FOCUS 2019 Conference

Teach, Learn, Collaborate – FOCUS Training for health care providers and Division of Quality Assurance staff

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), Division of Quality Assurance (DQA) is pleased to announce the 18th annual FOCUS Conference for health care providers and DQA staff on November 20 and 21, 2019, at the Kalahari Convention Center in Wisconsin Dells. The 2019 FOCUS Conference is developed in collaboration with health care providers and provider association representatives.

Special Session – Wednesday, November 20, 2019
"Let’s Talk About It! Topics Too Important to Ignore"

This session will address a wide variety of current and emerging issues such as sexual expression, abuse, and resident rights.


FOCUS 2019 Conference – Thursday, November 21, 2019
"Teach, Learn, Collaborate"

The theme of the FOCUS 2019 Conference is "Teach, Learn, Collaborate" and will address a wide variety of health care related topics.

Keynote Speaker: Teepa Snow

Schedule for Both Days

Registration and continental breakfast: 7-8 a.m.
Program: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.


2019 FOCUS Conference Registration

The cost to attend is:

  • $125 one day, per person
  • $230 both days, per person ($20 discount)

Conference fee includes breakfast, lunch, and break.

If the number of registrations exceeds capacity, DQA will send an email to announce the conference is full.

Location/Hotel Reservations

Kalahari Convention Center
1305 Kalahari Drive
Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin

To reserve a room:

The room block is named “FOCUS 2019 Conference.”

  • State rate is $82 plus tax per night for single occupancy.
  • Two to four person occupancy is $129 plus tax.
  • Reservations require a first night's room deposit at the time the reservation is made.

Room block expires October 19, 2019. Regular room rates apply if booking a room after the expiration date.

Contact Us

For FOCUS related questions contact Leann Graffin, 608-267-1438.

Last Revised: September 9, 2019