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2013 National Conference on Correctional Health Care

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October 26 - October 30, 2013

NOW ACCEPTING ABSTRACTS FOR 2014. DEADLINE MARCH 7. APPLY AT http://www.ncchc.org/education-conferences-nationalconference-cfp.

 

 

 

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 and grow.

Download the Final Program now to view sessions, agenda and exhibitor information.

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

 

Overview
Registration
Continuing Education
Program Information
Preconference Seminars
Networking and Social
CCHP Certification
Facility Tours
Travel and Lodging
Presenter Information
Exhibitor Information
Nashville

Real-World Expertise, Innovative Solutions

The National Conference is the largest educational event in the world for correctional health care and features the most comprehensive and highest quality programming you’ll find anywhere. NCCHC uses the best expertise in the field and constituent input to identify needs, select topics and craft the program. With sessions featuring the latest research, cost-effective solutions and interactive discussions, this program has been designed to meet your needs and exceed your expectations. This is your opportunity to learn, network and share, choosing from more than 100 exceptional sessions, preconference seminars, expert panels and roundtables on every facet of correctional health care.

Get Inspired! Join nearly 2,000 peers at the best program for correctional health care. Remember why you joined the field and leave energized, inspired and educated.

Engage With Experts! Learn from the country’s top experts, thought leaders and practitioners who are facing the same challenges you face each day. Get the tools, expertise, knowledge and contacts you’ll rely on in the long term.

Find Solutions! There’s no better place to connect with peers and suppliers to the field to find new solutions. Find answers you didn’t even know were available through the educational sessions and exhibits.

NEW! Check out the Final Program and see everything in store for you!

E. Douglas Varney, Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (TDMHSAS), will speak at the opening session on October 28.

REGISTER TODAY

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

  Preregistration Rate through 10/23 On-site
Regular $495 $520
Academy member* $420 $445
One-day (Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday) $260 $315
Preconference seminar: Saturday (full day) $185 $185
Preconference seminar: Sunday (half day) $99 $99
Guest (exhibit hall events only) $65 $65
Speaker $245 $245

* 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, breakfast on Monday, lunch on Monday and Wednesday, and all exhibit hall events. One-day registration provides access to all events and sessions scheduled for that day. The CCHP test is NOT included in conference registration. 

Preregistration Policy

To be considered preregistered, your registration with full payment must be received by October 23. After this date, all registrations must be processed on-site. An additional on-site fee may apply.

Cancellation Policy

Notification of cancellation must be submitted in writing. Cancellations received by October 11 will be refunded less a $100 processing fee. No refunds will be made for cancellations after October 11. 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 in Nashville.

CCHP Test and Application

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

Conference Learning Objectives

  • List major health care issues that commonly affect incarcerated individuals, including diabetes, hepatitis, HIV, hypertension, mental illness, oral health and substance abuse
  • Describe current legal, ethical and administrative issues and ways to prevent potential problems that arise in correctional settings
  • Employ new practices for the treatment of major health care issues in order to better manage common medical, nursing, dental and mental health problems found in correctional settings
  • Express increased understanding of common correctional health care issues by exchanging ideas with colleagues about new developments in specialty areas

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: NCCHC has applied for 32 credits from the American Psychological Association.

Social Workers: NCCHC has applied for 32 credits from the National Association of Social Workers.

Create your own educational program over three days of concurrent sessions

View the schedule at a glance. For more conference details, download the Preliminary Program or the Final Program.

Learn more about all of these critical topics … and more.

Just added! Two panels on electronic health records in corrections -- included in your conference registration on Wednesday, October 30.

From Patient Safety to Information Security: The Experts Talk About Electronic Health Records

Electronic health records are becoming increasingly common in correctional health care settings. An EHR potentially offers not only clinical benefits but also enhanced patient safety, information security and record portability. There also is the opportunity for cost savings over time. Despite this, many correctional health care systems still do not use an EHR. This panel will explore the benefits of using an EHR in the correctional setting and expand on the reasons why acceptance of these technologies is not universal.

How to Select and Successfully Implement an EHR That is Right for Your Mission

A variety of EHR solutions is available in the marketplace and the selection and implementation of the most appropriate solution for a specific correctional health care program can be a daunting process. In addition, there are other important considerations such as government incentives and interoperability. This panel will discuss the opportunities and challenges associated with EHR implementation and will share perspectives on different approaches to an EHR, obtaining stakeholder buy-in and the RFP process.

