35th Annual Conference

The 35th annual conference will be held live September 19 - 21 in Evanston, Wyoming.
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Location Information

The conference will be held at the Best Western Dunmar Inn in Evanston, Wyoming. Meetings will be held in the Wyoming Hall. A block of rooms are reserved for WPSHA, reservations are made by calling 307-789-3770. Cut off date to reserve a sleeping room is September 8. Closest airport to fly into is Salt Lake City. Drive to Evanston is approximately an hour and a half from Salt Lake City.
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Call ( 307) 789-3770

Draft Conference Agenda - select presentations will also be offered virtually as livestream only:


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E-mail completed registration form to: jgierisch@utah.gov
Or mail the completed form to:
Jana Gierisch, WPSHA Executive Director
P.O. Box 270 Provo, Utah 84603-0270
Telephone: (801)344-4200
Facsimile: (801)344-4291

Tuesday, September 19
  • Relationships with Protection and Advocacy Groups
  • Behavioral Treatment Unit
  • Model for Forensic Admissions
  • Tour of Wyoming State Hospital
  • Evening Banquet
Wednesday, September 20
  • Benchmarking Presentation
  • Visualizing Data 
  • Longitudinal Study of Incompetent to Stand Trial - Admission / Percent of Change over Years
  • NASMHPD Update
  • Panel Discussion related to Safety / Violence Prevention
  • Evacuation Plans
  • Arizona System Findings
  • Leadership Training / Resiliency
Thursday, September 21
  • NRI Update
  • South Dakota Study on Housing Project
  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion
  • Board Meetings for CEO's

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