As at 15 April 2021, there have been 98 Workshops and 8 other education sessions held across Australia,
providing training to 1471 Health Professionals.
There are 29 Workshops upcoming - secure your place by registering below. More locations and dates announced soon.


Upcoming Workshops Other Education Opportunities and Events Internal Workshops Completed Workshops

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State or Territory
Region
Availability of Places
Workshop Day
Workshop Date
Workshop Time
Venue Address
AUS
ONLINE Zoom
Available
Tuesday
2021-04-20
4:00pm - 6:00pm
This is an online event. Times listed are AEST. Please register.
QLD
Roma
Available
Thursday
2021-04-22
9:00am - 11:00am
Roma Hospital - Ground Floor, Ambulatory Meeting Room
197-243 McDowall St, Roma QLD 4455
QLD
Charleville
Available
Friday
2021-04-23
9:00am - 11:00am
Charleville Hospital - Ground Floor, Meeting Room
72 King St, Charleville QLD 4470
AUS
ONLINE Zoom
Available
Tuesday
2021-05-18
11:00am - 1:00pm
This is an online event. Times listed are AEST. Please register.
VIC
Mildura
Available
Wednesday
2021-05-26
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Mildura Base Hospital - Conference Room 1
Ontario Avenue, Mildura 3500
VIC
Swan Hill
Available
Thursday
2021-05-27
2:30pm - 4:00pm
Swan Hill District Health
62 McCrae Street, Swan Hill 3585
AUS
ONLINE Zoom
Available
Tuesday
2021-06-15
3:00pm - 5:00pm
This is an online event. Times listed are AEST. Please register.
NSW
Sydney
Available
TO BE
RESCHEDULED
2021
Royal North Shore Hospital
Reserve Rd, St Leonards
NSW
Tamworth
Available
TO BE
RESCHEDULED
2021
Tamworth Community Centre - Britten Room
3A Darling St, Tamworth NSW 2340
QLD
Burleigh Heads
Available
TO BE
RESCHEDULED
2021
Club Active
4/11 Kortum Drive, Burleigh Heads, 4220
QLD
Charleville
Available
TO BE
RESCHEDULED
2021
Charleville Hospital
72 King St, Charleville
QLD
Woolloongabba
Available
TO BE
RESCHEDULED
2021
Spinal Life Australia
109 Logan Rd, Woolloongabba, 4102
WA
Collie
Available
TO BE
RESCHEDULED
2021
Collie Hospital
Deakin Street, Collie
NSW
Tamworth
Available
TO BE
RESCHEUDLED
2021
Tamworth Community Centre - Britten Room
3A Darling St, Tamworth NSW 2340

More locations and dates to be announced soon

If you have any questions, or are interested in hosting a future workshop, please email us at [email protected]

Other Education Opportunities and Events

Listed below are events that Polio Australia's Clinical Health Educator, Michael Jackson, will be speaking/presenting at. These events are generally externally organised, so please click the "More Info" link to find out more or to register.

* = externally organised event

Event
Event Date
Venue
Region
State

The host venues for these workshops anticipate that all places will be filled internally, therefore they are not open for general registration. At a later date, further workshops in this region may be arranged with open registration.

