3 AUGUST 2020
With great sadness, we read the announcement of the passing of Professor Paul Casaer on the website of the International Child Neurology Association ICNA
With great sadness, we read the announcement of the passing of Professor Paul Casaer former ICNA President & Emeritus full Professor in Paediatrics-Paediatric Neurology, KU Leuven, on 30 July 2020. link
Born on 22nd September 1940 in Belgium, Professor Casaer made many major contributions to the field of paediatric neurology. But the AHC patient and scientific community will always remember him with admiration and gratitude for the fundamental role that he played in assessing the efficacy of Flunarizine as chronic treatment for this rare and complex neurological disease. Thanks to the positive results of his double-blinded international trial with Flunarizine published in 1987, the quality of life of so many AHC patients has been improving since then all over the world. link
Prof. Casaer also contributed to the ENRAH Project (2005 -2009) for the creation of the European Registry for AHC and to the international collaboration that led to the discovery of the AHC-causing mutations in the ATP1A3 gene (2012).