FAQ


FAQ

Our thoughts are with our friends in Puerto Rico as they deal with the effects of Hurricane Fiona.  We are monitoring the situation closely and will notify everyone if this impacts the 2022 USCHA.


REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

Update on Puerto Rico Convention Center Vaccine Policy

Starting October 1, the Puerto Rican government will require that everyone aged 50 and over have a second booster to enter the Convention Center. If this group does not have the second booster, they can also submit a negative antigen or PCR test performed by a health professional no more than 48 hours after completion. Home tests will not be accepted. This will be checked at the doors to the Convention Center.

Those under 50 should be fully vaccinated and have had a booster shot if their last shot was six months ago or more.

Spanish to English and English to Spanish translation will be available for all USCHA plenaries and workshops.

Please note that the following meals will be provided at the conference:

October 8: Lunch
October 9: Lunch
October 10: Lunch
October 11: Lunch

The dress code for USCHA is business casual attire during the conference.

Only those who register for the conference can book a hotel room at the special rate for USCHA 2022.

You will need to submit a paid USCHA registration before you can make a reservation at the hotel. Your confirmation email will include a link to make a reservation at the hotel. Do not contact the hotel directly as the conference hotels will only reserve rooms for registered attendees who have been confirmed by NMAC.

If you would like more information about the hotel please visit https://uscha.life/venue.

USCHA promotes freedom of expression as an essential principle in the HIV response. Activism has always played a major role in our movement, and we encourage debate and dialogue as key elements of USCHA, including the right to protest peacefully. However, NMAC and its partners object to any interruption of conference sessions, meetings, or secondary (satellite) exhibits that results in attendees not being able to take full advantage of the educational and learning opportunities available at the conference. We ask everyone to respect the mission, spirit, and integrity of the USCHA and use their good judgment when organizing or organizing demonstrations. Those who organize demonstrations or protests during any part of the conference, including in the exhibition hall, should inform the conference staff (conferences@nmac.org) and designate a contact person for your demonstration. We also ask that the organizer:

  1. Limit all demonstrations to a maximum of 15 minutes.
  2. Do not hold more than one demonstration per day.

NMAC reserves the right to determine whether a protest is disruptive and/or detrimental to the mission and values of USCHA. We appreciate the need for freedom of expression. We also want to balance this need with the needs of our members, sponsors, and exhibitors to ensure USCHA is productive for all. Therefore, we ask all attendees to follow these rules. Otherwise, you may be removed from the conference and prohibited from attending future NMAC-sponsored conferences.

Affinity sessions are spontaneous meetings of people participating in the conference who want to discuss a particular topic.

The following is the schedule of affinity sessions:

  1. Saturday, October 8 from 6:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.
  2. Sunday, October 9 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  3. Monday, October 10 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

To reserve an affinity session time. Visit the Conference Operations Office, Room 204, Level 2.

The Puerto Rico host Committee is in charge of the volunteer process for USCHA.

If you need sign language interpretation and did not indicate it at the time of registration, please contact conferences@nmac.org  and an employee will put you in touch with a team of interpreters. All plenary sessions will have a reserved table where designated interpreters will be available to the participants.

HELP TO GET AROUND

If you need a cart to help you get around, feel free to check with the providers below, who will be available during USCHA:

101 MOBILITY:
(787)303-4283
https://101mobility.com/puertorico/rentals/

The cart is available to order from October 8-11, 2022.

Please note: You will need to leave it at Puerto Rico Convention Center or you can pick it up at reception.

Continuing Education (CE)

USCHA is proudly offering Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for attendees seeking hours toward maintaining or attaining certifications.

  • National Association for Social Workers(NASW) has approved the Summit to offer up to 22 CEUs
  • The National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, approved 22 entry-level continuing education contact hours (CECH) Community Health Education Specialist (CHES) credits.
  • George Mason University is offering up to 2.2 General CEs.

To receive the aforementioned CEUs, you must complete a survey for every workshop you attend in the CEU Survey Harvester. To get signed up for access to the CEU harvester, visit the Continuing Education (CE) counter at USCHA registration on Level 1. George Mason University charges $50 for the CEU certificate.

 The University of Puerto Rico, Central Division for Continuing Education at the Medical Sciences Campus will provide 22 Continuing Education creditsfor the USCHA Conference. Professionals that can claim for this service include physicians, nurses, pharmacists, health educators, psychologists, dentists counselors and social workers.

Apply for CEUs online: https://forms.gle/uMWHjWq7Zydm6fPR6

 Please visit the Continuing Education Desk located at USCHA conference registration on Level 1, for additional information. Professionals needs to sign their attendance everyday at the CE counter, at Certificates will be sent by email after the conference. The cost for the service is $30, and can be paid on-site