Annual Convention & Expo

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2019 Urgent Care Convention & Expo, April 7-10 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach, Florida

Experience Oceans of Opportunity - the largest annual convening for those in the in-demand, on-demand healthcare industry. Capitalize on the opportunity to further your education, knowledge and career, while taking in the beautiful walking community of West Palm Beach. You'll come away refreshed, with a new perspective  on building your business and caring for your patients.

The UCA 2019 Oceans of Opportunity Urgent Care (main) Convention & Expo will be held from Sunday, April 7 at 1:15pm to Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 11:50am.  Pre-Cons will be the morning of Sunday, April 7 with Clinic Start-Up Fundamentals on Saturday, April 6 (additional registration and fees required for all pre-cons). More information regarding speakers, vendors and sessions will be updated regularly on the Oceans of Opportunity full event site.





Register 4 or more for main convention and the 5th registration is FREE!  

Clinic Set Up and More with Patricia Pash, BSN, RN
Nuts and Bolts of Site Selection with Alan Ayers, MBA, MAcc
Got Contracting? Two-Part Advanced Payer Contracting with Tammy Mallow
Ob-Gyn Knowledge with Dr. Oscar Almeida, Jr.
Mobile + Search = New Patients with Chris Behan
Patient Complaints, Antibiotic Stewardship and Head injuries with Brian Cruz, MD, MBA
Telemed - Race to Embrace or Get Out of the Way with Brent Kell, RT (R) 
Occupational Medicine: Clinician Role in Respiratory Protection Programs and in Hearing Conservation Programs with Don Herip, MD, MPH, FACOEM
Chest and Extremity Radiology Review with Jonathan S. Luchs, MD, FACR
Non-clinical Patient Considerations—Minors, Abuse, Reporting, and More with Barbara Glickman-Williams, RN
Collaborating at all Levels in an Urgent Care Setting with Devra Johnson-Rhodes, MBA
It's All in the Pitch...In Urgent Care? with Jahiro Godinez

Serving your Pediatric Patients with Magna Dias, MD
Your Yearly Culture Check-Up? with Amy Lafko
Antibiotic Stewardship in Urgent Care with Alike van der Velden, PHD
SEO and Social Media - Do YOU Need to Care? with Lea Chatham
OccMed Services: A Pre-Convention Course! with Suzanne Buck, Steve Schuman, Don Herip and Mike McMillan
Treating Epistaxiz in the Urgent Care with William Gluckman, DO, MBA, FACEP, CPE
Take a Deep Dive into Facebook with Chelsea Sweet
What Clinicians Need to Know about Medical Marijuana with Rahul Khare, MD
My Emploee Smells Bad and Other Sensitive Issues with Melanie Squires, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Retro Techniques in OccMed?​ with Paul Umof, MD
Suturing Workshop with Dana Landavazo, PA-C
Cutting Edge Medicine: What You Need to Know in an Urgent Care Setting with Ben Silverberg, MD, MSc, FAAFP
Important Trends for Urgent Care for the Next 5-10 Years with Bernie Kuhn, MBA


UCA is thrilled to be having our annual convention, for the first time ever, at a full-scale convention center! The Palm Beach County Convention Center will be an amazing venue for the 2019 Urgent Care Convention & Expo

A map with the location of the Palm Beach County Convention Center (located off of Okeechobee Blvd.) can be found HERE 


A NEW room block has just been secured at the Hilton Palm Beach Airport hotel, 150 Australian Ave, West Palm Beach - 2.7 miles from the Convention Center. The room rate is $240.00 plus tax and will be available on a first come, first serve basis until March 27, 2019.

The UCA Room Blocks at the original host hotels are now closed, but based on availability attendees could possibly still get a room but at a higher rate. Call each individual hotel for more information:

WPB Hilton 561-231-6000
WPB Marriott 561-833-1234
WPB Hyatt Place 561-655-1454
Hampton Inn 561-472-7333 (airport property)
Hilton Garden Inn 561-472-5956 (airport property)

A complimentary shuttle to and from the convention center will be available for guests staying at the WPB Marriott or the WPB Hyatt Place. A map of the walkable downtown West Palm Beach area including the convention center and host hotels, can be found HERE



The Foundation Celebration takes place during the UCA Convention & Expo, and the Urgent Care Foundation is excited to announce that the 2019 Foundation Celebration is SOLD OUT!  Being held at the historic Breakers Hotel in West Palm Beach, the celebration is a fundraising event for the Urgent Care Foundation, and it also offers a chance to honor award recipients in several categories. Although tickets are no longer available, there are still ways you can participate and support the Foundation. 



Sponsorships are available! Multiple types of sponsorships are available, or we can create one just for you! Contact Jackie Stasch, Senior Manager of Corporate Relations at 331-215-6063.

Want to Exhibit? Floorplan is now open to the public. Learn more here.