Did you or someone close to you have polio? Years later, the Late Effects of Polio (including Post-Polio Syndrome) can cause symptoms such as fatigue, new or increased muscle weakness, pain, sleep problems and difficulty with breathing or swallowing.

The information sessions will cover:

– Current information about the Late Effects of Polio

– How to get more out of your health professional

– Self-management strategies

– Q&A

– Local connections


Devalina zoom and cropped 450 x 450Devalina Bhattacharjee
Devalina has worked as a General Practitioner in India for many years before migrating to Australia to pursue a Masters of Public Health degree from Monash University. She has essayed many different roles within the public health sphere such as a peer educator, volunteer and manager of public health policies and programs, with a primary focus on Culturally and Linguistically Diverse communities. She has worked with and treated many patients of polio when working as a GP in India.

Devalina now works as Polio Australia’s Community Development Worker, aiming to reach out to polio survivors and their families to facilitate learning and sharing knowledge about Late Effects of Polio.

Please register below if you would like to attend a session.

Contact Devalina on 0466 718 222 or email [email protected] if you would like further information.

Upcoming Information Sessions Completed Community Information Sessions

In-Person Information Sessions

We will be providing in-person information sessions throughout the year for polio survivors, family and carers.

Please register through our online booking system by clicking on the REGISTER link below.

More in-person locations and dates to be announced soon

LAUNCESTON, TAS

WHEN: 21 March 2024

TIME: 11:00am – 1:00pm

WHERE: Hotel Grand Chancellor
Chancellor 5
29 Cameron Street
Launceston, TAS 7250

Register

HOBART, TAS

WHEN: 22 March 2024

TIME: 11:00am – 1:00pm

WHERE: Lower Mathers House
108-110 Bathurst Street
Hobart, TAS 7000

Register

Online Information Sessions & Zoom Chats

We are holding a series of Zoom chats throughout the year. The sessions will have a maximum of 100 live participants.

Some of the topics covered include: mental health and wellness, helpful aids and equipment, managing fatigue and pain, speech and swallowing problems, and experts presenting on various manifestations of the Late Effects of Polio.

2024 MONTHLY ZOOM CHATS FOR
AUSTRALIA’S POST-POLIO COMMUNITY

WHEN: The first Monday of each month –
join us for one or all of the sessions
April will be held on 8th April due to Easter
4th March
8th April
6th May
3rd June
1st July
5th August
2nd September
7th October
4th November
2nd December

TIME: 11:00am NSW/VIC/TAS time*

*NOTE – This is 11am AEST or AEDT (depending on the month!)

Please check the right time in your
area so you don’t miss it!

WHERE: Online Zoom Meeting

Register

2024 NDIS ZOOM CHATS
FOR POLIO SURVIVORS AND CARERS

WHEN:
14th May
13th August
12th November

TIME: 11:00am NSW/VIC/TAS time*

*NOTE – This is 11am AEST or AEDT (depending on the month!)

Please check the right time in your
area so you don’t miss it!

WHERE: Online Zoom Meeting

Register

2024 MY AGED CARE ZOOM CHATS
FOR POLIO SURVIVORS AND CARERS

WHEN:
21st May
20th August
19th November

TIME: 11:00am NSW/VIC/TAS time*

*NOTE – This is 11am AEST or AEDT (depending on the month!)

Please check the right time in your
area so you don’t miss it!

WHERE: Online Zoom Meeting

Register

If you have any questions, please email us at [email protected]

State or Territory
Region
Date
Number of Participants
SA
Murray Bridge
2023-11-20
9
SA
Port Lincoln
2023-11-19
7
SA
Whyalla
2023-11-17
0
SA
Mount Gambier
2023-11-16
6
SA
Adelaide
2023-11-15
38
WA
Joondalup
2023-10-27
0
WA
Mosman Park
2023-10-26
7
WA
Mosman Park
2023-10-25
4
WA
Bunbury
2023-10-24
5
WA
Armadale
2023-10-23
2
VIC
Heathcote
2023-09-14
11
NSW
Hurstville
2023-06-23
4
NSW
Glenhaven
2023-06-22
30
NSW
Parramatta
2023-06-21
4
NSW
Hornsby
2023-06-20
14
NSW
Randwick
2023-06-19
10
QLD
Brisbane
2023-03-31
16
QLD
Brisbane
2023-03-30
13
QLD
Sunshine Coast
2023-03-29
18
QLD
Toowoomba
2023-03-28
4
QLD
Gold Coast
2023-03-27
11
VIC
Mornington Peninsula
2023-02-11
10
VIC
Geelong
2022-12-16
5