Inaugural Southern Cross Expedition Wilderness Medicine Meeting
REGISTER ONLINE NOW! 24 – 27 JULY 2023
Dear ACTM members,
We look forward to welcoming you to the Inaugural 2023 Southern Cross Expedition Wilderness Medicine Meeting, to be held in Samoa from 24 – 27 July, 2023.
Following the success of our recent Southern Cross Travel Medicine and Tropical Medicine Conferences (SCTMC), The Australasian College of Tropical Medicine (ACTM) will hold the 1st Southern Cross Expedition Wilderness Medicine Meeting in Samoa this year.
It will be held at the Saletoga Sands Resort in Samoa and will include the presentations and workshops on topics appropriate for those interested in wilderness and expedition medicine, or attending humanitarian crises in the Pacific Region. Pre-travel/expedition planning would include the need for information on potential infectious diseases and their appropriate vaccinations, and so much more…
It is to this end that the ACTM has formed a Faculty of Expedition and Wilderness Medicine to support professional development and capacity building in this area of travel medicine.
Conference registration is now open.
Event will be held at the Saletoga Sands Resort in Samoa.
Address: Main South Coast Road, Samoa
Prof Marc Shaw
Medical Director of the Worldwise Travellers Health Centres of New Zealand. Adjunct Professor College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences, James Cook University, Australia
With life-experiences in both medicine and travel, Marc Shaw is able to feed his other passions in life – the theatre and fine humour.
A Fellow of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practice, he was a Family Practitioner for 15 years before specialising in travel and tropical medicine. A Fellow of the Faculty of Travel Medicine from Glasgow, he is also a Fellow of the Australasian College of Tropical Medicine and of the Faculty of Travel Medicine and Expedition Medicine from the same College.
In 2008 he was made a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, and was a recipient of the Inaugural Award for Travel Medicine from the Australasian Society of Tropical Medicine.
He has interests in travel, the theatre and in expeditions to remote regions. Currently he is both Medical Director of the Worldwise Travellers Health Centres of New Zealand, and an Adjunct Professor College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences, James Cook University, Australia.
He writes poetry, creates sculpture and can definitely tell the difference between a glass of Château d’Yquem and a bottle of gin!
Prof Peter Leggat
Professor and Co-Director, World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Vector-borne and Neglected Tropical Diseases, James Cook University, Australia. Immediate Past President of the Australasian College of Tropical Medicine (ACTM) and Immediate Past Dean of the Faculty of Travel Medicine of the College.
Professor Peter A Leggat, AM, ADC, MD, PhD, DrPH, is Professor and Co-Director, World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Vector-borne and Neglected Tropical Diseases, James Cook University, Australia.
He is currently Immediate Past President of the Australasian College of Tropical Medicine (ACTM) and Immediate Past Dean of the Faculty of Travel Medicine of the College. He is a Foundation Fellow and Honorary Fellow of the College. A former Fulbright Scholar, he has published more than 500 journal papers, more than 90 chapters and more than 30 books and other monographs. He has also presented more than 400 papers at National and International conferences.
Professor Leggat is an experienced company director and was elected as a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors in 1991. His current Board (Non-Executive Director) appointments include the ACTM (Immediate Past President 2020-), The Australasian College of Aerospace Medicine (Dean of Education), the International Society of Travel Medicine (President, 2021-), International Federation of Tropical Medicine and the World Safety Organization.
Prof Richard Franklin
Professor, Promotional Chair College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences James Cook University. Anton Breinl Research Centre for Health Systems Strengthening Australian Institute of Tropical Health & Medicine
Dr Richard Franklin PhD FARL FPHAA is Associate Professor Public Health at James Cook University. He teaches into the Masters of Public Health and Master of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. His research interests include the injuries of people in the tropics, leprosy, health systems, envenomation, disasters and workplace health and safety. He has published more than 250 journal articles, book chapters, editorials, and monographs.
He is currently the Honour Treasurer of the Australasia College of Tropical Medicine (ACTM) and board member on Farmsafe Australia and Auschem training. He is a graduate and fellow of the Australian Rural Leadership program.
He is a member of the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) contributor group and recently authored a global study on drowning using the GBD data. He supervises a range of masters and PhD students exploring a diverse range of topics from drowning prevention to leprosy to tourist injuries.
A/Prof Charmaine Tate
Fellow of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners and General Practitioner
Dr Charmaine Tate has worked extensively in wilderness and remote environments, supporting expeditions and guiding and teaching expedition and mountain medicine. Charmaine also works as a medical advisor to NZ Search and Rescue.
She has served in the NZ Military for 25 years and has deployed around the world on various humanitarian and military operations.
Charmaine is a fellow of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners and works as a General Practitioner alongside her role in NZDF.
Dr Sundeep Dhillon
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Dr Annemarie Hern
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