Year published: 2018
The Margie Polden Memorial Fund and Bursary
Margie Polden, FCSP, who died in 1998, worked at the Hammersmith Hospital in London, he initiated and developed physiotherapy in obstetrics and gynaecology, and within ACPOG - now POGP - made an enormous contribution to the education of physiotherapists and other professionals.
Never afraid to be combative, she vigorously and knowledgeably debated and discussed with clinical colleagues, lectured, and wrote for professional publications. She also had the ability to reach out to the public, with witty, pertinent and informative articles and talks on women's health issues. In doing so she furthered the cause and raised the profile of physiotherapy in obstetrics and gynaecology and made a real impact on the lives of countless women.
Through her work and books, Margie, a loved and respected member of POGP influenced and educated numerous physiotherapy students.
Within our own Professional Network many members of POGP wished to honour Margie and this was made possible through the generosity of Margie's family. This has enabled the creation of the Margie Polden Memorial Fund, which supports the Margie Polden Memorial Lecture and the Margie Polden Bursary.
The Margie Polden Bursary
A bursary was set up in memory of Margie by the generosity of her husband to fund a place at the POGP conference for a student or newly-qualified Physiotherapist. This bursary will be awarded annually to an applicant who is able to demonstrate an interest in the field of pelvic, obstetric, and gynaecological physiotherapy and is keen to develop that interest further.
The applicant should be a pre-registration Physiotherapy student, or have qualified during the same year as the conference. He/ she must also be a member or student member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP).
The bursary funds both the conference fee and accommodation costs, however it does not fund the travel costs for the recipient.
Complete the application form and provide a personal statement as requested on the application form
An application form can be found on the POGP website and should be returned by email to the chairman by July 1st 2018.
If you know of anyone who would be a suitable recipient of this award, please encourage them to apply.