2015 AMMA Conference Abstracts

In   Issue Volume 23 No. 4 .

Please find attached the 2015 AMMA Conference Abstracts.


8 – The ADF Centre for Mental Health Second Opinion Clinic. (Dr Duncan Wallace & LTCOL Jacqueline Costello)
8 –ADF Medical Specialist Program/Clinical Placement Deed Update. (CMDR Craig Spinks & CMDR Wendy Davey)
9 – ADF Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2016-2020: where we have come from and where we are going. (COL Nicole Sadler & Mr David Morton)
10 – ADF Sterilising Capability Improvement Project. (Ms Madeline Makeham)
10 –ADF Trauma Clinical Practice Guidelines – about time? (LTCOL Michael Reade)
11- Application of Clinical Governance in the Role 2E Environment: The 2nd General Health Battalion Experience. (LTCOL Michael Reade, LTCOL Russell Linwood, COL Bradley McCall, LTCOL Nicholas Duff, LTCOL Clarke Flint & MAJ Paul Krohn)
12- Army health workforce reform is implementation of Nurse Practitioners one strategy? (CAPT
Roneel Chandra)
13 – Associations between pre-deployment and deployment specific factors, and inflammatory markers among ADF members. (Dr Ellie Lawrence-wood, Dr Amelia Searle, Dr Miranda Van Hooff, Dr Blair Grace, Ms Jenelle Baur & Prof Alexander McFarlane)
14 – An audit of clinical recall in Garrison Health Operations. (Dr Darrell Duncan)
15 – Australian Soldier Load Carriage: From Gallipoli to Afghanistan (Dr Rob Orr) 15
15 – The Benefits of Utilizing Hybrid Military/Private Contractor Medical Services in Conflict Resolution and Post-conflict Rehabilitation Operating Environments. Case Study – Eastern Ukraine and support to the OSCE in 2014/2015. (Ewen McLay)
16 -Building GRIT in performance focused populations – taking it from theory to the street.
(Mr Mark Mathieson)
17 – Building Mental Fitness – High Resilience. (COL Nicole Sadler, Assoc Prof Darryl Wade,
Stephanie Hodson & Prof Jane Burns)
18 – Building Mental Health in the New Zealand Defence Force. (LT COL Clare Bennett)
18 –The Can’t Intubate, can’t Oxygenate Scenario- Update and who is responsible. (Michael Lumsden-Steel)
19 – The changing needs of Australia’s servicewomen and female veterans: a historical overview.(Assoc Prof Susan Neuhaus, Dr Ellie Lawrence-Wood, Dr Samantha Crompvoets)
19 – Chronic fatigue, Irritable Bowel Syndrome and chronic pain in Australian Gulf War veterans: 20 years after deployment. (Dr Helen Kelsall, Dr Jill Ikin, Ms Stella Gwini, Prof Andrew Forbes & Prof Malcolm Sim)
20 – Civil-military cooperation and combat service support. (Edmund Ng)
21-Clinical governance in the NZDF; leading the way through change. (Dr Vanessa Weenink, COL Andrew Gray & WGCDR Paul Nealis)
22 – A Comparison of Work Health and Safety Incidents and Injuries in Part-time and Full-time Australian Army Personnel. (Dr Robin Orr, Dr Rodney Pope & Dylan MacDonald)
23 – DeHS and its contribution to Clinical Governance in Defence Health Care. (Dr Felicity Williams,Mr Jason Kerr & Dr Andrew Johnston)
23- Detection and mitigation of hearing loss in the Australian Defence Forces. (Dr David Sly, Assoc Prof Gary Rance, Assoc Prof Simon Ng, Dr Luke Campbell & Kyle Slater)
24 – Differences in physical characteristics and performance measures of part-time and full-time tactical personnel: A critical narrative review. (D. MacDonald, Dr Rob Orr & Dr Rodney Pope)
The ADF Centre for Mental Health Second Opinion Clinic. (Dr Duncan Wallace & LTCOL
Jacqueline Costello)
25 – Diploma of Military Medicine. (Elizabeth Rushbrook)
26- Do lifestyle risk factors differ for serving and ex-serving Australian Defence Force personnel? The Australian Gulf War Veterans’ Health Study. (Ms Stella Gwini, Prof Andrew Forbes, Prof Malcolm Sim & Dr Helen Kelsall)
