With great sadness we report the passing of ICLAS and BCLAS Honorary Member Jean René Maisin, January 19th, 2018.
Prof. Jean René Maisin was born May 25th, 1928 . He very actively promoted quality in animal research and animal welfare, at a national and international level. Prof. Maisin founded the Belgian Council for Laboratory Animal Science (BCLAS) in 1983. He served many years as board member, vice-president and president of ICLAS (1988-1995), and continued as an Honorary Member in both associations.
After many years of Presidency with BCLAS, he remained active in his role as an Honorary Member. Prof. Maisin was also prominent in the Belgian National Deontological Committee on Animal Research for many years. He will be remembered with profound respect and gratitude.
The ICLAS and BCLAS boards express their sincere condolences to his wife, family, and relatives.
An obituary may be found here: http://bclasorg.webhosting.be/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Announcement-decease-Jean-Maisin.pdf