He is President of the World Federation of Societies of Intensive and Critical Care Medicine (WFSICCM) and a Past-President of the Belgian Society of Intensive Care Medicine (SIZ), the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM), the European Shock Society (ESS), and the International Sepsis Forum (ISF). He is member of the Royal Medical Academy of Belgium.
Dr. Vincent has signed more than 850 original articles, some 400 book chapters and review articles, 930 original abstracts, and has edited 99 books. He is co-editor of the Textbook of Critical Care (Elsevier Saunders) and the “Encyclopedia of Intensive Care Medicine” (Springer).
He is the Editor-in-Chief of "Critical Care", "Current Opinion in Critical Care", and "ICU Management" and member of the editorial boards of about 30 other journals. He received several awards: the Distinguished Investigator Award of the Society of Critical Care Medicine, the College Medalist Award of the American College of Chest Physicians; he was the Recipient of the "Society Medal” (lifetime award) of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine and has received the prestigious Belgian scientific award of the FRS-FNRS (Prix Scientifique Joseph Maisin-Sciences biomédicales cliniques).
His name appears about 1000 times in Pubmed, and has been cited more than 100,000 times, with an H-index above 130.