PHI Past Conferences

PHI's international conferences are periodic.

2014

 

Photo of conference crowd.

Promoting Healthy Ideas, PHI's 11th International ConferenceSurvivors and their families and friends and health professionals with expertise in promoting healthy ideas met in St. Louis, May 31–June 3.  Arriving from seven countries, 35 states and the District of Columbia, 212 individuals participated in a wide variety of sessions learning new ideas and skills, participating in discussions and meeting new people strengthening their networks.

Another session ...PHI compiled the materials made available by the presenters to the attendees on a flash drive, which was distributed at the meeting. This flash drive is available to those who could not attend along with a DVD of your choice of sessions filmed at the conference. SEE ORDER FORM. Print and mail to PHI, 4207 Lindell Blvd, #110, Saint Louis, MO 63108.


2009

PHI's 10th International Conference logo

Photo of auditorium full of registrants.Living with Polio in the 21st Century was the title of Post-Polio Health International's 10th International Conference at Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute for Rehabilitation (RWSIR) in Warm Springs, Georgia, April 23-25, 2009.

"The Spirit of Warm Springs" was evident as the staff at RWSIR welcomed 436 registrants. In attendance were survivors, family members and health professionals from 11 countries (46 individuals) and 39 US states and the District of Columbia.

Photo of conference registrants passing photo of Elvis Presley receiving a polio vaccine shot.

 

Photos by Martin Harmon, RWSIR

CD of Program Booklets Available

Daily program booklets (Thursday–60 pgs; Friday–98 pgs; Saturday–70 pgs) from PHI’s 10th International Conference: Living with Polio in the 21st Century are available. In PDF format on a single CD, the files contain abstracts and handouts.

Here is a sample of what is on the CD:.
From Thursday: Polio – The Legacy of Warm Springs, Outline of Post-Polio Assessment
From Friday: Benefits and Techniques of Aquatic Therapy, What You Don't Know Can Hurt You
From Saturday: Bladder Inconveniences, Polypharmacy: Making It All Work
Order form & domestic pricing information. Print and mail.
Order form & international pricing information.
Print and mail.

Other information available from the PHI's 10th International Conference:

Effective Family Communications: Do We? How Can We Improve It?
Annie Barber, RN, and Linda Bieniek, CEAP

Family Communications Worksheet
Annie Barber, RN, and Linda Bieniek, CEAP

Anesthesia Update: Separating Fact from Fear
Selma Harrison Calmes, MD


2005

Attendees at the opening session of PHI's Ninth International Conference.

Post-Polio Health International's Ninth International Conference on Post-Polio Health and Ventilator-Assisted Living: STRATEGIES FOR LIVING WELL was held June 2-4, 2005 in Saint Louis, Missouri.

95 speakers – health professionals and polio survivors and ventilator users - represented 26 states and 7 countries. Attendees included 340 people from 13 countries and 34 states.

 


logo for PHI's eighth conference2000

Eighth International Post-Polio & Independent Living Conference, held in Saint Louis, Missouri, featured 89 speakers who have expertise and experience with post-polio and independent living issues.

Three hundred individuals - polio survivors, ventilator users, health professionals, and exhibitors from 14 countries and 39 states - participated in the three-day event.

Dr. Alba accepting award honoring her commitment to the post-polio community from Joan Headley on behalf of GINI.


1997

Coordinates Seventh International Post-Polio and Independent Living Conference,
Saint Louis, Missouri.

Joan Headley addressing the crowd at the Seventh International Post-Polio and Indepedent Living Conference.

 

 

 

Joan Headley addressing the crowd.

photo of Dr. Stanley Yarnell speaking.

 

 

Dr. Stanley Yarnell speaking

 

 

 

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1994

Coordinates Sixth International Post-Polio and Independent Living Conference,
Saint Louis, Missouri.

photo of attendees, Gertrud Weiss of Rosenheim, Germany, on right. Gertrud Weiss of Rosenheim, Germany, on right.

Photo of the crowd during the 1994 conference. Attendees at the 1994 conference.


1989

Coordinates Fifth International Polio and Independent Living Conference,
Saint Louis, Missouri.

photo of Karen Foss with Jack Quigley

Jack Quigley addressing the crowd as local tv anchorperson, Karen Foss,
looks on from far left. Joan Headley is on far right.

Photo of Joan Headley conferring with Gini Laurie. Joan Headley conferring with Gini Laurie.

Photo of Joan Headley at the podium Joan Headley at the podium.

Read Gini and G.I.N.I. Conferences: Pioneering Independent Living in the Fall 1993 issue ...


1988

Sponsors Support Group Leaders' Workshop.

photo of Joan Headley and Gini Laurie during dinner. Joan Headley and Gini Laurie.


1987

Coordinates Fourth International Polio and Independent Living Conference,
Saint Louis, Missouri.

Attendees on the dance floor at the Fourth International Polio and Independent Living Conference.

Ed Roberts (left) at the Speakers Table. Ed Roberts (left) presenting in 1987.


1986

Sponsors Polio Support Group Leaders' Workshop.


1985

Coordinates Third International Polio and Independent Living Conference,
Saint Louis, Missouri.

Proceedings

photo of attendees listening during a session at the Third International Polio and Independent Living Conference.

Attendees listening during a session at the Third International Polio and Independent Living Conference.


1983

Coordinates Second International Post-Polio Conference and Symposium on Living Independently with Severe Disability, Saint Louis, Missouri.

Proceedings

speakers table at the 1983 Rehabilitation Gazette conference


1981

Coordinates first conference, Chicago, Illinois –
"Whatever Happened to the Polio Patient?"

Proceedings    Photographs

view of the group at the 1981 Conference

 

 

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