August 9, 2016 to August 12, 2016
100 Washtenaw Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

The Midwest Social and Administrative Pharmacy Conference will be hosted by the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy from August 9th to August 12th.  This event is held to foster professional development of graduate students and trainees in our graduate programs and to facilitate dialogue between faculty with research interests in the pharmaceutical economic, social and administrative sciences. 

Please review the information below.  If you have any questions please contact Teresa Salgado

  • History of Conference

    The Midwest Social and Administrative Pharmacy Conference has a long, rich tradition. In 1985, faculty at Purdue University organized and hosted the first meeting, the Midwest Pharmacy Administration Conference. The conference was held at a time when a history of the discipline of pharmacy administration was being drafted, and emanated from a sense that the pharmacy schools and graduate programs in the Midwest were instrumental in the genesis and early growth of the discipline. Two of the first established graduate programs in the discipline were at Purdue and Wisconsin, where Bob Evanson and Bob Hammel, respectively, trained prolific numbers of graduate students that were instrumental in establishing the discipline at universities and industry throughout the nation. The first conference was, in no small part, a kind of homecoming for many alumni from these initial graduate programs; it made sense to hold it at a place that could rightly commemorate where it all began.

    After the first meeting, a planning committee with representatives from the schools and Eli Lilly and Company began preparing for a conference to foster dialogue between pharmacy administration faculty and industry to develop potential research agendas and collaborations. This planning culminated in a conference held at Eli Lilly and Company in Indianapolis in 1987. The conference included workshops and presentations by conference attendees, including graduate students. These two meetings set the stage for ongoing conferences to discuss issues, research, and provide opportunity for student research presentations and dialog. At the core was the notion that research and research advancement would be a focus of the conferences.

    1987 - Eli Lilly & Company

    1985 - Purdue University

    1988 - University of Illinois-Chicago

    1990 - University of Cincinnati

    1992 - University of Minnesota

    1994 - University of Iowa

    1996 - University of Wisconsin

    1998 - Ohio State University

    2000 - University of Toledo

    2002 - University of Michigan

    2004 - Purdue University

    2006 - University of Minnesota

    2008 - University of Illinois-Chicago

    2010 - University of Iowa

    2012 – University of Wisconsin

    2014 - Purdue University

    2016 - University of Michigan

  • Key Dates

    Abstract Submission Deadline:  Friday, May 6, 2016

    Presentation notification to authors from meeting organizers: Friday, June 10, 2016 

    Registration Deadline:  Thursday, June 30, 2016

    Welcome Reception: Tuesday, August 9, 2016

    Conference:  August 10-12, 2016

  • Call for Abstracts

    The 17th Midwest Social and Administrative Pharmacy Conference
    August 10-12, 2016
    Hosted by University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

    Graduate students, post-docs or recent graduates (obtained PhD or completed program in 2015 or 2016) at mid-western colleges/Schools of Pharmacy are invited to submit abstracts for presentation at the conference.  Abstracts that will be accepted at this conference include those that are research ideas, research-in- progress or completed research.  Presentation types will include posters, short podiums (10 minutes) and long podiums (20 minutes).  The three highest rated abstracts from completed projects will give a long podium and be considered for the Wiederholt C.R.A.P. award that is given at this conference.

    Abstracts may be up to 500 words, not including title, authors and affiliation.  A structured abstract should be submitted with the following sections, depending upon the type of work being presented, using the format in the box below.

                Research ideas:  Introduction, Objective, Theoretical framework, Proposed methods

                Research in progress:  Introduction, Objective, Methods, Results, Discussion/Conclusion

     Completed research:  Introduction, Objective, Methods, Results, Discussion/Conclusion, Implications



    Submit your abstract via email to [email protected] by Friday, May 6, 2016. You will

    be informed about the status of abstracts by June 10, 2016. In submitting abstracts via email,

    please use the following subject line: LASTNAME, Preferred presentation type. For

    example, a subject line might be FARRIS, poster or ERICKSON, long podium. Two versions

    of your abstract in a .docx AND .pdf should be submitted at the same time in the same email.

    Conference website and registration will be available in early May, and that information will

    be mailed to a representative at each mid-western school/college that has attended the

    meeting in the past. Ask your chair or senior faculty for this information!


  • Registration

    Registration Deadline: Thursday, June 30

    Abstract Submission Deadline: Friday, May 6

    It is our great pleasure to invite you to participate in the 17th Midwest Social and Administrative Pharmacy Conference hosted by the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy.

    Our keynote speakers this year will be Drs. A. Mark Fendrick, Professor of Internal Medicine and Professor of Health Management and Policy, School of Public Health and Brian J. Zikmund-Fisher, Associate Professor of Health Behavior and Health Education, School of Public Health and Research Associate Professor, Internal Medicine, Medical School.

    Registration for the conference is available HERE until June 30, 2016.  The conference fee is $215 for students and $315 for faculty.  It includes attendance to the conference, housing accommodations on central campus giving you the opportunity to feel our Wolverine spirit, vouchers for breakfast (blue bucks), lunch, snacks and refreshments and the welcome reception on the evening of August 9th at the University of Michigan Museum of Art which also includes a stroll of the Frankel Wing Art Gallery after dinner.  

    Submit your abstract via email to [email protected] by Friday, May 6, 2016.  

    We hope to see you there!

    Thank you,

    University of Michigan Midwest Social and Administrative Pharmacy Conference Committee

    This event is held to foster professional development of graduate students and trainees in our graduate programs and to facilitate dialogue between faculty with research interests in the pharmaceutical economic, social & administrative sciences. 

