Polio Awareness Month & Walk With Me

As October is Polio Awareness Month, I'm getting in touch to update everyone on a few things.

This month is all about raising awareness of Polio, and reminding the world that as Post-Polio people, 'we're still here!' If you haven't already registered, you can help advocacy efforts for all post-polio people in Australia by joining the

Australian Polio Register.

If you have a Facebook account, don't forget to follow Polio SA on Facebook for updates during Polio Awareness month.

World Polio Day 2019 we have been sent an invite from Spinal Life Australia based in Qld to a video link that will be transmitted on the 25th October.
Dr William De Mayo will be answering questions in regard to late effects of polio and there is an email address to send in any questions you may have and to be included in the video link. Reply to jkretschmann@spinal.com.au rsvp by 18th October. click here for more details.

Also, we have kindly received from one of our members an opportunity to join a rotary event where Dr. Nigel Quadros is a guest speaker. Strathalbyn Rotary Club at Strathalbyn Football Clubrooms, Ashbourne Road Strathalbyn & will commence at 6.30 pm for a 7 pm start on the 29th of October 2019. The Cost will be $25 per head which includes a meal.

Email to secretary@strathrotary.org.au if you would like to attend

29 October - Dr Nigel Quadros – Polio Australia
Dr Nigel Quadros is a Fellow of the Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine (RACP) and works as a Senior Rehabilitation Medicine Physician in Central Adelaide Local Health Network which is affiliated with the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, the Royal Adelaide hospital, and Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre. He is also a Senior Clinical Lecturer in the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Adelaide where he is involved in both undergraduate and postgraduate medical teaching. His clinical interests are mainly in stroke and general neurological rehabilitation. His special interest is in the assessment and management of people with late effects of polio and he has been conducting a medical post-polio clinic at Queen Elizabeth hospital since 2005. His research area currently involves studying the functional decline in aging polio survivors.

Finally, we will be attending the AGM of Polio Australia and taking part in the walk with me event.

“Walk With Me” event aims to raise awareness about the LEoP and fundraising efforts will allow us to continue to support polio survivors and provide education to health professionals. Here is the link below if anyone would like to donate to TEAM SA. Thankyou.

for more details on the event

Brett Howard, President, Polio SA

bihoward@bigpond.com  |  0403 339 814

The Australian Polio Register

Whilst we know you have registered with Polio SA, we would like to take this opportunity during polio awareness month to remind our members to complete the Australian Polio Register. 
The Australian Polio Register was established by Polio Australia in October 2010 to gather information on the numbers of polio survivors living in Australia today, whether or not they contracted polio in this country.
There are currently over 3,000 people on the register, but it is estimated that over 400,000 Australian's survived the deadly virus last century, so it is important to check if you are registered, as the larger the register the louder we can remind people that "We're Still Here".
Register today
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