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ACU 2023 Conference: Transformation: Elevating Care, Clinicians, & Communities

July 23-26, 2023

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Join the Association of Clinicians for the Underserved at our 2023 Conference, “Transformation: Elevating Care, Clinicians, & Communities!” From July 23-26 at the Marriott Marquis in the heart of Washington, D.C., our Conference will unite hundreds of healthcare clinicians, administrators, advocates, and public health leaders from across the U.S., all with an interest in expanding access to care and improving healthcare delivery for medically underserved populations.

This year’s Conference theme and its three tracks spotlight the need to ensure high-quality, accessible, and inclusive care for all (clinical practice), to support and elevate our healthcare workforce (workforce), and to advance health equity in historically marginalized populations (emerging issues).

Register today for 20+ CME-accredited sessions, two in-depth Pre-Conference trainings, a dedicated Hill Day for advocacy visits, engaging keynotes from federal and public health leaders, poster presentations, networking, and more with us in D.C.!

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Early Bird Registration Ends June 9

P.S. Register soon and save: Early Bird rates close June 9! ACU Members and students receive considerable discounts.

ACU is now accepting workshop and poster abstracts that reflect our Conference’s theme, Transformation: Elevating Care, Clinicians, and Communities, which spotlights the need to ensure high-quality, accessible, and inclusive care for all, support and elevate our healthcare workforce, and advance health equity in medically underserved populations.

Pre-Conference Trainings

Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: Talking with Patients About the Impact of Racism on Health

Despite its impact on physical and mental health, racism is rarely discussed with patients in a clinical setting. Lacking technical or lived experience, clinicians and others who provide direct care to patients may feel deeply uncomfortable bringing up racism, and patients might find it jarring if not incorporated into conversation delicately. This session will explore the relationship between racism and health, when and how to discuss it with patients, and steps to take when patients need support. While racism will be centered in this session, other forms of discrimination will also be discussed. Didactic training, group discussion, case studies, and role play will be used to improve your capacity to discuss and address racism and other forms of discrimination using a trauma-informed and compassionate approach. This session will be of interest to clinicians of all disciplines and others who deliver direct care and support to patients including outreach workers, community health workers, and counselors. Register now.

Workforce: Management and Leadership Training for Retention

In today’s environment, great managers are crucial for employee retention! It is well documented that employees often leave managers, not jobs. In order to be great managers, adequate training is a must. But what types of training do they need? Join this session to learn about the critical types of training managers need to advance as leaders and retain their employees. We will discuss various technical and soft skills needed to develop well-rounded leaders at your organization. Participants will also begin developing manager training plans for their organization during this session. Register now.

Nominate a Hero for Our 2023 Conference Awards by Feb. 10: Winners Receive Free Registration

ACU is honored to represent clinicians, administrators, advocates, and others who are dedicated to improving access to quality healthcare for underserved populations. During our 2023 Conference, ACU will give special acknowledgment to individuals and organizations in the field that stand out for their commitment to elevating care, clinicians, and communities with five awards to be presented at #ACUConf on July 23-26.

Stay tuned for more information, including the opening of Early Bird registration! Want to be informed of the latest developments? Sign up for our mailing list.

Have Questions About the Annual Conference?

Please contact Luke Ertle, Program Director, with any questions regarding the Conference, or view our Conference Archives.