31st Annual Conference

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Pheonix

September 10th - 12th, 2019

Resort details can be found
at Doubletree Hotel Pheonix

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Located in Beautiful Pheonix, AZ.


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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

2019 Annual Conference Information and Program


Begins at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 10th.


Double Tree Suites by Hilton Hotel Phoenix
320 North 44th St. Phoenix, Arizona


Reservations deadline is August 20th, 2019.

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A block of rooms has been reserved for September 9, 2019 – September 13, 2019.

Reserve rooms on-line at doubletree.hilton.com . Make sure you identify yourself as part of the group, Western Psychiatric State Hospital Association (WPSHA) to ensure you receive the agreed upon room rate from $109.00 per night.

2019 Conference Agenda

Tuesday, September 10

  • The Joint Commission Presentation – Suicide Risk Assessment & Ligature Risks
  • USP 800
  • Diversion / Incompetent to Stand Trial

Wednesday, September 11

  • Tour of Arizona State Hospital
  • Workplace Violence Prevention Program
  • Collaborating to Create Best Practices Across WPSHA and Beyond
  • EHR Lessons Learned

Thursday, September 12

  • Benchmarking Data
  • Staff Education, Engagement, and Development
  • Safety Subcommittee Update
  • Leadership Presentation