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Annual Meeting & Conference
The South East Regional Chapter of the American Correctional Health Services Association held its Annual Fall Conference September 19th through the 21st on beautiful Jekyll Island. Attendees enjoyed delicious food throughout the weekend and had the option to sample food from many island restaurants at the Georgia Wild Shrimp & Grits Festival.
The speakers at this year’s conference did an excellent job of informing and entertaining the audience. Topics ranged from the latest development in Hepatitis C medications to the challenges of providing dental care to the inmates. Professionalism, the challenges of dealing with diabetic issues, patient assessments, legal challenges, standards of care for the mental health population, and social media in the workplace were just some of the topics covered.
On the final day of the conference, a new Board of Directors was elected to carry on the planning of next year’s conference. Raffle prizes are always a favorite part of the conference and this year a television, laptops, tablets, a camera, and an I-phone were up for grabs to the lucky attendees.
The conference wrapped up with the reminder to attend the National ACHSA conference that will be held in Orlando Florida, March 19th through the 21st, 2015.
The South East Region Chapter is led by the following Board of Directors:
|President||Tammy Bailey, RN|
|Vice President||Inez Tann, RN, BS, CCHP|
|Secretary||Martha Gentry, MS, BSN, RN|
|Treasurer||Stephen Mitchell, DMD, GPR|
|Director||Joyce Campbell, RN, FNP-C|
|Director||Marie Yawn, RNC, MSN, CCHP|
|Director||Page A. Fletcher, BSN, MS|