The conference will be a platform for health care providers, researchers, polio survivors, their caregivers and patient organisation representatives not only from the Australasia-Pacific region, but worldwide.
The preliminary conference program features a range of sessions from more than 40 speakers, focusing on the diagnosis and treatment of the post-polio condition in different age groups to best preserve functioning throughout life. This will include:
- Preventing and treating severe deformities in young polio survivors
- Treating Post-Polio Syndrome (predominantly neurological) and biomechanical decline due to consistent overuse (the Late Effects of Polio or Post-Polio Sequelae)
- Preserving independence and quality of life
Allied and other health practitioners such as: GPs, rehabilitation specialists, respiratory specialists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, orthotists, exercise physiologists, nurses, podiatrists, speech pathologists, dietitians, social workers, case managers, and anyone else who is interested in knowing more about the post-polio body.
For more information, please refer to the conference website.