Upcoming Symposium - Late Effects of Polio, Friday 18th October, 2019

A survey of Polio NZ's members found that one of the big problems they face is the low level of knowledge among health professionals about the Late Effects of Polio, also known as Post Polio Syndrome. To address this need, University of Otago, Wellington and Polio NZ are jointly hosting a one day symposium in Wellington for health clinicians on the Late Effects of Polio. This highly interactive symposium will bring together the clinical teams, the researchers and those with lived experience of this debilitating condition to improve outcomes for all.

More information (including programme) and registration details HERE

BOOK IT NOW. The amazing Professor Jacinta Douglas is coming to town!

The NZRA has invited Jacinta Douglas, Professor in Acquired Disability Studies and Speech Pathology at La Trobe University, to NZ in early February 2020. She will be leading two half-day workshops in Christchurch and Auckland.  Jacinta will be talking about the strategies she’s explored in her research to increase social connection/community reintegration and what people’s responses have been to these.  The focus will be on clinical implications, rather than on the details of the research.

Jacinta has qualifications in the disciplines of speech pathology and clinical neuropsychology. She has extensive research and clinical experience in rehabilitation of adults with acquired brain injury. Jacinta's research interests involve evidence-based practice, cognitive-communication disorders and living well with acquired brain injury. Her work focuses on measurement of perceived social communication deficits (the La Trobe Communication Questionnaire), coping with communication breakdown, self concept following acquired brain injury and community inclusion of people with brain injury. Jacinta is the Summer Foundation Research Chair (Living Well with Brain Injury) and leads the theme 'Building the evidence base for participation and inclusion' at La Trobe University's Living with Disability Research Centre.

More details, and ticketing will occur soon, however in the meantime pencil in the following:


Thursday 13th February


Friday 14th February

Early-bird registration

  • $35 per person for current financial NZRA members
  • $60 per person for non-members (which will include 1 year NZRA membership)

After 1 December 2019:

  • $50 NZRA members
  • $75 non-NZRA members

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