The College of Nursing, University of Saskatchewan, in collaboration with Correctional Service Canada and other conference planning committee partners, is pleased to announce that the 18th Biennial Custody and Caring International Conference on the Nurse’s Role in the Criminal Justice System will be held September 20 - 22, 2023, at the Sheraton Cavalier Hotel in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
For over 30 years, the Custody and Caring conference has highlighted innovations in practice, education, research, and policy development in the field of correctional and forensic health care in Canada and throughout the world. Many of the issues facing health care professionals working in correctional and forensic health care environments are universal in nature. The Custody and Caring conference fosters capacity building within this specialized area of practice.
Who should attend?
The Custody and Caring Conference brings together practitioners, scholars, researchers, administrators, policy makers and students. Nurses, physicians, correctional officers, psychologists, social workers, and other professionals who work with criminal justice involved persons.
Contemplating Correctional and Forensic Health Care: Dream, Dare, Deliver.
The overall goal of the conference is to provide a forum for highlighting innovations in practice, education, research, and policy development in correctional and forensic health care in Canada and throughout the world. Clinical issues and work life issues unique to nurses, interdisciplinary health care professionals, and other professionals working within custodial environments and forensic health settings will be featured.
Conference participants will be able to:
- Discuss issues unique to the provision of correctional and forensic health care in institutional and community based settings.
- Report innovations in program and policy development relevant to correctional and forensic health care practice, education, research, and leadership.
- Consider clinical and ethical issues unique to correctional and forensic health care.
- Promote correctional and forensic mental health care as specialized areas of practice.
- Explore opportunities to address work life issues unique to health care professionals practicing within correctional and forensic health care environments.
Call for Abstracts
Call for Abstracts is now closed.
Conference Program Now Available
(draft program, subject to change)
$575 until August 18, 2023
Registration closes September 6, 2023.
Registration is now closed
To learn more about how you can be a part of this year’s conference, please see our SPONSORSHIP PACKAGE.
- Cindy Peternelj-Taylor (Chair), Professor Emeritus, College of Nursing, University of Saskatchewan.
- Lori Boen, Instructor, College of Nursing, University of Saskatchewan
- Leah Cook, Regional Manager Public Health, Regional Headquarters, Prairies, Correctional Service Canada
- Anthony de Padua, Assistant Professor, College of Nursing Prince Albert Campus, University of Saskatchewan
- Angela Draude, Director, Correctional Health Services, Alberta Health Services
- Joele Fidler, Manager, Integrated Health Services, Saskatchewan Penitentiary, Correctional Service Canada
- Arlene Kent-Wilkinson, Professor, College of Nursing, University of Saskatchewan
- Stephanie Lawrek, A/Director Health, Mental Health and Addictions Services, Offender Services, Saskatchewan Ministry of Corrections, Policing and Public Safety
- Susan J. Loeb, Professor, Ross and Carol Nese College of Nursing, Pennsylvania State University, USA
- Mary-Lou Martin, Clinical Nurse Specialist, St. Joseph’s Healthcare, Clinical Associate Professor, McMaster University, Hamilton Ontario
- Lindsay Reddick, A/Executive Director Health Services, Regional Psychiatric Centre, Prairies, Correctional Service Canada
- Taron Topham, Custody and Caring Scholarship recipient, 2022-23 academic year, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Undergraduate Student, College of Nursing, University of Saskatchewan
- Liz Walsh, UK Professional Lead for Justice, Forensic Nursing & Defense Nursing Forum, Royal College of Nursing, London, UK
- Phil Woods, Professor, College of Nursing, University of Saskatchewan.
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