2013 Jury Panel
Professor Can Ince is a physiologist who heads the Department of Translational Physiology at the Academic Medical Center (AMC) of the University of Amsterdam. In addition Professor Ince is a part-time staff member (40%) of the Department of Intensive Care of the Erasmus Medical Center Rotterdam (head prof Jan Bakker). This combination allows bench to bedside translation of concepts and techniques related to circulation and tissue oxygenation in surgery anesthesia and critical care medicine to be accomplished. Together with his team he conducts both experimental and clinical research directed at (micro)circulation and oxygenation in intensive care, cardiothoracic surgery and anesthesiology. Areas of investigation include blood transfusion, fluid resuscitation, sepsis, shock and resuscitation, acute renal failure, heart failure, functional hemodynamics, oxygen transport to tissue and mitochondrial function. In addition to experimental and clinical research, medical technology research related to the afore mentioned topics is carried out. His main contribution to peri-operative medicine has been the development and clinical introduction of hand-held video microscopes allowing the first time monitoring of the microcirculation at the bedside during surgery, anesthesia and intensive care medicine.
Prior to his current position as professor in Clinical Physiology (cardiovascular aspects of peri-operative medicine) he was professor of Experimental Anesthesiology at the Dept of Anesthesiology as well as Prof of Cell Physiology at the AMC (from 1993 to 2006). Before going to the AMC (1993) he was associate professor at the University Hospital of Rotterdam at the Intensive Care Unit of the Dept of General Surgery (head prof. HA Bruining) . Prior to that he had worked at the Dept. of Infectious Diseases (University Hospital Leiden) for some ten years on immunological research directed at macrophage function. He has a PhD degree in Immunology/Cell physiology from the University of Leiden. Before entering medicine he obtained degrees in electrical and electronic engineering (BSc University of Birmingham (UK), MSc Information Theory at the Dept of Electrical Engineering at the Technical University of Delft (Netherlands).
Prof Ince is past-president of the Dutch Physiological Society, former chairman of the Scientific Committee of the Netherlands Society for Intensive Care Medicine and past-president of the International Society of Oxygen Transport to Tissue. He is a member of the Hemodynamics Working Group and of the Medical Technology Assessment Working group of the European Society for Intensive Care Medicine. He is on the editorial boards of several journals and has organized several international conference on the topics of his research interests. He has authored close to 300 scientific peer reviewed papers.