27 – The Effect of PTSD Symptoms and mild TBI on Neural Responses to Emotional Faces Following Deployment. (Prof Kim Felmingham, Mr Daniel Zuj, Prof Richard Bryant, Dr Matthew Palmer, Dr Carol Davy, Dr Ellie Lawrence-Wood, Mr Andy Lawrence & Prof Alexander McFarlane)
27 – E-Mental Health – a tool to provide support where and when it is needed. (Veronica Hancock &
Mr David Morton)
28 – Enhancing Resilience and Performance in Military through Biofeedback Based Skills Training. (MAJ Kane Pfingst, A/Prof Eugene Nalivaiko, A/Prof Mathias Baumert, Dr Ellie Lawrence-Wood & Dr Blair Grace)
29 – Enhancements in rehabilitation and mental health. (Veronica Hancock & Mr Neil Bayles)
30- Establishment of an Ebola Treatment Centre (ETC) in Sierra Leone on behalf of the Australian government: a description of activities, clinical outcomes and synthesis of lessons learnt (Dr John Shephard)
31- Evolution of a Healthcare Complaint and Clinical Incident Management system for Garrison Health. (Ms Madeline Makeham & Ms Margaret Gorman)
32 – The experience and impacts of deployment among mothers in the Australian Defence Force: findings from the Mothers in the MEAO Study. (Dr Ellie Lawrence-Wood, Dr Laura Jones, Dr Stephanie Hodson, Dr Samantha Crompvoets, Prof Alexander McFarlane & Assoc Prof Susan Neuhaus)
32- An Exploration and Comparison of Civilian and Military Management of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). (MAJ Brendan Wood)
33- From Soldier to Civilian: Improving Reintegration Following Discharge by Targeting Psychological Adjustment to Society. (Dr Madeline Romaniuk)
34 – Future Soldier Rehabilitation: A Next-generation Brain-Computer Interface for robotic limb control
35 – From Well to Wounded and Back Again: High Risk/Highly Cohesive Soldiers Experience of Self During Rehabilitation in the Australian Army. (P.A. Dabovich, J.A. Eliott, M. Van Hooff & A.C. McFarlane)
35 – Head injury prediction due to ballistic impact: Optimising military helmet design parameters. (Peter Lee, Wenming Chen & Melanie Franklyn)
36 – Health impacts and veterans’ health care systems between Australia and the USA: A comparison for post-1990 deployments. (Dr Helen Kelsall, Prof Malcolm Sim, Ms Breanna Wright, Ms Danira Karzic & Prof Kathryn Magruder)
37 – Health services and pharmaceutical use and DVA disability claims in Australian Gulf War veterans: 20 years after deployment. (Dr Helen Kelsall, Ms Stella May Gwini, Dr Jillian Ikin, Ms Breanna Wright &Prof Malcolm Sim)
38 – Health Support to Amphibious Operations – What can the largest amphibious operation in history teaches us today? OPERATION NEPTUNE – 6 June 1944. (COL Andy Williams)
39 – Health Support in Austere Environments – An Example at the Extremes – OPERATION CASTOR – Dien Bien Phu 1953-1954. (COL Andy Williams)
40 – How Clinicians can Improve the Psychological Well-Being of People in High-Risk Occupations. (Dr Ian de Terte)
41 – How private health providers can play a vital role helping Governments respond to infectious disease outbreaks. Ebola Case Study in West Africa 2014/2015: Operational Considerations and Lessons Learned. (Craig G. Stark)
42- Implementation of Health Care Coordination Forums and Mental Health Integration Project in Garrison Health Facilities. (GPCAPT Michele Walker & Ms Fiona Stockwell)
43- Implementing interprofessional simulation training for the Navy’s Maritime Role 2 capability at the Royal Australian Navy Medical School, HMAS Penguin. (LT CMDR Nathan Saunders & Lieutenant Steven Grosser)
44- Improving hearing rehabilitation for the Defence community: Perspectives of ex-serving Defence members, family members, and hearing care professionals. (Dr Nerina Scarinci, Carly Meyer, Louise Hickson, Christopher Lind & Kyla Hudson)
