AMMA NEW ZEALAND REGIONAL SYMPOSIUM
TRENTHAM MILITARY CAMP, WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND – SATURDAY 21 MARCH 2015
The Association will conduct a Regional Symposium at the Staff College at Trentham Military Camp on Saturday, 21 March 2015. This will be a one day activity, with two components. Surg Capt Andrew Robertson RAN will give a presentation covering ballistic injuries and Lt Col Darryl Tong RNZAMC will give a presentation on combat facial trauma. The seminar will commence at 0900 and conclude at 1700.
AMMA Members AUS $250*
Non Members AUS $295*
*Includes morning and afternoon teas and lunch.
Dr Andrew Robertson
Dr Andrew (Andy) Robertson is the Deputy Chief Health Officer and Director, Disaster Management, Regulation and Planning within the Public Health Division in the Western Australia Department of Health (WA Health). With specialist qualifications in Public Health Medicine and Medical Administration, he served with the Royal Australian Navy from 1984 until 2003, including completing three tours to Iraq as a Biological Weapons Chief Inspector with the United Nations Special Commission in 1996 and 1997. In October 2003, he took up the position of the Director, Disaster Preparedness and Management in WA Health. In December 2004, he led the Australian Medical Relief team into the Maldives post tsunami, managed WA Health’s response to the 2005 Bali Bombing, led the WA Health team into Indonesia after the Yogyakarta earthquakes in June 2006 and worked as the Radiation Health Adviser to the Australian Embassy after the Fukushima nuclear incident in 2011. Since 2007, he has coordinated the WA Health responses to Cyclone George, the Varanus Island gas explosion, the Ashmore Reef incident, the public health system aspects of the H1N1 2009 pandemic, and the 2011 CHOGM meeting. He remains in the active Reserve as a Navy Captain and is both an AMMA Councillor and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Military and Veterans Health.
Darryl Tong qualified in dentistry and medicine at the University of Otago and completed his specialty training in oral and maxillofacial surgery in Seattle, gaining a Master’s degree from the University of Washington in 1999. He has worked in Dunedin since returning to New Zealand and is an active teacher and researcher. His research interests include maxillofacial trauma and military surgery with an emphasis on ballistic trauma. He completed his PhD on war injuries of the face and jaws combining historical and evidence-based material alongside clinical material from his deployment to Kandahar, Afghanistan. Darryl is active as a NZ Army Reserve Force officer and holds a number of appointments including Deputy Commanding Officer of 2HSB (NZ), Senior Medical Officer (Reserves) and is the Honorary Surgeon to His Excellency the Governor General of NZ.