Download the USCA Conference App Today


The USCA Conference App is here! The USCA app will be the main source for breaking conference information and on-site updates.  Additionally, it is an excellent way to research specific session topics and build your agenda. USCA’s app has been a source of record usage and engagement by conference attendees. Network and connect with people before, during and after the conference. Check regularly as we start to confirm more conference activities

Download - Be sure to download the current 2016 app so that you stay up to date! When clicked from a mobile device, this link will direct you to the app store of your device (Apple or Google). Alternately, you can search the app store for the National Minority AIDS Council. You can view the app on this website. The passphrase is usca16.

Build your Agenda - In the app, you can search for specific topics or sessions. On iPhones, select the app section menu, then select the magnifying glass on the header. On Android devices, select the menu on the right, then select search. Type the topic of your interest such as biomedical, and sessions on that topic will appear so that you can add them to your Agenda.

Network – Engage and connect with other conference attendees via the app!  Tell us what you’re hoping to learn and take away from USCA.  Also, make sure to help us celebrate USCA’s 20th anniversary by sharing your past conference experiences. Post your photos and anecdotes from previous conferences. 

USCA Scholarship Applications are due Tomorrow- July 8th

Apply today for a scholarship to attend USCA! Scholarship options include complimentary conference registration (Option A) or complimentary conference registration, a $100 travel subsidy and two nights lodging (Option B).  You have to be an NMAC member to qualify. Make sure your individual or agency membership is active.  Scholarship applications are due July 8.  

Pathway Spotlight 

HRSA’s HIV/AIDS Bureau has put together an entire conference pathway focused on the needs of Ryan White CARE Act grantees and consumers. 
Sessions include:

  • These Data Show the Way to Better Care
  • Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program + ACA = Results
  • The National HIV/AIDS Strategy: Reaching Key Populations
  • Keeping Up with Change: HRSA TA & Training
  • HRSA Talk: HIV from the Inside
In the app, get information on all pathways by selecting the Schedule by Pathways tab.  HRSA’s pathway is denoted by this key .
Welcome Reception 

Thursday, September 15, 2016: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Be inspired and network in style at the Gallery of Amazing Things – South Florida’s premier cultural and arts destination.  This unique venue features interesting exhibits filled with natural history, ceramic sculptures and more surprises.  Mingle with the 2016 USCA Host Committee as you savor the culinary cuisine of South Florida along with live entertainment.  Transportation from The Diplomat will be provided.

Sleeping Rooms at The Diplomat Resort Unexpected Renovation

The Diplomat just notified NMAC that some of the hotel’s sleeping rooms will not be available during USCA due to an unexpected change in their renovation plans.  This will affect some of the reservations that have been made at the hotel.  NMAC has ensured that the hotel offer the following concession to displaced guests; The Diplomat will pay for one hotel night at either the Crowne Plaza Hollywood Beach or Beachwalk Resort (and make reservations for the dates originally reserved at The Diplomat).  They are looking for volunteers to accept this offer in advance.  If you have an existing reservation at The Diplomat make sure to check your email for the subject line “Quick Notify Email”.  The hotel sent this email to those with reservations last week. 
To take advantage of this offer, please call the Diplomat's in-house reservations department at 954-602-8700 no later than 5pm EST on July 8, 2016.

Lodging Options

If you are still looking for hotel accommodations, make sure to do a search of available options through travel sites such as Expedia or Airbnb.  Search “Hollywood Beach, FL” and “Hallandale, FL” for the closest properties to The Diplomat (3555 South Ocean Drive, Hollywood, FL 33019).  

Contact the Conferences Division directly at

Yours in the struggle,

Tara Barnes-Darby, CMP 
Conferences, Director

Our mailing address is:

1000 Vermont Avenue North West, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20005


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