Spring Conference 2024 Call for Proposals - National Commission on Correctional Health Care

Spring Conference 2024 Call for Proposals

Key Dates and Location

Call for Proposals Deadline: August 4, 2024
Preconference Seminars: April 27-28, 2024
Conference Sessions: April 29-30, 2024

Lead Presenter Notification: November 2023

The conference takes place at the Marriott St. Loluis Grand. 

Please read all information and then submit your proposal. 

Proposal Submission Guidelines

Proposals must be submitted through our platform. Please read all instructions prior to start. 

Submission of a proposal implies a commitment to attend the conference should your proposal be accepted. All speakers receive a discount on the conference registration fee.

Spring Conference Educational 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

Topics of interest

Innovative formats and panel discussions are encouraged.

Administration: innovation, budgets and fiscal management, human resources, orientation and training, utilization management, working with corrections staff

Ethics: access to care and medical treatment, end-of-life care, informed consent and medical decision making, use of restraints and segregation, conflicts of interest and professional obligation

Juvenile: developmental and age-specific health needs, trauma and abuse, mental health and behavior issues, family engagement and support, gang involvement and violence prevention, sexual health education, special needs and disability support

Infectious disease: screening and testing, prevention and control measures, vaccination, isolation and quarantine, surveillance and monitoring, infection control protocols, collaboration with public health authorities 

Legal: constitutional rights and standards, privacy and confidentiality, medical negligence and malpractice, liability and responsibility for care, use of restraints and segregation, litigation and advocacy for health and medical care 

Medical: clinical updates, COVID-19, other infectious diseases, chronic disease, prevention, opioid treatment, women’s issues, special populations (e.g., geriatric, juvenile), terminal illness, transgender issues, pain management 

Mental health: clinical updates, diagnosis, jail settings, segregation, Alzheimer’s/dementia, schizophrenia, sex offenders, substance use disorders, veterans and other special populations, suicide prevention, trauma-informed care 

Nursing: advanced skills improvement, competency-based orientation and training, evidence-based practices, nursing processes (e.g., intake, sick call), staffing models, scope of practice 

Oral health: oral health assessments and screenings, preventive care and hygiene, treatment of dental conditions and emergencies, access to dental care and referral services, pain management, oral health promotion and education

Pharmaceuticals: medication management, utilization management, cost control, narcotics use, formulary design 

Professional development: career paths and opportunities in correctional health, education and certification requirements, mentorship and coaching, networking and professional involvement, continuing education and lifelong learning

Quality: continuous quality improvement, process studies, outcome studies, practical applications of data, preventing medical errors, patient safety

Reentry: continuity of care, access to medications and medical services, mental health and behavioral health support, insurance enrollment and access, collaboration with community-based providers, coordination of care with family and support networks

Special populations: individuals who are pregnant, older adults, individuals with mental illness, physical disability, intellectual or development disability, or with chronic medical conditions, and individuals who are gender non-conforming or transgender

Staffing and workforce issues: recruitment and retention, training and continuing education, workload and staffing levels, supervision and management, collaboration and teamwork, burnout and stress management, diversity and cultural competence, leadership, conflict resolution, succession planning

Substance use: substance abuse screening and assessment, medication-assisted treatment, behavioral and psychotherapy, relapse prevention, harm reduction and overdose prevention, substance abuse education and group therapy, coordination with community-based treatment providers, co-occurrence with mental illness

Suicide: suicide risk assessment and screening, environmental safety and management, patient supervision and observation, response to suicide attempts, postvention and grief support, collaboration with mental health providers 

Technology: telemedicine and remote consultations, electronic health records, clinical decision support, clinical data analysis and population health management, secure data exchange and interoperability, clinical workflows and electronic order management, medical device connectivity, cybersecurity and data privacy

Women’s health: pregnancy and prenatal care, reproductive health, menstrual management and hygiene, sexual health and abuse, access to gynecological and obstetrical care, health education and empowerment

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