Condolences to Dr. Arne Kausland
We were deeply shocked and saddened to hear that our long-time friend Dr. Arne Morten Kausland, Vice President of WFAS from Norway, passed away on 1st April, 2021. Please accept our sincere condolences and sympathy.
Dr. Kausland had been working with WFAS for more than 20 years and had made important contributions to our work in many aspects by being Member of the 5th Executive Committee, Vice President of the 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th Executive Committees, Deputy Director of Standardization Working Committee, Deputy Director of Legalization Working Committee, and Member of International Proficiency (Qualification) Exam Committee – he had been closely involved with all key issues in the progress of WFAS.
An expert to ISO/TC249 representing Norway, he devoted himself in promoting standardized, high- quality practice of acupuncture; a doctor for more than 30 years, he was an unswerving believer in acupuncture and seized every advocacy opportunity; a man of compassion and refined manner, he spared no effort in sharing his enormous knowledge or lending a helping hand whenever needed. Thanks to him, WFAS established cooperative connections with universities and institutions of Norway. We still remember the kind words bearing his greatest empathy to the people severely affected by COVID-19 pandemic.
To our sadness, it is time to say goodbye. We will continue our efforts to fulfill his will, letting acupuncture benefit all people’s health and welfare.
Dr. Kausland will be forever loved and remembered. May he rest in peace.
President Liu Baoyan and the Secretariat
World Federation of Acupuncture-Moxibustion Societies April 10th, 2021