Australasian College of Tropical Medicine

Annals of the ACTM
A journal of tropical and travel medicine

Table Of Contents


Volume: 11 Number: 2 
 EDITORIAL 
    The “100 Years of Tropical Medicine Conference” 
    David C. Porter, Peter A. Leggat and Derek R. SmithPage 29
 CONFERENCE MATERIAL 
  Conference Program 
     Page 32
  Biographies 
    Emeritus Professor David A. WarrellPage 38
    Emeritus Professor Robert SteffenPage 38
    Professor Dato Dr CP RamachandranPage 38
    Dr Santanu ChatterjeePage 38
    Professor Sandra HardingPage 38
    Professor Robin A. CookePage 38
    Associate Professor Tim InglisPage 38
     Major-General Paul AlexanderPage 39
     Professor Peter A. LeggatPage 39
     Professor Rick SpearePage 39
     Jeff WarnerPage 39
    Associate Professor Gracelyn SmallwoodPage 39
     Professor Derek R. SmithPage 39
    Dr John HeydonPage 39
    Dr Susan HeydonPage 39
    Associate Professor David C. PorterPage 40
    Dr Andrew JohnsonPage 40
    Dr Chris HoganPage 40
    Dr Matthew MeerkinPage 40
    Dr Carolyn HullickPage 40
    Ailsa BunkerPage 40
    Penny PetinosPage 40
    Rosemary CooperPage 40
  Poster Abstracts 
    The Art of Artesunate Quality Testing in the Field 
    Reuben Jim, Ronelle Welton, Jan Rozendaal, Cathy Tomo (Public Health Unit, Oil Search Limited PNG, Moro, Southern Highlands Province, Papua New GuineaPage 41
    Never Too Old: Is this the Oldest Reported Patient with Infectious Mononucleosis? Epstein-Barr Virus Infection and Immunosenescence in Extreme Longevity 
    Lyndall Dial, Sue Moreton, Peter Davidson, Lydia Pitcher, Erin Simleit, Kimmy Lim, Fabian Lim (Haematology Department, QML Pathology, Brisbane), Shane Sondergeld (Walton Bridge Medical Centre, Brisbane)Page 41
    Dengue Drama for the Tropics 
    Kimmy Lim, Lyndall Dial, Peter Dines, Lydia Pitcher (Haematology Department, Queensland Medical Laboratory, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia) Cairns Lab (Cairns Laboratory, Queensland Medical Laboratory, Cairns, Queensland, Australia) Townsville Laboratory (Queensland Medical Laboratory, Townsville, Queensland, Australia)Page 41
    KoRV (Koala Retrovirus) Associated Acute Leukaemia/Lymphona 
    Lyndall Dial, Kimmy Lim, Fabian Lim, Lydia Pitcher (Haematology Department, QML Pathology, Brisbane, Queensland), Shaun Hickey, Brett Stone (Vetnostics Department, QML Pathology, Brisbane, Queensland)Page 41
    Harmful Algal and Cyanobacterial Toxins Research at Queensland Health 
    Peter James, Geoff Brown, Wasantha Wickramasinghe, Sue Poole, Glenn McGregor, Ross Sadler, Barbara Sendall, Tony Carroll, Alan Seawright, A’edah Abu Bakar, Matti Lang, Michael Bartkow, Glen Shaw, (Queensland Health Forensic and Scientific Services; School of Public Health, Griffith University; University of the Sunshine Coast; Agri-Science Queensland, Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation; National Research Centre for Environmental Toxicology (Entox), University of Queensland; Department of Environment and Resource Management; School of Environment, Griffith University; Eskitis Institute for Cellular and Molecular Therapies, Griffith University; Seqwater; Australian Rivers Institute, Griffith University, Australia)Page 42
    Analysis of SFRP1 Gene Expression Levels on Breast Cancer Samples Derived from Formalin-Fixed-Paraffin-Embedded (FFPE) Tissue Can Be Used to Determine Cancer Progression and Prognosis 
    Annette Lane, Peter Simpson, Ana Cristina Vargas, Lynne Reid, Leonard Da Silva, Sunil Lakhani (Molecular and Cellular Pathology, University of Queensland Centre for Clinical Research, RBWH, Brisbane, Australia)Page 42
    HELLP Syndrome 
    Marco DiGirolamo, Amy Farman (SA Pathology, Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Adelaide, Australia)Page 42
    Anti-Mullerian Hormone - A Measure of Ovarian Reserve 
    Sheree Howells, Lyn Krebs, Greg Ward, L Price (Biochemistry Laboratory, Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology (SNP) Taringa, Queensland, AustraliaPage 42
    Sero-Epidemiological Study of Rickettsial Spotted Fever Group Antibodies Among High-Risk Human Populations on Barrow Island and Southwest Western Australia 
