February 1, 2024


2024 UCA Board of Directors Nominations Open

There are two open seats for the 2024 Urgent Care Association Board of Directors Election.

  • Open nominations begin Thursday, February 1 and close EOD Thursday, February 22. 
  • Online election will take place April 1 – April 16, closing at 1:00 p.m. PT. 
  • The new Board of Directors members will be announced at the UCA Member Meeting and Reception during the 2024 Urgent Care Convention Tuesday, April 16 4:15 – 5:00 p.m. PT 

UCA is governed by a Board of Directors with daily operations executed by our staff.

A new class of Directors is elected annually with new members being announced at the Annual Urgent Care Convention each spring. Each Director serves a three-year term, and can serve up to two consecutive terms. Board Officers are elected by the Directors.

New Urgent Care Site Selection Tool


Urgent Care site selection is both an art and a science. The UCA data team has worked with our partners to create the new Urgent Care SMART Report (Strategic Market Assessment Report).

This strategic market assessment tool is designed to help you quickly analyze key strengths and weaknesses of a site, providing comparative location analytics for any U.S. address. Discover competition would be, traffic volume, population demographics and more.

Spread the Love This February: Recharge with Your Team

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, consider sharing the love with your team: Bring a team (of 4 or more) to the Urgent Care Convention this April and get $150 off each registration.

Check out our specialized journey created specifically for teams, and gear up to share knowledge and connection as we Recharge together.

Share this email, and share the love today.


Free Quality Consulting From Industry Experts

Located right in the Convention foyer, the Quality Programs Center (QPC) allows you to learn on your own time and discover all the programs and products available to you along your Urgent Care Quality journey.        

What to Expect: Learn more about Accreditation and Certification and what sets UCA apart from all the rest. 

Program Participants: Find answers to your questions prior to your survey.

Have Fun: Test your knowledge with our Interactive Wall Quiz, name the Quality Programs Koala and spin the Prize Wheel. And explore new Quality products.



Convention Housing Scams Continue

Housing scams targeting Urgent Care Convention attendees and exhibitors are becoming more frequent.

What we are hearing: Some of you have received calls (or multiple) today from housing scammers trying to get you to book with them or to “move” you to a different hotel at a better or different rate.

Remember, UCA will never be contacting you to make your reservations and UCA has no arrangements with any group to “assist” you with housing. 

Please do not give your credit card number to anyone for housing. All reservations should be made by the individual (or their designee) staying onsite directly via this link. All of our contracted rooms are at Harrah’s Las Vegas and we have more than enough rooms in our block to support our exhibitors and attendees. (Note: We did have a very small block of rooms at Caesars Palace, but they have sold out.)

UCA Affiliates

Get Recognized at Convention With FCUCM Designation


The College of Urgent Care Medicine will recognize the 2023 Fellows of the College of Urgent Care Medicine (FCUCM) at the upcoming Urgent Care Convention in April.

These 15 individuals have received the FCUCM status in the past year and join the growing list of Urgent Care clinicians with the designation.

However, there is still time to become a FCUCM and receive recognition.

CUCM Fellowship is an opportunity for physicians, PAs and NPs working in Urgent Care medicine. Click here to view your Fellow colleagues and the criteria to apply. There is a one-time application fee. 


US CDC Expands Probe into Charcuterie Meats as Salmonella Cases Rise

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warned against some more brands of charcuterie meat sold at Costco and Sam’s Club as the agency expands a probe into a multi-state salmonella outbreak. Full Access: CDC

A Retrospective, Observational Study of 12 Cases of Expanded-Access Customized Phage Therapy: Production, Characteristics, and Clinical Outcomes

In this study, researcher concluded that customized phage production and therapy was safe and yielded favorable clinical or microbiological outcomes in two-thirds of cases. A center or pipeline dedicated to tailoring the phages against a patient’s specific Antimicrobial Resistance bacterial infection may be a viable option where standard treatment has failed. Full Access: Clinical Infections Disease

Update to Gabapentinoid Use in the United States, 2002-2021

Gabapentinoids are commonly used medications for numerous off-label conditions. The 2002-2021 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) was used to investigate the proportion of the adult population who were gabapentinoid users, the ages of these users, medications and diagnoses associated with users, and the likelihood of starting, stopping, or continuing gabapentinoids. Gabapentinoid users continued to increase from 4.0% in 2015 to 4.7% in 2021. Gabapentinoid use was much more likely among individuals who used other medications used in chronic pain. Full Access: Annal of Family Medicine

Overuse Injuries, Overtraining, and Burnout in Young Athletes

Overuse injuries can result from repetitive stress without sufficient recovery that leads to accumulated musculoskeletal damage. This clinical report is intended to provide clinicians with information regarding the risk factors, diagnosis, management, and prevention of these conditions to assist in the identification of at-risk children, the treatment of young athletes, and the guidance of families in the promotion of safe and healthy sport participation. Full Access:AAP



Let’s Talk About Sex, Baby: Diagnosis and Management of STIs in Urgent Care

Solutions.Webinar:  Thursday, February 8 | 11:00 a.m. CST
Sponsored by:  EB Medicine

Join us for a FREE webinar on managing sexually transmitted infections and come learn about what has changed in the latest update to the CDC guidelines. 

“The patient sits cross-legged; their foot taps too much. It’s just urine testing – why do they blush?” 

Whether you’re a poet… or not… sexual health is something you’ve just gotta talk about in your clinic. Sexually transmitted infections are quite simply a risk of sexual activity. Patients’ emotions can run high and they look to you for reassurance. In this fast-paced, case-based presentation, Ben Silverberg, MD, will cover this sensitive area better than Cupid’s diaper, reviewing those burning symptoms and stinky results. Sometimes looking under the microscope gives you a clue, but with rapidly-advancing benchtop equipment, we can arrive at the diagnosis faster than a florist on Valentine’s Day. Give yourself the gift that keeps on giving: The confidence that you are providing the best treatment for your patients, from soup to nuts.


Perspectives on PrEP Care on Demand: Urgent & Convenient Care

The Urgent Care Association and Convenient Care Association have partnered with DKBmed to offer this new educational activity.

Today’s landscape of healthcare delivery reveals a shift towards on-demand care, with more patients seeking care in Urgent Care and convenient care settings. Many individuals do not have a regular source of healthcare, and they rely on this accessible form of healthcare. Unfortunately, people who do not have a regular source of healthcare may miss out on routine screenings and preventive health interventions.

HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is our primary tool against HIV, but it remains underutilized among those most susceptible to HIV.

Access this dynamic infographic to help empower Urgent Care and convenient care clinicians to stand on the frontlines of prevention: Learn how PrEP can prevent HIV, safeguard the health of our communities and create a healthier, more equitable future.

Free Syphilis Toolkit for Urgent Care Professionals

This toolkit, from contributors ChemBio Diagnostics, BioSynex Group and Russell Rooms, DNP, APRN-CNP, covers the importance of syphilis testing, emphasizes the need for standardized testing guidelines, covers Urgent-Care-specific guidelines, reverse algorithm screening, treatment and follow-up, coding information, patient education materials and more.


Thank You to Our Urgent Care Foundation Celebration Sponsors

Corporate Superstar Sponsor ($30,000)

Visionary Corporate Sponsor ($15,000)

Champion Sponsors ($10,000)

Valor Table Sponsors ($7,500)

Underwriting Sponsors

Your contributions help drive Urgent Care’s viability in research, educational development, and humanitarian efforts, and your support is greatly appreciated.

Note: Confirmed Sponsors as of February 1, 2024. Open availability until February 22, 2024. *

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