October 24, 2016

LeBien and Luciano Vassalli Awards

The LeBien and Luciano Vassalli awards were announced and presented during the IPOPI PID Champions Award Ceremony organised at the IPOPI Biennial Meeting, in Barcelona (Spain).

The LeBien award, which recognises an adult who has greatly contributed to the PID community at the international level, was presented by Jose Drabwell to Dr Teresa Espanol, former Chair of IPOPI’s Medical Advisory Panel and current advisor for the Spanish PID organisation. Dr Espanol thanked IPOPI and participants for this recognition.

Dr Teresa Español and Jose Drabwell

Christine Jeffery and Geoff Yu

The winner of the Luciano Vassalli award is Geoffrey Yu, Vice-President of Primary Immunodeficiency League (Hong-Kong). Geoffrey was recognised with this award for his great efforts in improving the lives of patients with PIDs in Hong Kong. Sergio Vassalli, father of Luciano Vassalli, in whose memory the award was created, and Christine Jeffrey handed out the award to Geoffrey.

The IPOPI PID Champions Award Ceremony was supported by LFB.

Sergio and Sandra Vassalli, Geoff Yu and Jose Drabwell