Dr. Blot is research professor at Ghent University and honorary professor at The University of Queensland, Australia. He has a main focus on prevention and clinical epidemiology of healthcare-associated complications in critically ill patients such as life-threatening infections and pressure injuries. He is unique through a profound and varied background combining nursing and midwifery, nursing sciences, a special degree in emergency and intensive care, a post-academic teaching degree, and a PhD in medical sciences. This exceptional background allows bridging distinct disciplines and interpreting clinical data in an exclusive way. He has an extensive publication track record and his work has been awarded with multiple international awards.