Dr. Laurent Brochard obtained his MD in Paris, France, in 1986. Since 2014, he is Director of the Division of Critical Care Medicine at the University of Toronto. He is Professor of Medicine, Keenan Chair in Critical Care and Respiratory Failure, at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. He has been Editor-in-Chief of Intensive Care Medicine and is Deputy Editor of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. He is leading an international group of respiratory physiology (PLUG https://www.plugwgroup.org/) and runs the Centre of Excellence in Mechanical Ventilation (CoEMV.ca). He has published over 550 peer-reviewed publications (H-index 102).