National Conference on Correctional Health Care

October 18 - October 22, 2014
Connect - Collaborate - Commit to Excellence!

Since its inception in 1977, NCCHC's flagship conference has been the must-attend event of the year. With its exceptional lineup of educational sessions, abundant networking opportunities and the best commercial exhibition in this field, this premier event attracts thousands of dedicated correctional health professionals. With sessions geared toward basic, intermediate and advanced levels of experience and knowledge, the conference will deliver an array of opportunities to learn, mentor, connect and grow.

Save up to $75 when you register by September 10!

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Continuing Education
Program Information
Special Events
CCHP Certification
Exhibitor Information
Explore Las Vegas
Presenter Guidelines


Register online to receive immediate confirmation and payment receipt. If you are new to our online registration system, you must first create your log-in and password. Register here ›

To register by mail or fax, please download this registration form.

 Registration Rates Early Registration
through 9/10/14
Regular Registration
9/11 - 10/14/14
 Regular conference           $445           $495
 One-day (Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday)           $235           $275
 Preconference seminar: Saturday (full day)           $185           $185
 Preconference seminar: Sunday (half day)           $99           $99
 Guest (exhibit hall events only)           $75           $75
 Speaker           $195           $245
 Conference at Academy Member Rate *           $400           $445

* To join the Academy of Correctional Health Professionals, simply sign up when you register.

Full registration (Regular or Academy) includes access to all conference events and educational sessions from Sunday evening through Wednesday, including roundtable discussions, included meals and all exhibit hall events. One-day registration provides access to all events and sessions scheduled for that day. The CCHP examination is NOT included in conference registration. 

On-site registration is available. However, a $25 fee will apply.


To be considered preregistered, your registration with full payment must be received by October 14. After this date, all registrations must be processed on-site. An on-site fee of $25 will apply.


Notification of cancellation must be submitted in writing. Cancellations received by September 30 will be refunded less a $100 processing fee. No refunds will be made for cancellations after September 30. Delegate substitutions are allowed at any time, but NCCHC must be notified in writing. Registrants who fail to attend the conference and do not notify NCCHC are responsible for full payment.

Funding Approval Tips

While the issues you face continue to grow in number and complexity, there’s no doubt that getting to a conference poses budget difficulties for many professionals in our field. Here are some ideas to get your approval on track so you can join your peers at the Conference.

CCHP Exam and Application

There is a separate application for the CCHP examination. It is not included in your conference registration. Learn more at www.ncchc.org/CCHP.

Continuing Education Objectives 

  • Demonstrate understanding of correctional health care issues, including quality of care, access to care, financial management and workforce development
  • Identify major health care, research and policy issues facing incarcerated individuals, including infectious diseases, mental illness, substance abuse and special needs (e.g., women’s issues, juvenile health, geriatrics, disability)
  • Demonstrate increased understanding of skills necessary to better manage common medical, nursing, dental and psychological problems found in correctional settings
  • Describe legal, ethical and administrative issues and develop solutions for the correctional setting

Continuing Education Credit

The maximum CE hours indicated below include participation in preconference seminars.

  • CCHPs: Certified Correctional Health Professionals may earn up to 32 contact hours of Category I continuing education for recertification.
  • Nurses: The National Commission on Correctional Health Care is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
    NCCHC designates this educational activity for a maximum of 32 contact hours.
  • Physicians: The National Commission on Correctional Health Care is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. NCCHC designates this live activity for a maximum of 32 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • Psychologists: The National Commission on Correctional Health Care is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NCCHC maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This educational activity has been approved for up to 32 hours of credit.
  • Social Workers: NCCHC has applied for 32 credits from the National Association of Social Workers. (See Schedule at a Glance for sessions that have been approved for APA credit.)

Targeted Education for Every discipline

The National Conference provides comprehensive coverage of all aspects of correctional health care: chronic care, mental health, suicide prevention, oral health care, special populations, crisis intervention, liability challenges, risk management and more.

View the Schedule at a Glance and the Preliminary Program.

Tour: Clark County Detention Center

Sunday, October 19, at 1:00 pm or 2:30 pm

The Clark County Detention Center (CCDC) falls under the Detention Services Division of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD), under the leadership of Sheriff Doug Gillespie. Situated in downtown Las Vegas, the CCDC is the facility responsible for housing all arrestees for felony and gross misdemeanors in in Clark County, as well as all arrestees taken into custody for simple misdemeanors in the unincorporated Clark County areas. 

Although known primarily for Las Vegas, Clark County spans approximately 8,091 square miles with a population of approximately 2 million, including unincorporated areas. The LVMPD is responsible for police services for the City of Las Vegas and in unincorporated Clark County and corrections services in the Clark County Detention Center. The CCDC’s main location is in downtown Las Vegas (2,982 beds). 

CCDC contracts its medical care and offers a full array of in-house medical, dental and mental health services to the inmate population 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Services include onsite pharmacy facilities, on-site X-ray (at the main facility and the remote North Valley Complex), on-site dialysis and a complete range of care from an arrestee’s arrival through  eventual release, including on-site infirmaries for males (64 beds) and females (30 beds) for more extensive medical needs.

Transportation will be provided to/from the hotel. There is no charge to attend but preregistration is required. Please allow two to three hours for the tour, including travel.

Everything you love about Paris, right in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip

All conference activities will take place at the Paris Hotel. Reserve by September 25 to receive the special conference rate of $155 per night (single or double). Rooms may be cancelled until 72 hours prior to arrival.