45- Incidence rates of reported work health and safety incidents and injuries in part-time and fulltime Australian Army personnel. (D. MacDonald, Dr Rodney Pope & Dr Rob Orr)
46- Incidences and Causative Factors of Lower Limb Injuries in the New Zealand Army. (MAJ Jacques Rousseau, Prof Hugh Morton, LTCOL (Dr) Andrew Dunn, Dr Sally Lark)
47 – Induction and Orientation for health staff in Garrison health facilities. (Ms Janine Fletcher & Mrs Toni Murry)
48-It’s always good when you know who’s on the other end of the phone: Defence Liaison in natural disasters. A lesson from the Christchurch Earthquakes. (MAJ Brendan Wood & Lt Col Gerard Wood)
48 – Introduction of OverWatch an NZDF experience. (MAJ Brendan Wood)
49 – Is there an association between inflammation and psychological disorder in veterans and military personnel? Outcomes of a systematic review. (Ms Neanne Bennett, Dr Carol Davy, Dr Ellie Lawrence-Wood, Prof Alexander McFarlane)
50 –  Linkages between findings of recent large cohort studies. (Kyleigh Heggie)
50 – The Longitudinal ADF Study Evaluating Resilience (LASER-Resilience): An analysis of data obtained from ADF members at Enlistment and at the end of Initial Training (Time 1 and Time 2). (Carolina Casetta & David Forbes)
51- Measuring the Effectiveness of P.A.R.T.Y. (Prevent Alcohol and Risk-related Trauma in Youth) programs in reducing alcohol related harms in young naval trainees: Preliminary findings of early use of screening tools. (LEUT Jason Watterson, Prof Belinda Gabbe, CDRE Elizabeth Rushbrook & Prof Jeffrey V Rosenfeld)
52- Mental health issues following combat trauma. (Dr Duncan Wallace)
53- Military and Veteran’s Mental Health: The US Experience. (Dr Jonathan Lane)
53- Moral Injuries and Military Personnel: Impact on Service Members and Potential Therapies. (Dr. Steven L. West & Dr. Kirsty Dixon)
54- Nanocomposite Materials for Anti-infective Medical Device Coatings. (Andrea O’Connor, Phong Tran, Assoc Prof Neil O’Brien-Simpson, Dr Keren Abberton, Anand Deva & Wayne Morrison)
55- New Beginnings: Challenges for the families of members who transition from military service. (Dr Jacqueline Harvey & Ms Kyleigh Heggie)
56 – New Beginnings – challenges of transition from military service. (Dr Miranda Van Hooff & Dr Stephanie Hodson)
56 – New Zealand Last ANZAC. Pte Alfred Douglas (Doug) Dibley, New Zealand Medical Corps (NZMC). (MAJ Brendan Wood)
57 – 100 Years of Garrison Health Services. (Ms Paula Sear & Ms Tonia Handcock)
57 – Operation Nightingale: revisiting Bullecourt 2016. (CAPT Melanie Van Twest)
58 – Persisting increase in multiple symptom reporting in Australian veterans of the 1990-91 Gulf War. (Ms Stella Gwini, Prof Andrew Forbes, Dr Jillian Ikin, Prof Malcolm Sim, & Dr Helen Kelsall)
59 – Post-traumatic stress disorder, antipsychotic use and risk of dementia in veterans. (Prof Elizabeth Roughead, Dr Nicole Pratt, Dr Lisa Kalisch Ellett, Ms Emmae Ramsay, Mr John Barratt, Prof Philip Morris & Dr Graeme Killer)
60 – Posttraumatic stress disorder in 1990-1991 Gulf War, Afghanistan and Iraq War veterans: A systematic review and meta-analysis. (Dr Helen Kelsall, Prof Mark Cremaer, Dr Matthew Page, Prof Andrew Forbes & Prof Malcolm Sim)
61 – The prevalence and predictors of mental disorder amongst Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel deployed to Iraq/Afghanistan. (Dr Amelia Searle, Ms Elizabeth Saccone, Dr Ellie Lawrence-Wood, Dr Miranda Van Hooff, Dr Blair Grace & Prof Alexander McFarlane)
62 – Psychological health in Australian veterans of the 1990-91 Gulf War, 20 years after deployment. (Dr Jillian Ikin, Dr Dean McKenzie, Stella Gwini, Dr Helen Kelsall, Breanna Wright, Prof Malcolm Sim).
