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The IV British Columbia Post-Polio Symposium
"Living with Post-Polio, How can I help myself?"

Executive Inn Hotel & Convention Centre, Richmond, BC
7211 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC., Canada. Ph: (604) 278-5555 or 1-888-388-3932.

Note: The following information was correct as at 22nd October 1999.

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Symposium Schedule

Thursday: March 2, 2000
2:00 - 5:00 pm Registration, pick-up kit & name tag PPASS Representatives
Free Time
6:30 - 10:30 pm Welcome & Social Event INCLUDED
6:30 - 7:30 pm Cocktail cash bar (No Host)
7:15 - 7:30 pm Message from PPASS Vice-President (Mainland) Dr. Ruth Heron
7:30 - 8:00 pm Message from Ex-Director, University of Alberta Post-Polio Clinic Dr. Rubin Feldman
8:00 - 10:30 pm Buffet Dinner, PPASS Board circulation and socializing INCLUDED

Friday: March 3, 2000
7:30 - 9:00 am Buffet breakfast INCLUDED
9:00 - 9:20 am Opening Address by PPASS President Mrs. Joan Toone
9:20 - 9:35 am Introduction of Keynote speaker by PPASS Honorary President Dr. Robert Chen
9:35 - 10:30 am Presentation by Keynote speaker Dr. Neil Cashman
Free Time
11:00 - 12:00 pm Workshops:
1. Preparing for & Handling Respiratory Problems [ Details ] Dr. Jeremy Road
2. Introduction to the Post-Polio Syndrome [ Details ] Dr. Robert Chen
3. Stress & Coping [ Details ] Dr. Dawn Ehde
4. Nutrition, Vitamins & Supplements for people with PPS [ Details ] Mr. Gerry Kasten

12:00 - 1:00 pm SIT-DOWN LUNCH
Physicians & Workshop leaders sit at separate Topic Tables to chat with attendees
INCLUDED

1:45 - 2:45 pm Workshops:
1. Aquatic Therapy [ Details ] Mrs. Angela Iverson
2. Pain Management [ Details ] Dr. Andrew Travlos
3. Fatigue Management [ Details ] Dr. R. Feldman & Dr. E. Dean
4. Spousal & Interpersonal Relationship [ Details ] Dr. Michelle Toshima
Free Time
3:30 - 4:30 pm Workshops:
1. My Experiences with Post-Polio Patients [ Details ] Dr. Cecil Hershler
2. The Chiropractic Approach to Post-Polio problems [ Details ] Dr. Richard Brown
3. Fitness, Exercise and Muscle preservation [ Details ] Dr. E. Dean & Mrs. M. Dallimore
4. Benefits of Massage Therapy in PPS.
Free evening

Saturday: March 4, 2000
7:30 - 9:00 am Buffet breakfast INCLUDED
9:30 - 10:30 am Workshops:
1. The Neurology of PPS: Diagnosis and Treatment [ Details ] Dr. Neil Cashman
2. Orthotics: Braces, Apparel, Footwear, Crutches etc. [ Details ] Dr. Frank Fisher & Mr. Seth Locke
3. The Use of Acupuncture in Post Polio Symptoms [ Details ] Ms Tanya Lee-McCraken, BSC (P.T.)
4. How to Deal with the Medical Profession [ Details ] Dr. R. Feldman & Dr. R. Chen
Free Time
11:00 - 12:00 pm Workshops:
1. My Experiences with Post-Polio Patients [ Details ] Dr. Cecil Hershler
2. Fitness, Exercise and Muscle preservation [ Details ] Dr Elizabeth Dean and Ms Marijke Dallimore
3. Fatigue as a Multifactorial Experience [ Details ] Dr. Stanley Yarnell
4. Preparing for & Handling Respiratory Problems [ Details ] Dr. Jeremy Road

12:00 - 1:00 pm SIT-DOWN LUNCH INCLUDED
Free Time

1:45 - 2:45 pm Workshops:
1. Nutrition, Vitamins & Supplements for people with PPS [ Details ] Mr. Gerry Kasten
2. The Conundrum - Post Polio Syndrome and Fatigue [ Details ] Dr. D. E. James
3. Spousal & Interpersonal Relationship [ Details ] Dr. Michelle Toshima
4. Water Exercise Program for Polio Survivors [ Details ] Mr. Lanny Taschuk
Free Time
3:30 - 4:30 pm Workshops:
1. Ask the Doctor [ Details ] Dr. Neil Cashman
2. Fatigue as a Multifactorial Experience [ Details ] Dr. Stanley Yarnell
3. Pain Management [ Details ] Dr. Andrew Travlos
4. The Chiropractic Approach to Post-Polio problems [ Details ] Dr. Richard Brown
Free Time
7:00 - 7:45 pm Cocktail cash bar (No Host)
7:30 - 10:00 pm Banquet INCLUDED

