2015 Ohio Polio Network Conference Report




Tuscora Park



More than 75 people joined us for the 2015 Ohio Polio Network Conference on Saturday, September 19, 2015 for a very enjoyable and informative Fall experience at beautiful Tuscora Park, New Philadelphia, OH.  Thanks to all who made this possible. Thanks to Winnie Walker, the HELPS Post-Polio Support Group, and the city of New Philadelphia, OH for hosting the Conference. Our thanks to Brenda Ferguson and Winnie Walker for all the hard work in bringing this project together.
Select the link below to view the 2015 Ohio Polio Network Conference Program. The Ohio Polio Network thanks all of the businesses who posted ads and the people who made donations to help defray the cost of the Conference and support the Ohio Polio Nework. 

2015 Ohio Polio Network Conference Program

The Conference featured James Tobin,PhD, author of the book, The Man He Became: How FDR Defied Polio to Win the Presidency. Dr. Tobin was very interesting and provided an open discussion environment and fielded many questions from those in attendance. His responses reflected the thorough research and indepth investigation which became the basis for his book. Although his books were not available for sale, many people brought copies of the book with them. Dr. Tobin graciously signed many books. For more information and additional books written by Dr. Tobin, this is a link to the author's page at Simon & Schuster, Inc., publisher. 
Adam Quick, MD, a neurologist from The Ohio State University, Department of Neurology, provided us with invaluable informatiion on  the topic: “Assessing Problems related to the Late Effects of Polio - The Role of the Neurologist”  Although Dr.  Quick provided slides containing the pertinent points of his presentation, he quickly made the transition to answering a high number of questions from those present and definitely reflected his expertise in his answers. We appreciate Dr. Quick for providing us with the slides (see the link below) used in his presentation and allowing us to post them on the OPN Website. Dr. Adam Quick is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the Columbus, OH area, including James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute and The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.


Dr.Adam Quick's Post Polio Syndrome Slides


Thanks to Olivia Sommers and Janice Kelly for taking the photos at the conference (see link below).


2015 Ohio Polio Network Conference Pictures


Our congratulations to Brenda Ferguson on being named this year's recipient of the Bernice Krumhansl Award. Our thanks to Brenda for always volunteering  for any task that needs to be done and her work and leadership for the Akron Post Polio Support Group and the Ohio Polio Network Board. (See Link below).


2015 Bernice Krumhansl Advocacy Award - Brenda Ferguson


During a meeting of the Ohio Polio Network Membership, the newly revised Ohio Polio Network Constitution was passed and adopted. Thanks to Warren and Judy Peascoe for all their work on developing the revisions for the Constitution.  

In addition, the Ohio Polio Network Board of Directors was elected by the OPN Members. Congratulations to our newest member of the Ohio Polio Network Board, Judi Jacobs!