College of Nursing

Custody & Caring
14th Biennial
International Conference
October 7 - 9, 2015
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Call for Abstract Submissions

Opening Fall of 2014

Suggested Topic Areas

Suggested topics areas are listed for your information only; please feel free to submit papers related to other topics relevant to the overall conference objectives.

  • Academic and Community Based Partnerships
  • Advocacy
  • Aging Offenders
  • Chronic Illness Management
  • Community Reintegration
  • Compassionate Release
  • Correctional or Forensic Health Policy
  • Culturally Diverse Populations
  • Custody and Caring
  • Diversion Schemes
  • Educational Preparation
  • Ethical Issues
  • Evidence Based Practices in Forensic and Correctional Health Care
  • Interprofessional Education & Practice
  • Infectious Disease Management
  • Intellectually Disabled Offenders
  • Issues Unique to Female Offenders
  • Mental Health and Addictions
  • Personality Disordered Clients
  • Recruitment and Retention
  • Research and Evaluation
  • Restorative Justice Initiatives
  • Sex Offenders
  • Systems Influencing Practice
  • Workforce Development
  • Youth at Risk

Types of Presentations

The conference will feature two types of presentations: papers and posters. The conference planning committee considers poster presentations and paper presentations to be equal in terms of quality and status. And although, authors will be asked to state their preferences, the final decision on the presentation format will be made by the Abstract Review Committee. All presenters are required to register and pay for the conference. However, presenters will receive a reduced registration fee.


  • A short report on recent original work
  • Total time 45 minutes (35 minutes presentation and 10 minutes for discussion)


  • A short report on recent original work
  • Opportunity to discuss the work with conference participants during the Poster Session

Guidelines for Abstract Submission

Abstracts are to be written in English and submitted electronically.

If you are unable to submit your abstract electronically, please contact Cindy Peternelj-Taylor, the Conference Chairperson at or 1-306-966-6238 for further instructions.

Presented by:
The College of Nursing
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan CANADA

In collaboration with:
The Regional Psychiatric Centre/Regional Headquarters (Prairies)
Correctional Service of Canada
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan CANADA


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(updated January 2013)