SPAC 2022 Comes to Houston
Friday, June 24-Sunday, June 26
University of Houston Campus
Registration is closed
Friday, June 24: Registration | Welcome Reception
Saturday, June 25: E-Poster & Podium Sessions | Panel Discussions | Guest Presentation | Dinner & Keynote
Sunday, June 26: Workshop | Podium Session
All activities held on the UH campus, with on-campus accommodations available (dormitory and special-rate hotel rooms). Breakfast and lunch included Saturday and Sunday; dinner included Saturday.
Program Agenda PDF
Poster and Podium Presentations PDF
Research abstracts (including original and encore submissions) are no longer being accepted for SPAC 2022. All accepted abstracts will be published in a future issue of the journal, Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy (RSAP). All authors who wish to attend the poster or podium presentation must register for the conference.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are some options for lodging?
SPAC attendees have two options for on-campus lodging:
- Hilton University of Houston, 4450 University Drive, 77204
Special event rate of $169.00 per night - Reservation link (must reserve by May 24 for special rate)
Rooms have either 1 king bed or 2 queen beds
Checkout at 12 p.m.
- UH Dorms
$50 per night ($100 for 2 nights)
Checkout at 12 p.m.
**IMPORTANT: Please note that dorms only provide a bed frame and mattress. Items such as pillows, pillowcases, bedsheets, bed covers, towels, and all toiletries are not provided during the stay at the dorms due to the COVID-19 impact.**
Where do I park for the conference?
Attendees will be responsible for parking once you arrive at University of Houston. Parking for Hilton and UH dorms is not included in lodging costs outlined above.
Parking rates at Hilton garage:
- Daily Rate (up to 8 hours): $15.00 per vehicle
- Overnight Rate: $20.00 per vehicle
After the first SPAC in 1985, the conference has been organized 15 times by southern and southeastern U.S. universities. The conference focuses on what has historically been called the Social and Administrative Sciences (SAS), which has recently expanded its scope to include Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR).
A primary goal of SPAC continues to be the exchange of ideas and experiences among graduate programs that share similar opportunities and challenges. Special emphasis of SPAC has always been to provide constructive learning experiences to graduate students unlike the other large conferences. In addition, SPAC allows faculty and students to share best practices to improve quality of graduate education.
SPAC 2022 is co-hosted by the UH College of Pharmacy Department of Pharmaceutical Health Outcomes and Policy and the Prescription Drug Misuse Education and Research (PREMIER) Center. This year's co-sponsors include ISPOR, the Research in Social and Administration Pharmacy (RSAP) Journal, and TriNetX.
For more information, please contact 2022 SPAC Co-chairs Susan Abughosh or Doug Thornton.