Reserve online or call 877-603-4389 and indicate that you are with NCCHC.


ALERT: NCCHC has received reports that unauthorized companies may pose as the official housing vendors for this event. These companies are not affiliated with NCCHC. For your own protection, we ask that you exercise caution when making hotel and travel arrangements with such entities. NCCHC only guarantees hotel room rate, availability, benefits and protection for reservations made through the Paris Hotel. If you choose to book with a vendor not endorsed by NCCHC, please verify their credentials before doing business with them and independently confirm that your reservations have in fact been made and will be honored by directly contacting your chosen hotel.


Participation in NCCHC’s Certified Correctional Health Professional program is an investment in your future that will give you a professional edge. Certification recognizes the mastery of national standards and the knowledge expected of leaders in this complex, specialized field. The CCHP credential is a symbol of achievement and leadership, and is highly valued not only by participants but also by employers.

Learn more about CCHP, including specialty certifications for mental health and nursing as well as advanced certification.  

The CCHP, CCHP-MH and CCHP-RN exams will be offered on Sunday, October 19, at 1 pm. Applications are due by September 12. View the CCHP calendar

The CCHP examination is NOT included in your conference registration. The CCHP application is separate from conference registration. To apply, visit www.NCCHC.org/CCHP.


NCCHC conference attendees come to the exhibit hall to find ways to improve health services in their facilities. NCCHC conferences are the ideal venue for your company to build recognition and relationships with these important professionals.


On-site Program

Enter your exhibitor description (due September 3)

Program advertising (due September 11)


Event Banners and Logos

Download the banner or logo of your choice for use in your conference exhibition promotional efforts. Right click on the desired link and "Save target as..." All are in jpg format but may be converted to other formats or resized as necessary. Images below are reduced in size and shown for illustration purposes.

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Other Opportunities

Also see the 2014 Marketing and Resource Guide for general information about conference exhibition and sponsorship, plus cost-effective advertising packages.

For more information, contact Carmela Barhany, Sales Manager, at Sales@ncchc.org or 773-880-1460 extension 298.


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Here are useful sites to help you start planning:

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• Shows


Presentations are due September 5, 2014 

Please use the Powerpoint template provided here.

Speaker disclosure form. 

Your presentation for the National Commission on Correctional Health Care is one of the most important means of exchanging information among correctional health care professionals. These guidelines will help make your presentation as effective as possible.

Preparing Your Talk

The time allotment for most sessions is one hour. Please do not go over your allotted time because it will disrupt the program schedule. Plan your talk to allow 10 minutes for questions. (Adjust accordingly if your session is more than one hour.) If you have special needs for your presentation that have not already been accounted for, contact Deborah Ross, director of education and meetings, in advance at deborahross@ncchc.org.

Plan to speak slowly and clearly so that everyone can understand you, especially if you discuss a topic not covered in your visual presentation materials. As a rough guideline, you should allow for approximately 2-3 minutes per slide that you use for your talk. Therefore, we recommend that you plan for approximately 12-20 slides, maximum, for a 50-minute talk. An introductory slide should show the title of your presentation, your name with credentials and your affiliation.

Because the session rooms can be much larger than typical conference rooms, use large, well-spaced type on your slides and allow space for the border around the image. The maximum number of lines on your slide should be 8-10 lines of type that is preferably 24 point size or larger for most text and never smaller than 18 point for any text. Please use the provided template. 

The organizations that allow NCCHC to offer continuing education require that NCCHC keep copies of presentation materials. In addition, conference attendees are entitled to receive presentation materials for every session, so you MUST provide an electronic copy of your slides. This must be sent to NCCHC by the requested deadline. Otherwise, it is your responsibility to provide presentation handouts, typically 100 copies per session. A copy of the handout also should be provided to NCCHC.

On-Site at the Meeting

Arrive at your session room 10 minutes before the talk begins to discuss any special arrangements or problems with the session moderator. Please check the audiovisual equipment you will be using. A laptop will be provided.

Before your talk, the moderator will introduce you, giving, at minimum, your name, professional affiliation and presentation title. If you would like additional information to be shared with the audience, please communicate that to your moderator.

Always speak into your microphone, and when someone asks a question, repeat it succinctly. Please refrain from making comments that could be perceived by others to be disparaging to the profession of correctional health care or the patients we serve.

Remember, you typically will have a maximum of 50 minutes for your entire presentation plus 10 minutes for questions and answers. Your moderator will signal you when you have approximately 10 minutes remaining. Your moderator may interrupt you, if necessary, to allow adequate time for questions from the audience.

Tips for Increasing Visibility for Your Presentation

  • Update your email signature to include a message such as “See you at the National Conference on Correctional Health Care, October 18-22, 2014, www.ncchc.org/national-conference."
  • Provide information about the event and your presentation in your organization’s newsletters as well as other communications.
  • Place the conference banner or logo on your organization’s website and/or as part of your email signature. It’s available on the conference site under “exhibitor information.”
  • Include the National Conference on Correctional Health Care on your company calendar on your website, if applicable.
  • Add information about the conference to your organization's intranet calendar.
  • Use social media such as Facebook and LinkedIn to publicize your plans to present. 
  • Develop and distribute a press release.
  • A PDF of the conference preliminary program will be available for distribution to your professional contacts in June 2014. 
For more information, email Deborah Ross, director of education and meetings, or call (773) 880-1460, x 286