FOCUS 2021 Conference

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Division of Quality Assurance is pleased to introduce you to FOCUS 2021. A decision will be made by March 31, 2021, whether FOCUS 2021 will be in-person, virtual, or a hybrid conference.

FOCUS Conference Details

The FOCUS 2021 conference is planned for November 17 and 18 at the Kalahari Resort and Convention Center in the Wisconsin Dells. If the conference needs to be a virtual conference, it will be held November 15-18, 2021.

Who Should Attend?

  • Administrators
  • Architects
  • Case/Discharge Managers
  • Caregivers
  • Dietitians/Dietetic Technicians
  • Engineers
  • Maintenance Directors
  • Medical Directors
  • Nurses
  • Pharmacists
  • Physical Plant Managers
  • Quality Improvement Managers
  • Risk Managers
  • Social Workers
  • Therapists

What Provider Types?

  • Aging and Disability Resource Centers
  • Assisted Living Facilities
  • Division of Quality Assurance
  • Facilities Serving Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities
  • Life Safety Industry
  • Nursing Homes




Registration Information

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Continuing Education and Outreach will be hosting registration. Registration information will be provided in August.

Registration Fee: TBD.

Continuing Education Hours (CEHs)

The FOCUS conference is seeking approval from the National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB), National Association of Social Workers, Wisconsin Chapter, and the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

Contact Information

For questions regarding registration contact: University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Continuing Education at,

For questions regarding the FOCUS 2020 Conference contact: Leann Graffin at

Call for Presenters

Do you have an emerging healthcare topic that the FOCUS conference attendees would flock to see? We’re currently accepting calls for presentations. Pitch our committee on your presentation. We’re interested in clinical and nonclinical topics that are relevant to our attendees.

Did you implement something creative during the COVID-19 pandemic that you think your peers would like to understand how to do themselves? Is there an area of the industry that needs to have more attention paid to it? Do you have a great way to better serve our community of healthcare workers and those they serve? We’re interested in hearing about your presentation. Have you ever thought that a certain expert should present at FOCUS? Pass along this link and have them complete our survey!

Please complete our online proposal survey for consideration by the FOCUS planning committee. We’ll accept presentation proposals through Friday, March 19, 2021. All presenters chosen for the FOCUS 2021 conference will be notified via email or phone no later than Friday, May 7, 2021.

If you have questions about the process, email Leann Graffin at or call 608-438-1012.

Last Revised: February 11, 2021