I have been shocked and saddened today, when I heard the news that prof. Stefek Grmec from Slovenia has passed away. He was an astonishing emergency physician and a brilliant scientists, who has organized a fantastic ambulance service in his town of Maribor. In Maribor he was also a well respected professor and Head of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Maribor School of Medicine. I still remember his interesting lectures about the new methods in emergency medicine, especially ultrasound and capnography, which were among his main research interests. He also organized the best conference on resuscitation I ever attended – the First Maribor Resuscitation Summit ‘’On the Future of CPR”, which took place in 2010 and featured the best scientists from across the globe in the area of CPR.
I could go on and on about his professional achievements, but really what was most special about him was his kindness and openness towards his colleagues. I could always approach him, send him an email with some questions or ideas, and he was always very eager and glad to help. My deepest condolences go out to his family, friends and colleagues.
Rest in peace my dear prof. Grmec.