Dr. Maxime Patout is a respiratory physician with special interest in the management of chronic respiratory failure. He completed his medical training in Rouen University Hospital and spent two years in Lane Fox Respiratory Unit, St-Thomas’ Hospital in London with Prof. N. Hart and Dr. P.B. Murphy. He finished his PhD in 2020 on new techniques for the management of chronic respiratory failure under the direction of Prof. A. Cuvelier. He is the early career member representative of ERS Assembly 2 and the vice-Chair of the ERS Early Career Member committee.