Dr François Durand is head of the Hepatology Department & Liver Intensive Care Unit of Hospital Beaujon, Clichy and Professor of Hepatology at University of Paris, France. His main topics in research and teaching have been liver transplantation, complications of end stage cirrhosis (especially in the field of intensive care) and acute liver failure. Dr François Durand is cited in 339 publications in peer review journals in Hepatology, Gastroenterology Transplantation and Intensive Care Medicine with an author h-index of 65 (source, Scopus) and 12592 citations. He has been involved in many multicenter clinical trials in the fields of immunosuppression, management of complications of cirrhosis and viral hepatitis. He has been invited speaker for academic meetings on behalf of the American Association for the Study of Liver Disease (AASLD), the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL), the International Liver Transplant Society (ILTS) and the European Society of Transplantation (ESOT), among others. Dr François Durand has been Associate Editor of the Journal of Hepatology. He is currently Deputy Editor of Transplantation, member of the council of the ILTS and secretary of the International Club of Ascites. He and his colleagues have already conducted several studies and written review articles published in high quality journals on impaired renal function in cirrhosis.