The Walczak Programme - NAWA

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The aim of the Programme is to strengthen the potential of Polish scientific units and medical entities by supporting the international mobility of researchers in the fields of cardiology, cardiac surgery, oncology, allergology, diabetology, psychiatry and infectious diseases. The Programme offers visits lasting between 3 to 6 months, with destinations being the best medical institutions located in the United States of America. Persons carrying out projects under the Programme will have an opportunity for scientific and professional development, as well as to gain valuable experience by working with the international scientific community in the field of prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular diseases, tumours, allergies and infectious diseases, which in turn will contribute to the improvement of medical care in Poland.


Detailed information for applicants:

Paweł Kurzyński, Department of Programmes for Scientists

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phone: +48 22 390 35 64


About the patron

Professor Franciszek Walczak for many years managed the Department of Congenital Heart Diseases at the Institute of Cardiology in Anin. He is famous for on performing the first RF ablation in Poland for an adult (1992) and a child (1994). He is considered the nestor of Polish electrophysiology. Author and co-author of over 200 publications in Poland and abroad, and co-author of many monographs. During his professional career he cooperated with scientific staff around the world (Prof. M. Haissaguerre, Prof. K.H. Kuck, Prof. W. Stevenson).