12 Jan 2024

In memory of Torkel Åberg

It is with a very heavy heart that we learn of the passing of Torkel Åberg.

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I realised that my foremost task was to encourage other people to contribute and to give them credit for their work. This helped many people grow in their roles. Sometimes the emotional support of EACTS was enough to give an individual the energy to finalise his project. This was fantastic.

Torkel Åberg | EACTS Secretary General 1992 – 2003, EACTS President 2004 – 2005.

We are profoundly grateful for Torkel’s service during his 11 years as EACTS Secretary General between 1992-2003 and his time as EACTS President between 2004-2005.

Throughout his career as a renowned cardiothoracic surgeon – Torkel always showed a strong interest in improving results for patients brought about by organisational changes and quality development.

Our thoughts are with Torkel’s family, friends and colleagues at this sad time.