Ventilator-Assisted Living©

June 2014, Vol. 28, No. 3


$100,000 Grant Announced at
11th International Conference

On behalf of his team, Antonio Toniolo, MD, FAMH, University of Insurbia, Varese, Italy, accepted the two-year grant award of $100,000 ($50,000 per year) from Post-Polio Health International/International Ventilator Users Network at the organization’s 11th International Conference on May 31, 2014.

Dr. Toniolo’s proposal, “Poliovirus genome in patients with post-polio syndrome (PPS): Defining virus mutations by novel genome sequencing methods and investigating possible treatments with antiviral antibodies and drugs,” was selected from 11 proposals reviewed by the expert Review Panel and approved by PHI/IVUN’s Board of Directors. Proposals were submitted from researchers representing seven different countries. Of the 11, six were investigating issues related to ventilator use throughout the world. This represents an increase from past years.


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