This Conference is staged by Polio NSW (which provides support and information about the late effects of polio to polio survivors and their families), and hosted by our Port Macquarie Support Group. Join us to learn about issues and services relevant to people living with the late effects of polio. Speakers include specialists in Exercise Physiology, Rehabilitation, Occupational Therapy, Podiatry and more.

When: Saturday, 22 September 2018

Where: Panthers Port Macquarie, 1 Bay Street, Port Macquarie

Cost: $35.00 (includes morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea) – please download and complete the Registration Form below and return it by 14 September

Scroll down for full program and other details. For more information: Contact Gail Hassall on 02 6581 4759 or 0432 881 237, or the Polio NSW Office on 02 9890 0946 or 02 9890 0953 or by email at [email protected]

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09:00am – 09:30am    REGISTRATION

09:30am – 09:40am    Welcome to CountryUncle Bill O’Brien OAM, Birpai Elder

09:40am – 10:00am    Opening - Mayor Peta Pinson, Disability Inclusion Plan and Access Committee, Port Macquarie-Hastings Council

10:00am – 11:00am    Best Practice or No Practice - Best Practice or No Practice - Paul Cavendish, Clinical Educator, Polio Australia, Victoria

11:00am – 11:30am    REFRESHMENTS

11:30am – 12:30pm    Swallowing Issues for Polio Survivors - Dr Roslyn Avery, Rehabilitation Physician, Port Macquarie

12:30pm – 01:15pm    LUNCH

01:15pm – 02:15pm    Talking About Pain - Stuart Leckie, Clinical Nurse Consultant, Port Macquarie

02:15pm – 02:45pm    Keeping Fit as you Age with a Disability - Margaret Invernon, Exercise Physiologist, Armidale

02:45pm – 03:00pm    REFRESHMENTS

03:00pm – 03:30pm    Advocacy - Julie Haraksin, Port Macquarie

03:30pm – 04:30pm    Discussion Panel - Strategies for Maintaining a Comfortable Life

  • Linda Walters – Occupational Therapist, Taree
  • Don Scott – Podiatrist, Grafton NSW and Port Macquarie
  • Peter Clark – Dietitian, Healthier You Dietetics, Port Macquarie
  • Tania Powick – Principal Certified Financial Planner, Coastal Wealth Directions, Kempsey

04:30pm – 05:00pm    The Role of Rotary in the Eradication of Polio - Neville Parsons, CEO of Holiday Coast Credit Union and Rotary Member

05:00pm    Closing - Gillian Thomas, President, Polio Australia, and President, Polio NSW

Location: 1 Bay Street, Port Macquarie, New South Wales, 2444

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Phone: 02 6580 2300

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