As at 27 January 2020, there have been 90 Workshops and 8 other education sessions held across Australia,
providing training to 1312 Health Professionals.
There are 4 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
QLD
Toowoomba
Available
Thursday
2020-03-12
03:30pm - 5:30pm
St Vincent's Hospital
22-36 Scott Street, Toowoomba
NSW
Sydney
Available
Thursday
2020-03-26
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Royal North Shore Hospital
Reserve Rd, St Leonards
WA
Collie
Available
Wednesday
2020-04-01
10:00am - 12:00pm
Collie Hospital
Deakin Street, Collie

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
NSW
Sydney
Friday
2020-03-27
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Liverpool Hospital (Entrance A)
Elizabeth and Goulburn Streets, Liverpool

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* = externally organised event

State or Territory
Region
Date
Number of Participants
ACT
test
2020-04-01
10
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

Refreshments provided

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.