The Association of Clinicians for the Underserved’s first-ever Virtual Conference took place from September 14-18, 2020. Our online symposium spotlighted emerging issues and innovative practices in delivering health care to underserved populations. Offering three unique tracks— Workforce, Disparities, and Practice Models—as well as exciting general sessions and keynotes, this trandisciplinary event offered critical training for clinicians, administrators, and advocates alike.
As with our in-person conferences, this CME-accredited symposium allowed attendees to customize their experience and select the sessions most exciting and relevant to them. Whether you’re interested in decreasing physician burnout, confronting implicit bias, implementing harm reduction, or understanding connections between COVID-19 and health equity, attendees found information to sharpen your practice and inform your advocacy at our Virtual Conference.
What We’re Excited About at the ACU 2020 Virtual Conference
- 20 sessions on health care for underserved populations
- A Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion address from Michael Curry, NAACP Board Member & Deputy CEO and General Counsel, MA League of Community Health Centers
- A Closing Keynote Presentation from Dr. J. Nwando Olayiwola, MD, MPH, FAAFP, award-winning health equity advocate and Chair and Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine at the Ohio State University College of Medicine and Wexner Medical Center
- A Bureau of Health Workforce update
- A special STAR2 Center session on building health center workforces
- And much more!
Join Us from October 31-November 2, 2021 at ACU’s 2021 Annual Conference
Save the date for our 2021 Annual Conference, Mission: Health Equity! The conference will take place at the Mandarin Oriental in Washington, D.C., from October 31-November 2, 2021, and we will also offer a virtual option for those who cannot attend in-person. Stay tuned for updates.
The ACU 2021 Annual Conference will bring together hundreds of healthcare clinicians, as well as public health and industry leaders from across the country, all with an interest in expanding access to care and improving healthcare delivery for underserved populations. The meeting is a special opportunity for clinicians, administrators, researchers, students, and advocates to network, learn, and share strategies to support our collective work.
This year’s conference theme, Mission: Health Equity, highlights the need to work harder at eliminating health disparities by calling out and adequately addressing individual and systemic practices that contribute to poor health among BIPOC and other marginalized groups.
The ACU 2021 Annual Conference will include 24 educational sessions, networking opportunities, a pre-conference session, and more. Continuing Education credits will be available for workshop sessions. The full conference agenda, including workshop sessions, will be published as soon as possible.
Our Call for Proposals Has Reopened: Learn More and Submit an Abstract by June 30
The Association of Clinicians for the Underserved has reopened our call for workshop and poster abstracts for our 2021 ACU Annual Conference – Mission: Health Equity! We’re seeking practice, policy, workforce, & other proposals highlighting strategies to improve health equity for the underserved, especially BIPOC and other marginalized groups.