• Thu, September 29, 2022
  • 7:00 AM
  • Fri, September 30, 2022
  • 4:30 PM
  • Best Western Island Palms Hotel, 2051 Shelter Island Drive, San Diego, CA 92106


  • For exhibitors, we welcome you to join us!

    If you require assistance, don't hesitate to contact Marsha Grant RN, westernACHSA@gmail, or leave a message for a return call with Google Voice at 916-407-5002.
  • We have discount rates for groups if you would like to send a team of 6 or more from your facility.
    Full contact information for each registrant is required.

    Please download the group registration form found at the top of the event information page.
  • Please Register yourself. Speakers have been sent a code. If you are having difficulty with registration, please contact Marsha Grant @

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Session Credits 14.5

Group rates are available for facilities and teams of six or more. A registration code is required. Please contact Marsha via for assistance.

WEDNESDAY, September 28 2022 

(optional opportunity for registrants of the conference, not mandatory) 

1730 Registration for CCHP exam. In order to qualify for this proctored exam you must pre-register with NCCHC

1800-2000 Proctored Exam 

THURSDAY, September 29, 2022 0700 to 1700 

0700-0755 Registration & Breakfast 

0800-0855 Keynote Speech: New Approaches to Substance Use Disorders In Corrections · Dr. Rene Kanan and Lisa Heintz, Director 

0900-0930 Welcome and President’s Report & Business Meeting · President Paul Adler DO and President-Elect Barbara Barney-Knox, RN

0930-1030  Modern Discharge Planning for Incarcerated Patients – Correctional Health Care 46 Years After Estelle v. Gamble · Shanta Ramdeholl RN, MSN Ed. 

1030-1100 Break & Exhibitors

1100-1200 Telehealth · Dr. Grace Song 

1200-1300 Lunch Session: How Diet Affects Mental Health and Behavior · Dr. David Wiss 

1300-1400 Dental Issues Behind Bars · Dr. Morton Rosenberg

1400-1500 Infectious Diseases Update · Dr. Heidi Bauer (CDCR) 

1500-1520 Break & Exhibitors

1520-1610 Determining and Restoring Mental Competency · Dr. John Baker  

1610-1700 California Inmate Medical Services Updates · Dr. Paul Adler moderator


1700-1800 RIMS Meeting 

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 30, 2022 0700 to 3:30 PM 


0800-0900 ADA Compliance in Corrections · Traci Kessler JD

0900–1000 Mental Health & Somatic Complaints Behind the Wire · Dr. Amar Mehta & Steven Cartwright, Psy.D.

1000-1030 Break & Exhibitors

1030–1130 Seizures: What’s Shake’n · Dr. Thomas Minahan  

1135-1230 Shoulder Injuries · Dr. Steven Roberts

1235-1330 Lunch: Public Health Considerations for Persons Involved with the Justice System · Gwen Hammer, PhD, MSN, BSN, APRN-BC

1330-1430 Burnout, Compassion Fatigue and Self-Care · Barbara Barney Knox, MBA, MA, BSN, RN 

1430-1530 Technology Supporting Patient Care · Dr. Jeff Carrick

1530 Closing Comments and Certificates Dr. Paul Adler

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