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Events take place throughout the year in Wisconsin that bring together major stakeholders and partners to brainstorm and strategize on how to best address Wisconsin’s health challenges.

NAMI Wisconsin Annual Conference

The NAMI Wisconsin Annual Conference is an event organized by the Wisconsin chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. It is a gathering that takes place once a year and aims to bring together individuals, families, professionals, and advocates from across the state who are interested in mental health and mental illness. The conference features two keynote speakers, 30+ workshops, exhibitors, and networking opportunities, all focused on raising awareness, providing education, and promoting support and recovery for individuals and families affected by mental illness.

April 26-27, 2024


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W.A.S.H. Huddle Up! 2024

A statewide gathering to discuss best practices for Wisconsin recovery residences and to network with residence operators and advocates from around the state.

The event this year will focus on Building Recovery Ecosystems with morning speaker sessions and round table discussions engaging attendees on this topic. Other speaker sessions will cover topics including harm reduction models for recovery housing, best practices and resources for serving indigenous populations, financing recovery residences, serving rural populations in Wisconsin, and fair housing. 

April 28-29, 2024

Green Bay

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Prevent Suicide Wisconsin

The 14th Annual Prevent Suicide Wisconsin Conference will take place over Zoom Wednesday, May 1, and Thursday, May 2, 2024. A preconference in-person event will take place on Tuesday, April 30.

April 30-May 2, 2024

Madison and Virtual

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Black Men in White Coats Youth Summit: Milwaukee

The Black Men in White Coats Milwaukee Youth Summit will bring together an estimated 250 students, parents, educators, clinicians, and community leaders to inspire youth to consider careers in healthcare, while laying the foundation for success via mentorship and networking. Evidence clearly shows that youth who do not see themselves represented in a profession tend not to see it as an option as a future career pathway. This event is meant to spark interest in and action toward medical careers among Black youth, addressing a growing healthcare workforce challenge in Wisconsin while increasing the diversity of Wisconsin’s healthcare providers, which has been shown to improve both access to and quality of care for underserved communities.

May 4, 2024


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Opioids, Stimulants, and Trauma Summit

The Opioids, Stimulants, and Trauma Summit is an annual event that highlights prevention, harm reduction, treatment, and recovery strategies related to opioids, stimulants, and trauma. All people with an interest in building healthy communities are invited to attend.

This event is organized by the Division of Care and Treatment Services and Wisconsin Connect, a service of the Center for Urban Population Health. The Center of Urban Population Health is made up of faculty and staff from the UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health, UW-Milwaukee, and Advocate Aurora Research Institute.

May 7-9, 2024

Wisconsin Dells

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Maternal Health Gathering

The Mortality Prevention Unit of the Wisconsin Department of Health Services is gathering partners and groups of all kinds to collaborate on improving outcomes for all birthing people and their families so that everyone can live their best lives. The event is for those in Wisconsin working in maternal health and related fields, including equity and racial justice.

May 15, 2024


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Circles of Life Conference

Circles of Life is Wisconsin’s annual conference for families who have children with disabilities and the professionals who support them.

This year’s theme is building community. This includes learning strategies to build a community, as well as programs and services that support families to create an inclusive community for children, teens and adult family members with disabilities.

May 16-17, 2024

Stevens Point

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WPHA 2024 Annual Public Health Conference

Moving Public Health to the Next Level
The conference will feature speakers, diverse educational sessions, and opportunities to fill your cup personally and professionally. In addition to the high-quality learning and peer sharing that attendees have come to expect of this annual event, the conference planning committee is intentionally creating space for individual reflection and relationship building, which are an integral part of advancing our quest of centering equity and public health. Attendees will fully experience everything this conference has to offer and leave with connections, knowledge and resources that contribute to a healthier community and a leveled up public health workforce.

May 21-23, 2024

Wisconsin Dells and Virtual

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Advancing Health for ALL Wisconsin Conference

2024 marks AHW’s 20th anniversary of stewarding funds gifted to the Medical College of Wisconsin from the conversion of Blue Cross & Blue Shield United of Wisconsin into a for-profit company. In our 20-years of serving the people of Wisconsin, we have invested more than $338 million in over 600 projects aimed at advancing the health and well-being of the residents of our state.

This event will celebrate the work of our academic and community partners in fulfilling the vision of the Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment, shining a spotlight on groundbreaking work focused on significant health challenges faced by our neighbors and loved ones. Attendees will also learn about the refined priorities fueling AHW’s 2024-2028 Five-Year Plan and receive first-hand information on major new projects.

June 20, 2024

Green Bay

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Anesis Multicultural Mental Health Conference

Anesis' first Multicultural Mental Health Conference aims to reshape traditional approaches and pave the way for a more inclusive and understanding mental health paradigm.

August 22, 2024


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Crisis Intervention Conference

To provide education on best practices in a culturally aware format that leads to superior quality mental healthcare services that benefits individuals, providers, and communities.

September 19-20, 2024

Wisconsin Dells

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Wisconsin Society of Addiction Medicine Annual Conference

This educational conference is designed for professionals across disciplines who work in addiction treatment and prevention, including physicians, PAs, nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, psychologists, social workers, mental health and substance abuse counselors, recovery coaches, law enforcement, public health workers. 

September 26-27, 2024


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Alcohol Policy Seminar

The 2024 APS will provide training to support and facilitate change in communities as they deal with excessive alcohol consumption. In Wisconsin, excessive alcohol use has become one of the most persistent public health challenges.

The 2024 APS will also serve as a hub for statewide networking with community members and a chance to learn from various sectors in the field including local, regional, and national experts.

October 7-8, 2024


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Mental Health and Substance Use Recovery Conference

  1. Increase knowledge and skills to promote wellness, prevention, intervention, treatment, recovery, holistic care, and continuous quality improvement with the use of best practices for their community across the lifespan.

  2. Promote meaningful involvement in person and family-centered planning, services, supports, and system change.

  3. Increase knowledge of peer supports, peer-run programs, and topics related to Certified Peer Specialist in Wisconsin.

  4. Increase knowledge and skills regarding special topics in mental health, substance use disorder, and integrated treatment.

  5. Acknowledgement of the role that Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), trauma, equity, social determinants of health, and intersecting levels of oppression play in substance use and mental health so these factors can be considered and incorporated into the work the previous objectives seek to address.

October 17-18, 2024

Wisconsin Dells

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National Association of Social Workers-Wisconsin Chapter Annual Conference

Presentations will occur on Friday, November 8, and Saturday, November 9. Sessions on Friday will be two-hour workshops. Sessions on Saturday will be one-hour breakout sessions. 

November 8-9, 2024


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FOCUS Conference

This two-day event is for Division of Quality Assurance (DQA) staff and health care providers. DQA hosts the event, along with other providers and provider association representatives. Presenters will talk about a range of health care topics.

November 20-21, 2024

Green Bay

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