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2016 Conference

The first ever Australasia-Pacific Post-Polio Conference – “Polio: Life Stage Matters” – to be held in Sydney in September 2016 will facilitate better care for polio survivors and build international connections by bringing together health care providers, researchers, polio survivors, their caregivers and patient organisation representatives not only from the Australasia-Pacific region, but worldwide.

The aim of the Conference is to exchange knowledge about the diagnosis and treatment of the post-polio condition in different age groups to best preserve functioning throughout life.

The Conference will provide sessions for both polio survivors and health care providers, emphasising research results and gold standard evidence-based clinical practice. Since care for polio survivors involves many different disciplines, the Conference targets professionals in the fields of rehabilitation medicine, virology, neurology, orthopaedic surgery, allied health, and students in these areas.


Invited Speakers
Polio Australia is delighted to report that 24 eminent international and Australian Keynote Speakers will be presenting at the Conference.

Conference Program

Conference Program
The Conference Program and Abstract Summaries are now available for download from the Conference website. Remember to check back for updates.

Register Now

Register Now!
Delegate fees have been established and registration is open. Discounted fees are available for students, and for polio survivors and their carers, family and friends.

Social Events
Delegates at the Conference will be able to attend a Welcome Cocktail Party and a Gala Dinner, as well as enjoying all that Sydney has to offer.


Frequently Asked Questions
Find the answers to all your Conference questions here. The FAQ are regularly updated, but please contact us if you can’t find what you are looking for.


Delegate Fees in Detail
Delegates are able to register for individual days as well as for the entire 3-day Conference. You also won’t want to miss the Welcome Cocktail Party or the Gala Dinner.