IAHSS Postpones 2020 Annual Conference

IAHSS’ annual event will now take place August 17-19 in Phoenix, Arizona.

IAHSS Postpones 2020 Annual Conference

The IAHSS 52nd Annual Conference and Exhibition will take place this year in Phoenix, Arizona, May 4-6 at the Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass.

UPDATE March 18, 2020: The International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety (IAHSS) announces that it’s 52nd Annual Conference and Exhibition has been postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Originally scheduled to take place in Phoenix, Arizona, May 4-6, the new dates are August 17-19 at the same location.

“We will continue to provide our membership, attendees, presenters, exhibitors and sponsors with additional details as information becomes clearer. We understand that people must plan travel around work and family commitments, so expect to see further communication in the next 7-10 days and frequently thereafter,” the association said in its announcement on Tuesday.


The International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety (IAHSS) announces that it’s 52nd Annual Conference and Exhibition will take place this year in Phoenix, Arizona, May 4-6.

The show will feature a wide range of educational sessions, speakers and networking events.

Kicking off the first day will be Craig Valentine, the Toastmasters’ World Champion of Public Speaking. He will cover the top tools you need to keep your audiences on the edge of their seats and influence them to take action. Whether communicating with an audience of one or 1,000, you will pick up tools to motivate, inspire and confidently deliver your message in a memorable way.

Valentine is the co-author of the Amazon.com No. 1 Bestseller, World Class Speaking in Action. He is also the former three-time Salesperson of the Year for Glencoe/McGraw-Hill’s Mid-Atlantic Division after reaching up to 233% of his goal. He’s the former Executive Director of an Employment Academy for homeless men in Baltimore City, which had a 100% job placement rate under his tenure.

On the second day, Dr. William J. Lewinski, Ph.D. will deliver the keynote covering strategies and techniques to improve your ability to work with persons in distress by establishing control, enhancing skills to establish contact build rapport and gain influence to achieve a successful outcome.  In addition, this session addresses the rhetoric prevalent in today’s emotionally charged atmosphere and unbiasedly focuses on the proven scientific realities surrounding human behavior as they apply to efforts to de-escalate situations.

Dr. Lewinski is a leading behavioral scientist whose work has focused on the intensive study of human dynamics involved in high stress, life-threatening encounters. He has a Ph.D. in police psychology and is a professor emeritus of law enforcement at Minnesota State University, Mankato, where he taught for more than 28 years, was a law enforcement program director and also chair of the department of government. Dr. Lewinski’s research has impacted law enforcement officers and agencies worldwide and has revolutionized the way force investigations and training are conducted.

Other speakers at the IAHSS Annual Conference and Exhibition will include:

  • Gordon Graham, J.D. – The 10 Families of Risk
  • Jennifer L. Hesterman – Leadership, Security and Soft Target Issues
  • Julie Clegg – Social Media Security and Privacy
  • Todd Miller, CPP – Mitigating the Impact of Civil Unrest on Hospital Operations
  • Jim Sawyer, CHS-Diplomate, CPP, CHPA – Human Trafficking and Hospitals

Other topics that will be covered include workplace violence in healthcare, security training programs, behavioral health patients, retaining top performers, service animals, CPTED, body-worn cameras, contract and proprietary security, and more.

Additionally, the show’s exhibit hall will feature the latest hospital security products and services, and the IAHSS Foundation Recognition Banquet will honor healthcare protection pros who have demonstrated exemplary service.

The conference will take place at the Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass.

For additional information and to register, visit IAHSS.org.

See you in Phoenix!

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