Inside this edition

In   Issue Volume 18 No. 1 .

This edition of the Journal is given over to the publication of the abstracts from a highly successful Association Annual Scientific Conference held on the Gold Coast at the end of October 2009. Around 50 papers were read from a wide range of international and local speakers ranging across all the health professions.

A full conference report precedes the abstracts, highlighting the success and benefits to members and the disciplines of health and medicine in the military and veterans’ contexts.

In addition, this Edition contains abstracts from the Inaugural South Australian Defence and Veterans’ Health Research Paper Day, which was held on 18 July 2009 in Daw Park, South Australia. An overview of the day is also included.

Dr Andy Robertson
Editor in Chief