State or Territory
Region
Workshop Day
Workshop Date
Workshop Time
Venue Address
VIC
Bendigo
Wednesday
2021-04-14
12:30pm - 2:00pm
St. John of God - Bendigo
133-145 Lily Street, Bendigo VIC 3550
VIC
Kew
Thursday
2021-04-15
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Restore Physiotherapy and Pilates
260 High St, Kew VIC 3101
VIC
Portland
Monday
2021-05-24
10:00am - 12:00pm
Portland District Health
141-151 Bentinck Street, Portland 3305, VIC
VIC
Portland
Monday
2021-05-24
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Portland District Health
141-151 Bentinck Street, Portland 3305, VIC
VIC
Hamilton
Tuesday
2021-05-25
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Western District Health Service
Education Centre
Hamilton VIC 3300
QLD
Brisbane
Wednesday
2021-06-30
9:00am - 11:00am
University of Queensland
Zoom Session
NSW
Sydney
TO BE
RESCHEDULED
2021
Liverpool Hospital (Entrance A)
Elizabeth and Goulburn Streets, Liverpool
NSW
Tamworth
TO BE
RESCHEDULED
2021
Tamworth Education Centre
114 - 148 Johnston Street, Tamworth NSW 2340
SA
Port Pirie
TO BE
RESCHEDULED
2021
GP Plus - Group Room 3
50 Gertrude Street, Port Pirie SA 5540
TAS
Devonport
TO BE
RESCHEDULED
2021
Mersey Community Hospital
Torquay Rd, La Trobe, 7307
TAS
Launceston
TO BE
RESCHEDULED
2021
Launceston General Hospital
274-280 Charles St, Launceston, 7250
VIC
Horsham
TO BE
RESCHEDULED
2021
Wimmera Health Care Group
Oxley Meeting Room, 83 Baillie Street
VIC
Kew
TO BE
RESCHEDULED
2021
Restore Physiotherapy and Pilates
260 High St Kew
WA
Bunbury
TO BE
RESCHEDULED
2021
Bunbury Regional Hospital
Bussell Highway (cnr Robertson Drive), Bunbury WA 6230
WA
Nedlands
TO BE
RESCHEDULED
2021
Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital
Hospital Ave, 'G' Block, Nedlands

Click here to open a map showing the dates and locations of the Workshops.

* = externally organised event

State or Territory
Region
Date
Number of Participants
ACT
Deakin
2021-03-24
16
AUS
ONLINE Zoom
2021-03-16
1
QLD
Warwick
2021-02-11
9
AUS
ONLINE ZOOM
2021-01-12
9
AUS
ONLINE ZOOM
2020-12-15
6
AUS
ONLINE ZOOM
2020-11-17
3
QLD
Cairns
2020-11-05
5
QLD
Cairns
2020-11-05
4
QLD
Cairns
2020-11-04
6
QLD
Townsville
2019-11-20
5
VIC
Melbourne*
2019-11-06
24
NSW
Port Macquarie
2019-10-30
12
NSW
Coffs Harbour
2019-10-29
12
NSW
Coffs Harbour
2019-10-29
18
NT
Alice Springs*
2019-10-25
34
NT
Alice Springs*
2019-10-25
30
NT
Darwin
2019-10-24
24
NT
Darwin*
2019-10-23
26
NT
Darwin*
2019-10-21
36
TAS
Hobart
2019-09-26
13
TAS
Launceston
2019-09-24
13
SA
Adelaide
2019-09-20
SA
Adelaide
2019-09-20
10
SA
Adelaide
2019-09-19
3
SA
Adelaide
2019-09-18
19
SA
Adelaide
2019-09-17
2
SA
Whyalla
2019-09-16
3
SA
Port Lincoln
2019-09-10
3
SA
Adelaide
2019-09-09
16
NSW
Lismore*
2019-09-06
45
ACT
Canberra
2019-08-28
12
ACT
Canberra*
2019-08-28
6
VIC
Shepparton*
2019-08-14
19
VIC
Geelong
2019-08-13
11
VIC
Warrnambool
2019-08-12
27
SA
Mount Gambier
2019-08-09
VIC
HAMILTON
2019-08-08
8
QLD
Rockhampton
2019-07-18
19
WA
Busselton
2019-05-24
14
WA
Perth
2019-05-23
11
WA
Geraldton
2019-05-22
4
WA
Perth
2019-05-21
11
WA
Perth
2019-05-16
8
WA
Perth
2019-05-14
21
WA
Perth
2019-05-14
17
NSW
Parramatta
2019-05-10
6
NSW
Sydney
2019-05-09
10
NSW
Tamworth
2019-04-11
10
QLD
Meadowbrook
2019-03-29
13
NSW
Armidale
2019-03-12
15
NSW
Lismore
2019-03-11
39
TAS
Launceston
2019-03-06
4
TAS
Burnie
2019-03-05
2
VIC
Wodonga
2019-02-28
31
VIC
Shepparton
2019-02-27
3
VIC
Shepparton
2019-02-27
7
QLD
Brisbane
2019-02-19
12
QLD
Brisbane
2019-02-18
26
ACT
Canberra
2018-10-16
11
SA
Whyalla
2018-10-08
8
SA
Adelaide
2018-10-04
13
SA
Port Pirie
2018-10-02
43
NSW
Broken Hill
2018-09-28
8
NSW
Dubbo
2018-09-26
5
NSW
Orange
2018-09-25
8
NSW
Lithgow
2018-09-24
6
QLD
Bundaberg
2018-09-15
7
QLD
Brisbane
2018-09-13
14
TAS
Hobart
2018-08-23
4
TAS
Launceston
2018-08-20
12
VIC
Greater Dandenong
2018-08-15
12
QLD
Townsville
2018-08-09
7
QLD
Rockhampton
2018-08-06
10
VIC
Melbourne
2018-06-23
9
VIC
Ballarat
2018-06-22
2
VIC
Geelong
2018-06-21
4
NSW
Port Macquarie
2018-06-04
21
NSW
Sydney
2018-05-29
1
NSW
Sydney
2018-05-28
4
VIC
Melbourne
2018-05-25
17
VIC
Bendigo
2018-05-23
15
SA
Port Pirie
2018-05-15
11
SA
Adelaide
2018-05-11
17
SA
Adelaide
2018-05-07
23
QLD
Brisbane
2018-05-03
10
NT
Darwin
2018-04-11
4
WA
Perth
2018-03-29
18
WA
Geraldton
2018-03-26
7
WA
Perth
2018-03-24
19
WA
Albany
2018-03-23
8
WA
Bunbury
2018-03-21
12
WA
Perth
2018-03-19
18
QLD
Toowoomba
2018-03-09
13
NSW
Wyong
2018-03-08
13
NSW
Gosford
2018-03-07
12
NSW
Sydney
2018-03-02
6
QLD
Gold Coast
2018-02-22
9
NSW
Newcastle
2018-02-19
16
QLD
Brisbane
2018-02-15
14
TAS
Launceston
2018-02-07
17
TAS
Hobart
2018-02-05
26
NSW
Coffs Harbour
2017-12-09
15
NSW
Wollongong
2017-12-04
13
ACT
Canberra
2017-12-01
17
NSW
Wagga Wagga
2017-11-27
13
QLD
Noosa
2017-10-30
16

