Dear Colleagues:
The Child Neurology Society and the pediatrics and neurology communities worldwide lost one of the true giants in medicine yesterday with the passing of Isabelle Rapin, MD.  Dr. Rapin was well known to CNS members of all ages and interests. Older, charter members will recall Isabelle served on the first CNS Executive Committee and received the Hower Award in 1987. Younger members will likely remember her brilliant, probing questions posed to panel members and presenters from the floor at CNS Annual Meeting. The breadth and depth of her knowledge was exceeded only by her collaborative spirit and her unfailing willingness to engage younger colleagues in conversation who sought her wise counsel at Einstein Medical Center or at any number of national and international meetings. Details about memorials and a formal tribute by her longtime colleagues, Drs. Nico Moshe and Karen Ballaban-Gil, will be posted on the CNS website as they become available. In the meantime, I commend to you a wonderful feature from December 2012 posted on the Albert Einstein College of Medicine website, Dr. Isabelle Rapin: A Living Legend.

Sincerely,

Kenneth J. Mack, MD, PhD
President, CNS