2017 ACCP Spring Educational Conference



Join Us Saturday, March 18, 2017
at the Atlanta Airport Marriott, Atlanta, Georgia


 This program is designed to provide specialized training to physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants who provide care to jail and prison adult and juvenile populations. The program will include presentations on a variety of key correctional health care topics including: History and Legal Background of standards of care in corrections, Trauma Informed Care, and Gender Dysphoria.


Register online or download an application

and return it  by mail, fax, or email.


Early Conference Fees

ACCP member registration  $225

Non-Member registration    $265

For Late Registration (after March 1, 2017)

ACCP member registration   $250

Non-Member registration     $290

Student rate $40

Please review your receipt after registering for a discount code to attend the ACCJH 10th Academic Health & Policy Conference on Correctional Health.


Collaboration with the Academic Consortium on Criminal Justice Health
This educational ACCP conference will be preceded by the 10th Academic Health & Policy Conference on Correctional Health at the Atlanta Airport Marriott Thursday, March 16th– Friday, March 17th.  As a registrant of our event, you are eligible to receive a $50 discount on registering for the Academic & Health Policy Conference on Correctional Health and will receive a coupon code at checkout. This will provide clinicians with a convenient opportunity to learn about emerging research and relevant policy updates in the field of correctional health care and earn CME credits. To register, visit the website here: www.correctionalhealthconference.com

The pricing for 10th Academic Health & Policy Conference on Correctional Health is as follows:

$450 for Non Members

$350 for ACCJH Members
$200 for ACCJH Student Members



National Hepatitis Corrections Network Meeting

The National Hepatitis Corrections Network is holding an invitation only meeting.  The NHCN annual meeting provides a unique networking and collaborative space for people working in corrections and public health to discuss hepatitis C testing, treatment, education, and linkage to care in correctional custody settings. The meeting will take place from 8:30am – 5:30pm on Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 at the Atlanta Airport Marriott. If you are interested in attending, please contact Rich Feffer by emailing rich@hepeducation.org.



ACCP Spring Educational Conference Agenda (subject to change)


ACCP Educational Conference

March 18, 2017

Atlanta Airport Marriott


This Live activity, American College of Correctional Physicians Spring Educational Conference, with a beginning date of 03/18/2017, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to  8.00 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.



Registration, Networking, Coffee


8:00 – 8:10     

Todd Wilcox, MD, MBA, President ACCP, Medical Director Salt Lake City Jail



8:10 – 8:30

Todd Wilcox, MD, MBA, President ACCP, Medical Director Salt Lake City Jail

Self-Introduction of Participants


8:30 – 9:00

Dean Rieger, MD, Former Medical Director, Correct Care Solutions

“Where are we and how did we get here?” – A brief history of how corrections conditions led to creation of standards and the current legal framework under which we operate



Michelle Staples-Horne, MD, Medical Director, Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice

“Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives: When and How to use LARCs for Incarcerated Women and Young Women”



Break and Networking



Christine Doyle, LPD, MSW, LCSW, Director of Behavior Health Services, Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice

Ron Koon, Ph.D., Chief of Psychology, Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice

“Trauma-Informed Care: How does previous physical, sexual, and emotional trauma affect the way our patients behave? What should physicians do to avoid retraumatization?”


10:45 – 11:00

John May, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Armor Healthcare

“HIV: When is it appropriate to continue pre-exposure HIV prophylaxis medications for high-risk patients newly admitted to the institution?”


11:00am-12:00 Noon

Lara Strick MD, MS, Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Washington; Lead Physician Washington State DOC Infectious Disease Program; Corrections Program Manager, Northwest AIDS Education and Training Center (AETC)

Gabe Eber, JD, MPH, CCHP, Senior Staff Counsel, ACLU National Prison Project; Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; Adjunct Professor, Georgetown Law

“Hepatitis C Treatment: Update on screening and treatment in corrections from the clinical and legal perspective”


12:00-12:30 Lunch



Roundtable Discussions/Breakouts 

Roundtable discussions, led by each of the program faculty in area(s) of their expertise, on topics of particular relevance to correctional medicine. These topics will be relevant aspects of correctional health care in domains of physician leadership, clinical management, and ethics.



Todd Wilcox, MD, MBA, President ACCP, Medical Director Salt Lake City Jail

“Opiate Withdrawal: What is the current state of the art to prevent suffering and death?”


2:45 – 3:15

John May, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Armor Healthcare

“How can we use retrospective reviews of off-site emergency runs as a quality improvement tool to identify weaknesses in the system?”



Break and Networking


3:30 – 5:30

“Approach to the Transgender Patient in Jail or Prison”


Part 1: Dr. Anthony Petersen, Attending Psychiatrist, Salt Lake County Jail

Dr. Peterson will focus on mental health issues.


Part 2:

Lara Strick MD, MS

Dr. Strick will focus on medical issues, especially hormone treatment.


Part 3: Patient Panel

A panel of transgender individuals who have been incarcerated and have interacted with the medical system will talk about their experiences and field questions from the participants.