La Ligue Française contre l'Epilepsie
est le chapitre français de International Ligue Against Epilepsy (ILAE). Elle est ouverte à tous les professionnels (médecins, professions paramédicales et sociales), qui ont choisi de consacrer leur savoir et leur énergie au service des patients épileptiques.
Disparition de Harry Meinardi (1932-2013)
Harry Meinardi, ancien président (1989-1993) de la ligue internationale contre l'épilepsie (ILAE) est mort le 20 décembre dernier. Emilio Perucca, président en exercice de l'ILAE, rend hommage à l'homme et à son action.
It is with profound sadness that the League learned last week of the death of its former President (1989-1993) and 2001 winner of the League’s Lifetime Achievement Award, Harry Meinardi. Harry was the retired Director of Epileptology of the Stichting Epilepsie Instellingen Nederland in Heemstede, the Netherlands and Professor of Epileptology at Radboud University in Nijmegen. He had also served as President of the League’s sister organization the International Bureau for Epilepsy. Harry had an international orientation from the outset. He was born in Nice, France , spent much of his childhood in the Dutch East Indies (Indonesia), received his medical education in the Netherlands and spent many years pursuing basic research at the Rockefeller University in New York. He was one of those unique individuals who moved easily between the many psychosocial and medical issues of epilepsy and the study of the basic mechanisms of epilepsy in the laboratory. His leadership skills benefitted the ILAE and the IBE as well as the many junior colleagues whom he mentored.. The international epilepsy community has lost a major figure, but his legacy remains in the many people he helped bring to the epilepsy cause. In the coming weeks we will provide a greater account of Harry Meinardi’s many contributions. Until then please join me in offering our condolences to his wife Annemarie, son Floris and daughter Hermelyn. Emilio Perucca President, ILAE
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