*2nd June 1936 Tunis
†3rd March 2013
Marc Yana was born on June 2, 1936 in Tunis. After medical studies in Paris, he was active in phoniatrics since 1962. His main topics in phoniatrics were: all areas of pathology of voice, speech and language. As pioneer of phoniatrics and enthusiastic adherent of the European ideal, Marc Yana was a member from the very beginning of UEP.
In 1976, he became president of UEP and organised the 5th UEP Congress in Paris with 86 participants from 18 countries.
From 1983 to1992 he supported UEP as a member of the General Secretariat Office of UEP, and in 1996 he became treasurer of UEP.
In addition to his dedication to UEP, he was a networker, being active in several further scientific societies. He was a great figure in Phoniatrics and has been so devoted to defend our speciality. Thankfully, with affection and sympathy, we will remember him as a good friend and colleague.
Antoinette am Zehnhoff-Dinnesen, president of UEP for all UEP members