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International Corrections and Prisons Association Conference, 22nd to 27th October 2017, London, England

The ICPA Programme Committee invites individuals, agencies and organisations interested in presenting papers at the Association's 2017 Annual Conference to submit abstracts aligned to our 19th Annual Conference theme: “Innovation in Rehabilitation: Building Better Futures”

The conference, hosted by the National Offender Management Service (NOMS) will be held in London, United Kingdom, from October 22-27, 2017. With members from over 80 countries, the ICPA Conference is the foremost annual international gathering for correctional officials to 'learn from each other.'

The Committee anticipates a conference agenda that reflects a strong focus on contemporary approaches, ideas and technologies in relation to the rehabilitation of offenders and their reintegration into the community. The Committee is particularly interested in proposals that can provide a holistic overview of a program, service or strategy. For example, a presentation of a program, may include co-author speakers with one addressing applied research findings and the other reviewing the results found by the practitioners who applied and implemented a practice based on the research. Any new technology to support the initiative could also be highlighted.

Abstracts are due by the 30th April; more information about the conference can be found here http://icpa.ca/london2017/


Royal College of General Practitioners Secure Environments Group: 5th Health and Justice Summit - Ageing well in secure environments (Glasgow, Scotland; 27th-28th November 2017)

A 2 day summit jointly organised by the Royal College of General Practitioners Secure Environments Group and all four U.K. high secure hospitals. This event is designed for clinicians, managers, governors and staff responsible for the care of people in secure environments and in particular the physical healthcare of those in secure mental health units, prisons, immigration removal centres and youth offending institutions.



WHO/PHE/EMCDDA Prison Health International Meeting – 11th and 12th December 2017, Lisbon, Portugal

The next WHO Europe Health in Prisons meeting, organised with PHE, is set to draw people from across the globe to discuss current challenges and share good practice on drugs and drug-related harms in prison at the offices of the European Monitoring of Drugs and Drug Addiction in Lisbon, Portugal on the 11th and 12th of December. The meeting will consider the issue of drugs and associated health risks through the optic of the importance of data, intelligence and evidence to inform practice and policy. The meetings have a history of showcasing innovative practice which has subsequently been adopted in other jurisdictions as well as attracting researchers to share their insights in this field. Attendance at the conference is by invitation and applications to register for a place can be made to Ms Nina Blinkenberg on blinkenbergn@who.int

A provisional programme can be found here: CLICK HERE


European Public Health Conference, 1st to 4th November 2017, Stockholm, Sweden

The EPH Conference aims to contribute to the improvement of public health in Europe by offering a means for exchanging information and a platform for debate to researchers, policy makers, and practitioners in the field of public health and health services research as well as public health training and education in Europe. The European Public Health Conference Foundation, the European Public Health Association (EUPHA) and the Swedish Association of Social Medicine are pleased to invite you to the 10th European Public Health Conference.

The 10th European Public Health Conference will be held in the Stockholmsmässan.