Sunday: March 5, 2000
7:30 - 9:00 am Buffet breakfast INCLUDED
8:35 - 8:45 am Bulletins & Reminders by PPASS Vice-President (Vancouver Island) Mr. Garnet Jackson
9:00 - 10:00 am Workshops:
1. Fatigue Management [ Details ] Dr. R. Feldman & Dr. E. Dean
2. The Conundrum - Post Polio Syndrome and Fatigue [ Details ] Dr. D. E. James
3. Orthotics: Braces, Apparel, Footwear, Crutches etc. [ Details ] Dr. F. Fisher & Mr. Seth Locke
4. Stress & Coping [ Details ] Dr. Dawn Ehde
Free Time
10:30 - 11:45 am Closing Plenary Session - Panel discussion
Moderator: Dr. Robert Chen, PPASS Honorary President
Dr. Neil Cashman
Dr. Stanley Yarnell
Dr. Rubin Feldman
Dr. Andrew Travlos
Dr. Cecil Hershler
Dr. Elizabeth Dean
Dr. Frank Fisher
11:30 - 11:45 am Closing Remarks by PPASS President Mrs. Joan Toone
12:00 pm Hotel Checkout
1:00 - 3:00 pm Sit Down Dim Sum Lunch (not included in package)
1:00-1:10pm Introduction to Dim Sum Dr. Robert Chen
1:10-3:00pm Dim Sum Not Included

Workshop Descriptions

Preparing for & Handling Respiratory Problems - Dr. Jeremy Road

Dr. Jeremy Road, Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of British Columbia and Director of the Respiratory Neuromuscular Clinic at Vancouver Hospital will tell you what you need to know about the respiratory difficulties experienced by individuals with PPS and answer any questions you may have about this topic.
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Introduction to the Post-Polio Syndrome - Dr. Robert Chen

A good workshop for first-timers or for anyone who would like to understand the causes and nature of PPS. Dr. Chen in conjunction with Dr. Ruth Heron have been presenting this topic to family physicians in the Vancouver lower mainland and BC hospitals since the fall of 1998. He has PPS himself and is an expert at reducing complex medical descriptions to easily understood terms. This will be a slide-illustrated presentation.
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Stress & Coping - Dr. Dawn Ehde

After beating polio some 30 - 40 years ago, suddenly PPS begins dealing new blows. In this workshop, Dr. Ehde, a Clinical Psychologist at the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at Harborview Medical Centre in Seattle, WA, will draw from her experiences with PPS patients to talk about feelings of frustrations, irritability or anger that inevitably follow, and give you suggestions as to how to deal with them.
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Nutrition, Vitamins & Supplements for people with PPS - Mr. Gerry Kasten

People with PPS need to be careful about what they eat and about which vitamins and supplements they choose from the bewildering array found in pharmacies and health stores. In this workshop, Mr. Kasten, a Registered Dietitian & Nutritionist working as a community nutritionist in the Simon Fraser region will tell you how diet and supplement choices can prevent or ease various problems associated with PPS, as well as how to make good selections of the latter.
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Aquatic Therapy - Mrs. Angela Iverson

Using videotaped illustrations, Mrs. Iverson, the Supervisor of Rehabilitation Pools of George Pearson Centre and GF Strong Centre, will describe the Post-Polio pool program conducted at Stan Stronge Pool at George Pearson Centre. She will explain the many benefits of water therapy and answer your questions about this important form of exercise as it relates to polio survivors.
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Pain Management - Dr. Andrew Travlos

Dr. Travlos is a specialist in Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine, who as the Medical Manager of the Neuromuscular Program at GF Strong Rehabilitation Center, has diagnosed and treated many polio survivors with PPS or muscular imbalance. He will draw from his extensive knowledge and experience in this respect to explain and answer your questions about the importance of managing pain, techniques for doing so including exercise and the possible side effects of various medications.
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Fatigue management - Dr. Rubin Feldman & Dr. Elizabeth Dean

