2020 Conference Cancelled

NCUIH Cancels 2020 Conference, Announces Virtual Annual Meeting

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Washington, DC (March 12, 2020) – On March 12, 2020, the National Council of Urban Indian Health (NCUIH) Board of Directors announces the cancellation of the in-person 2020 Conference: New Opportunities in Urban Indian Health from March 24 – 27, 2020 in Washington, DC. The cancellation also applies to pre- and post- conference trainings, with the exception of the events below. There will be a free short virtual Annual Meeting on the same day the conference would have taken place, March 25th as well as the elections for the 2020-2022 NCUIH Board.

The National Council of Urban Indian Health has been closely monitoring the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and working with Congress and the Administration on a daily basis to ensure Indian Country is protected and prepared for this public health pandemic. As stewards of health, NCUIH has a responsibility to protect our members, staff, partners and all frontline providers in the community.

Please know we did not take this decision lightly and appreciate your patience during this time. Please monitor NCUIH’s Novel Coronavirus page at www.NCUIH.org/Coronavirus and www.coronavirus.gov for more information.

h2>Updated Virtual Agenda 

March 25, 2020

All Times Eastern Daylight Time

11:45am - 12:00pm NCUIH Updates
12:00pm - 1:00pm Urban Confer on IHS Funding for COVID-19
Speaker: RADM Michael Weahkee
1:00pm - 2:00pm Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2019 Novel Coronavirus (nCoV) Response: Updates and Recommendations for Urban Indian Organizations
Speaker: Dr. Jay Butler, Deputy Director for Infectious Diseases, CDC 
2:00pm - 2:30pm NCUIH Member Elections (NCUIH Members Only)

Board Election Notices
2:30pm - 3:15pm UIO Discussion on CDC Urban Indian Funding Budget Formulation

Frequently Asked Questions

Will the 2020 Conference: New Opportunities in Urban Indian Health be rescheduled to take place later this year? 

Due to limited resources and without knowing the scope of this pandemic, NCUIH will not be hosting an in-person conference this year for the safety of our community. Additional virtual opportunities will be announced as they become available.

Will paid attendee and exhibitor registrations be refunded? 

Yes, all attendees and exhibitors will be refunded for their registration fees. Registered attendees may also submit a refund request through the CVENT registration platform. If an attendee cannot submit a request, please allow up to 4 weeks for these refunds to be processed. For other questions regarding refunds, please email Events@ncuih.org.

Will attendees and exhibitors be refunded for airline tickets?  

NCUIH is not responsible for attendee air travel accommodations. We encourage you to consult directly with your air carrier for information. Many airlines have relaxed cancellation policies, and you may be able to change your ticket for a later date. You can find additional information online.

Will attendees and exhibitors be refunded for hotel costs?  

Attendees who booked within NCUIH’s room block at Hampton Inn & Suites - Navy Yard, will not be charged a cancellation fee. All reservations will be cancelled by the hotel and any paid deposits will be refunded.  If an attendee booked through an online travel agency (OTA) such as Orbitz, Travelocity, etc., the attendee is responsible for arranging their own cancellation. NCUIH is unable to negotiate any waived cancellations for rooms/room nights: a) booked by any OTA or b) booked outside of our official hotel blocks/rates.   

Will Sponsors be refunded?

Sponsors will be contacted individually to discuss next steps.

Will any sessions be made available virtually?  

Yes, the agenda above are the sessions that have moved to a virtual session.  Additional virtual opportunities may become available and will be announced at a later time.