The 2nd European Polio Conference in Amsterdam from 25-27 June 2014 is now open for registration and abstract submission!
Please visit www.polioconference.com
The conference theme ‘Post-Polio Syndrome – A Condition without Boundaries’ refers to the aim to exchange knowledge about the treatment of polio residuals in different age groups across the world to best preserve functioning throughout life.
The challenges for the aging European polio survivors and the young polio survivors inside and outside Europe differ. In aging polio survivors, treatment focuses on post-polio syndrome and secondary disorders of the locomotory system due to long-standing overuse, with the aim to preserve independency and quality of life. In young polio survivors the challenge is to prevent these late problems, to reduce disability and to improve societal participation.
To facilitate better care and to build international connections, the Conference brings together health care providers, researchers, polio survivors, their caregivers and patient organisation representatives from Europe and world wide. The Conference has dedicated sessions for polio survivors and for health care providers emphasizing research results and state-of-the art clinical practice.
Besides for health care professionals and researchers in the field of rehabilitation medicine, the conference program is of interest for virologists and neurologists and offers the option for one-day registrations.
Main Conference Topics
- Polio Eradication Progress
- Pathophysiology of Post-Polio Syndrome, New Avenues for Treatment?
- Best Practices for Post-Polio Syndrome
- Innovations in Orthotic Devices
- Treatment of Young Polio Survivors Inside and Outside Europe
- Coping & Exchange of Experiences
- Societal and Caregiver Issues
This Conference is initiated by the European Polio Union and the Academic Medical Centre of Amsterdam in cooperation with the Danish Society of Polio and Accident victims (PTU) Copenhagen and Karolinska Institute Sto