​15th Annual FOCUS Conference


Special Session - Wednesday, November 16, 2016
"The Art and Science of Chronic Disease Management"

FOCUS​ 2016 Conference - Thursday, November 17, 2016
"Teach, Learn, Collaborate"

Kalahari Resort & Convention Center, Wisconsin Dells WI

Online registration will be available in later summer.  

Full Session Descriptions-check back in late summer 

Paper Registration Form will be available when registration opens 

Online Registration Guidelines:
Past attendees have an account with UW-Stevens Point Continuing Education, tied to the email address entered last year.  If you remember your password, enter it and proceed to registration. If you don’t remember your password, you can reset it by requesting an email with instructions on how to do so.
If you are entering a registration for the first time, you will be asked to enter an email address, which will be your customer log-in for future conferences. Select "Remember Me on this Computer" and then continue.
If someone is entering your registration on your behalf, please have them note that at the top of the second page. Both will receive a registration confirmation letter.
Once you have logged in and entered your demographic information, select the approriate registration fee, select continue, and then proceed to select session choices.
If you plan to send multiple staff, you can add additional registrants by selecting the "Add Additional Registrant" button at the top left of the summary page.  Do not check out after the first registrant.
Don't forget to select the "terms and conditions" button on the payment page before you submit your payment. 


Registration Fees

Includes continental breakfast and lunch on both days​ ​


​November 16 ​$110
November 17​ ​$110
​Both Days $200 (save $20 with the two day registration)





Who Should Attend 

Special Session is intended for staff from:

• Assisted Living Facilities (Adult Day Cares, Adult Family Homes, Community Based Residential Facilities, Residential Care Apartment Complexes)
• Division of Quality Assurance
• Facilities Serving Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities
• Home Health Agencies
• Hospice Providers
• Hospitals
• Nursing  Homes
• Pharmacists

Conference is intended for staff from:

• Assisted Living Facilities (Adult Day Cares, Adult Family Homes, Community Based Residential Facilities, Residential Care Apartment Complexes)
• Division of Quality Assurance
• Facilities Serving Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities
• Nursing Homes 


2016 Special Session attendees will gain knowledge of: 

• Advanced Care Planning, Respecting Choice
• End of Life Medications and Symptoms Management
• End Stage Dementia Care
• Hospice and Palliative Care
• Legal Issues (Power of Attorney for Health Care, Do Not Resuscitate)

2016 Conference attendees will gain knowledge of:

• Bullying in the Workplace
• Caring, Communicating and Decoding Distress
• Decreasing Antipsychotic use for Individuals with Dementia
• Financial Fraud and Abuse
• Support for Older Persons with Intellectual Disabilities
• The Role of a Complaint and Grievance System in Early Detection of Problems
• Transforming the Care Environment
• Transitions of Care

2016 Lodging

Kalahari Convention Center, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
A block of rooms at the Kalahari Resort has been reserved for conference attendees at the current State Prevailing Rate of $82 per night for single occupancy.  Double through quadruple occupancy is $129. Make individual reservations by calling the Kalahari at 877-253-5466 and ask for the Focus 2016 Conference Room Block.

Hotel room rates are subject to applicable state and local tax unless a tax exempt ID or S211 form is presented at check-in. Please note that the Kalahari requires a one-night deposit when the reservation is made. The room block will be held until Saturday, October 15 2016. After that date, the regular room rates apply.


Nursing Home Adminstrators and National Association of Social Workers, Wisconsin Chapter CEUs will be applied for.  


For questions about registration please contact:  

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Continuing Education at 715-346-3838 or at uwspce-conf@uwsp.edu


For questions about Special Session & FOCUS 2016 Conference please contact: 

Leann Graffin at 608-267-1438 or at leann.graffin@wi.gov

Sponsored by: 
The Department of Health Services, Division of Quality Assurance