The Spirit of Val d’Isère

The Spirit of Val d’Isère

In the good old times, Professor Luc Picard opened the Val d’Isère meeting each year by inviting the guests to introduce themselves. By tradition, the participants always included the site of their training in their introduction. Once a British colleague stood up saying: hello, my name is James Byrne, and I was trained here, in Val d’Isère.

He spoke for many of us. Since then, his statement remains the symbol of Val d’Isère for me.

This past Monday, Luc left us without his exceptional kindness and wisdom.

He remains with us forever as the Spirit of Val d’Isère.

Istvan Szikora M.D.,Ph.D.

President, European Board of Neurointerventions

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