Professor Geoffrey Warren Hanks, one of the pioneers of Palliative Care in Europe has left us on Thursday 27 June 2013.
Without him the EAPC would not be where it is now. He was the scientific chair of the first EAPC Congress held in 1990 in Paris and of the Second EAPC Congress held in Brussels 1992. In 1994 he was the first Editor of newly launched European Journal for Palliative care, official Journal of the EAPC. In 1995 he became the second President of the EAPC after Vittorio Ventafridda. When he became Editor of Palliative Medicine 2002, the Journal has got the status of Research Journal of the EAPC. In recognition of all his contributions to the EAPC he was nominated Honorary President in 2003.
For many of us he was a great mentor and a good friend. We miss him.