Affordable Care Act and Its Impact on Corrections

What impact will the ACA have on your current and long-term funding and resources? Learn how it will be implemented in corrections and what changes will be necessary at your facility.

PREA

The PREA preconference speakers will recap their presentations in hourly sessions on Wednesday, October 27. There is no charge to attend these sessions. Preregistration is required by October 17.

Mental Health Care

More than a dozen sessions are offered to help you manage difficult conditions and concerns such as ADHD, administrative segregation, self-injury, use of the DSM-5 and more. Plus, it’s the first chance to take the new CCHP-MH (mental health) specialty certification exam.

Nursing Issues

The National Conference has a special focus on key nursing issues. From a seven-part nursing leadership program to hands-on practice and ANA standards, this conference is the place to be for nurses in correctional health care.

Clinical Care

Getting the best quality care for the patients under difficult conditions demands knowledge and dedication. Get up to date on treating chronic conditions, managing pain and preventing future illness.

Administrative issues, special populations, legal concerns, medication management and more ... join us in Nashville to learn and connect!

FIRST-TIME ATTENDEE ORIENTATION

Will this be your first time joining us? Plan to attend the First-Time Attendee Orientation. NCCHC staff members will give you tips on how to navigate the conference like a pro.

Sunday, 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm  •  Back of the Exhibit Hall

BREAKFAST ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION

Meet with your peers, enjoy breakfast and discuss challenges and solutions. Roundtables will address a variety of lively topics. 

Tuesday and Wednesday, 7:30 am – 8:30 am 

Preconference Seminars

Saturday, October 26

P-01 & P-02  An In-Depth Look at NCCHC’s 2014 Standards for Health Services
Choose one: Jails or Prisons

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

These seminars will be the first to discuss the new 2014 Standards. The Standards are NCCHC’s latest recommendations for managing health care delivery in adult correctional facilities and the foundation of its accreditation program. The editions have been updated from 2008 and recognize current practices and conditions in the field and the most up-to-date evidence-based practices. Whether or not your facility is accredited (or plans to be), these practical seminars will give an overview of the changes and guidance in how to achieve and demonstrate compliance. You will leave equipped to implement quality improvements that will lead to more efficient and effective delivery of services, better patient health care, fewer adverse events and reduced liability risk. The registration fee includes a copy of the Standards for the setting (jail or prison), to be mailed upon publication—an estimated $70 value.

Educational Objectives

• Describe how to comply with the NCCHC standards
• Identify ways to improve quality in health services delivery systems
• Discuss strategies for reducing liability and risk

P-03  An In-Depth Look at NCCHC’s Standards for Mental Health Services in CorrectionaL fACILITIES 

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

The groundbreaking Standards for Mental Health Services provides a framework for improved mental health care delivery and outcomes in adult correctional facilities. The foundation of NCCHC’s mental health accreditation program, these standards parallel those for health services in format and substance. The difference is that they make more explicit what the standards require for adequate delivery of mental health services. Whether or not your facility plans to be accredited, this practical seminar will explain what the standards say with regard to the general areas of care and treatment, clinical records, administration, personnel and legal issues. You will leave equipped to implement quality improvements that will lead to more efficient and effective delivery of services, better patient care, fewer adverse events and reduced liability risk. The registration fee includes a copy of the Mental Health Standards—a $70 value.

Educational Objectives

• Describe how to comply with the NCCHC standards
• Identify ways to improve quality in mental health services delivery systems
• Discuss strategies for reducing liability and risk

P-04  Nursing Skills Forum: Hands-On Practice in Five Key Skills

1:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Eileen Couture, RN, DO, FACEP, CCHP, OSF Saint Elizabeth Medical Center

Nurses are often called upon to think and react to unpredictable situations using critical skills but may have few opportunities to have hands-on practice in key skills, such as use of a defibrillator or initiating an IV. What better way to review necessary nursing skills than hands-on practice? This review will blend hands-on sessions with focused lectures on the AED, EKGs, TB skin testing and intravenous initiation, as well as communication skills. Each participant will have the opportunity to practice each skill with guidance in a relaxed learning environment.