    Yazid Abdad (Australian Rickettsial Reference Laboratory, VIC, School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Murdoch University, WA), John Dyer (Fremantle Hospital, WA), Angus Cook (School of Population Health, University of Western Australia, WA), John Stenos (Australian Rickettsial Reference Laboratory, VIC) and Stan Fenwick (School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Murdoch University, WA)Page 42
    “Up in the Air” – Safety and Security of Travellers 
    Peter A Leggat (School of Public Health, Tropical Medicine and Rehabilitation Sciences, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia)Page 43
    Improving Client Services 
    Debbie Elliott (CSR staff Gold Coast, Gold Coast Hospital, Southport, Queensland, Australia)Page 43
    Pre-Analytical Processing in CSR 
    Debbie Elliott (CSR staff Gold Coast Gold Coast Hospital, Southport, Queensland, Australia)Page 43
    Seroprevalence to Q Fever (Coxiella Burnetti) Amongst Residents of the Hunter New England Region of New South Wales 
    A Islam, J Ferguson, R Givney, Stephen Graves (No Affiliations Provided)Page 43
    Global Mortality From Jellyfish Stings 1996-2010 
    Peter J Fenner, M Corkeron, L A Gershwin(James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia), Ken D Winkel (Australian Venom Research Unit, Department of Pharmacology, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia)Page 43
    The Impact of “Niche” Education Programs on Student Enrolments in a School of Public Health 
    Peter Aitken, Lawrence Brown, Peter A Leggat, and Rick Speare (Anton Breinl Centre for Public Health and Tropical Medicine; Emergency Department, The Townsville Hospital, Douglas, Queensland, Australia)Page 43
    Preparedness for Short-Term Isolation among Queensland Residents: Implications for Pandemic Disease and Disaster Planning 
    Peter Aitken, Lawrence Brown, Peter A Leggat, and Rick Speare (Anton Breinl Centre for Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Emergency Department, The Townsville Hospital, Douglas, Queensland, Australia)Page 44
    Problem Solving in Immuno-Haematology: Genotyping As an Adjunct to Serology 
    Robert Flower (Research and Business Development, Australian Red Cross Blood Service, Brisbane, Queensland), Yew-Wah Lieu, Brett Wilson (Red Cell Reference Laboratory, Australian Red Cross Blood Service, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia), Glenda Millard, Helen O’Brien and Catherine Hyland (Research and Business Development, Australian Red Cross Blood Service, Brisbane, Queensland)Page 44
    Crocodiles: Potential Carriers for Mycobacteria Ulcerans? 
    Jennifer Vaughn, Alastair Smith, John McBride and Brenda Govan, Ellen Ariel (James Cook University, Townsville, Australia)Page 44
    Spontaneous Fermentation of Sago Starch Derived from Papua New Guinea 
    Elizabeth Nasing (Environmental and Public Health Research Group, Microbiology and Immunology James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland; Australia), Andrew Greenhill(Environmental and Public Health Research Group, Microbiology and Immunology James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland; Australia and Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research, Gorkoa, Papua New Guinea), and Jeff Warner (Environmental and Public Health Research Group, Microbiology and Immunology James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland; Australia)Page 44
    The Australasian College of Tropical Medicine and 100 Years of Tropical Medicine 
    Peter A Leggat (Anton Breinl Centre, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia)Page 44
    The Australian Travel Health Advisory Group: Activities of a Joint Travel Industry and Travel Medicine Group Promoting Healthy Travel 
    Peter A Leggat (James Cook University, Australia) , B Hudson (Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, Australia and James Cook University, Australia), N Zwar (University of New South Wales, Australia), B Claxton (4Virgin Blue, Australia) on behalf of the Travel Health Advisory GroupPage 45
    Legacies of the Leishmans 
    David Porter (Pathology Queensland, The Townsville Hospital,Townsville, Queensland), Margaret Coten (Leishman Historian, Bicton, Perth, Australia)Page 45
    Ulcers, Bites, Trauma, Infection or What? 
