2018 Ohio Polio Network (OPN) Conference




Tuscora Park, New Philadelphia, OH
Site of the 2018 Ohio Polio Network Conference


Please mark your calendars….our upcoming semi-annual OPN Conference is set for SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2018.  It will be held at the Tuscora Park Pavilion, 161 Tuscora Ave., N.W. in New Philadelphia.  Cost is only $25.00 for a polio survivor and $40.00 for a survivor and guest, with a deadline of September 1st for mailing your registration form and check.  The conference registration brochure with all information is scheduled to be mailed via e-mail/regular mail in the very near future.  This will be a very educational and informative conference…we hope you are planning to attend!


Registration begins at 9:30 am with a light continental breakfast.  Our first featured speaker begins at 10:00 am and will be Dr. Hallie Baker, PhD, LSW & Associate Professor in the Psychology Department at Muskingum University in New Concord, Ohio.  Her presentation is titled “Survivors of Polio and Their Families:  Triumphs of the Past and Challenges of the Present and Future.”  We will then have a short break, followed by a very nice lunch at 12:30 pm. 


Our second featured speaker begins at 1:30 pm and will be Dr. Roswell B. Dorsett III, DO who is a Board Certified Neurologist at the Neurology & Neuroscience Assoc. Inc. in Akron, Ohio.  The title of his presentation is “Medical Aspects of Post-Polio Syndrome:  Symptoms, Progression and Treatment.”


Time will be allotted for questions after each presentation.  Following Dr. Dorsett’s presentation, there will be a very brief OPN meeting, including election of a new OPN Board and presentation of the Bernice Krumhansl Award.  Adjournment is 4:00 pm.  


Please select from the following links for additional information:  


2018 OPN Conference Brochure and Registration Information Page