 Educational Objectives

• Describe a simple, effective way to standardize communication between health care providers
• Review indications and use of the AED and EKG
• Demonstrate the proper technique of intravenous initiation and TB skin testing

Sunday, October 27

P-05  Affordable Care Act and How It Will Affect Correctional Health Care

9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Major provisions of the Affordable Care Act take effect in 2014. This seminar will discuss how the ACA will affect health care in corrections, with a focus on what correctional health care professionals must consider to meet the law’s requirements and take advantage of the opportunities presented by health care reform. Coordination with state Medicaid agencies and other organizations will be critical and can result in significant savings for correctional health care.

Educational Objectives

• Describe the key provisions of the ACA that will have an impact on correctional health care
• Outline steps to take to successfully plan for the ACA in 2014
• Develop strategies for partnerships with state and community agencies that can help correctional institutions

P-06  Beyond Good and Evil: Inside the Mind of the Psychopath

9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Dean Aufderheide, PhD, Florida Department of Corrections

Take an extraordinary journey through the twisted corridors of the mysterious mind of the psychopath. This seminar will explore the origin and evolution of the concept of the psychopath while peeling back the layers of criminal thinking to discover how and why psychopaths see the world the way they do. It will investigate the genetic and environmental influences on psychopath behavior and learn how the minds of some individuals may be wired for crime and why their distorted inclinations are beyond good and evil. Using videotaped interviews of psychopaths, participants will learn to identify the unique signs and symptoms of the psychopathic personality and the distinct traits that are “inside the mind of the psychopath.”

Educational Objectives

• Describe the origin and historical evolution of the concept of psychopathy
• Identify the diagnostic criteria and distinctive traits that comprise the psychopath personality
• Explore the issues and concerns in managing the psychopath in correctional settings

P-07  Correctional Nursing: Applying the New ANA Scope and Standards of Practice (Part 1)

9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Patricia Voermans, MSN, CCHP-RN; Catherine Knox, MN, RN, CCHP-RN; Margaret Collatt, BSN, CCHP-RN, CCHP-A; Deborah Stewart, MSN, FNP-C, CCHP; Jacqueline Moore, PhD, RN, CCHP-RN, CCHP-A; JoRene Kerns, BSN, RN, CCHP; Lori Roscoe, PhD, MPA, CCHP-RN; Mary Muse, MSN, RN, CCHP-RN, CCHP-A

The American Nurses Association has recognized correctional nursing as a specialty area of practice since 1985. The ANA Correctional Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice defines the specialty, describes its distinguishing features, delineates the basic principles that guide correctional nursing practice and offers guidance on practice improvement. The second edition was published this year. Members of the ANA Scope and Standards Workgroup will describe the process used to revise the manual and highlight emerging themes and content changes. In Part 1 of this two-part series, the scope of correctional nursing practice and the six standards of practice will be discussed. Case examples are used to illustrate how the standards of assessment, diagnosis, outcomes identification, planning, implementation and evaluation can be applied in the correctional setting.

Educational Objectives

• Describe the relevance of the ANA scope and standards to correctional nursing practice
• Identify an aspect of the ANA scope and standards for correctional nursing that has significance for one’s own practice
• List a resource or reference that can be used to further one’s understanding or application of the ANA scope and standards to professional practice

P-08  Guiding Principles for a Viable Suicide Prevention Program

1:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Lindsay Hayes, MS, National Center on Institutions and Alternatives

Suicide continues to be a leading cause of death in correctional facilities. These deaths represent a serious public health problem to correctional, medical and mental health administrators as well as their staff. Many of these deaths are preventable. This seminar will provide an overview of inmate suicide and offer guiding principles for suicide prevention and critical components to developing and/or revising suicide prevention policies.

