It is with great sadness we have to announce that one of the founding members and former President of our Society, Professor Sten Lennquist, passed away late Friday night November 10, 2023 at the age of 86. He has been teaching and educating until the very end of his life and his heart stopped during a lecture at his former University in Linkoping. He spent his last days with his large and loving family.

Parallel to his work as surgeon, he had, on humanitarian base, worked with disaster medicine, leading one of the most important international projects on training of medical staff in management of major incidents and disasters with focus on the consequences of global terrorism. He has received several international rewards and is honorary member in nine international scientific societies, in several of them active as president or secretary general. His work within disaster medicine included several educational commitments from the Swedish Board of Health and Welfare, the European Union, World Health Organization (WHO) and several different countries.

ESTES Community will miss his strong leadership, elegance and charisma.