Family messages

Fotolia 24437363 SBelow you will find obituaries of members of our organization. Their deaths need not be the result of CMTC, M-CM, etc., but in any event the cause of death is not indicated unless requested out of respect for the families.
This list may not be up to date, since we only place an obituary after being granted permission by the family.

In Memoriam

On the 4th of August 2017 one of our members Ton van Boven passed away suddenly at the age of 84 years.
She and her husband Jos (he passed away several years ago) were members since 2000 and had a daughter with CMTC.

We wish her family and friends a lot of strength to cope with this great loss.


Arnold Oranje

In Memoriam

Prof. Dr. Arnold Oranje passed away on 19th October 2016 at the age of 68. He was our first medical advisor and he diagnosed the daughter of president Lex van der Heijden with CMTC. This eventually led to the foundation of our CMTC patient association. He has contributed a lot to our association. We will miss him a lot.

Although he was retired as a professor of child dermatology since 2013 he still worked almost full-time. He travelled a lot to conferences to give lectures, or to see patients.

Arnold Oranje was consultant of general dermatology and child dermatology and (honorary) professor of child dermatology with a hospitality establishment at the Erasmus MC (The Netherlands), working in various locations such as: Maas Hospital Rotterdam (general dermatology), Dermicis Skin Hospital Alkmaar (especially for second opinions and child dermatology) and Intermedica Haarkliniek Geldermalsen (trichology general but particularly for children with hair disease).  As of January 1, 2014, he was available for teledermatological consultation through the website
Oranje was previously deputy head of the Department of Dermatology and Venereology from 1999-2001 and he reorganized the basic training of dermatology in 2000.  He has written more than 400 scientific articles and his H (Hirsch) index is 32. He was co-editor of the Textbook of Pediatric Dermatology (Harper, Oranje and Prose, 2000 and 2006), was involved as a senior editor in the third edition (2012), and also as an editor of the Handbook of Dutch Paediatric Dermatology. Finally, he received several awards for his contribution to (child) dermatology, and in 2013 he became a Knight of the Order of Oranje-Nassau (Royal Award) for his achievements in general and child dermatology.

We wish his family and friends a lot of strength to cope with this great loss.

In Memoriam

Ed Gallis, President CMTC-OVM US, died on the 22nd of March. Instead of flowers etc., he prefers donations for the children of CMTC-OVM US for whom he was the grandpa.
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