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Commemorating Geoffrey Raisman: a great neuroscientist and one of the founders of neurorestoratology and the IANR

Authors Li Y, Tabakow P, Li D, Huang H

Received 6 December 2017

Accepted for publication 19 January 2018

Published 15 March 2018 Volume 2018:6 Pages 29—39


Checked for plagiarism Yes

Review by Single anonymous peer review

Peer reviewer comments 2

Editor who approved publication: Prof. Dr. Hari Shanker Sharma

Ying Li,1 Pawel Tabakow,2 Daqing Li,1 Hongyun Huang3

On behalf of the International Association of Neurorestoratology

1Spinal Repair Unit, Department of Brain Repair and Rehabilitation, UCL Institute of Neurology, London, UK; 2Department of Neurosurgery, Wroclaw Medical University, Wroclaw, Poland; 3Institute of Neurorestoratology, General Hospital of Armed Police Forces, Beijing, People’s Republic of China
One year ago (January 27, 2017), the sad news that Life Honorary President of the International Association of Neurorestoratology (IANR), Geoffrey Raisman (Figure 1) had passed away shocked all our association members. We could hardly hide our grief. Besides expressing our grief and condolences to his wife, Vivian; his daughter, Ruth; and all his family, the Core Administration members communicated among each other via email and made a proposal to rename the Youth Forum of the Annual Conference, to the Raisman Youth Forum of the Annual Conference. The fourth IANR Council Board meeting in Argentina on September 29, 2017 approved this motion, and decided to establish the Raisman Neurorestoratology Foundation and to write an article commemorating him to be published in the Journal of Neurorestoratology. This commemorative article is divided into three parts: 1) his students and colleagues Daqing Li and Ying Li introduce his life and work; 2) his collaborating partner Pawel Tabakow introduces the process of their clinical trial; and 3) Hongyun Huang on behalf of the IANR introduces Geoffrey Raisman’s contribution to neurorestoratology and IANR. All individuals in the included images have provided written informed consent for the images to be published. 

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