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Online encyclopaedia "WikiParkinson" introduced in Luxembourg on World Parkinson Day 2016


Well over a year after the take-off of the NCER-PD research program, tiny Luxembourg is again the stage for a most ambitious startup in the field of Parkinson's disease. The 11th of April 2016, World Parkinson's Day, saw the introduction to the general public of WikiParkinson. As the name suggests, an online platform, structured like a Wiki and dedicated exclusively to Morbus Parkinson.

WikiParkinson was started by Koen Wynkoop (58), a Dutchman who spent the greater part of his life in the Grand-Duchy. A retired communication pro, he got technical support from Fred ten Kley (47), IT engineer with EP-NUFFIC, the organisation for the internationalisation in education. Forget about that 'retired", Wynkoop grins, "in my whole life I never worked so many hours as right now". He got the idea for the project during a meeting with one of his therapists. Being affected himself (Parkinson's from 1997, but diagnosed only as late as ... read more ...

Did you know...

  • ... Parkinson’s Disease is named after Dr James Parkinson (11 April 1755 – 21 December 1824)) from London, UK? He was an English surgeon, apothecary, geologist, palaeontologist and political activist. He is most famous for his 1817 work, An Essay on the Shaking Palsy [1] in which he was the first to describe "paralysis agitans", a condition that would later be renamed Parkinson's disease by Jean-Martin Charcot.
  • ... Parkinson's birthday, the 11th of April, is the date of the annual World Parkinson's Day, calling for worldwide awareness for the needs of patients of Parkinson's Disease and also focussing on the international scientific search for a cure?

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