specialist at the National Referral Centre for Pulmonary Hypertension, Department of Respiratory and Intensive Care Medicine, Hopitalˆ Bicetre, ˆ Assistance-Publique Hopitaux ˆ de Paris, (Paris, France). Marc is Director of the INSERM UMR-S 999 "Pulmonary Hypertension: Pathophysiology and Innovative Therapies" and Director of the ‘‘Thorax Innovation’’ University Hospital Department. Marc is Vice Dean of the South Paris University School of Medicine, President of the Research Committee and Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Assistance-Publique Hopitauxˆ de Paris. He was the Editor of the proceedings for 4th World Symposium on Pulmonary Hypertension held in 2008. He is currently Chief Editor for the European Respiratory Review (ERR) and is an Associate Editor for the European Respiratory Journal (ERJ). He has published widely in the fields of pulmonary hypertension and pulmonary inflammation, and was awarded the European Respiratory Society Cournand Lecture in 2006 with a lecture on "The Burden of Pulmonary Hypertension". Marc has also received the Descartes-Huygens Prize from the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. Eur Respir Monogr 2012 57: v. Copyright ERS 2012. DOI: 10.1183/1025448x.10019212 Print ISBN: 978-1-84984-025-5 Online ISBN: 978-1-84984-026-2 Print ISSN: 1025-448x Online ISSN: 2075-6674 v
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