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    The Scientific Committee and the VIDAL experts

    The guarantee of rigor and reliability of VIDAL information and publications.

The expertise of a Scientific Committee and distinguished specialists in the service of care.

VIDAL's reputation has been built on the reliability of the information it publishes, as well as on the quality of its documentary sources and the know-how of its teams.The Recos are published with the same rigor and are based on the expertise of a Scientific Committee, an editorial team and specialist referral experts.Each expert submits to VIDAL a declaration of interest, available on request.

The Scientific Committee's mission is to ensure:

  • the choice of themes for the Recos and VIDAL Focus,

  • the selection of reference documents,

  • the reliability of the data and their consistency with the recommendations and source documents,

  • the harmonization of the different themes covered,

  • the accuracy of the therapeutic information provided in practice.

Members of the Scientific Committee

  • ### Pr Alain BAUMELOU hospital practitioner, professor of nephrology

    **Alain BAUMELOU** is a professor of nephrology at the Pierre-et-Marie-Curie Faculty of Medicine and a hospital practitioner at the Pitié-Salpêtrière - Charles-Foix University Hospital Group. He has held numerous positions in successive agencies dealing with drugs. He is the author or co-author of 143 publications referenced in Medline, mainly concerning renal pathology and the "Kidney and drugs" theme. Wishing to develop the personal management of patients in their care, he has worked in recent years in two areas: self-medication and complementary medicines. Alain BAUMELOU is a member of the VIDAL Scientific Committee since 1985. (link: https://www.vidal.fr/files/declarations_interets/DI_Alain_Baumelou.pdf text: Declaration of interest target: _blank)
  • ### Pr Élisabeth LECA-COLONNA pharmacologist, pediatrician, professor of pharmacology

    **Elisabeth LECA-COLONNA** is a physician and pediatrician. After an internship and clinical training in pediatrics in Paris hospitals, Élisabeth LECA-COLONNA was appointed professor of universities and hospital practitioner at the University Hospital of Tours, where she directed the anti-poison center (1982-1994) and the clinical pharmacology department/pharmacovigilance center (1997-2013). At the same time, Élisabeth LECA-COLONNA was a member (1998-1013) and then vice-president of the Transparency Commission (HAS, 2003-2013), a member of the MA Commission (ANSM, 1998-2003) and the Pharmacovigilance Commission (ANSM, 1998-2010). Elisabeth LECA-COLONNA is a member of the VIDAL Scientific Committee since 2003. (link: https://www.vidal.fr/files/declarations_interets/DI_Elisabeth_Leca.pdf text: Declaration of interest target: _blank)
  • ### Dr François TRÉMOLIÈRES honorary hospital practitioner, internal medicine, infectiology

    **François TRÉMOLIÈRES** is a physician, AIHP (1967), hospital practitioner, and was a medical resuscitator from 1970 to 1985 (Claude-Bernard Hospital in Paris). He was head of an internal medicine and infectious diseases department from 1985 to 2001 at the Mantes-la-Jolie hospital. He also contributed to the evaluation of biomedical devices (artificial ventilators) until 1987, and participated in the evaluation of anti-infective drugs from 1988 to 2011 within the framework of the DPHM, Agence du médicament (1993-1999), Afssaps (1999 to 2010), HAS (from 2003 to 2011) where he was a member of the AMM, Publicity, and Transparency Commissions, and of various working groups (including the GTA, Groupe de travail des médicaments anti-infectieux, from 1988 to 2006) François TRÉMOLIÈRES has participated in the elaboration of recommendations of good use within the framework of learned societies (SPILF, SRLF, SPLF) and of the Afssaps. He has been a teacher for 45 years, and is also the principal author of more than 200 publications in the fields of resuscitation, infectious diseases, internal medicine and drugs, mainly anti-infectives. He has also served on the editorial boards of three medical journals. François TRÉMOLIÈRES has been a member of the VIDAL Scientific Committee since 2006. (link: https://www.vidal.fr/files/declarations_interets/DI_Francois_Tremolieres.pdf text: Declaration of interest target: _blank)