    Alison Boyd, T Olejniczak, J Boyd, R Williams (St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne, Northern Hospital, Melbourne, Royal Darwin Hospital, Australia)Page 46
    A Sub-Faculty of Expedition Medicine for Australasia 
    Marc T M Shaw (Worldwise New Zealand, Auckland, New Zealand and Anton Breinl Centre, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia) and Peter A Leggat (Anton Breinl Centre, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia)Page 46
  Workshop and Oral Presentations 
   Histochemical Workshop 
    Assessing the Quality of Tissue Processing: It’s Not Easy! 
    Geoffrey Rolls - Leica Microsystems Ltd, Mount Waverley Victoria, AustraliaPage 47
    Digital Photography and Photomicroscopy – Hands on Workshop 
    Robin Cooke - Graduate School of Medicine, University of Queensland, Brisbane, AustraliaPage 47
   Travel Medicine Satellite Symposium 
    Conference Report 
    Peter A. Leggat - School of Public Health, Tropical Medicine and Rehabilitation Sciences, James Cook University, Townsville, AustraliaPage 47
    Hepatitis - Where do we stand, where should we stand? 
    Robert Steffen - Division of Epidemiology and Prevention of Communicable Diseases, University of Zurich, SwitzerlandPage 47
   Decennial Lecture Oral Paper 
    “Up in the Air” – Safety and Security of Travellers 
    Peter A. Leggat - School of Public Health, Tropical Medicine and Rehabilitation Sciences, James Cook University, Townsville, AustraliaPage 48
   Keynote Address 
    Snake Bite Envenoming: 100 Years of Australian Contributions to Combating the World’s Most Neglected Tropical Disease 
    David Warrell - Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Oxford, UKPage 48
   Oral Presentation 
    Anton Breinl and his Legacy of Institutes and Centres 
    Rick Speare - Anton Breinl Centre for Public Health and Tropical Medicine, James Cook University, Townsville, AustraliaPage 48
    Eye Worms, Leprosy, Ticks and Plague: An Account of the Life and Work of John Fielding FRMS, Founding Medical Laboratory Technologist in the Australian Institute of Tropical Medicine 
    Leigh Winsor Health, Safety & Rehabilitation Office, James Cook University, Townsville, AustraliaPage 48
    Another Nasty Mosquito Disease Kindly Brought to you by the Indo-Papuan Conveyor 
    Scott Ritchie - James Cook University, Cairns, AustraliaPage 49
    Sago Haemolytic Disease: Pigbel of the PNG Lowlands 
    Jeffrey Warner (Environmental and Public Health Research Group, Microbiology and Immunology James Cook University), Andrew Greenhill1 (Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research, Gorkoa, Papua New Guinea), Asiak Pue (University of Queensland, Entox; Australia and Department of Primary Industry, Brisbane, Australia), Jack Ng (University of Queensland, Entox; Australia), Mary Fletcher (Department of Primary Industry, Brisbane, Australia), Elizabeth Nasing, Miila Gena1, Latifeh Atagazi1, Warren Shipton (Environmental and Public Health Research Group, Microbiology and Immunology James Cook University; Australia)Page 49
    Risk and Prevention of Neurological Infections in Travellers 
    Robert Steffen (Division of Epidemiology and Prevention of Communicable Diseases, University of Zurich, Switzerland)Page 49
    The Pharmaceutical Care Risks of International Travellers 
    Ian Heslop, Michelle Bellingan (School of Pharmacy & Molecular Sciences, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia), Richard Speare (School of Public Health, Tropical Medicine & Rehabilitation Sciences, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia), Beverley Glass (School of Pharmacy & Molecular Sciences, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia)Page 49
    Haemovigilance: A Global Perspective 
    Chris Hogan (National Blood Authority, Canberra, Australia)Page 49
    Dengue Fever Viral Exposure Rates Among Australian Blood Donors During Local Outbreaks 
    Robert Flower, Jesse Fryk, Catherine Hyland (Research and Business Development, The Australian Red Cross Blood Service, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia), John McBride (James Cook University, Cairns Campus, Cairns, Queensland, Australia), Scott Ritchie (James Cook University, Cairns Campus, Cairns, Queensland, Australia and Tropical Public Health Unit Network, Queensland Health, Cairns, Queensland, Australia), Helen Faddy (Research and Business Development, The Australian Red Cross Blood Service, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia)Page 50
    Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) in Life Sciences and Medicine - Translational Considerations for the Medical Scientist 
    Filip Braet (Australian Centre for Microscopy and Microanalysis, The University of Sydney, Australia) Page 50
    Phlebotomy – Aiming for Excellence - The New Zealand Experience 
    Ailsa Bunker (Middlemore Hospital Laboratory, Auckland, New Zealand) Page 50
    Central Station at the Pathology Queensland Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital Central Laboratory 
    Lara Keller, Angela Coriat (Pathology Queensland, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Brisbane, Australia) Page 50
    Pre and Post Analytical Pathology: Part of the Holy Trinity or Are They the Ugly Sisters? 