62 – Psychological impacts of military service among Australian Defence Force females. (Dr Miranda Van Hooff, Dr Ellie Lawrence-Wood, Dr Amelia Searle, Dr Stephanie Hodson & Prof Alexander McFarlane)
63- Qualified Privilege – What does it mean for Joint Health Command. (Dr Darrell Duncan)
64 – Rations of the Australians at Gallipoli (WCMDR Derek Moore)
64- The Red Cross Information Bureau: Vital Aid to the Homefront. (Steve Campbell-Wright)
65 – Rehabilitation and Transition Continuum of Care. (Mr Jim Porteous)
65 – The Right Mix- Balancing Good Health and Alcohol. (Dr Stephanie Hodson, Ms Veronica Hancock)
66 – The role of the family in Australian Defence Force member rehabilitation. (Dr Stewart Muir, Ms Kelly Hand, Ms Jess Murray & Ms Julie Wilson)
67 – The Role of the Uniformed Physiotherapist in the Modern Australian Army. (MAJ Joanne Shepherd)
67 – Self-reported and recorded deployment-related exposures, knowledge gained from the Australian Gulf War Veterans’ Health Study. (Dr Jillian Ikin, Assoc Prof Deborah Glass, Dr Helen Kelsall, Ms Stella Gwini, Ms Breanna Wright & Prof Malcolm Sim)
68 – Simulation Training in a Combat Zone. (FLTLT Bernard Clarke)
69 – Sleep and mental health in Australian Defence Force personnel. (Prof Gerard Kennedy, Dr Melinda Jackson, Catherine Stevens, Carolyn Deans & Prof Dorothy Bruck)
69 – The Soldier’s Load – How much is enough? (BRIG Stephan Rudzki)
70 –Sophisticated three dimensional motion analysis using portable computer gaming technologies: Calculating in vivo muscle and knee joint forces following knee reconstructive surgery. (Assoc Prof Adam Bryant, Mr Alessandro Timi, Dr David Ackland, Mr Tim Sayer, Ms Karine Fortin, Mr Gino Coates & Assoc Prof Peter Pivonka)
71 – Spirituality and Spiritual Care in the Deployed Australian Military Nursing Context. (WGCDR Andrew Ormsby)
72 – Suicide Prevention in the Departments of Defence and Veterans’ Affairs – developing a comprehensive picture. (Ms Carole Windley, Mrs Helen Braun & Stephanie Hodson)
73 – Systematic Approach to Aeromedical Evacuation (SAAME). A framework for the delivery of high level clinical care in the Aeromedical Evacuation System. (FLTLT Bernard Clarke, FLTLT Shaun Robertson & FLTLT Tassie Smith)
74 – “The Little Doctor” LTCOL Charles Thomas MRCS LSA NZMC. KIA, The Dardanells 28th August 1915. (MAJ Brendan Wood)
74 – Tranexamic acid in trauma: controversies, emerging evidence and the applicability to the ADF. (CAPT Elissa Milford)
75 – Transition for Employment – A Program to Place Employment at the Centre of Rehabilitation for Soldiers Transitioning from Army. (COL Andy Williams)
76 – Traumatic Stress in the ADF: Is Physical the New Mental? (Kristin Graham, Dr Amelia Searle, Dr Miranda Van Hooff, Dr Ellie Lawrence-Wood & Prof Alexander McFarlane)
77 – Treatment of Anger in the Context of PTSD: The ADF Managing Anger Trial (LTCOL Jacqueline
Costello & Dr David Said)
77- Understanding the Impact of Exposure to a Combat Zone. (Dr Ellie Lawrence-wood & COL Nicole Sadler)
78 – Updates in Management of the Difficult Airway- What does this mean for the ADF? (SQNLDR Michael Lumsden-Steel)
79 – A Whole of Community (WoC) approach to disaster and humanitarian management. (Mr Anton Kuruc)
80 – Working with veterans with mental health problems: an online training program for Australian General Practitioners. (Assoc Prof Darryl Wade, Ms Alexandra Howard, Dr Olivia Metcalf, Dr John Cooper & Mr Tim Adams)
80 – ZERO : How an integrated health, safety and clinical training program ensured a zero rate of infection amongst Australia’s Ebola Response team in Sierra Leone. (Mr Leo Cusack)