SPAC 2024 Comes to Athens, Georgia

When: Thursday, August 8th – Saturday, August 10th
Where: University of Georgia, Athens

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About the Southern Pharmacy Administration Conference (SPAC)

Since its inception in 1985, the first SPAC marked the beginning of a series of approximately 17 conferences organized by universities primarily located in the southern and southeastern regions of the United States. The conference focuses on the disciplines traditionally known as the Social and Administrative Sciences (SAS), which have recently expanded their purview to include Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR).

A central objective of SPAC persists in fostering the exchange of ideas and insights among graduate programs facing similar opportunities and challenges. Unlike larger conferences, SPAC places particular emphasis on offering enriching learning opportunities for graduate students. Moreover, it serves as a platform for faculty and students to exchange best practices aimed at enhancing the quality of graduate education.

SPAC 2024 is hosted by the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy, Department of Clinical and Administrative Pharmacy. This year’s co-sponsors include the Exploratory Research in Clinical Pharmacy Journal.

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Additional Conference Information

Call for Abstracts

Graduate students, post-docs, professional students, or recent graduates (completed program in 2023 or 2024) at Southeastern Colleges/Schools of Pharmacy are invited to submit abstracts for presentation.

Abstract submissions can include completed research or research-in-progress. Some accepted abstracts may also be selected for a brief podium presentation. Research and data previously presented elsewhere are welcomed. High-quality completed research abstracts not previously submitted elsewhere will be published in the Exploratory Research in Clinical Pharmacy journal.

Abstracts may be up to 250 words, not including title, authors, and affiliations. A structured abstract should be submitted with the following sections:

  • Background
  • Objective(s)
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Conclusions

If submitting a “research in progress” abstract, please use the following sections:

  • Background, Objective(s), Framework, Proposed methods

Abstracts should only be submitted via the following link:

Submit an Abstract

** The deadline for abstract submission is Friday, June 14, 2024 at 11:59pm Pacific Time. **

Meeting Highlights

Thursday, August 8:

Registration & Welcome Reception (7-9 pm)

Friday, August 9:

  • Poster Presentation Podium Sessions
  • Panel Discussions
  • Guest Presentation
  • Dinner & Fun/Games

Saturday, August 10:

  • Networking
  • Research Round Tables
  • Closing Lunch with Awards Ceremony
How to get to SPAC and where to stay

If coming from out of town:

  • Fly into Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
  • Shuttle service between Atlanta Airport and Athens is available and drops off in front of the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education & Hotel.
  • Offered by Groome transportation (~$104/round trip)

Lodging options: 

SPAC attendees preferred lodging option is the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education & Hotel. Click here to reserve a room

  • Classic King $129
  • Classic Queen $129
  • Select Double Bed $179
  • Select Queen Bed $179
  • Dean’s King Suite $199


If driving, attendees will be responsible for parking once you arrive at the University of Georgia, South Campus Deck next to the conference hotel.

Parking is $10/night (allowing 1 in & out)

Why Pharmacy at UGA?

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