2018 Fall Conference Schedule
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Join UCA in Houston at the 2018 Fall Conference Oct. 12-14, and embark on New Frontiers in urgent care and on-demand medicine.

The main conference will begin at 9:15am on Friday, October 12 with the Opening General Session, and will conclude Sunday, October 14th at 5pm. However, we encourage you to stay an extra day and explore Houston on Monday! As America's fourth-largest city, Houston is a great place to blast off into new adventures. Take a stroll through their historic heights, explore the museum district, or head down to NASA. 

You will be able to "create your own adventure" for the first time ever at this year's UCA Urgent Care Fall Conference - some sessions will repeat, allowing you to catch any you've missed, spend the time exploring Houston, or join in a charitable service project hosted by UCF and CUCM.  We will not only inspire you to do better, but be better - it's the New Frontier! 




The most up to date schedule information can be found HERE


*Please note: UCA Conference activities may begin as early as 7:30 a.m. and conclude as late as 7:00 p.m. - Schedule is tentative and subject to change.



UCA recently launched the conference app, and attendees were emailed login information on September 28. Review this pdf for app download instructions, as well as steps to follow if you are registered for the conference but did not receive an email with login information. After downloading and logging in to the conference app, you will be able to review presentation slides, search for exhibitors / sessions / speakers, and "favorite" sessions to create your own adventure.

Download before you go! On-site WiFi service may affect your ability to download the conference app, so download before you go so you can hit the ground running once you arrive in Houston.



  • Pre-Conference Sessions (Thursday, Oct. 11):
    • Occupational Medicine 101 3.5 CME credits
      • Learn all facets to consider from setting up operations, the financial “ins and outs,” as well as the importance of sales, marketing and client relations in this half-day, pre-conference course designed to help you create or perfect your newly added OccMed service.  Learn from urgent care operators who have made the successful transition from traditional urgent care to urgent care + employer services.  You want to stay competitive in your market, and making simple adjustments by adding occupational medicine can help you become the premier destination for injured workers in your region. Join us to learn where to begin with OccMed so you can prepare and profit  from this natural-fit service line!
    • Telemedicine 101: From Novelty to Necessity - 3.5 CME credits
      • Once thought of as a novelty, Telemedicine is now synonymous with offering quality, affordable healthcare to all.  This newly-necessary platform of practicing medicine is already in use in many urgent care settings, with over four million UC visits expected in 2018 alone!  Join us for a pre-conference session that will offer an overview of Telemedicine, case studies and use cases experienced in UC practices today. Hardware and software platforms along with basic functionalities will be reviewed.  Then join us at our Convention & Expo in Spring 2019 for the advanced 200-level Telemed Implementation & Advanced Topics session.

  • NEW!  Pediatric Track - topics may include:
    • Pediatric Infections of the Past
    • Pediatric Rashes
    • Pediatric Ophthalmology Emergencies
    • Among the Ponies, Zebra Foals: Pediatric Clinical Cases to Overcome Cognitive Biases and Avoid Diagnostic Error
    •  Recognizing Signs of Child Abuse
    •  Pediatric Asthma
    •  and more!
  • Advanced Clinical Track - topics may include:
    • Easy to Miss Fractures
    • Complications & Concerns in Patients who Have Had Bariatric Surgery
    • Evaluating and Treating Head Injuries in Urgent Care
    • General Approach to Occupational Medicine in Urgent Care
    • Urgent Care Ophthalmology
    • 2018-2019 Influenza and Emerging Viral Illnesses Update
    • High Risk X-Rays
    • Optimizing Opioid and Antibiotic Prescribing in UC
    • and more!
  • Practice Management Multi-Generational Workforce Track - This entire track will be dedicated to team building principles that reinforce the positives of creating an effective generational workforce, offering different workforce perspectives from different generations. Topics may include:
    • Recruitment & Retention
    • Technology: Bridging the Gap in the Urgent Care Setting
    • So Your Boss is a Millennial, Now What?
    • What Makes the Different Generations Tick and How to Use this Information to Create a Successful and Happy Workforce
    • and more!
  • Practice Management New Revenue Streams Track. Topics may include:
    • Wellness Programs: Smoking Cessation, Diet Programs, etc.
    • Cosmetic Services: Botox, fillers, etc.
    • Products - Urgent Cares that have sold products that have been successful
    • and more!
  • CUCMP (Certified Urgent Care Management Professional) – Begin working on your certification while at conference!
    • This new certification will be a vital designation for any urgent care professional seeking to advance their knowledge and distinguish themselves within the industry. This designation will differ from the current Urgent Care Management Certificate in that applicants must demonstrate one of the following:
      1. A clinical Degree + 1-year supervisory experience in ambulatory care medicine; OR,
      2. 2 years of supervisory experience in ambulatory care medicine; OR,
      3. A Certificate in Urgent Care Management (UCMC) from UCA + 1-year supervisory experience

      Candidates will need 62 credits followed by an examination at the conclusion to achieve the CUCMP designation. The examination will cover coursework and practical management scenarios including those unique to the on-demand healthcare industry. We will have at least 20% of the coursework available at the 2018 Fall Conference and the rest of the coursework completed within a year .
  • Buy, Sell, Partner Summit (M&A focused): Tactical. Transactional. Transformational.
    • This all day 'conference within a conference' (Sunday, Oct. 14) will be filled with relevant discussions on the changing healthcare landscape.  Industry experts will share their expertise in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, valuations, deal considerations and due diligence as well as navigating the aftermath of a post-transition/merger and how to successfully integrate.  You will want to be in the room no matter where you are in the process.  
  • Leadership Track - topics may include:
    • Risk Management
    • Quality Improvement
    • Clinical Protocols and Competencies
    • Clinical Compensation and Retention Strategies
    • Succeeding During Periods of Growth and Change
    • Recruitment and the Interviewing Process
    • What They Didn't Teach You In Medical School
    • What Does Operations Need from the Clinical Leader and Vice-Versa?
    • and more!
  • Networking Breakfast – get to know others in the UC Industry
  • Antibiotic Stewardship in the Urgent Care Environment: Future Strategies (Monday, Oct. 15)
    • This will be a combined meeting with UCA, the CDC and the Antibiotic Resistance Action Center from George Washington University. Much of this will be an antibiotic stewardship working session with invited industry thought leaders and stakeholders, but we welcome any attendee's involvement.
    • There will be an open forum for discussion and comments from the audience during specific segments of the program. If interested, contact  kyoungblood@ucaoa.org 

You don’t want to miss it as we launch into New Frontiers this Fall!  



  **These titles and descriptions are tentative.  Please check back often for updates and plan your travel around the entire conference, not just one particular session or track.

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