Correctional Health Care Leadership Institutes 2015

July 10 - July 11, 2015

The exclusive 2015 Institutes will raise the level of management and leadership expertise of physicians, nurses, other clinicians and health administrators working in the correctional environment. Meet the field's current and future leaders, share insights and solutions, and learn about the newest innovations in correctional health care. 

This program is supported by the Academy of Correctional Health Professionals and the Society of Correctional Physicians.

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Program Information
Continuing Education
Presenter Guidelines
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As a leader in correctional health care, you face unique challenges every day. You manage personnel, budgets, security concerns and patient advocacy in some of the toughest environments anywhere. At the NCCHC Leadership Institutes, you will gain new knowledge, tools, connections, inspiration and ideas to help you face those challenges with efficiency and expertise.

This conference features a multitrack curriculum to help attendees hone the critical skills they need most. Sessions are taught by leaders, for leaders.

The Physician and Clinician track is recommended for all staff trained in direct care who also have or wish to develop management responsibilities. It is produced in conjunction with the Society of Correctional Physicians, the leading correctional physician membership organization in the world.

The Administrator track is recommended for professionals charged with achieving executive and operational excellence in their programs. It was developed by experts in effective management and administration of correctional health care programs, with guidance from the Academy of Correctional Health Professionals. 

"The quality of the presentations, interactions with colleagues and NCCHC staff, and informal conversations about my work ... helped me realize I'm right where I need to be. This conference provided me the connections that I needed not only with other professionals, but with my own understanding of my professional mission. I will return home with a rejuvenated spirit and a broader circle of supportive colleagues."

Fred Rottnek, MD, Director of Community Medicine, Saint Louis University School of Medicine; Medical Director, Saint Louis County Department of Health/Corrections Medicine


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. To register by mail or fax, download the registration form.

 Registration Rates

Through June 12

June 13 - July 7

Registration for the Correctional Health Care Leadership Institutes* 



Registration for both the Leadership Institutes and the Correctional Mental Health Care Conference*
Save $130 when you register early for both events!






* Members of the Academy of Correctional Health Professionals and the Society of Correctional Physicians receive a $25 discount on early and regular rates.

Learn more about these groups at www.correctionalhealth.org and
www.societyofcorrectionalphysicians.org. These organizations are independent of NCCHC and the discounts are offered as a courtesy.

Due to the exclusive nature of this event, only health care professionals engaged in direct services to patients, health care administration or supervision of other health care professionals are invited to register. Representatives of suppliers to the field (e.g., supplies, equipment, pharmaceuticals) should contact Sales@ncchc.org for more information. NCCHC has the final decision on the acceptance of any registration, including those fulfilled online.

To be considered preregistered, your registration with full payment must be received by July 7. After this date, all registrations must be processed on-site.

Registration includes breakfast and lunch each day and full access to the proceedings in electronic format.

Note: Registration for, attendance at or participation in NCCHC conferences and associated activities constitutes an agreement to permit NCCHC to use and distribute (now and in the future) the registrant's or attendee's image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions and audiotapes of such events and activities.

Cancellation Policy

Notification of cancellation must be submitted in writing. Cancellations received by June 19 will be refunded less a $100 processing fee. No refunds will be made for cancellations after June 19. 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.

Questions? Call (773) 880-1460 or email info@ncchc.org.

An Exciting Curriculum of Exceptional Content

The Correctional Health Care Leadership Institutes is a unique program exploring top-of-mind legal, operational and medical challenges faced by clinical and administrative leaders. The physician/clinician track is recommended for all staff trained in direct care who wish to develop or deepen management responsibilities; the health administrator track is designed for professionals charged with achieving executive and operational excellence in their programs. The tracks are produced in conjunction with the Academy of Correctional Health Professionals and the Society of Correctional Physicians.

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Conference Hours
Friday, July 10 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday, July 11 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.


• Examine the role of correctional health care leaders, including administrative roles, organizing health services and applying legal and ethical practices

• Employ process improvement systems such as quality improvement, utilization review and risk management 

• Identify recruitment, retention and supervision best practices for effective staff management

• Describe strategies for integrating health care services and personnel into a correctional setting


CCHPs: Certified Correctional Health Professionals may earn up to 14 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 14 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 14 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 program has been approved for up to 14 hours of credit. Certain sessions are not eligible for APA continuing education.

Download instructions for claiming CE credits »


All events will take place at the Hyatt Regency Long Beach, 200 South Pine Ave., Long Beach, CA 90802. To receive the special conference rate of $155 (single or double), make your reservation by June 19. Call 800-233-1234 and tell the agent that you are attending the NCCHC Leadership Institutes to receive the discounted rate. Or reserve your room here »

This upscale waterfront hotel offers views of the Pacific, stylish rooms and first-rate conference facilities. The city of Long Beach, 22 miles south of downtown Los Angeles, features a historic landmarks, upscale shopping, fine dining and a beautiful oceanfront. 

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Presentations are due: June 22, 2015

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.


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 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 pt size or larger for most text and never smaller than 18 pt 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.


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, please 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.

  • Update your email signature to include a message such as “See you at the Correctional Health Care Leadership Institutes, July 10-11, 2015, www.ncchc.org/2015-leadership-institutes."
  • 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 e-mail signature. It’s available on the conference site under “exhibitor information.”
  • Include the Correctional Health Care Leadership Institutes 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 FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn to publicize your plans to present. 
  • Develop and distribute a press release.
  • A PDF of the conference preliminary program is available for distribution to your professional contacts. 
For more information, email: Deborah Ross, Director of Education & Meetings, tel: (773) 880-1460 x 286



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