    Grant McBride (Wollongong Hospital, Wollongong, Australia) Page 50
    Sun-Safe Clothing Helps to Prevent the Development of Pigment¬ed Moles – Results of a Randomised Controlled Trial in Young Australian Children 
    Simone Harrison, PG Buettner, R MacLennan, J Woosnam, L Hutton, M Nowak (Skin Cancer Research Group, School of Public Health, Tropical Medicine and Rehabilitation Sciences, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia; and Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Royal Brisbane Hospital, Brisbane, Australia) Page 51
    Non-melanoma Skin Cancer in Tropical Queensland: Implications for Cancer Treatment Resources 
    Michael Collins (Townsville Cancer Centre and North Queensland Cancer Services, The Townsville Hospital, Townsville, Australia) Page 51
    Making Outdoor Workers Use Sun Protection is the Most Important Step in Reducing the High Rates of Epithelial Skin Cancer in North Queensland Men 
    Torres Woolley (Skin Cancer Research Group, North Queensland Centre for Cancer Research, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia) Page 51
    An Evaluation of the Sun Protective Practices of Townsville Primary School Students 
    Denise Trapp, Simone Harrison, Madeleine Nowak, Petra Buettner (Skin Cancer Research Group, School of Public Health Tropical Medicine & Rehabilitation Sciences, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia)Page 51
    Does Single Application of Topical Chloramphenicol to Sutured Wounds Reduce Incidence of Wound Infection After Minor Sur¬gery? Prospective Randomised Placebo Controlled Double Blind Trial 
    Clare F Heal, Petra G Buettner (James Cook University, Queensland, Australia), Robert Cruikshank, David Graham (Walkerston Medical Centre, Mackay, Queensland, Australia), Sheldon Browning (James Cook University, Queensland, Australia), Jayne Pendergast(Walkerston Medical Centre, Mackay, Queensland, Australia), Herwig Drobetz, Carl Lisec (James Cook University, Queensland, Australia)Page 52
    The Impact of Tourism in Developing Countries on Local Host Communities - The Nurses’ Role 
    Irmgard Bauer (School of Nursing, Midwifery & Nutrition, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia)Page 52
    Defence Health Reform in a Time of Strategic Change 
    Kerry Clifford (Joint Health Command, Australian Defence Force Lavarack Barracks Medical Centre, La¬varack Barracks, Townsville, Australia) Page 52
    Collaboration in Research: Gaining a District Wide Snapshot of Staff Knowledge about Dementia 
    Wendy Smyth (Queensland Health, Australia), Anne Gardner (Queensland Health, Australia & James Cook University, Townsville, Australia), Sonia Hines, Elaine Fielding, Sara Franklin (Queensland University of Technology, Australia), Wendy Moyle (Griffith University, Australia), Elizabeth Beattie (Queensland University of Technology, Australia)Page 52
    Keeping the Dressing On: Haemodialysis Central Venous Catheter Dressings in the Tropics 
    Kim Hughes, Joleen McArdle (Queensland Health, Australia), Anne Gardner(Queensland Health, Australia & James Cook University, Townsville, Australia)Page 53
    Modern Microbiology in the Tropics 
    Roderick Campbell (Retired Emeritus Professor, School of Veterinary and Biomedical Science, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia) Page 53
    Emerging Infectious Diseases, Vets and Infection Control 
    Rick Speare, Diana Mendez, Jen Cox, Jenni Judd (Anton Breinl Centre for Public Health and Tropical Medicine, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia) Page 53
    Q Fever in Holland: An Australian Perspective 
    Stephen Graves (Australian Rickettsial Reference Laboratory and Division of Microbiology, Hunter Area Pathology Service, Newcastle, Australia) Page 53
    A Case of Fitzhugh-Curtis Syndrome 
    Fleur Francis (Pathology Queensland, The Townsville Hospital, Townsville, Australia) Page 53
    Field Applications of Molecular Microbiology 
    Tim J Inglis (Division of Microbiology & Infectious Diseases, Path West Laboratory Medicine, Perth, Western Australia) Page 54