Educational Objectives

• Identify the guiding principles for suicide prevention in correctional facilities
• List critical components to a suicide prevention program
• Describe the key elements to the mortality review process  

P-09  Correctional Nursing: Applying the New ANA Scope and Standards of Practice (Part 2)

1:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Patricia Voermans, MSN, CCHP-RN; Catherine Knox, MN, RN, CCHP-RN; Patricia Blair, PhD, MSN, CCHP; Sue Smith, MSN, RN, CCHP-RN

The American Nurses Association has recognized correctional nursing as a specialty area of practice since 1985. The ANA Correctional Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice defines the specialty, describes its distinguishing features, delineates the basic principles that guide correctional nursing practice and offers guidance on practice improvement. The second edition was published this year. Members of the ANA Scope and Standards Workgroup will describe the process used to revise the manual and highlight emerging themes and content changes. In Part 2 of this two-part series, the 10 standards of professional performance will be discussed. Case examples are used to illustrate how the standards of ethics, education, evidence-based practice, quality, communication, leadership, collaboration, professional practice evaluation, resource utilization and environmental health can be applied in the correctional setting.

Educational Objectives

• Describe the relevance of the ANA scope and standards to correctional nursing practice
• Identify an aspect of the ANA scope and standards for correctional nursing that has significance for one’s own practice
• List a resource or reference that can be used to further one’s understanding or application of the ANA scope and standards to professional practice

P-10  Practical Preparation for Initial NCCHC Accreditation

1:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Tracey Titus, RN, CCHP, National Commission on Correctional Health Care

This seminar addresses the practicalities of NCCHC accreditation; it is not a standards review. Focus includes the four phases of the accreditation process: preparing your facility; what to expect during the survey, with tips on how to make the visit as painless as possible; Accreditation Committee review of findings and follow-up corrective action; and how to unwind afterward. Benefit from the experiences of those who have been through the process many times and have your questions answered. This seminar is intended for those unfamiliar with the process or those applying for accreditation for the first time.

Educational Objectives

• Review what to expect during an on-site survey
• Describe how to prepare your facility for accreditation
• Understand the accreditation review process and corrective follow-up

P-11  FREE SESSION! Prison Rape Elimination Act Training for Health Staff

1:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Beginning in August 2013, the U.S. Justice Department expects jails, prisons and juvenile confinement facilities to provide specialized training to medical and mental health personnel on specific areas of the law surrounding the Prison Rape Elimination Act. Attend this seminar to receive training on how to detect and assess signs of sexual abuse, preserve physical evidence and respond effectively and professionally to victims, all tailored for the health professional. There is no charge to attend this program.

Educational Objectives

• Review the role of medical and mental health personnel in complying with the PREA standards
• Describe how to detect and assess signs of sexual abuse in inmates
• Discuss the appropriate professional response when inmate sexual abuse occurs

Notice of Federal Funding and Federal Disclaimer: This project is supported by Grant No. 2010-RP- BX-K001 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. Points of view or opinions in this presentation are those of the author and do not represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice. 

 

Meet the people who mentor the field. In addition to the great networking in sessions, make a note of these special opportunities to make connections on-site. All of these events are included in your conference registration! 

Exhibit Hall Welcome Reception - Sunday, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Catch up with colleagues and see what's new in the world of correctional health care. 

CCHP-MH Launch Celebration (Open only to CCHPs) - Monday, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The first group of CCHP-MH applicants will have taken the exam on Sunday, October 27. Join other CCHPs to recognize the hard work of the task force. A slice of cake, a glass of cheer—join and toast with friends and colleagues. Sponsored in part by MHM Services, Inc. Please let us know if you're planning to join us (CCHPs only please)

Roundtable Discussions and Breakfast - Tuesday and Wednesday, 7:30 am – 8:30 am

Participate in roundtable discussion groups—small, informal gatherings for the purpose of education, information sharing and idea exchange. Bring your questions, opinions and ideas for a great way to start your day.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Product Theater Lunch & Learn - Tuesday, 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

An educational program on the management of patients with HIV who are transitioning back into the community. This program will include key management issues, implications of the Affordable Care Act and a comprehensive clinical case discussion. Lunch will be provided. This is a non-CE activity.

 

 

Gain a Professional Edge: Invest in CCHP Certification

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. The CCHP test is NOT included in conference registration.

New! Specialty Certification for Correctional Mental Health Professionals

NCCHC and the CCHP Board of Trustees are proud to announce the CCHP-Mental Health specialty certification. More than ever, correctional institutions require trained mental health professionals who can meet the challenges of serving a growing population of inmates with mental health needs. The CCHP-MH specialty certification will support a standardized level of training in the field, help mental health professionals build a foundation of expertise and help facilities evaluate the expertise of their staff.

