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Wellington Symposium on Late Effects of Polio (aka Post Polio Syndrome)

10 Sep 2019

Did you think that polio in NZ was yesterday’s problem? Not so…

 

University of Otago, Wellington and Polio NZ invite you to our one-day symposium for health professionals  at the University of Otago, Wellington, on Friday 18 October 2019, 9.30am-4.30pm.

 http://www.otago.ac.nz/polio2019

 

  • There are approximately 10,000 polio survivors in NZ. About 35-40% experience Late Effects of Polio (LEoP).
  • Polio NZ members report a very low level of awareness  among the health professionals about LEoP which significantly impacts on their ability to access effective health services.
  • To address this gap, University of Otago, Wellington and Polio NZ are jointly offering a one day symposium on LEoP.
  • The symposium is designed for physiotherapists, occupational therapists, orthotists, podiatrists, anaesthetists, orthopaedic, neurology, respiratory, pain, sleep and rehabilitation specialists,    nurses, psychologists, counsellors and speech therapists and GPs.

 

 For further information and to register, go to www.otago.ac.nz/polio2019.