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Passing of J-P van Besouw

We are deeply saddened by the loss of Dr Jean-Pierre van Besouw. JP was the Chairman of ACTA between 2007 and 2009 and a Consultant Cardiothoracic Anaesthetist at St Georges London. He was also a recent Past President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists. He was presented with Honorary ACTACC membership in 2016 in recognition of his significant contributions to our association and to cardiothoracic anaesthesia in the UK.

The picture shows JP during a typically lively and good humoured debate with James Roxburgh, SCTS President at the 2014 ACTA meeting in London. He will be missed by many in ACTACC who knew him and many who encountered his influence. Our thoughts go out to his wife Liliane and their children.