It is with great sadness that the ICNA announce the passing of Paul Casaer former ICNA President & Emeritus full Professor in Paediatrics-Paediatric Neurology, KU Leuven, on 30 July 2020.
Born 22 Sep. 1940, Ekeren Antwerp, Belgium Paul Casaer was the founding director of the department of Paediatric Neurology, of the Developmental Neurology research unit and of the Paediatric Rehabilitation Centre Pulderbos. Honorary director of the Children’s Hospital of the University Hospital Leuven. He was also the scientific advisor to the board of directors of the Marguerite Marie Delacroix foundation Brussels-Tienen (Belgium).
Professor Casaer was the Secretary General and President (1986-1990) of the ICNA-International Child Neurology Association. He also served on the EPNS Executive board for 12 years and was the EPNS President. Along with Victor Dubowitz he was the founding editor of the EJPN journal. Professor Casaer has numberous research publications, mainly related to perinatal and developmental neurology, to alternating hemiplegia and together with Jaak Jaeken the neurology of metabolic disorders.