Symposium - Late Effects of Polio

Where: 
University of Otago, Wellington, Nordmeyer Theatre
When: 
Friday, 18 October, 2019 - 09:30 to 16:30
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Description: 

A survey of Polio NZ’s members found that one of the big problems they face is the low level of knowledge among health professionals about the Late Effects of Polio, also known as Post Polio Syndrome. To address this need, University of Otago, Wellington and Polio NZ are jointly hosting a one day symposium in Wellington for health clinicians on the Late Effects of Polio. This highly interactive symposium will bring together the clinical teams, the researchers and those with lived experience of this debilitative condition to improve outcomes for all.

There will be a session on vaccinations and the role of people who had polio in telling their stories for the benefit of parents considering vaccinations.

A highlight at the Symposium will be the New Zealand premiere of ‘Korero Polio – Phillip's story’.

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