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The Society is sad to announce the death of Pentti Rautaharju on Tuesday, August 7th, 2018.
Pentti was a real father figure who made a huge contribution to electrocardiography from the introduction of the Minnesota Code in 1960 through so many computer-assisted studies, with a particular interest in epidemiology.
He was a strong supporter and the International Society of Electrocardiology (ISE), served on the International Council, and hosted the 1993 ICE Conference in Kananaskis, Alberta, Canada.
Pentti will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by so many.
Our sincere condolences are offered to Pentti’s wife Farida and family.
With his passion and his intellect, Adriaan has left an indelible mark on the field of bioelectricity. He was greatly appreciated and admired by his colleagues all over the world. Young investigators will remember their first encounter with Adriaan, when he fired sharp questions at them after their presentation at a conference. During the break, Adriaan would seek them out and show his keen interest in and appreciation for their ideas and conclusions. Adriaan could be very direct (even for a Dutchman), sometimes caught people unawares. But he was also very open, had a keen sense of fairness, and never hesitated to support his fellow scientists. His PhD students could drop into his office at almost any time; immediately, he would drop whatever he was doing and immerse them in scientific discussions. It is no surprise that his students have carried his tradition of rigor and scientific and personal integrity.
The Journal of Hospital Medicine has just released a new article that brings together leader from our society and our partners at ISHNE to identify the ECG interpretation compatentices for trainees. The paper addresses the need that "Currently, many medical education programs lack an organized curriculum and competency as- sessment to ensure trainees master this essential skill."