We are sad to report the death of Prof Art Lipman on April 23rd after a battle with myelofibrosis. Art was part of the editorial team of Papas when the group was in its early days. Subsequently he regularly peer refereed and was an author for us. Art was very active in the pain world, and a pioneer of evidence based pain. He was founding head of his department in Utah, and was editor of the Journal of Pain & Palliative Care Pharmacotherapy. He had a wonderfully quirky sense of humour and loved to make much of the differences between UK and US English. We will miss his guidance and friendship. For a full obituary see here.