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Correctional Health Care Leadership Institutes

July 28 - July 29, 2017

The Correctional Health Care Leadership Institutes is a one-of-a-kind event designed specifically for management team members – clinicians and administrators, seasoned executives as well as emerging leaders on track for the next level.

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

Downloads:  Preliminary Program    Final Program


Welcome Letter
Program Information
Continuing Education
CCHP Exams
About Las Vegas
Presenter Guidelines
Corporate Sponsors and Grants
Exhibitor Information

A multidisciplinary approach

Today’s correctional environment demands a lot of its leaders. In a complex and changing world, learning is more essential than ever. At the Leadership Institutes, correctional physicians, other clinicians and administrators will gather to learn from one another and from expert speakers. Gain fresh perspectives, explore new ideas and learn effective strategies for taking a multidimensional approach to correctional health care. 

The conference also offers targeted networking opportunities, exhibits and some leisure time to explore Las Vegas. We hope you will join us for this exceptional educational event offered only once a year.

My attendance helped me to learn from experienced providers. From managing stress in the corrections environment to site-specific CQI and the benefits of CCHP certification and NCCHC accreditation, the conference reaffirmed that the field of correctional health care is one of quality and continuing to grow in a positive direction.

—Ena Cade, MD, CCHP, Philadelphia Juvenile Justice Services Center


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, please download this registration form.

 Registration Rates

Through June 30

After June 30

Correctional Health Care Leadership Institutes



Correctional Health Care Leadership Institutes and Correctional Mental Health Care Conference* (July 30-31, Bally's Las Vegas)







* Members of the Academy of Correctional Health Professionals and the American College of Correctional Physicians receive a $25 discount on early and regular rates. These groups are independent of NCCHC and the discounts are offered as a courtesy. New in 2017: CCHPs are eligible for a $25 discount on all NCCHC conference registration rates.

To be considered preregistered, your registration with full payment must be received by July 21. 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 July 7 will be refunded less a $100 processing fee. No refunds will be made for cancellations after July 7. 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


We invite you to join us in Las Vegas for a unique opportunity—two full days of leadership-focused learning, networking and idea-sharing with correctional health care leaders from around the country.

Today’s correctional environment requires multidimensional leadership from clinicians, executives and managers who can juggle many demands while also keeping up with rapid change. The Leadership Institutes will address many of these challenges and offer fresh perspectives, ideas and solutions.

Explore legal, operational and medical topics: personnel issues, budget challenges, quality improvement, risk management and more. The sessions are designed specifically for clinicians and administrators who are part of the management team—seasoned executives as well as emerging leaders on track for the next level.

NCCHC, the only national organization dedicated solely to improving the quality of health care in jails, prisons and juvenile confinement facilities, has put together an exciting curriculum taught by first-rate faculty consisting of expert clinicians, administrators and thought leaders. The program tackles both essential and advanced topics that are top-of-mind to today’s correctional clinicians and administrators.

This educational programming is produced in conjunction with the Academy of Correctional Health Professionals and the American College of Correctional Physicians, the largest professional societies for correctional physicians and health professionals in the world.

The conference also offers ample networking opportunities, exhibits and the excitement of Las Vegas. We look forward to seeing you in July.

Best regards,

Eileen Couture, DO, RN, CCHP-P
Chair, National Commission on Correctional Health Care

Margaret Collatt, BSN, RN, CCHP-RN, CCHP-A
Chair, Academy of Correctional Health Professionals

President, American College of Correctional Physicians

outstanding Sessions

The conference features 20 educational sessions as well as facilitated roundtable discussions and networking events to help participants make lifelong connections.
Downloads:  Preliminary Program  •  Final Program

Friday, July 28: 8 am–5:15 pm   •   Saturday, July 29: 7 am–5 pm

Concurrent Sessions
  • Clinical Leadership in Corrections: What’s Your Style?
    - Clayton Ramsue, MD, CCHP
  • Communicating With State-Level Elected Officials
    - Jennifer Clifton, DNP, FNP, CCHP
  • Correctional Health Care Accreditation: The Benefits to Your Program
    - Tracey Titus, RN, CCHP-RN
  • Correctional Staffing: Strategies to Improve Recruitment and Retention
    - Rebecca Pinney, MSN, RN, CCHP-RN
  • Cost-Effective Medical Management
    - Richard Kosierowski, MD, CCHP
  • Gender Dysphoria: Comprehensive Approach to Treatment and Policy Management
    - Mark Fleming, PhD, CCHP-MH
  • How to Stay Out of Trouble as the Medical Director
    - Todd Wilcox, MD, MBA, CCHP-P, CCHP-A
  • Important Techniques in Communicating With Counsel
    - Deana Johnson, JD
  • In-Custody Medication-Assisted Treatment: Lessons Learned
    - Raymond Herr, MD, CCHP
  • Integrating Doctors of Pharmacy Into Primary Care
    - Vincent Carr, DO, CCHP; Valerie Barnes, PharmD, CCHP
  • Leadership Lessons Learned From a 25-Year Career in Correctional Health Care
    - Newton Kendig II, MD
  • Managing Successful Vendor–Client Relationships
    - Carl Keldie, MD, CCHP
  • One Step at a Time: Effective Guide to CQI
    - Todd Wilcox, MD, MBA, CCHP-P, CCHP-A
  • Pharmacologic Treatment of Schizophrenia: How Far Have We Come? (sponsored by Alkermes)
    - Andrew Angelino, MD
  • Physicians as Managers: Writing Effective Policies and Procedures
    - Steven Shelton, MD, CCHP-P, CCHP-A
  • Professional Liability Insurance Primer: The 10 Things You Need to Know
    - Deana Johnson, JD
  • Resiliency: An Essential Element of Effective Leadership
    - Helena Valenzuela, PhD, CCHP
  • Segregation: Creating Policies to Ensure Quality Care
    - Joel Andrade, PhD, LICSW, CCHP
  • Six Sigma Principles in Correctional Medicine
    - Clayton Ramsue, MD, CCHP
  • Sticking Together: A Cohesive Correctional Health Delivery System
    - Kimberly Pearson, MBA, RN, CCHP
  • Supreme MDs: What to Do When Lawyers and Judges Practice Medicine
    - Donald Kern, MD, MPH, CCHP
  • What Would YOU Do? Navigating Medical Ethical Dilemmas
    - Marc Stern, MD, MPH
  • Working Together: Health Services and Custody Fostering Better Relationships
    - James Martin, MPSA, CCHP