    Alcoholic Liver Dysfunction: A Case Presentation 
    Matthew Meerkin (University of Notre Dame, Sydney, Australia) Page 54
    Cardiac Transplantation at the Crossroads: A Call for Improved Cardioprotection of the Donor Heart 
    Geoffrey P Dobson, Donna M Rudd (Heart Research Laboratory, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia) Page 54
    Hyponatraemia in Emergency Department Patients in Tropical North Queensland 
    Usman H Malabu, D Porter, S Cooksley, RL Kennedy (School of Medicine and Dentistry, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia)Page 54
    Improved Plasma Lipid Profile with Nuts High in Monounsaturated or Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis 
    Malcolm Forbes, A Joseph, A Gardner, RL Kennedy (Department of Medicine, School of Medicine and Dentistry, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia)Page 54
    Vitamin D Levels of Adults from Townsville - A City in Tropical Australia 
    Madeleine Nowak, Simone Lee Harrison, Petra G Buettner (School of Public Health, Tropical Medicine & Rehabilitation Science within the North Queensland Centre for Cancer Research, James Cook University, Townsville Queensland, Australia), Michael Kimlin (School of Public Health, Tropical Medicine & Rehabilitation Science within the North Queensland Centre for Cancer Research, James Cook University, Townsville Queensland, Australia, & Australian Sun and Health Research Laboratory, Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia), David Porter (School of Public Health, Tropical Medicine & Rehabilitation Science within the North Queen¬sland Centre for Cancer Research, James Cook University, Townsville Queensland, Australia & Pathology Queensland, Queensland Health, The Townsville Hospital, Townsville, Queensland, Australia), Lee Kennedy (School of Medicine and the Australian Institute of Tropical Medicine, within the North Queensland Centre for Cancer Research, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia), Rick Speare (School of Public Health, Tropical Medicine & Rehabilitation Science within the North Queensland Centre for Cancer Research, James Cook University, Townsville Queensland, Australia)Page 55
    Pulmonary Adenocarcinoma – An Overview of the Histology and Subsequent New Chemotherapy and Gene-Targeted Treatment Options 
    Anthony van Zwieten (Northside Pathology, Prince Charles Hospital, Brisbane, Australia) Page 55
    Parasitology and Mycology in Anatomical Pathology 
    Robin A Cooke (Graduate School of Medicine, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia) Page 55
    KIMMS - Key Incident Monitoring and Management System 
    Penny Petinos, Kathy Bayley, Mark Mackay, David Bryce, David Porter (RCPA KIMMS QAP, Sydney, Australia) Page 55
    The Health and Economic Costs of Pre and Post Analytical Errors 
    David Porter (Pathology Queensland, Australia & James Cook University, Townsville, Australia), Jennie Gibney, Neil Silvester, Jena Paterson (Pathology Queensland, Australia), Melissa MacCabe (The Townsville Health Service District), Bree Williams (Pathology Queensland), Wayne Armistead, Natalie Wilson, Monica Trujillo (The Townsville Health Service District)Page 55
    Emergency Donor Panels: Managing the Risk of Emergency Blood Supply in Rural and Remote Queensland 
    Gina Clare Queensland Blood Management Program, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Herston, AustraliaPage 56
    Blood at the Base - Mount Isa Hospital’s Massive Transfusion 
    Christopher Buck (Mackay Base Hospital, Mackay, Australia) Page 56
    We Know We Care, But Can We Do Better? Reducing Red Cell Consumption and Costs through Better Management of Inventory 
    Geoff Simon (Queensland Blood Management Program, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Herston, Australia) Page 56
    A Review of Laboratory Performance Using the RCPA Transfusion QAP Over the Last 25 Years 
    Arthur Joyce (Mater Pathology, Brisbane, Australia), John Rowell (Pathology Queensland), Allan Sandercock, Neville (RCPA Transfusion QAP, Queensland, Australia)Page 56

 

© ACTM - Kym Daniell November 23, 2007