The 11th Academic & Health Policy Conference on Correctional Health is now accepting registrations and has announced Josiah D. Rich, MD, MPH, a leading authority in the intersect of infectious disease, addiction treatment and justice-involved individuals, will be the plenary speaker. The event will take place March 22-23 at the Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria in Texas.
To view options and sign up to attend the two-day event, please visit the conference registration website.
Attendees will hear a plenary address from Dr. Rich, whose research has focused on the prevention, treatment and diagnosis of HIV/ AIDS and other co-morbid conditions with an emphasis on incarcerated individuals. He is the principal investigator on two National Institutes of Health (NIH) research grant studies and an NIH midcareer investigator award on prison populations. A graduate of UMass Medical School, Dr. Rich is now a Brown University professor of medicine and epidemiology and a practicing infectious disease specialist at The Miriam Hospital and at the Rhode Island Department of Corrections.
The conference also features a keynote address from the newly appointed National Leader for Health & Justice of Public Health England, Dr. Éamonn O’Moore. A well-known expert in the field of prison health, Dr. O’Moore is director of the UK Collaborating Centre for the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Health in Prisons Programme.
The annual conference is hosted by the Academic Consortium on Criminal Justice Health and brings together leaders in the field of criminal justice health care and research from more than 100 academic and correctional institutions spanning the globe. For researchers, clinicians, educators and policymakers, the annual event provides a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary forum on correctional health care.