He was president of the ICMCC, Editor in Chief of the "Health and Technology" journal, and has held several other positions.
Although ICMCC is not a member of EAMBES, he was well known to many in our field. Both as EiC and because he was present in many BME conferences where he would always point to how what we were doing was influencing the patients. He was scheduled to speak at the upcoming MBEC conference in Dubrovnik. In stead a commemerative event will be planned.
He had a bird's eye view over our field and many related fields, something that is very well presented in the mission statement of the ICMCC: "ICMCC (International Council on Medical & Care Compunetics) is an international foundation operating as the knowledge centre for medical and care compunetics (COMPUting & Networking, its EThICs and Social/societal implications), making information on medicine and care available to patients using compunetics as well as distributing information on the use of compunetics in medicine and care to patients and professionals."
Apart from having influenced many people's work, he was also a very aimiable man. He will be dearly missed.