Annual Educational Conference

Join us Sunday, October 21, 2018
Paris Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada
Room: Versailles 3 and 4

The Trauma that Surrounds us in the Practice of Correctional Medicine


This year’s conference will focus on types and manifestations of trauma that we encounter as correctional practitioners. Some of our patients have encountered various traumas as children and adults. How does this affect their behavior behind bars, and how should it inform the care we provide? How do we identify and treat patients who have suffered head trauma? PTSD? What is unique about veterans? For some patients, their trauma is self-induced and starts in custody. What is our current understanding of why and how to treat them? For patients who have suffered other physical traumas or have physical and functional limitations, what is required of us according to the American for Disabilities Act? And lastly, what emotional trauma do our custody colleagues suffer in general or from special circumstances, such as working in Isolation Units or Death Row?

Speakers and topics will include:

ADA and Correctional Health – Mellie Nelson, Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice

Psychological Trauma and Correctional Officers – Caterina Spinaris, PhD, Desert Waters Correctional Outreach

Psychological Trauma and Correctional Officers: ACCP hears from the front line – Panel of Correctional Officers

Prior physical, sexual, and psychological trauma and the incarcerated patient – Sharen Barboza, PhD., John Wilson, PhD., Joel Andrade, PhD., MHM Services, Inc.

-Screening for and care of patients with TBI
-Screening for and care of patients with PTSD
-Screening for and care of patients with a history of physical, sexual, and psychological abuse
-Trauma-Informed care for the generalist

ACCP Conference Agenda

The American College of Correctional Physicians obtained CME from the American Academy of Family Physicians who is accredited by the accreditation council for continuing medical education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  The AAFP designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 credits.  Physicians should only claim credit for their participation.

7:30am-8:00am             Breakfast

8:00am-8:15am             Gathering, Coffee
                                   Keith Ivens, MD                                President, American College of Correctional Physicians
8:15am-9:15am             Mellie Nelson, JD                              Supervisory Trial Attorney at U.S. Department of Justice
                                  The Americans with Disabilities Act and its Impact on Correctional Medical Practice
9:15am-10:15am           Caterina Spinaris, PhD                         Executive Director, Desert Waters Correctional Outreach
                                   Psychological Trauma and the Correctional Healthcare Environment
10:15am-10:30am          BREAK
10:30am-12:00 Noon     Psychological Trauma in Correctional Environment: ACCP Hears from the Front Line
                                  Panel of Correctional Officers
                                  Moderated for Correctional Healthcare Medical Providers
                                  Marc Stern, MD, MPH, FACP                University of Washington School of Public Health
12:00 Noon-1:00pm       LUNCHEON SPEAKER
                                   Michael DeBernardi, PsyD                   Chief Executive Officer, The Life Link
                                   Human Trafficking, Trauma, and Addiction—Interconnections with Correctional Medicine
1:00pm-1:45pm             American College of Correctional Physicians Business Meeting
1:45pm-3:15pm             Sharen Barboza, PhD, CCHP-MH            Vice President, Mental Health at MHM/Centurion, Inc.
                                   John Wilson, PhD, CCHP-MH                 Vice President Clinical Development at MHM Services, Inc.
                                   Joel Andrade, PhD                                 Director Clinical Operations, Mental Health, MHM Services
                                    Towards Developing a Trauma-Informed System of Correctional Health Care                                  
                                    PART ONE: Antecedents to Incarceration and Your Patient: Physical, Sexual, and Psychological Trauma
3:15pm-3:30pm             Break
3:30pm-5:00pm             Towards Developing a Trauma-Informed System of Correctional Health Care                                  
                                   PART TWO: Implementing Evidence-based, Trauma-Informed Health Care
5:00pm                         Adjourn


Register Online or download an application and return by mail, fax, or email

Paris Hotel - 3655 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89109

All conference activities will take place at the Paris Hotel. NCCHC has secured a block of rooms at the special conference rate of $159 + tax, single or double occupancy. Reserve by September 27 to ensure availability and lock in this rate. Reserve online or call 877-603-4389. A $15 processing fee will apply for reservations made by phone. If you choose to call, mention the National Commission on Correctional Health Care to receive the group rate.

Conference Rates before 10/8/2018
Member status will be verified

Early ACCP Member Registration                                                                                    200.00
    ACCP Member Physician, PA's, DDS, and NP Only

Early Academy of Correctional Health Professionals Members                                              150.00
    Academy member who are RN's, LPN's or Administrators Only

Early Academy of Correctional Health Professionals Members                                                             225.00
    Academy Members who are a MD, DDS, PA, or NP Only.

Early Non-Member Registration                                                                                                                   245.00
    Attendees that are NOT ACCP or Academy of Correctional Health Professional Members

Early ACCP Member - Resident/Fellow, Medical Students                                                     75.00
    ACCP Member Resident/Fellow, Medical Students or In-Training Members Only

Conference Rates after 10/8/2018
Member status will be verified

Late ACCP Member Registration                                                                                     250.00
Late Academy of Correctional Heath Professionals- RN's, LPN's, Administrators Only               200.00     
Late Academy of Correctional Health Professionals   - MD, PA, DDS or NP Only                        275.00  
Late Non ACCP or Academy Registration - for non- members of ACCP or the Academy        295.00
Late ACCP Membership - Resident/Fellow, Medical Students                                                              100.00          

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