Dr. Zbigniew Wszolek recognized with 2005 Donald Calne Lectureship
Winnipeg, November 2005

Parkinson Canada is pleased to announce the award of the third annual DONALD CALNE LECTURESHIP to Dr. Zbigniew Wszolek of the Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida, USA.

Dr. Wszolek received his MD degree from the Silesian University in Poland in 1973 and has been consulting and teaching at the prestigious Mayo Clinic and Mayo Foundation in Jacksonville since 1998. He is a co-recipient of an M. K. Udall Parkinson’s Disease Center of Excellence Award from the NIH in the US as well as a Top Teacher Award from the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Dr. Wszolek has well over 300 publications to his credit. A specialist in neurogenetics and neurophysiology of Parkinson’s disease, Dr. Wszolek has recently been involved in work on the Tau gene and work with Lewy Bodies.

This lectureship was established in 2002 to honour Dr. Donald Calne for his outstanding service to the Parkinson’s community as Professor of Neuroscience, University of British Columbia and past chair and long time member of the Scientific Advisory Board, Parkinson Canada.

A distinguished neuroscientist of international reputation, whose work is primarily in the area of Parkinson’s Disease, will be awarded the Lectureship each year. The recipient will deliver a “state of the illness” lecture on Parkinson’s Disease to the Parkinson community at the Annual General Meeting of Parkinson Canada, held each year in November. This year’s lecture will be given on Friday, November 4th, 2005 in Winnipeg, during Parkinson Canada’s Annual General Meeting weekend.