SESSHC & IAHSS Conference Starts Sept. 5

Published: July 12, 2006

RALEIGH, N.C. – The Southeastern Safety & Security Healthcare Council (SESSHCC) and the North Carolina chapter of the International Association for Healthcare Safety & Security (IAHSS) will converge for the third time at their annual joint education conference Sept. 5-8 in North Myrtle Beach, S. C.

Nearly 100 attendees are expected for the three-day event where healthcare security, safety and police personnel will network with peers and learn from national and regional experts in the field of healthcare safety and security. Nationally renowned presenters will include Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, John B. Rabun, Jr.; street gang expert, Detective Hunter Glass; and United States Secret Service Special Agent in Charge Neal J. Dolan.

“We are very pleased to have a conference agenda filled with experts on current topics that everyone in our field, regardless of the size of the healthcare organization, confront on a regular basis,” commented Lisa Pryse, president of SESSHCC and chief of WakeMed Campus Police. “New equipment, techniques and tactics are necessary to keep our campuses safe and this conference is a perfect venue to share ideas and issues.”

Additional conference faculty and topics will include:

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  • Linda Glasson, CHPA, security manager for Obici Hospital in Suffolk Virginia: “Team Response to Aggressive Behavior”
  • Mark Porterfield, CPP, CHS-III, vice president/general manager government services with AlliedBarton Security Services: “How Private Security Meets the Public Sector During Disasters”
  • Hunter Glass, detective with the Fayetteville, N.C., police department: “Gang Awareness for Healthcare Security and Law Enforcement”
  • H. Douglas (Doug) Hoell, Jr., director of the North Carolina Division of Emergency Management: “Emergency Preparedness: What Have We Learned”
  • Thomas A. Smith, CHPA, CPP, director of hospital police and transportation for UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill, N.C.: “Smoke-free and Tobacco-free Hospital Campuses”
  • Evelyn Meserve, CHPA, CECM, director of safety and security services at CaroMont Health in Gastonia, N.C.: “Moving Training Forward”
  • Scott Holzshu, CHPA, deputy chief of WakeMed Campus Police and Public Safety Department in Raleigh, N.C.: “Hospital Security and Police Tactical Teams: Is Your Department Prepared to Respond?”

Conference Details:

  • What: 3rd Annual Joint ConferenceSoutheastern Safety & Security Healthcare CouncilN.C. Chapter International Association for Healthcare Safety & Security
  • When: September 5-8, 2006
  • Where:

    Avista Resort

    300 Ocean Drive

    North Myrtle Beach, SC


Reservations must me made by Aug. 5. Request the SESSHCC conference rate.

To register for the event prior to Aug. 7, please mail $175* to:

  • Southeastern Safety/Security Healthcare Council

    c/o Vince Chrapliwy, Jr.

    218 Laurell Dr.

    Eden, NC 27288-8150

    *After August 7, 2006, the registration fee increases to $200. Registration includes the SESSHCC annual membership.

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