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Professor Jean Jacques Robert

Monday, September 11, 2017   (1 Comments)
Posted by: Carly Boland

ISPAD notes the passing of Professor Jean Jacques Robert

 

Jean Jacques has been a phenomenon in the field of pediatric diabetes.

His career as successor of  Professor  Henri Lestradet (co-founder of ISPAD/ISGD with Zvi Laron (Israel) and Helmut Loeb (Brussels) in Necker-Enfants Malades, the reference Pediatric Hospital in Paris), as well as his role in the Aide aux Jeunes Diabétiques (of which he was President after Henri Lestradet) has been widely recognized.

 

Scientifically relevant work, but as well his focus on the young person with diabetes has characterised him throughout his working life. He has been involved in patient education and the development of educational tools to improve the methodologies to teach. Until recently, he has been active in the discussion and teaching of health care professionals around the globe, always with focus, and kindness. He has been part of many international collaborative research groups, such as the Hvidoere Study Group, SWEET and many more.

 

He has attended probably the most ISPAD conferences, often accompanied by his wife Ghislaine. They have both been instrumental in the translation of the ISPAD guidelines into French.  Within ISPAD, he was honoured in 2014 with the Lestradet prize, for outstanding achievement in the field of Education and Advocacy.

 

He will be deeply missed by his friends, his colleagues and the many patients he cared for.  Our thoughts are with his wife Ghislaine, and his daughter Maëlle.

 

 

Harry Dorchy and Carine de Beaufort

Comments...

Stephen Greene says...
Posted Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Professor Jean Jacques Robert What sad news. I greatly appreciated my friendship with Jean Jacques who was a stalwart servant of ISPAD, giving sage advice and comment. He will be missed by all of the ISPAD Community. Stephen Greene

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