FAQ


FAQ

How Do I Get To The 2020 USCHA?

Convention Center MapPuerto Rico Convention Center

Local Airport:

San Juan Airport is approximately 6 miles away from the Puerto Rico Convention Center and the most accessible airport to the conference venue.

Estimated UberX Fare: $13 USD

What Are The Registration Hours?

Friday, October 9          4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Saturday, October 10       7:30 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday, October 11         8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Monday, October 12         9:00 am to 3:00 pm

What Meals Will Be Provided?

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

October 10: Lunch
October 11: Lunch
October 12: Lunch
October 13: Lunch

It is suggested that attendees allocate $70 as a daily food allowance (based on the DoD per diem rate for San Juan, Puerto Rico).

What is the Dress Code for USCHA?

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

How Do I Make a Hotel Reservation?

Only conference registrants can make a hotel reservation at the special 2020 USCHA rate.

You must submit a paid USCHA registration first to be able to make a hotel registration. Your confirmation email will include a link to make a reservation at the hotel. Please do not contact the hotel directly as the Puerto Rico Convention Center will only reserve rooms for registered attendees that have been confirmed by NMAC.

For more information about the hotel, please visit https://uscha.life/our-venue.

How Do I Submit an Abstract?

Submissions are accepted through the online portal only. The submission deadline is April 17, 2020, by 5:00 p.m. PST. To submit an abstract please follow the instructions listed on the Abstract Tab.

Does USCHA Offer Scholarships?

Yes. USCHA offers scholarships to help defray the cost of conference attendance. There are two types of scholarships offered specifically for USCHA:

Option A: USCHA Registration Only

Option B: USCHA Registration, $100.00 travel subsidy and two (2) nights lodging at the official conference hotel

Other NMAC programs also offer opportunities to attend the conference. More information about all scholarships offered and how to apply, will be available March 3, 2020.

What Is The Protest Policy?

NMAC and its program partners encourage freedom of expression as an essential principle in the response to HIV. Activism has always played a central role in our movement and we encourage debate and dialogue as key elements of USCHA, including the right to peacefully protest. However, NMAC and its partners oppose the disruption of conference sessions, satellite meetings or exhibitions that results in the inability of attendees to take full advantage of the learning and educational opportunities available at the conference. We ask that everyone respect the mission, spirit and integrity of USCHA and use their best judgment if/when organizing demonstrations. For those who will be organizing demonstrations or protests during any part of the conference, including the Exhibit Hall, we ask that you kindly inform Conferences staff (conferences@nmac.org) and designate a contact person for your demonstration. We also ask that you:

  1. Limit all demonstrations in the conference exhibit hall to the hours of 10:00 am and 2:00 pm.
  2. Limit all demonstrations to no more than 15 minutes.
  3. Hold no more than one demonstration per day.

NMAC reserves the right to determine whether a demonstration 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 constituents, sponsors, and exhibitors to ensure that USCHA is productive for everyone. As such, we require all attendees to follow these policies. If you do not, you may be escorted out of the conference and banned from attending future NMAC sponsored conferences.

What is an affinity session?

Affinity Sessions are impromptu meetings of conference attendees who want to discuss a particular subject.

The affinity session schedule is as follows:

  • Saturday,  October 10, 6:15 – 7:15 PM
  • Sunday, October 11, 6:30 – 7:30 PM
  • Monday, October 12, 6:30 – 7:30 PM

How can I volunteer?

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

Accessibility

If you are in need of Sign Language Interpretation and did not indicate this need on your registration, please contact conferences@nmac.org and a staff member will connect you with an interpretation team. All plenary sessions will have a reserved table where the designated interpreters will be available.


MOBILITY ASSISTANCE

If you are in need of a scooter to assist with mobility, please feel free to reach out to the vendors below who have availability during USCHA:

101 MOBILITY:

787-303-4283

https://101mobility.com/puertorico/rentals/

Ask for the scooter October 9-13, drop off location to be the Puerto Rico Convention Center. You will be able to pick up your scooter at the Front Desk.

Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino