Cancellation of the 13th Academic and Health Policy Conference on Correctional Health

April 2, 2020

 

Dear Colleague,

 

It is with deep regret that we must inform you of a decision to cancel our annual conference which had been rescheduled to June 25 and 26 in Raleigh, NC, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are sorry for any inconvenience that this has caused you, but we believe that it is the right decision at this time during a historic pandemic with an uncertain timeframe.

 

We plan to hold the 2021 Academic and Health Policy Conference on Correctional Health on March 4 - 5, 2021 at the Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley and look forward to seeing you at that time.

 

If you registered for this conference, please go to the following link to review instructions on next steps. 2020 ACCJH Conference Registrant Options

 

Please note that all hotel reservations at the Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley within the conference block for April and June, 2020 have been canceled by the hotel and you don’t need to contact them. However, if you booked a hotel elsewhere, it is your responsibility to cancel that reservation.

 

The 2020 Conference was on board to be our most successful conference ever, and it was linked to three other NIH-sponsored events in addition to the National Hepatitis Corrections Network, with whom we have partnered for many years. To capitalize on the outstanding speakers and topics we had booked for the conference, we are planning to speak with presenters to carry forward the selected presentations and posters, with an opportunity for you to update abstracts given new research and data. We will also have an open call for abstracts later this year depending on the availability of the 2020 presenters. If you are a speaker, please go to the following link: 2020 ACCJH Conference Presenter Options 

 

Thanks to a generous grant from the Jacob and Valeria Langeloth Foundation, we awarded 32 scholarships for 2020.  If you are a scholarship recipient, we plan to discuss the disposition of Year One funding with the Langeloth Foundation in a week or two and will communicate with you as soon as possible. In the meantime, please work with your airlines on flight refunds. If there are extenuating circumstances contact Jacqueline.Richards@umassmed.edu and we can review on a case by case basis. Many airlines have been understanding of this pandemic and are refunding flights.

 

The ACCJH Board of Directors is forming a workgroup to consider development of a menu of distance learning events in the months to come, likely commencing over the Summer.

 

We look forward to seeing you at the 2021 Academic and Health Policy Conference on Correctional Health on March 4 - 5, 2021 in Raleigh, NC. Registration will be open in September.