Tropical Medicine Workshop

Date: Friday 17th June 2016

Time: 0900 – 1700

Location: Airforce Museum of New Zealand, Christchurch

Cost: AMMA Member $280 AUD – Non Member $325 AUD

Join us in beautiful Christchurch for this full day workshop covering current and emerging trends in the field of Tropical Medicine. Registration will include lunch and refreshments.


Marc ShawDr Marc Shaw DrPH, FRNZCGP  Medical Director, WORLDWISE Travellers Health Centres NZ Professor Marc T.M. Shaw is a Fellow of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practice, Marc was a Family Practitioner for 15 years before specialising in travel and tropical medicine.  He has gained a Doctorate in Public Health, from James Cook University in Australia, is a Fellow of the Faculty of Travel Medicine from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. He is also a Fellow of the Australasian College of Tropical Medicine and of the joint Faculties of Travel Medicine and Expedition and Wilderness Medicine from the same College. He is currently Vice President of the College and Dean of the Faculty of Expedition and Wilderness Medicine. 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 all aspects of travel and geographic medicine, and also in expeditions to remote regions. He recently returned from Afghanistan where he served with credit in the New Zealand Defence Forces in Bamyian and also from Fiji where he was deployed with the New Zealand Medical Assistance Team. Currently he is both Medical Director of the Worldwise Travellers Health Centres of New Zealand, and an Adjunct Professor in the College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences, James Cook University, Australia
Peter LeggatProfessor Peter A. Leggat, AM College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences, James Cook University Professor Peter A. Leggat, AM, joined the Australian Regular Army in 1987. He was posted to various units, including the historic 2 Field Ambulance in Townsville. He has served abroad in Thailand attached to the Australian Embassy, Bangkok, in 1990 and the United Nations Transitional Authority in East Timor in 2000. He served with the Army Reserve for more than 15 years being promoted to the rank of Colonel. Professor Leggat is currently Deputy Dean, College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences, Division of Tropical Health and Medicine, James Cook University (JCU), Townsville. For nearly 25 years, he has also been a civilian Visiting Medical Officer for various military units, including Lavarack Barracks Medical Centre and 5 Aviation Regiment. Professor Leggat holds board appointments with various organisations, including the JCU Council, the International Society of Travel Medicine (Secretary-Treasurer), The Australasian College of Tropical Medicine (ACTM, President-Elect), the Faculty of Travel Medicine of the ACTM (Dean) and the Australasian College of Aerospace Medicine (Dean of Education), as well as being the Queensland and National Director of Training for St John Ambulance Australia. He holds editorial board positions on a number of journals, including with the Journal of Military and Veterans’ Health. A former Fulbright Scholar and current Fulbright Ambassador, he holds several doctorates and Fellowships and has published more than 500 papers in professional journals and more than 80 chapters in textbooks. He has also edited or co-edited more than 20 monographs and textbooks and presented more than 350 papers at national and international meetings. He was admitted as a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in 2013 for significant service to medicine and as an Officer of the Order of St John in 2011.