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Correctional Services Healthcare Summit

Addressing the gaps and improving the continuum of care into the community

10- 11 September 2019 | Rendezvous Hotel, Melbourne

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The correctional services setting is a challenging environment in which to provide quality health care. The individuals in Australia’s correctional facilities often face complex problems with their health and wellbeing both within the prison setting and post-release.

The 2019 Correctional Services Healthcare Summit returns to Melbourne and will gather health service directors and managers from a selection of state government agencies, key stakeholders, nurses, and doctors from correctional facilities and community health professionals from across Australia to discuss how best to improve care for this sector of the community.

Keynote address from:
Deaths in custody: Impact on witnesses and what can be improved
John Lock, Deputy State Coroner, Coroners Court of Queensland

Topics include:

  • Overcoming inequities and improving access to hepatitis C treatment in WA prisons
  • Understanding the relationship between mental illness and offending: Steps toward effective intervention
  • Jail Craft – Superpower or mythical beast?
  • Meth city: Addressing the underlying root cause of addiction in prisoners
  • Improving the health of people transitioning back into the community: The Health After Release from Prison (HARP) project
  • Significant reduction in hospital transfer rate with deployment of emergency physician telehealth service
  • Working with people who present with complex behaviours within an NDIS framework
  • Chronic Disease Burden and Care Planning in Western Australian Prisons
  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) in the Western Australian youth justice system: Prevalence and implications
  • The physical and mental health of young people in youth detention: A global scoping review
  • PANEL DISCUSSION | Advance care planning and voluntary assisted dying in the prison context


This conference has been approved for 14.5 CPD hours by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation Continuing Professional Development Program



when & where

10 - 11 Sep 2019

Rendezvous Hotel, Melbourne
328 Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000
03 9250 1888

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Kate Twentyman
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Danielle Newman
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