August 5th, 2021 


Hello, everyone.  If you are here, you know that it has become necessary for us to cancel the UCA/CUCM 2021 Annual Convention in October in New Orleans. 


In the past two weeks – across the country - COVID volumes in urgent care centers have doubled, tripled and quadrupled.  We have a deep respect and appreciation of the critical role urgent care is playing – and must be able to continue to play - in the fight against COVID-19. 


We have also been in close contact with the Louisiana Department of Health, reviewing the current restrictions on meetings and their COVID data and projections - none are favorable for improvement by October. 


We are astonished and sad to have to cancel two years in a row (despite moving from April to October) and will miss the magic that only happens when we all come together. 


We hope everyone will simply shift your plans to join us as we “Get the Band Back Together” next year – April 30-May 4 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.   


We will open that registration as soon as possible so you can use any 2021 education funds that may be set to expire. 


If you were already registered or teaching or exhibiting or have Gala tickets for New Orleans: 


  • Our team will reach out to you in a few days with all of your options for your funds.  We can easily shift these to the 2022 Annual Convention but will have other options as well.

  • Your Hyatt hotel reservation will automatically be cancelled, so you do not need to do that.  You will get a cancellation confirmation when that is done. 

  • The Board of Directors Election will continue as planned. 


In the coming weeks we will accelerate our efforts in advocacy, public relations, and making our resources more relevant and accessible – all to continue increasing the value of being part of the UCA/CUCM family. We look forward to sharing more details about these initiatives and how you can get involved. 



Lou Ellen Horwitz
Chief Executive Officer

Save the Date for these Future UCA Annual Conventions 

April 30-May 4, 2022
Caesars Palace Hotel, Las Vegas, NV



April 1-5, 2023

Caesars Forum, Las Vegas, NV



April 13-17, 2024

Caesars Forum, Las Vegas, NV