Decades after the poliomyelitis epidemics in Australia, the aftermath of the disease is now becoming evident in our ageing ‘polio population’. Tens of thousands of people are living in Australia who may be experiencing the Late Effects of Polio. In addition, there is a younger population who have migrated to Australia who require management and support. There are many cross-overs in the treatment and management of other chronic diseases and the Late Effects of Polio, and there are also some very significant differences. If post-polio symptoms are not identified, the client can experience rapidly worsening symptoms due to inadvertently incorrect care.

Do you know how to recognise the Late Effects of Polio in your practice?

 

Free professional development workshop

Earn CPD hours

Receive a Certificate of Attendance

Free clinical practice resources

For many post-polio clients, biomedical and pharmaceutical treatments have limited efficacy. Polio survivors are turning their attention and hopes to allied health practitioners to help them improve their quality of life, and prolong their daily functional ability as they age. With a holistic approach to care and increased awareness within the greater health sector, post-polio clients can manage their symptoms, live better, and age well.

Who should attend?

Allied and other health practitioners such as: 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. See more about the post-polio interdisciplinary care team here.

Quality Education

Workshops offered by Polio Australia are developed and driven by best-practice research emerging from Europe and the USA. The workshops are delivered by Michael Jackson with vital contributions from ‘lived experience expert’ polio survivors.

Polio Australia wishes to build a complement of skilled and knowledgeable practitioners across many different modalities around Australia to further increase awareness and standardise care provision for polio survivors.

As such, attendees complete a short assessment at the conclusion of the event, receive a certificate of attendance, and earn CPD hours. After completing this training they can nominate as a health professional who has attended the Clinical Practice Workshop on the Polio Australia Interdisciplinary Post-Polio Health Professionals Register.


Clinical Practice Resources

As a thank you for attending, and to further your education, participants receive a complementary copy of Polio Australia’s “The Late Effects of Polio: Managing Muscles and Mobility” (PDF, 100 pages).

These manuals are fantastic ‘go to’ resources for any health professionals who are already working with post-polio clients, and for those who wish to enhance their expertise in chronic disease management.