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The experts

  • ### Referring experts

    #### For the Recos: **PR BERNARD BANNWARTH** rheumatology, therapeutics **MARC-ANDRÉ BIGARD** hepatogastroenterology **JACQUES DOLL** hepatology **DR LISE DURANTEAU** gynecology, endocrinology **DR DAVID GOURION** psychiatry **DR JEAN-MICHEL JULIARD**, cardiology **MARC LABETOULLE**, OPHTHALMOLOGY ophthalmology **ISABELLE MAHÉ**, INTERNAL MEDICINE internal medicine, cardiology **DR MAXIME MAIGNAN** emergency medicine **FRÉDÉRIC THIBAULT** urology **PR JEAN TRÉDANIEL** medical oncology, pulmonologye #### For VIDAL Recos in Geriatrics: **DR JEAN-MARIE VETEL** geriatrician (link: https://www.vidal.fr/files/declarations_interets/DI_Jean_Marie_Vetel.pdf text: Declaration of interest target: _blank)
  • ### The experts

    #### ADDICTOLOGY **PROFESSOR HENRI-JEAN AUBIN** addictology **PROFESSOR AMINE BENYAMINA** addictology, psychiatry **DOCTOR IVAN BERLIN** pharmacology, addictology, internal medicine #### ALLERGOLOGY **DOCTOR ROLA ABOU TAAM** pediatrics, pneumology, allergology **PROFESSOR JOCELYNE JUST** allergology, pediatric pulmonology #### ANESTHESIA - RESUSCITATION **DOCTOR JEAN-XAVIER MAZOIT** anesthesia - resuscitation **PROFESSOR MARC SAMAMA** anesthesia and intensive care #### CARDIOLOGY **DOCTOR JEAN-MICHEL JULIARD** cardiology #### DERMATOLOGY - VENEREOLOGY **DOCTOR FRANÇOISE GRANIER** internal medicine, dermatology **DOCTOR EMMANUEL MAHÉ** dermatology, venereology #### DIABETOLOGY **DOCTOR BÉATRICE DULY-BOUHANICK** diabetology #### PAIN **DR. CHANTAL WOOD** pediatrics, chronic pain management #### ENDOCRINOLOGIE **DOCTOR LISE DURANTEAU** endocrinologie #### GERONTOLOGY - GERIATRICS **DOCTOR BENJAMIN CALVET** psychiatry of the elderly #### GYNECOLOGY **DOCTOR ALAIN BERREBI** gynecology-obstetrics **DOCTOR LISE DURANTEAU** gynecology, endocrinology #### HEMATOLOGY **DOCTOR NATHALIE ALADJIDI** pediatrics, hematology **PROFESSOR PHILIPPE CASASSUS** hematology, therapeutics **DOCTOR CÉCILE PAUTAS** hematology **DOCTOR ISABELLE PELLIER** pediatrics, hematology **PROFESSOR MICHEL TULLIEZ** hematology #### HEPATOGASTROENTEROLOGY **PROFESSOR MARC-ANDRÉ BIGARD** hepatogastroenterology **DOCTOR MARIE-CHRISTINE CLAVERO-FABRI** medical oncology, hepatogastroenterology **PROFESSOR JACQUES DOLL** hepatology #### IMMUNOLOGY **DR. BENJAMIN CHAIGNE** internal medicine, immunology **PROFESSOR HERVÉ WATIER** immunology #### INFECTIOLOGY **DOCTOR VÉRONIQUE DELCEY** infectious diseases #### GENERAL MEDICINE **DOCTOR ÉRIC DRAHI** general medicine #### INTERNAL MEDICINE **DOCTOR IVAN BERLIN** pharmacology, addictology, internal medicine **DOCTOR BENJAMIN CHAIGNE** internal medicine, immunology **DOCTOR FRANÇOISE GRANIER** internal medicine, dermatology **DOCTOR PHILIPPE GUILPAIN** internal medicine **PROFESSOR