Attendees will be able to:

• 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 15 contact hours of Category I continuing education for recertification.

Dentists: The National Commission on Correctional Health Care is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.
NCCHC designates this activity for 15 continuing education credits.

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 15 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 15 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 15 hours of credit.


The CCHP credential recognizes mastery of national standards and the specialized knowledge required of a correctional health professional. It’s also a steppingstone and eligibility requirement toward advanced and specialty certification, including the Certified Correctional Health Professional – Physician (CCHP-P), Certified Correctional Health Professional – Mental Health (CCHP-MH) and Certified Correctional Health Professional – Registered Nurse (CCHP-RN) certifications.

The CCHP and specialty exams will be offered on Saturday, July 29, 3 pm - 5 pm.

  • Elevate your basic CCHP certification with specialty certification in your field
  • Demonstrate a foundation of expertise in your specialty
  • Show correctional facilities your specialized knowledge
  • Encourage the field to recognize mental health and medical care in corrections as specialties

Content Review Session: Saturday from 10 am to 12 pm, candidates registered for the CCHP-MH or CCHP-P exams will have access to a content review session for those exams. The sessions will be taught by members of the CCHP-MH and CCHP-P subcommittees, who have insight and knowledge of the exam scope and content. This is an excellent opportunity to ask questions and refresh the information you have learned while studying for the exam.

The application deadline is June 22. Learn more »

Please note: Registration for the exam is completely separate from conference registration and is not included in your conference fee (and vice versa).  

Correctional physicians are proud of their work in this specialized field. CCHP-P certification gives them the opportunity to be recognized for their professional knowledge and skills.
— Patricia Reams, MD, MPH, CCHP-P, NCCHC Board of Directors and CCHP-P Task Force Chair

A hotel in the center of the action

All events take place at Bally’s Las Vegas, 3645 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV. Guest rooms are available for $139 per night. Book by Monday, July 10, to receive the special rate. To book your room, visit

Ideally located in the center of the action on the Las Vegas Strip, Bally’s captures the feel of Old Vegas, but the hotel's rooms have upgraded room amenities like flat-screen TVs, docking stations and pillow-top beds. Bally’s also offers an impressive selection of restaurants, including Mexican, American and Asian cuisine.

ALERT: Unauthorized companies may pose as the official housing vendors for this conference. For your own protection, please 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 Bally's Las Vegas. If you choose to book with an unauthorized vendor, please verify its credentials first and independently confirm that your reservations have been made and will be honored by directly contacting your chosen hotel.

Viva Las Vegas!

What better place for a celebration than Las Vegas? Vibrant, colorful, glitzy Las Vegas – the Entertainment Capital of the World – attracts more than 41 million visitors each year, making it one of the top tourist destinations in the world. They come for the entertainment, shopping, fine dining, night-life and, of course, the casinos. With its neon opulence and around-the-clock excitement, there really is no place quite like Las Vegas.

Whether you're a high roller or a low-key lounger, Las Vegas has something to suit your taste. Sample fare from top chefs and cornucopian buffets, try your luck at one of the world's premier casinos or take in a spectacular show.

Here are useful sites to help you start planning:

Vegas To-Dos
Food and Drink
Vegas Hacks


Presentations are due: June 30, 2017

NCCHC PowerPoint template

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 in advance at

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 28-29, 2017,"
  • 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 Facebook,Twitter and LinkedIn to publicize your plans to present. Join the conversation about the conference using #ncchcLI17!
  • Develop and distribute a press release.
  • Distribute the PDF of the conference preliminary program to your professional contacts. 

For more information, contact Deborah Ross, Vice President of Education & Meetings, tel: (773) 880-1460, x-286.

Special Thanks

Wexford Health Sources, Inc., has made a generous sponsorship investment to help support this event.

More opportunities are available. Contact for more information.


Put your products and services in front of this dedicated audience of correctional health care leaders in a cost-effective, easy set-up tabletop exhibit. They want to see you! For more information on sponsorships, advertising or exhibiting, contact Sales Manager Carmela Barhany at or 773-880-1460, x-298.

Exhibitor Contract

Exhibitor Prospectus

Event Logos

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Other Opportunities

See the 2017 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 or 773-880-1460, x-298.