Without question, some of the most important pages that appear in our newsletter, THE POLIO POST NEWS, are the summaries of the programs we schedule every month (with the exception of our three month haitus in the summer). We consider ourselves very lucky to be in an area where we can tap an almost limitless resource of extremely talented and knowledgeable professionals, medical and otherwise, as speakers. These are some of the most dedicated professionals available anywhere, and almost all are enthusiatic about researching and helping us spread the knowledge about post-polio syndrome and how to deal with it. The summaries available on this web page reflect those professionals most professional thoughts as well as their hopes for the survivors of polio.
Our summarization process begins with tape recording each program so that the summary can be presented accurately. The typed summary is then sent to the speaker for any corrections and/or additions they may wish to make. We invite the speaker to embellish any point they may wish; the point of the summary is to be sure you understand the speaker exactly. No summary ever sees print until it has had final approval of the speaker. That way, you can always be assured of the accuracy of the summaries you read here or in the POLIO POST NEWS.
We'd like to take a moment to offer our thanks to one of our members, Danny Trivett, who took us at our word when we said that we are always open to ideas and suggestions. Creating this web page of program summaries is his idea, and a very popular one. What you see here is just the start; we should be able to back about ten years worth before we're done. All summaries are in the PDF format and printable.