29th Annual Conference

Denver, Colorado

September 12th – 14th, 2017 – Holiday Inn Lakewood
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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

2016 Registration
(Conference is past. Content below is for informational purposes only).

2016 Annual Conference Information and Tentative Program

Flight Information: Fly into Reno-Tahoe International Airport. Shuttle to the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino.


Begins at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 13. (Travel day Monday, September 12).


Grand Sierra Resort and Casino
2500 East Second Street Reno, Nevada 89595


*Room Reservation Deadline is Monday, August 14, 2016

  • Call 1-800-648-5080
  • Use Group code WPSHA6

*Reserve rooms by calling the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino at 1-800-648-5080 and identify yourself as part of the Western Psychiatric State Hospital association or with group code WPSHA6. 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 of $69 per night with a $10 resort fee.

Conference Agenda

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 / 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m

  • Host Facility presentations
  • Virtual Tour of Alaska State Hospital
  • Tour of Nevada
  • 6:00 p.m. Evening Banquet

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 / 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m

  • Evaluation Protocols and Best Practice Models
  • Public Policy
  • Southern Region Overview
  • Forensic Discussion

Thursday, September 15, 2016 / 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m

  • Benchmarking Discussion
  • Financial Discussion
  • Open Discussion
  • 4:00 – 5:00 pm. Board Meeting (CEO’s only)