The 2015-2016 Oregon Chapter is led by the following:
|Past President||Lynne Wiley|
|Conference and Vendor Planner||Margaret Collatt|
Oregon Chapter 2015 Spring Conference Report
The Spring Conference in Hood River Oregon on the Columbia River was fun and a learning experience for over 32 Oregon attendees from the state jails, prisons and juvenile facilities. Under the theme of “Learning is the Bridge to Practice”, they learned about health disparities, acute coronary syndrome, schizophrenia and how to de-escalate situations. Some sessions called “Brief Topics” focused on cirrhosis, Hepatitis C and hyperlipidemia. We also had an important talk about boundary issues, violations and ethics – a topic we all need to learn about to protect our practices. A highlight of the conference was the entertainment after the banquet. We had “Minute to Win It” after the TV show and it was so much fun and everyone was able to participate. So now Oregon is planning the Fall Conference in October. It will be in the Southwestern part of the state in North Bend. The Mill Casino and Conference Center is situated along the Coos River and is beautiful. Plus fun!! As learning is fine when surrounded by correctional healthcare professionals.