We are deeply saddened to learn this week, so soon after the loss of Peter Berman, that another former CNS President, Bruce Berg, has passed away. Dr. Berg was a charter member of the CNS, served on the board as a Councillor (1974-76) and President (1977-78), and was the distinguished Hower Award Lecturer at the the 1988 CNS Annual Meeting in Halifax, Nova Scotia. A full tribute will be posted on the CNS website in the coming weeks. Meanwhile, please see below the notice received from Dr. Berg's colleagues and successors at UCSF, Drs. Heather Fullerton and Steve Hauser:


The Department of Neurology mourns the passing of our beloved Dr. Bruce O. Berg, the founder of the UCSF Division of Child Neurology (1968), and a long-time mentor and friend to many here.  We had the honor of celebrating with him and his wife, Mrs. Linda Berg, just last week at the 2016 Bruce O. Berg Annual Lectureship.  His accomplishments are known to many of you-he was a champion of child neurology, helping to establish it as a distinct specialty.  He authored seminal textbooks, including the "Principles of Child Neurology," which many of us have read cover to cover.  He was the first to recognize and describe infantile botulism and giant axonal neuropathy, among other diseases.  But he will be most remembered by us for his beautiful spirit-his kindness and compassion, his generosity with his time and knowledge, and his ready smile.

We invite you to read Dr. Berg's 1999 memoir, attached, which captures his humble nature and sense of humor.  His memorial service will occur this winter.