We are saddened by the news of the untimely death of our colleague and esteemed NVAS Board member since 2019, Dr Karin Willemse. She helped NVAS enormously through her thoughtful and sharp ideas in organizing its online and in-person events and through her pleasant and inspiring presence. We will miss Karin’s invaluable contributions. Our thoughts and sympathies go out to her family and all those who are left behind. May she rest in peace!