ACU 2024 Conference Logo Concept I (4)ACU 2024 Conference: Envisioning a More Equitable Future: Advancing Stakeholder-Centered Innovation

August 4-7, 2024 | The Westin Washington, DC Downtown | Washington, D.C.

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Join the Association of Clinicians for the Underserved at our 2024 Conference, “Envisioning a More Equitable Future: Advancing Stakeholder-Centered Innovation!” From August 4-7 at the Westin Washington, DC Downtown 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 spotlights the importance of including stakeholder voices and input–whether patients, staff, communities, or partners–when shaping innovations in workforce development, clinical practice, or community engagement and advocacy to help bring holistic, equitable, and inclusive care within reach for underserved populations. “Envisioning a More Equitable Future” also spotlights this year’s new track dedicated to eye health and vision care, which recognizes the need for and strategies to improve access to eye care and vision services among historically marginalized communities as an essential part of overall health.

Registration is open now! Make plans to join us for 20+ CME-accredited sessions, in-depth Pre-Conference trainings, networking opportunities, engaging keynotes from federal and public health leaders, poster presentations, and more with us in D.C.!

Register for ACU's 2024 Conference

Register by June 14 and save! ACU Members and students receive significant discounts.

Registration for ACU’s 2024 Conference is now open! Please contact Program Director Luke Ertle if you have any questions or issues with registering.

Pre-Conference Workshops Will Include

Post-Conference Events Will Include

Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill

Funding for CHCs, the National Health Service Corps, and other programs hangs in the balance. Take part in advocacy visits as Hill Day returns to our 2024 Conference!

What Attendees Are Saying About ACU’s Annual Conference

Kyle McDaniel, Medical Student
As a student, I really enjoyed the ACU Conference because it exposed me to initiatives and ideas that I don’t get to learn about at my school or at other conferences. I especially liked the student-oriented programming that opened my eyes to innovative approaches to caring for underserved patients and allowed me to connect with like-minded students.
Michele Lamantia, MD, CPE | Chief of Internal Medicine and IM Program Director, San Ysidro Health
It was a well planned out program. All the speakers were inspiring, and I will not miss an opportunity to attend next year.
Jessica Clarke Williams, DMD, MSD, FACD
It was my first time attending the ACU conference, but definitely not the last! As a clinician of the underserved, I found the ACU Conference to be a supportive, multidisciplinary space with one common goal: strategizing on how to best deliver quality care for those who often do not have access.
Jeffrey Ring, PhD
The conference was awesome in all ways. The pre-conference workshop on discussing race was exceptional and should be converted to a plenary for all next year. The final plenary was inspired. 

Welcoming Our Keynote Speaker: Dr. Luis Padilla

Associate Director of the Bureau of Health Workforce and Director of the National Health Service Corps

Dr. Luis Padilla

ACU is honored to welcome Dr. Luis Padilla, MD, FAAFP, Associate Director of HRSA’s Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW) and National Health Service Corps (NHSC), as a keynote speaker at our 2024 Conference.

A nationally recognized public health leader and former NHSC Scholar, Dr. Padilla leads BHW and the Corps in their efforts to improve access to quality healthcare by building and retaining a diverse and culturally competent national health workforce. He will present an engaging keynote speech and Q&A on federal health workforce updates and more.

ACU is honored to represent clinicians, administrators, advocates, and others who are dedicated to improving access to quality healthcare for underserved populations. At #ACUConf, ACU will give special acknowledgment to individuals and organizations that stand out for their commitment to elevating care, clinicians, and communities. Submit your nomination by May 31 for awards to be presented at ACU’s Conference.

ACU will hold its first-ever Behavioral Health Leadership Forum following our 2024 Conference, and we’re excited to complement this offering with limited scholarships to help behavioral health clinicians attend! Learn more and apply by Friday, June 7, for these scholarships offering free registration to our Conference and Leadership Forum, lodging, and limited reimbursement for travel. Please contact us with any questions.

Sponsor or Exhibit At ACU's Conference

ACU’s 2024 Conference offers an invaluable opportunity to gain visibility, expand your reach, and interact with ACU’s network encompassing senior leaders and practitioners from health centers, primary care associations, free clinics and countless others from across the healthcare sector. Sponsorship also enables opportunities to directly collaborate with ACU in working to improve health equity via educational offerings at our events. Learn more about sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities.

Have Questions About the Annual Conference?

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