It is with deep regret that the Presidential Council of the European Laryngological Society informs you of the death our Past President and co-founder of the European Laryngological Society Jan Olofsson,

Jan Olofsson was the head of the Head and Neck department in Bergen, Norway for more than two decades. He was a skilled surgeon, an accomplished scientist and active leader and developer of several international Otorhinology/Head Neck societies. In 1995 he was among the founding members of the European Laryngological Society under the Presidency of Oskar Kleinsasser, together with Italo Serafini, Bernard Luboinski, and Mario Andrea. He was himself the President of our society from 2000 to 2002, completing his term with the organization of the congress in Brussels in June 2002.

We are grateful for his tremendous contribution to the European Laryngological Society. We wish to extend our sympathy to his family, friends and colleagues and wish them strength in these sad days.