Doctors Feldman and Dean team up to address the most common complaint of Polio Survivors - fatigue. Dr. Feldman, specialist in Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine and formerly director of the Post Polio Clinic at the University of Alberta, will describe medical approaches to the problem and his non-fatiguing strengthening exercise regimen. Dr. Dean, Professor of Physiotherapy, UBC School of Rehabilitation Sciences and Director of the UBC Post-Polio Clinic, will demonstrate a method of identifying your own unique cases of fatigue and your fatigue threshold. She will then describe a variety of strategies to manage fatigue effectively, including modified aerobic exercise. Issues related to potential hazards of exercise will also be discussed.
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Spousal & Interpersonal - Dr. Michelle Toshima

New weakness, pain, fatigue and other symptoms of PPS seem to disrupt many aspects on the Polio Survivor's relationships. Dr. Toshima, Clinical Psychologist, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington Medical Centre, Seattle, WA, has worked directly with PPS patients on these problems and will provide insight into the nature of the stresses they incur, along with guidance regarding communication and other skills that will help steer you through the stressful periods.
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My Experiences with Post-Polio patients - Dr. Cecil Hershler

Dr. Hershler, a Vancouver specialist in Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine draws from his experiences in diagnosing and treating the problems of many Post-Polio patients over the past decade, as he answers any questions you may have as polio survivors.
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The Chiropractic Approach to Post-Polio problems - Dr. Richard Brown

Dr. Brown, a chiropractor from Parksville who has treated many Post-Polio patients, explains how the chiropractic approach the problems of those with PPS and nature of the chiropractic approach to relevant treatment.
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Fitness, Exercise & Muscle preservation - Dr. Elizabeth Dean & Mrs. Marijke Dallimore

Dr. Dean, Professor of Physiotherapy at UBC's School of Rehabilitation Sciences and Director of the UBC Post-Polio Clinic, along with her Clinical Associate Mrs. Marijke Dallimore, P.T. (herself a PPS survivor) will outline the assessment techniques used at the Clinic and explain how commitment to a well-designed individualized program of lifestyle modification and exercise can maximize muscle function, overall fitness and well-being, while minimizing deterioration.
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Benefits of Massage Therapy in PPS

No details available
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The Neurology of PPS: Diagnosis and Treatment

Dr. Cashman - Diener Professor of Neurodegenerative Diseases. Department of Medicine (Neurology), University of Toronto - is superbly skilled in putting complex neurological matters into terms easily under-stood by the lay person. In this workshop, he draws on his extensive experience at the Montreal Neurological Institute to explain the neurologist's approach to the diagnosis and treatment of PPS, and to answer any questions you may have about this topic.
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Orthotics: Braces, Apparel, Footwear, Crutches etc. - Dr. Frank Fisher & Mr. Seth Locke

The workshop will review the basic principles of Orthotics (bracing), new ideas and an update on the trial and true techniques and devices. The workshop will cover leg braces (orthotics), footwear (shoes and sandals), foot othoses (shoe inserts) and mobility aids (crutches, canes and walkers). Time will be available to share ideas and answer specific questions.
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The Use of Acupuncture in Post Polio Symptoms - Ms Tanya Lee-McCraken, BSC (P.T.)

Ms Lee-McCraken is an examiner and teacher for the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute (AFCI). She will discuss her experiences with post polio patients and use of acupuncture.
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How to Deal with the Medical Profession - Dr. Rubin Feldman & Dr. Robert Chen

Do you sometimes feel frustrated trying to get your point across the your physician? Dr. Chen, PPASS Honorary President is a family physician with PPS and a sense of humor. In this workshop he will tell you how to get on track at the entry point of medical system. Dr. Feldman, Specialist in Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine and former Director of the University of Alberta Post-Polio Clinic will also give you suggestions on how to deal with your family physician.
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Fatigue as a Multifactorial Experience - Dr. Stanley Yarnell

The fatigue you experience may arise from not just one, but a number of factors acting simultaneously. Dr. Yarnell, our special guest speaker is the Medical Director of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation department at St. Mary's Medical Centre in San Francisco, and Clinical Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Stanford University. He will explain how this may come about and what you can due to minimize its effects.
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The Conundrum - Post Polio Syndrome and Fatigue - Dr. D. E. James

A Family Practice Approach
Definition of Fatigue - Pathophysiology as Related of Post Polio
Differential Diagnosis - The Conundrum
Investigation
Treatment
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Water Exercise Program for Polio Survivors - Mr. Lanny Taschuk

This program is under the guidance of Kinesiolists and focuses on upper and lower body and walking exercises which are designed to increase range of motion and endurance using support and weightlessness offered by water as the exercise medium. Participants are evaluated, monitored and supervised for and individual program designed for their special needs.
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Ask the Doctor - Dr. Neil Cashman

Our keynote speaker, Dr. Neil R. Cashman, Professor of Neurodegenerative Diseases, Department of Medicine (Neurology), University of Toronto - will chat with you informally and answer any questions you may have about PPS.
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Registration and Contact Information

Symposium Package Fees.

