At the recent very successful HSANZ New Zealand branch meeting in Palmerston North an AGM was held at which there was a discussion about paying tribute to contributors to haematology in NZ. It was agreed to name a session at the annual branch meeting after them in their respective field. It was decided after a vote that the morphology session could be re-named every 10 years after a respected colleague. Edward Theakston who died recently, was to be the new memorial session. An obituary by Anna Ruskova was included in the last HSANZ newsletter.
As New Zealand councillor, Annette Neylon was asked to write a letter to his widow explaining this and HSANZ Council endorsed the proposal unanimously.
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