USCA: 30 Rooms Left @ Marriott Marquis

For the 2017 United States Conference on AIDS, there are only 30 sleeping rooms left at the host hotel, the Marriott Marquis. This year we changed the process for making hotel reservations and appreciate everyone’s cooperation.  You must register for USCA before you can make a hotel reservation.  At $169 per night, this highly discounted room rate was just for USCA attendees.

The reason the sleeping rooms went so quickly is that NMAC set aside a number of rooms for scholarship recipients. There are two upcoming scholarship deadlines: June 2nd forpeople over 50 living with HIV and June 30th for general scholarships.  Thank you Gileadfor supporting the scholarships for people over 50 living with HIV, ViiV Healthcare for supporting our Youth Initiative scholarships (deadline has passed), and to all of the conference sponsors for their support of the general scholarships.

The Embassy Suites is our overflow hotel.  It is 2 blocks from the Marriott.  The room block will be opened as soon as the Marriott is sold out.

Other USCA Information
USCA’s Opening Reception will be held on Wednesday, September 6th at 6 PM at the Library of Congress.  Please schedule your travel to arrive on time for this valuable networking opportunity.  We are very pleased to host this reception at the James Madison Memorial Building in the Montpelier Room.  The reception is on the top floor of this national monument.  With its floor-to-ceiling windows and wrap-around balcony, it has spectacular views of the US Capitol and the city.

Dr. Laura Cheever, the Associate Administrator for HRSA/HAB will speak at the Federal Plenary scheduled for Saturday, September 9th.  She joins already confirmed speakers Dr. Anthony Fauci, NIAID, and Dr. Jonathan Mermin, CDC.

The Closing Plenary on Sunday September 10th is a tribute all the women in our movement. Kimberly Miller, Paul Kawata’s Facebook friend, recommendedBatala Washington to open this session.  They are a female Afro-Brazilian percussion band.  They opened the Women’s March and they will open the closing session of the 2017 meeting.

Thank you, I look forward to seeing you in September.

Yours in the struggle,

Tara Barnes-Darby
Conference Director