Event Registration - American College of Correctional Physicians

2017 ACCP Fall Conference - 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. Another speaker will help us tease out issues in a common – and sticky – area of intersection between mental health and the law surrounds: patient decision-making, specifically the ability to consent and refuse. When does a patient have, or lose, the capacity to make decisions, such as those surrounding forced administration of psychotropics (Harper) or food (hunger strikes)?

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 three different voices: mental health professional, correctional professional, and patient. Our mental health professionals will review the evidence for harm from isolation and help us design safer systems. Our correctional professional will share what she sees as the role for physicians in a decision – and phenomenon – that is largely custody-driven.

And finally, and 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.

Location: Hyatt Regency Chicago, 151 E. Upper Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60601

Registration ends on November 13, 2017
There are currently 94 spots remaining out of 125

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Thank you for registering for the 2017 ACCP Fall Educational Conference! You may pay online or mail a check to: ACCP 5404 South Taft Court Littleton, Colorado 80127