Dear members of the UCARE and ACARE networks,

we regret to inform you about the passing of one of our esteemed members:

Professor Marek L. Kowalski (1952-2021),

Marek was a distinguished university professor, outstanding scientist, allergist and immunologist, head of the Department of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology at Medical University of Lodz, and an educator of multiple generations of students. Marek supported the aims of GA²LEN from the very beginning with very high enthusiasm and supported the UCARE and ACARE networks to become what they are today.

Not only have we lost a member of our GA²LEN Executive Committee and an outstanding allergist in our society, but also a very true and loyal friend who committed his life to helping people with allergies to receive better treatments. What he leaves behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.

On behalf of the GA²LEN UCARE and ACARE networks, Steering Committees, and offices: Thank you Marek, you will be sorely missed.

With heartfelt condolences,
Marcus Maurer