Call for Papers Deadline Approaching for 2014 Spring Conference on Correctional Health Care

Posted Sep 9, 2013

Chicago, IL, September 9, 2013 — The National Commission on Correctional Health Care invites leaders and practitioners in the field to submit abstracts for the 2014 Spring Conference on Correctional Health Care by September 27. The preconference seminars and conference will take place at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta from April 5 through 8, 2014.

Attendees are looking for highly relevant, practical information to improve health care delivery, stay up to date with advances in the field and be more efficient and productive on the job. Presenters can submit abstracts for oral presentations, panels and posters. Presenters receive a discounted registration rate, visibility in the field and credit hours towards continuing education.

The conference will feature a broad range of content areas, program skill levels from basic to advanced and interactive instruction. Expert presentations are being sought on critical issues facing the correctional health field, such as:

  • Administration/Management: health care reform, fiscal management, human resources, technology, operational impact of regulatory compliance (e.g., Affordable Care Act)
  • Legal/Ethical: legislative update, risk management, regulatory compliance (e.g., PREA), working with legislators
  • Medical: clinical treatment updates and guidelines, infectious disease, chronic disease, prevention, special populations (e.g., geriatric, juvenile, veterans)
  • Mental Health: clinical treatment updates, segregation, cognitive impairment, sex offenders, substance abuse, special populations
  • Nursing: advanced skills improvement, competency-based orientation and training, nursing processes (e.g., intake, sick call), staffing models, scope of practice
  • Oral Health: screening, diagnosis, treatment, clinic management, standards of care, staffing
  • Pharmaceuticals: latest trends, utilization management, cost control, narcotics use, formulary
  • Professional: leadership, advanced skills improvement, professional roles, patient relations, succession planning
  • Quality: continuous quality improvement, process studies, outcome studies, practical applications of data

To submit an abstract, visit Information required includes a title, presentation summary, abstract, lead presenter CV, learning objectives and content outline. For more information, contact or call 773-880-1460, ext. 286.

About the National Commission on Correctional Health Care

NCCHC is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization working to improve the quality of care in our nation’s jails, prisons, and juvenile detention and confinement facilities. NCCHC establishes standards for health services in correctional facilities; operates a voluntary accreditation program for institutions that meet these standards; produces and disseminates resource publications; provides technical assistance; offers a quality review program; conducts educational trainings and conferences; and offers a certification program for correctional health professionals. NCCHC is supported by the major national organizations representing the fields of health, law and corrections. Each of these organizations has named a representative to the NCCHC Board of Directors.

NCCHC Supporting Organizations: Academy of Correctional Health Professionals, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Academy of Physician Assistants, American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, American Association of Public Health Physicians, American Bar Association, American College of Emergency Physicians, American College of Healthcare Executives, American College of Neuropsychiatrists, American College of Physicians, American College of Preventive Medicine, American Correctional Health Services Association, American Counseling Association, American Dental Association, American Health Information Management Association, American Jail Association, American Medical Association, American Nurses Association, American Osteopathic Association, American Pharmacists Association, American Psychiatric Association, American Psychological Association, American Public Health Association, American Society of Addiction Medicine, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, International Association for Correctional and Forensic Psychology, National Association of Counties, National Association of County and City Health Officials, National Association of Social Workers, National Medical Association, National Partnership for Juvenile Services, National Sheriffs' Association, Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine and Society of Correctional Physicians.