|2014 Fall Conference Wrap-Up|
The UCAOA 2014 Urgent Care Fall Conference in Denver has concluded and this year's event shattered all previous years' records for attendance. The revamped educational sessions were timely and forward thinking and many attendees expressed their praise for the high-quality programming and open track format. At the event, there was an attendee increase of more than 24% over any other Fall Conference and participants represented urgent care clinicians and professionals comprising physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and nurses (55 percent) as well as center investors, owners, operators, administrators, and managers (45 percent).
Additionally, the sold out Exhibit Hall featured more than 200 representatives from 78 different companies showcasing the urgent care industry's latest products, technology and services. The Fall Conference also featured new for this year 1-on-1 Networking Appointments that allowed vendors to meet with attendees outside of dedicated Exhibit Hall hours. A fun, interactive Exhibit Hall Bingo game had attendees visiting vendor booths for signatures and a chance to win free tuition to the UCAOA 2015 Fall Conference. Congratulations to Michelle Wright of St. Charles Immediate Care in Bend, Oregon for being the grand prize winner!
UCAOA President Dr. Nathan Newman opened the Fall Conference on Thursday, Oct. 9, with a high-level view of UCAOA activities including updates from Health & Public Policy, Education, Strategic Development & Partnerships, and Exhibitor Advisory Committees. Dr Newman also recognized the growing interest in UCAOA Accreditation. To date, UCAOA has accredited 9 organizations, representing 44 centers with hundreds more scheduled for surveys over the next few months. Thereafter, Keynote Speaker Scott Friedman, CSP, delivered his energetic and humor-filled presentation "The Best Way to Predict the Future is to Create It." Watch the Fall Conference Opening General Session and Keynote now!
Another Fall Conference highlight included the local TV station KDVR Fox News (Denver) filming an on-site feature about the conference and the urgent care industry's preparedness regarding infectious diseases such as Ebola. Watch the coverage now!
Most of the conference sessions were recorded; visit the UCAOA Store.