Learn more about CCHP now, including the specialty certifications for mental health, nursing and advanced.  

The CCHP, CCHP-RN and CCHP-MH exams will be offered on Sunday, October 27, at 1:00 pm. Applications are due by September 20. View our CCHP calendar

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

Lois M. DeBerry Special Needs Facility

Two tours: Sunday, October 27, 11:30 am or 1:30 pm

The Lois M. DeBerry Special Needs Facility provides a number of services for the department, including acute and convalescent health care, intensive mental health intervention and departmental pharmaceutical services.

Two skilled nursing units in the HealthCenter provide care for inmates recovering from surgery or serious illness. The center also provides housing for inmates whose treatment regimen is not manageable at other Tennessee Department of Correction facilities. A rehabilitation unit houses inmates with long-term medical needs.

DeBerry Special Needs Facility contracts with a community hospital to provide inpatient and outpatient care for the inmate population in a designated, secure area. Other hospitals are also utilized for specialized care not available in the contract hospital.

Specialty clinics, short-stay surgeries, individual treatment and diagnostic services not available at other facilities are provided to the inmates from all facilities through the transient unit, health center and contract staff at DeBerry Special Needs Facility.

Mental health units are provided for inmates with acute mental health needs. The mental health program is designed to stabilize the inmate and move him through a process where the inmate takes more responsibility for his behavior and mental health. There are units for the mentally challenged and a sheltered workshop program available to inmates in this unit.

Mental health professionals attempt to lead these inmates through stages of identifying their problems and beginning to deal with them. Additionally, a geriatric unit is located at this facility for Tennessee Department of Correction inmates who are aged or infirm and unable to care for themselves within a traditional prison population.

DeBerry Special Needs Facility has a turnover of 250 beds per month and the majority of these inmates have significant needs. The facility's mission is to provide for the mental health and health needs of the population while operating a safe and secure prison. It is the goal of DeBerry Special Needs Facility to provide quality care.

The tour, including transportation, will take approximately two hours. There is no charge to participate but registration is required as capacity is limited. Funding for this program is made available by the Central Plains Geriatric Education Center.

Dress code for visiting the facility.

If you are already registered for the National Conference, please send an email to Education@ncchc.org so your registration can be updated.

If you are not already registered for the National Conference, please register online.

 

the ideal Downtown Nashville location

All conference activities will take place at the  Nashville Convention Center and the adjacent  Renaissance Nashville. 

It's going to be a great crowd and rooms are going FAST. Contact the Renaissance at 877-901-6632 to get the special rate of $165 while available. Be sure to mention NCCHC to get the group discount. 

A new block is available at the Hotel Indigo. Guests may book online at www.hotelindigo.com/nashvilledwntn with the group code SFR or by calling reservations at 1 877-834-3613. The rate $165 + tax per night. Rooms will be available while they last. 

Another block is available at the Omni at the group rate of $165. Book online at http://www.omnihotels.com/FindAHotel/Nashville.aspx. Enter dates and group code 102613renaissan. Rooms are available for the nights of October 26 through October 29 while they last. 

Additional hotels are available throughout downtown from $75 per night and up. Please visit the Nashville CVB lodging page for more information. This map of downtown convention center and nearby hotels is a helpful resource as well.

Ground Transportation, Driving Directions and Parking Information

ALERT: NCCHC has received multiple reports that unauthorized companies may pose as the official housing vendors for the National Conference. 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 Renaissance 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.

 

DISCOUNTED AIRFARE

NCCHC has a special discounted rates with both United and American Airlines. Please follow the directions below:

United Airlines (2-10% off the best available fare).

If you book online at www.united.com, you will also receive an additional 3% off the best available fare. The discount applies to travel from October 23 - November 2, 2013

To book your flight arrangements, please follow the simple steps below:
1.     Book your reservations at  www.united.com 
2.     Choose your flight times and access your meeting discounts by inserting ZQMY347291 in the Offer Code box.
3.     Or call United at 800-426-1122 for reservations (a $25 service fee applies if you process the reservation via phone). Refer to ZQMY and Agreement Code: 347291  
4.     If you have any questions, call United at 1-800-426-1122

American Airlines  (5% off the best available fare)

Book online at www.aa.com/group . Discounted airfare is available for travel October .23 - November 3, 2013.

