It is with great sadness to share with you that Professor Tolga Köroğlu passed away last week after a dramatic accident. Tolga has been the medical director of the PICU in Izmir, Turkey. He was loved by all his colleagues in the unit, but also by his colleagues in Turkey and beyond.
We know Tolga as an excellent clinician and academic driving clinical practice, education and research forward. Tolga’s vision to connect with the international community and bridging different cultures was his passion. We know this very well when Tolga and Jos Latour worked closely together as the congress chairs of the 7th World Congress on Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care in Istanbul in May of 2014. A truly memorable and successful congress.
As the President of the Turkish Society of Pediatric Intensive and Emergency Care, Tolga always connected with international leaders and organisations including ESPNIC.
We will be remembering Tolga as a warm person with a vision and wishing his wife Özge and all colleagues in Turkey and beyond. A true friend with a smile will be missed.
Jos Latour, ESPNIC Member
Orsola Gawronski, ESPNIC Nursing President
Pierre Tissieres, ESPNIC Medical President