2018 ACCP Spring Educational Conference

This ACCP Conference is held in collaboration with the
Academic Consortium on Criminal Justice Health

(see below for more information)

Essential Topics for Correctional Practitioners

This year’s conference will deal heavily with legal and mental health issues, with a focus on the use of Isolation. Based on the feedback from a shorter session on litigation involving the correctional physician, we are expanding that session this year to include more in-depth education related to physician as defendant and expert. The training will include a mock deposition which will be video recorded.   The lawyer will then use the recording – as he might in litigation – during parts of a mock trial.

Closely related to this, another speaker will help us navigate another common and litigation-prone situation: differentiating between medical vs. mental health etiologies in a patient with bizarre or agitated behavior. Many of these patients end up in isolation, which will be the focus of the rest of our conference. We will hear perspectives from two different voices: mental health professional and patient.  Our mental health professionals will review the evidence for harm from isolation and help us design safer systems.

Arguably most importantly, we will end the day with ACCP’s signature “ACCP Talks to its Patients” session. During this session, a panel of 4-5 formerly incarcerated individuals of different genders and races will share their stories of YEARS in isolation and engage in a conversation with the audience. If you are a physician, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant practicing in a jail or prison in the US, this is a conference you cannot afford to miss.


ACCP Conference Agenda
CME pending

7:00 am
Registration and networking breakfast

7:55 am
Welcome – Keith Ivens, President ACCP
8:00 am -12:00 pm (with 2 15 minute breaks)
Larry Wulkan, CCHP, JD, Stinson Leonard Street LLC
Beth Boone, JD, Hall Booth Smith LLC
Deana Johnson, JD, General Counsel, Centurion – MHM, Inc.
How to Testify as a Defendant or Expert Physician in Correctional Medicine Cases
Mock Deposition

12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Networking lunch
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
John S. Wilson, PhD, CCHP-MH, Vice President of Clinical Development, MHM Services
Joel Andrade, PhD, LICSW, CCHP, ‎Director of Clinical Operations--Mental Health, ‎MHM
Evidence Based Approach Safety and Harm Prevention of Patients in Isolation
1:45 pm – 3:15 pm
John S. Wilson, PhD, CCHP-MH, Vice President of Clinical Development, MHM Services
John Lay, MD,  MHM Services
Bizarre/Agitated Behavior: Differentiating Mental Health from Medical Etiologies
3:15 pm – 3:30 pm  Break

3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

ACCP Talks to its Patients about Long-term Isolation
The moderator will facilitate a panel of  formerly incarcerated individuals who have each spent extended periods of time (years) in isolation. Panel participants will tell their stories and then field questions from the audience.


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Early registration ends February 24, 2018 - register now
Please note: If you are registering for someone other than yourself, please contact the office at the email below.
Exhibitor Space Available


Collaboration with the Academic Consortium on Criminal Justice Health

ACCJH will be hosting their 11th Academic Health & Policy Conference on Correctional Health which will take place in Houston, TX,  March 22 - 23 at the Royal Sonesta Hotel. As a registrant of our event, you are eligible to receive a $50 discount on registering for the ACCJH conference. For more information about the ACCJH conference please visit: https://www.accjh.org/conference

Registration Fees for the ACCJH Conference until February 15th/ After February 15th

·         ACCJH Members: $350 / $375

·         Non-Members: $450 / $475

·         Students: $200 / $225 with membership only. Student membership to ACCJH is FREE!

To register for the ACCJH Conference, please visit: https://www.accjh.org/registration


Hotel Information for the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Houston

Rooms are still available at the Royal Sonesta for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights.  The Royal Sonesta is sold out for Tuesday and Wednesday nights.  Please contact christine@accpmed.org if you need a room for Tuesday or Wednesday.

Reservations Department number is 1-855-463-3091. Attendees should reference the group code when calling in.  Group Reservation Code:  0320EDUCAT    Please tell the reservationist that you are with ACCP.



For more information:
Email: christine@accpmed.org
Phone: (720) 646-2978