Premium customers, including Elite AAdvantage,  oneworld elite and full fare customers have access to Preferred Seats at no charge

  • Customer Service line 1-800-433-1790 for questions at no charge. If you book via phone, there is a $25 processing fee

To book your flight arrangements, please follow the simple steps below:

  1. Go to www.aa.com/group
  2. Add departure and arrival cities (BNA), dates of arrival, departure and promotion code 68H3AX
  3. Click on “Book Now”
  4. 5% Discount will appear and click preferred dates and times.
  5. Continue to payment
  6. Once booked allow for 24 hours before receiving your itinerary

 

 

Below are helpful guidelines and forms to ensure that your presentation meets the criteria and expectations established by the NCCHC education committee.

• Presenter Guidelines
• PowerPoint Instructions
• PowerPoint Template
• Presenter Disclosure Form
• Poster Presentation Instructions

Tips for Increasing Visibility for Your Presentation
  • Update your email signature to include a message such as “National Conference on Correctional Health Care takes place October 26-30 in Nashville. 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 show banner or logo on your organization’s website and/or as part of your e-mail signature. It’s available on the show site under “exhibitor information.”
  • Include the National Conference in your company calendar on your website.
  • Add information about the conference to your company intranet calendar.
  • Use social media such as Facebook and LinkedIn to publicize your plans to exhibit.
  • Develop and distribute a company press release.
  • Invite your customers and prospects to visit you at the show. There’s plenty of time to register.  Group discounts are also available.
  • A PDF of the conference preliminary program is available for distribution to your customers and suppliers.

 

BUSINESS NETWORKING AT ITS BEST

NCCHC conference attendees place a high value on the time they spend in the exhibit hall. They come looking for ways to improve health services in their facilities, and they want to forge solid relationships with the companies they select. With such enthusiastic interest, NCCHC conferences are the ideal venue for your company to build recognition and relationships with these important professionals.

Exhibitor List (as of September 30)

Shipping information 

EXHIBITOR KIT. Includes show hours and critical information from the show contractor.

Downloads

• Exhibitor prospectus
 Exhibitor contract
 Exhibit hall floor plan
 Final Program Ad Specs and Insert Order - Deadline September 26
 Sponsorships and Advertising -  Deadlines Approaching!

Final Program - The deadline of October 11 has passed for inclusion in the final program.  

 

SUBMIT YOUR RAFFLE PRIZE INFORMATION. The deadline to submit a prize for the exhibit hall drawing is Friday, October 18.

EXHIBITOR REGISTRATION FORMPre-registration deadline is October 23. Take advantage of preregistration discounts now.

Event Banners and Logo

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 for illustration purposes.

• Square logo, 288 x 288 pixels
• Banner, 960 x 100 pixels
• Banner, 468 x 60 pixels

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Other Opportunities
Also see the 2013 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.

America’s Music City … and more

Nashville has long been known as the “Songwriting Capital of the World.” Songwriters from all over the globe come to Music City to learn the art of and share their passion for songwriting. The famous Bluebird Cafe showcases songwriters performing their original music in an intimate “in the round” setting that was created in Nashville and allows them to share the stories of inspiration behind their songs.

Nashville has also become a hub for pop, rock, bluegrass, Americana, jazz, classical, contemporary Christian, blues, and soul music. Rolling Stone recently gave Nashville the title of “Best Music Scene.”

The Schermerhorn Symphony Center, home to the renowned, Grammy award-winning Nashville Symphony, anchors the downtown end of the recently designated Music Mile. The Music Mile is a symbolic stretch of roadway connecting the $123 million Symphony Center with the music district of Music Row, the vibrant new entertainment venues on Demonbreun Street, the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, the Music City Walk of Fame and the Bridgestone Arena. The Music Mile perfectly illustrates how the music of Music City is indeed a common thread throughout the business, cultural and entertainment sectors of Nashville.

Live music can be seen and heard every day and night of the week in Nashville. The world-famous honky tonks, located on Broadway, offer free live music 365 days a year. And with more than 130 music venues around town ranging from large arenas and concert halls to small clubs and featuring nearly every genre of music, it’s easy to see why this is the city that “music calls home.”

Don’t miss a set. Download Nashville's FREE Live Music Guide App now.

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