ISABELLE MAHÉ** internal medicine, therapeutics #### VASCULAR MEDICINE **DOCTOR ULRIQUE MICHON-PASTUREL** vascular medicine #### EMERGENCY MEDICINE **DR. MAXIME MAIGNAN** emergency medicine **DOCTOR DAMIEN VIGLINO** emergency medicine #### NEPHROLOGY **DOCTOR SYLVIE CLOAREC** nephropediatrics #### NEUROLOGY **DOCTOR ANNE-MARIE GUENNOC** neurology **PROFESSOR BERTRAND DE TOFFOL** neurology **PROFESSOR DOROTHÉE VILLE** neuropediatrics #### ONCOLOGY **DR. MARIE-CHRISTINE CLAVERO-FABRI** MEDICAL ONCOLOGY medical oncology, hepatogastroenterology **DOCTOR MARC ESPIÉ** medical oncology **PROFESSOR CHRISTIAN GISSELBRECHT** oncohaematology **DR. CÉCILE PAGES** oncodermatology **PROFESSOR JEAN TRÉDANIEL** medical oncology, pneumology #### OPHTALMOLOGY **PROFESSOR MARC LABETOULLE** ophthalmology #### OTOLARYNGOLOGY **PROFESSOR SYLVAIN MORINIÈRE** otorhinolaryngology **PROFESSOR SOIZICK PONDAVEN-LETOURMY** otorhinolaryngology, pediatrics #### PEDIATRICS **DOCTOR ROLA ABOU TAAM** pediatrics, pneumology, allergology **DOCTOR NATHALIE ALADJIDI** pediatrics, hematology **DOCTOR SYLVIE CLOAREC** nephropediatrics **DOCTOR SOPHIE MARCHAND** pediatrics **DOCTOR ISABELLE PELLIER** pediatrics, hematology **DOCTOR SOIZICK PONDAVEN-LETOURMY** otorhinolaryngology, pediatrics **DOCTOR FLORENCE UETTWILLER** pediatrics, rheumatology **DOCTOR DOROTHÉE VILLE** neuropediatrics **DOCTOR CHANTAL WOOD** pediatrics, chronic pain management #### CHILD PSYCHIATRY **DOCTOR NATHALIE GODART**, child psychiatry **DOCTOR MARIE-FRANCE LE HEUZEY** child psychiatry **DOCTOR MICHEL LECENDREUX** child psychiatry, pediatric sleep center #### PNEUMOLOGY **DOCTOR ROLA ABOU TAAM** pediatrics, pneumology, allergology **DOCTOR ROGER ESCAMILLA** pneumology **DOCTOR GILLES GARCIA** pneumology **PROFESSOR GÉRARD HUCHON** pneumology **PROFESSOR JOCELYNE JUST** allergology, pediatric pneumology **PROFESSOR NICOLAS ROCHE** pneumology #### PSYCHIATRY **PROFESSOR AMINE BENYAMINA** addictology, psychiatry **DOCTOR BENJAMIN CALVET** psychiatry of the elderly **DOCTOR DAVID GOURION** psychiatry **DOCTOR DOMINIQUE MALAUZAT** psychiatry #### FUNCTIONAL REHABILITATION **PROFESSOR ALAIN YELNIK** physical medicine and rehabilitation #### RHUMATOLOGY **PROFESSOR BERNARD BANNWARTH** rheumatology, therapeutics **DOCTOR FLORENCE UETTWILLER** pediatrics, rheumatology **PROFESSOR DANIEL WENDLING** rheumatology #### SLEEP **DOCTOR MICHEL LECENDREUX** child psychiatry, pediatric sleep center **DOCTOR PASCALE OGRIZEK** sleep and vigilance center #### THERAPEUTIC **PROFESSOR BERNARD BANNWARTH** rheumatology, therapeutics **PROFESSOR JACQUES BLACHER** therapeutics **PROFESSOR NATHALIE BRION** therapeutics **PROFESSOR PHILIPPE CASASSUS** hematology, therapeutics **PROFESSOR ISABELLE MAHÉ** internal medicine, therapeutics #### UROLOGY **DOCTOR FRÉDÉRIC THIBAULT** urology