[ASC-list] Media Release: 100 Years of Military Service to be Recognised at Military & Veterans’ Health Conference

Jess Tyler jessyorta at gmail.com
Wed Aug 27 00:14:55 UTC 2014


 The Australasian Military Medicine Association is recognising the sacrifices of serving men, women and their families in the 100 years since World War 1, with its 23rd Annual Conference to be held in October this year, exploring development in military and veteran health.

The program will stimulate important discussion and bring to the fore new developments that encompass a broad range of topics, including trauma surgery, mental health, health surveillance, operational health, veterans’ health, research, ethics and many other streams.

According to AMMA president Dr Greg Mahoney, the last two decades have seen almost continuous activity in both active military and humanitarian activities around the world, and the AMMA Conference provides a unique forum to discuss experiences, and to review concepts and ideas in military medicine.
 
“Issues arising in the world today have resulted in a greater awareness of military medicine and veterans’ health in both military and civilian communities,” he says “and this means we need to review our responses, actions and attitudes in all fields of military medicine and veterans’ health.”
“The conference recognises the sacrifices of serving men, women and their families made and in medical terms, the conference will reflect on how they achieved what they did with so little, what it has enabled us to achieve today, and what prospects we have for the future.” 

“The AMMA Scientific Committee has created a program that addresses a spread of issues and professional experiences that attract a broad discipline of delegates on these important topics.”
 
Keynote speakers at the conference include:
·       Professor Sir Mansel Aylward - Director of the Centre for Psychosocial and Disability Research at Cardiff University (UK)

·       • Air Vice-Marshal Tony Austin - the RAAF Institute of Aviation Medicine and 3 RAAF Hospital

• Brad Manera - Senior Historian and Chief Executive Officer at the Anzac Memorial in Sydney

 
Workshops attached to the conference include:
 
·       Essential Military Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine, facilitated by Colonel Anthony Delaney. Narrabeen Sports Medicine Centre, Sydney Academy of Sport. Physician, Olympic Athlete Provider Programme and NSW Institute of Sport
 
·       Combat-related Head, Face and Neck injuries – initial assessment and practical scenarios facilitated by Lt Col Associate Professor Darryl Tong RNZAMC.
 Principal Sponsor of the conference is International SOS, the world’s leading medical and security services company operating from over 700 sites in 70 countries with 10,000 employees, led by 1,100 physicians and 200 security specialists. Global services include medical and risk planning, preventative programs, in-country expertise and emergency response for travellers, expatriates and their dependents of over 70% of the Fortune 500 companies.

 Last year the conference was held in Adelaide and we had over 400 delegates attend. This year the conference will be held in Sydney at the Hilton and it is expected that between 400-500 delegates will attend the conference and associated trade exhibition and dinner.
Media enquiries

Jess Tyler: 0408 298 292 • jessyorta at gmail.com

 

Conference Details

The full program is available at: http://www.amma.asn.au/amma2014

100 YEARS ON, YOUR COUNTRY STILL NEEDS YOU

AMMA Annual Conference

17-19October 2014

Sydney Hilton

 

Conference enquiries:

Leishman Associates
113 Harrington St HOBART TAS 7000
Ph: 03 6234 7844
E: jenna at leishman-associates.com.au 
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