How Do I Get To The 2018 USCA?

Hyatt Regency Orlando

9801 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819
Phone: 407-284-1234

Local Airport:

Orlando International Airport is approximately 12 miles away from the Hyatt Regency Orlando and the most accessible airport to the conference venue.

Estimated Taxi Fare: $40 USD

Estimated UberX Fare: $13-17 USD

What Are The Registration Hours?

Wednesday, September 5      4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Thursday, September 6          7:30 am to 5:00 pm
Friday, September 7                8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday September 8            9:00 am to 3:00 pm

What Meals Will Be Provided?

Please note that the following meals will be provided at the conference:

September 6: Continental Breakfast
September 7: Lunch
September 8: Lunch
September 9: Lunch

It is suggested that attendees allocate $59 as a daily food allowance (based on the GSA per diem rate for Orlando).

What is the Dress Code for USCA?

The dress code for USCA is business casual attire during the conference.

What Is The Protest Policy?

NMAC and its program partners encourage freedom of expression as an essential principle in the response to HIV. Activism has always played a central role in our movement and we encourage debate and dialogue as key elements of USCA, including the right to peacefully protest. However, NMAC and its partners oppose the disruption of conference sessions, satellite meetings or exhibitions that results in the inability of attendees to take full advantage of the learning and educational opportunities available at the conference. We ask that everyone respect the mission, spirit and integrity of USCA and use their best judgment if/when organizing demonstrations. For those who will be organizing demonstrations or protests during any part of the conference, including the Exhibit Hall, we ask that you kindly inform Conferences staff (conferences@nmac.org) and designate a contact person for your demonstration. We also ask that you:

  1. Limit all demonstrations in the conference exhibit hall to the hours of 10:00 am and 2:00 pm.
  2. Limit all demonstrations to no more than 15 minutes.
  3. Hold no more than one demonstration per day.

NMAC reserves the right to determine whether a demonstration is disruptive and/or detrimental to the mission and values of USCA. We appreciate the need for freedom of expression. We also want to balance this need with the needs of our constituents, sponsors, and exhibitors to ensure that USCA is productive for everyone. As such, we require all attendees to follow these policies. If you do not, you may be escorted out of the conference and banned from attending future NMAC sponsored conferences.

How Do I Make a Hotel Reservation?

Only conference registrants can make a hotel reservation at the special 2018 USCA rate.

You must submit a paid USCA registration first to be able to make a hotel registration. Your confirmation email will include a link to make a reservation at the hotel. Please do not contact the hotel directly as the Hyatt Regency Orlando will only reserve rooms for registered attendees that have been confirmed by NMAC.

For more information about the hotel, please visit http://2018usca.org/our-venue.

How Do I Submit an Abstract?

Submissions are accepted through the online portal only. The submission deadline is Friday, April 6, 2018.  To submit an abstract please follow the instructions listed on the Abstract Tab.

Does USCA Offer Scholarships?

Yes. USCA offers scholarships to help defray the cost of conference attendance. There are two types of scholarships offered specifically for USCA:

 Option A: USCA Registration Only

 Option B: USCA Registration, $100.00 travel subsidy and two (2) nights lodging at the official conference hotel

Other NMAC programs also offer opportunities to attend the conference. For more information about all scholarships offered and how to apply, visit http://2018usca.org/scholarships/

How Do I Schedule an Affinity Session?

Affinity sessions are meetings of conference attendees who want to discuss a particular subject. To schedule an affinity session use the link below. Confirmation of your Affinity session will be sent in August.


Does USCA Offer CEUs?

2018 USCA is proudly offering Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for attendees seeking hours toward maintaining or attaining certifications.

  • Through the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, USCA will offer Community Health Education Specialist (CHES) credits.
  • Through the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), we are offering a maximum of 1.8 Social Worker CEUs.
  • USCA is also offering 2.1 General CEUs from George Mason University.

While USCA offers courses for CEUs, please be sure to verify that your credentialing organization will accept the credits from these institutions.

Sign-up to recieve CEUs at the CEUs desk at On-site Registration on the Lobby Level.


What are the Incidental Cost at the Hyatt Regency Orlando?

The Hyatt Regency Orlando has a $70 incidental hold per night, the hold is then released at check out. For credit card holders the amount released will take 3-5 business days. For debit card holders, the hold is automatically withdrawn from the primary account and is released 7-10 business days after check out. Individuals with debit cards are given one of two options at check in.

  • Guest may leave their credit or debit card on file and occurred a $70 night hold per night OR guest may pay the full amount of room and taxes and incidentals upon check in.
  • The front desk of the Hyatt Regency Orlando desk does take cash deposits in the total amount of room and taxes of guests stay. If a guest is staying for 5 nights and already has room and tax covered the guest would be charged $350 up front.

The front desk is also able to turn off guest room charges if a guest does not have a credit card.