Simultaneous Spanish interpretation will be available for all plenary sessions and some workshop sessions. Sign interpretation is available for the full program upon request.  Please send an email to conferences@nmac.org to let us know that you will require sign interpretation.

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

September 12: Lunch

September 13: Lunch

September 14: Lunch

September 15: Lunch

Hotel reservations at the special USCHA rate are available for USCHA registrants only.  When NMAC receives your paid registration, you will receive a confirmation email that contains a direct link to make your hotel reservation.  The Hyatt Regency New Orleans will not accept call-in reservations for the USCHA block.  If you would like more information about the hotel please visit https://uscha.life/venue.

The New Orleans Host committee coordinates the volunteers for USCHA. Check back soon to access the volunteer request form.

USCHA will offer Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for attendees seeking hours toward maintaining or attaining certifications. CE/CEUs will be offered for social workers through the National Association of Social Workers; CHES credits will be offered from the National Commission of Health Education Credentialing, CEs from the National Board of Public Health Examiners and general education CEUs will be offered from George Mason University.

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:

  • Limit all demonstrations to a maximum of 15 minutes.
  • 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.

You can read the Anti-Harassment Policy here.

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:

Thursday, September 12 from 6:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.

Friday, September 13 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 14 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

To reserve an affinity session slot visit the Conference Operations Office on-site.

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