5th Annual Correctional Services Healthcare Summit 2014 Melbourne

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  • The 5th Annual Cor­rec­tional Ser­vices Health­care Sum­mit 2014 car­ry­ing the theme “Address­ing the gaps, pro­mot­ing mul­ti­dis­ci­pli­nary care and improv­ing the con­tin­uum of care into the com­mu­nity” will take place in Mel­bourne, Aus­tralia on August 28 – 29, 2014 at the Novo­tel Mel­bourne on Collins.

    Con­fer­ence Theme

    Accord­ing to Aus­tralian Bureau of Sta­tis­tics (ABS), the num­ber of pris­on­ers in Aus­tralia reached over 30,000 for the first time late last year. Pris­on­ers have sig­nif­i­cant health issues with high rates of men­tal health prob­lems, com­mu­ni­ca­ble dis­eases, chronic con­di­tions, alco­hol mis­use, smok­ing and illicit drug use. The health, well being and wel­fare of pris­on­ers, both while in cus­tody and dur­ing the tran­si­tion to com­mu­nity, requires spe­cial­ist skills and services.

    The 2014 Cor­rec­tional Ser­vices Health­care con­fer­ence will bring together cor­rec­tive health ser­vice direc­tors and man­agers from gov­ern­ment agen­cies, cor­rec­tional facil­i­ties and com­mu­nity health ser­vices to address the gaps and mul­ti­dis­ci­pli­nary care needed to improve the con­tin­uum of care for pris­on­ers. From clin­i­cal risk man­age­ment to a detailed analy­sis of spe­cific health issues and case stud­ies, key stake­hold­ers will dis­cuss the lat­est strate­gies and research and share inno­v­a­tive projects that are mak­ing a dif­fer­ence across Australia.

    In addi­tion to the top­ics of 2013 this year’s edi­tion will include the fol­low­ing new top­ics: Med­ica­tion Man­age­ment, Telemed­i­cine, Mul­ti­dis­ci­pli­nary Team Approaches, Leg­is­lat­ing Pris­oner Human Rights.


    Day 1

    • Stan­dards for Health Ser­vices in Aus­tralian Pris­ons: RACGP
    • Leg­is­lat­ing the Human Rights of Pris­on­ers: The ACT Expe­ri­enceSean Costello, Prin­ci­pal Legal Offi­cer, Human Rights & Dis­crim­i­na­tion, ACT Human Rights Commission
    • Changes to Men­tal Health­care Ser­vice Deliv­ery within the Vic­to­rian Adult Male Prison Sys­temDr. Dion Gee, Foren­sic Psy­chol­o­gist, Foren­si­care & Aus­tralasian Psy­chol­ogy Services
    • Panel Dis­cus­sion: Man­ag­ing Inmates with Cog­ni­tive, Intel­lec­tual and Psy­choso­cial Dis­abil­i­ties
    • Increas­ing Work­force Capac­ity to Bet­ter Respond to Metham­phet­a­mines — Ice – Crios O’Mahony — Work­force Devel­op­ment Lead, Pen­ing­ton Institute
    • Pris­ons for Abo­rig­i­nal and Tor­res Island Peo­ple: Meet­ing Phys­i­cal and Men­tal Health NeedsDr. Eliz­a­beth Grant, Senior Lec­turer and Researcher, The Uni­ver­sity of Adelaide
    • Age­ing “on the inside”: Cater­ing for the Needs of Elderly InmatesIngrid John­ston, Project Man­ager, Aus­tralian Insti­tute for Health and Welfare
    • Imple­ment­ing a High Depen­dency Unit (HDU) for Pris­on­ers with Com­plex and High Health NeedsJenny Shand, Health Cen­tre Man­ager, Rimu­taka Prison, Wellington

    Day 2

    • The Impor­tance of a Mul­ti­dis­ci­pli­nary Team Approach in Cus­todyStephen Green, Man­ager, Accom­mo­da­tion Ser­vices, Youth Jus­tice South Aus­tralia, Depart­ment for Com­mu­ni­ties and Social Inclusion
    • Access­ing Spe­cial­ity Providers through Telemed­i­cineProf. Harry McConnell MD FRCPC FRANZCP, Con­sul­tant Neu­ropsy­chi­a­trist, St Vincent’s Pri­vate Hos­pi­tal Brisbane
    • Smok­ing Ban Update Ses­sion Led by NT and Queens­land: Smoke Free Pris­ons — Lessons from the NTMarita Hefler, Act­ing Prin­ci­pal Health Advi­sor, NT Dept of Cor­rec­tional Ser­vices; Researcher, Tobacco Con­trol Pro­gram, Men­zies School of Health Research
    • Case Study: “Gone In a Puff of Smoke!” The Quit Smok­ing Pro­gram in Queens­land Cor­rec­tional Cen­tresSuzanne Golby, Clin­i­cal Nurse — NRT pro­gram, Bris­bane Cor­rec­tional Centre
    • Case Study: Max­imis­ing Out­comes through Spe­cial­ist Edu­ca­tion for Cor­rec­tional Nurses — Revi­tal­is­ing the West More­ton Prison Health Ser­viceAsh­leigh Djachenko, A/​Nurse Edu­ca­tor, Prison Health Ser­vices, West More­ton Hos­pi­tal Health Service
    • Case Study: Clin­i­cal Path­ways and Care Plan­ning in the Cor­rec­tional Envi­ron­mentCathi Mon­tague, Nurse Man­age­ment Facil­i­ta­tor (NMF), SA Prison Health Service
    • Ses­sion: Break­ing Out: HIV Treat­ment and Care when PLWHIV (Peo­ple Liv­ing with HIV) Tran­si­tion from Cus­to­dial Set­tings into the Com­mu­nityGary Hamp­ton, Senior Social Worker, Aids Demen­tia & HIV Psy­chi­a­try Service
    • Ses­sion: Women in tran­si­tion from cus­tody: where does gen­eral prac­tice fit in?Dr. Penny Abbott, Senior Lec­turer, Gen­eral Prac­tice, School of Med­i­cine, Uni­ver­sity of West­ern Sydney
    • Ses­sion: Exploit­ing Incar­cer­a­tion as an Oppor­tu­nity to Change the Health and Crim­ino­genic Tra­jec­to­ries of Peo­ple who Inject DrugsAsso­ciate Pro­fes­sor Mark Stoové, Head, HIV Research Pro­gram, Head, Jus­tice Health Research Pro­gram, Bur­net Institute
    • Clos­ing Panel
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