$150.00 for Registration Package, includes all breaks, Thursday Reception, Friday/Saturday breakfasts, lunches and Saturday Banquet, Sunday breakfast. Friday Dinner not included.

(Second Registration Package for Family Member $100.00)

The above fees apply to registrations received before January 15, 2000. Late Full Symposium Registrant $200.00 (We may be unable to provide full meal package).

Refund Policy: Prior January 15, 2000 - 50% of Registration will be refunded * After January 15, 2000, no refund will be provided * Cancellations will be processed after the Symposium.

Daily Rate.

Friday or Saturday $50.00 Includes breaks and meals. (Banquet not included)

Thursday $30.00 Includes Buffet Dinner.

Sunday $20.00 Includes Breakfast and Breaks.

Banquet $35.00 per person

Hotel.

Registrants are required to make their own arrangements with either the Symposium hotel, or their choice. Rate per night at the Executive Airport Plaza is $99.00 and up, (plus taxes) for single/double occupancy. Units with 2 and 3 bedrooms are also available. 'Phone for further information 1-800-663-2878. Specify Post Polio Syndrome Symposium.

See Symposium Hotel and Hotels Nearby below for more information including links to hotel web sites.

Wheelchair Accessibility and Special Needs.

The Executive Airport Plaza is fully accessible. Nearby Hotels can provide a further -16 fully accessible rooms. Please book yourself now - do not delay.

IMPORTANT. Neither PPASS nor the Hotel will provide mobility/breathing equipment. Each registrant must provide their own. Symposium Hotel will provide raise toilet seat, bath benches, bath bars and outlets for battery chargers on request. - Please notify Symposium Hotel at time of reservation.

PLEASE CONTACT PPASS FOR A REGISTRATION FORM

Post-Polio Awareness and Support Society of BC (PPASS),
#205, 3994 Shelbourne St., Victoria, BC, V8N 3E2
Ph: (250) 477-8244, Fax: (250) 822-7624,
E-mail: ppass@pacificcoast.net, Web site: www.ppass.bc.ca

Symposium Hotel and Hotels Nearby

Symposium Hotel

EXECUTIVE INN HOTEL & SUITES AIRPORT 5 Star
7211 Westminster Hwy, Richmond, V6X 1A3 1-604-278-5555 Phone
New 17-Storey tower 5 minutes from Airport - 20 Minutes from Ferry - close to Richmond Mall and Minoru Mall. 1-800-663-2878 Toll Free
8 Fully accessible rooms. 1-604-278-0255 Fax
Hotel Web Site - http://www.executiveinnhotels.com/airport/airport.html

Alternate Hotels

RAMADA INN, VANCOUVER AIRPORT 3.5 Stars
7188 Westminster Hwy. Richmond, V6X 1A3 1-604-207-9000 Phone
West of Symposium Hotel, Same Block. 1-888-383-8393 Toll Free
2 Fully accessible rooms. 1-604-207-9466 Fax
Hotel Web Site

BEST WESTERN RICHMOND INN 4.5 Stars
7551 Westminster Hwy, Richmond, V6X 1A3 1-604-273-7878 Phone
Four Blocks West of Symposium Hotel. 1-800-663-0299 Toll Free
3 Fully Accessible Rooms. 1-604-278-0188 Fax
Hotel Web Site

VANCOUVER AIRPORT MARRIOTT HOTEL
7571 Westminster Hwy, Richmond, V6X 1A3 1-604-276-2112 Phone
Four Blocks West of Symposium Hotel. 1-800-238-9290 Toll Free
6 Fully Accessible Rooms. 1-604-276-0112 Fax
Hotel Web Site

HILTON VANCOUVER AIRPORT
5911 Minoru Blvd. Richmond, V6X 1A3 1-604-278-2119 Phone
1 Block South of Symposium (Opened July 1999).
  1-604-279-7911 Fax
Hotel Web Site - http://www.hilton.com/hotels/YVRAHHF/index.html

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