  • Housing

    North Quadrangle Residential and Academic Complex

    105 South State Street

    Ann Arbor, MI  48109-1285

    North Quad is home to International Impact, a theme community focused on today's multicultural world and two academic learning communities, the Global Scholars Program and the Max Kade German Program. In addition to residential spaces and classrooms, North Quad also includes offices for the School of Information, Communication Studies, Screen Arts and Cultures, the Language Resource Center and the Sweetland Writing Center. Double rooms have private bathrooms and quad suites share one bathroom. The facility has air conditioning.

    University of Michigan buildings, campus and grounds are smoke-free.  Smoking anywhere in a Residence Hall is strictly prohibited.

    For our conference, four graduate students will be placed in a quad suite with one shared bathroom. Two faculty will be placed in the quad suites. We recognize that this may not seem ideal, but we are working to keep the costs of the conference lower.

    Check-in for room assignment at North Quad Dormitory (obtain welcome bag, directions to reception, temporary name badge and Blue Bucks)


  • Welcome Reception

    August 9, 2016

    University of Michigan Museum of Art – Evening in the Commons – First Floor

    525 South State Street, Ann Arbor, MI

    6:30PM – 8:30PM Reception in the Commons

    8:30PM - 9:30PM stroll the Frankel Wing Galleries

    The University of Michigan’s Museum of Art is located at the gateway to the University of Michigan’s central campus, at the intersection of South State and South University. Filled with natural light from floor-to-ceiling windows, the Commons is located on the farthest eastern end of the Frankel Family Wing looking onto the Diag. 


  • Program

    Wednesday, August 10, 2016 and Thursday, August 11, 2016

    7:30AM to 8:00AM       Breakfast - Use your Blue Bucks at The Michigan League Beanster’s Café or Palmer Commons Fields Café

    8:00AM to 8:30AM       Registration

    8:30AM to 10:30AM     Student oral presentations

    10:30AM to 11:00AM   Break

    11:00AM to 12:30PM   Guest speaker

    12:30PM to 2:00PM     Lunch (provided)

    2:00PM to 3:30PM       Talking posters

    3:30PM to 4:00PM       Break

    4:00PM to 5:30PM       Talking posters

    5:30PM and after          On your own – enjoy Ann Arbor!

    Friday, August 12, 2016

    8:00AM to 08:30AM     Check-out

    8:30AM to 9:00AM       Award presentation

    9:00AM to 10:00AM     Faculty debrief

                                           Student debrief

    10:00AM to 11:00AM   Feedback and determination of next venue

    11:00AM to 11:30AM   Grab box lunch

    11:30 to Noon               Check-out

  • Guest Speakers

    Dr. Mark Fendrick 

    A. Mark Fendrick, M.D. is a Professor of Internal Medicine in the School of Medicine and a Professor of Health Management and Policy in the School of Public Health at the University of Michigan. Dr. Fendrick conceptualized and coined the term Value-Based Insurance Design (V-BID) and currently directs the V-BID Center at the University of Michigan. His research focuses on how clinician payment and consumer engagement initiatives impact access to care, quality of care, and health care costs. Dr. Fendrick has authored over 250 articles and book chapters and has received numerous awards for the creation and implementation of value-based insurance design. His perspective and understanding of clinical and economic issues have fostered collaborations with numerous government agencies, health plans, professional societies, and healthcare companies. Dr. Fendrick is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, serves on the Medicare Coverage Advisory Committee, and has been invited to present testimony before the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions and the U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health. Dr. Fendrick is the co-editor in chief of the American Journal of Managed Care and is an editorial board member for 3 additional peer-reviewed publications.  He is also a member of the Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation at the University of Michigan, where he remains clinically active in the practice of general internal medicine.

    Dr. Fendrick earned his B.A. in Economics and Chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania and his M.D. from Harvard Medical School.  He completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of Pennsylvania where he was a fellow in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program.

    Dr. Brian Zigmund-Fisher 

    Brian J. Zikmund-Fisher, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, University of Michigan School of Public Health, as well as a Research Associate Professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School. He has been part of Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine and its precursors at UM since 2002, and he has been acting as Interim Co-Director of CBSSM since January 2016.

    Dr. Zikmund-Fisher uses his interdisciplinary background in decision psychology and behavioral economics to study factors that affect individual decision making about a variety of health and medical issues. His research in health communications focuses on making risk statistics and other types of quantitative health information meaningful and useful for decision making by patients and the public. Dr. Zikmund-Fisher directs the Internet Survey Lab at CBSSM and is a core faculty member of both the UM Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation and the UM Health Informatics program. He also serves as an Associate Editor for the journal Medical Decision Making.

    Dr. Zikmund-Fisher earned his B.A. in Economics (with a minor in Psychology) from Swarthmore College in 1991, his M.A. in Behavioral Decision Making and Economics from Carnegie Mellon University in 1997, and his Ph.D. in Behavioral Decision Theory from Carnegie Mellon University in 2002.

  • Conference Venue

    August 10-12 – 8AM

    Palmer Commons – 4th Floor

    100 Washtenaw Avenue

    Ann Arbor, MI  48109

    Get Directions from North Quad, 105 S. State Street Ann Arbor MI – walking approx. 8-10 minutes


    Palmer Commons is a Conference and Community Center located in the University of Michigan Life Sciences Complex. Positioned at the intersection of Central and Medical Campuses, this multifunctional facility provides a convenient location for all members of the University and surrounding

    community to make connections for meals, meetings and events.


  • Parking

    Parking on campus is very limited.  Please pay attention to the signs posted at each parking lot to avoid costly parking citations. 

    On-campus transportation is free to all summer conference guests via our Blue M buses.  Wear your lanyard in case ID is requested. 

    Visitor parking (red on map) is available at the Maynard Street City Public Parking Structure at $28.80 per day.  We will need the make and model of your vehicle to keep on file with the parking structure. 

    There is another option that is simple, easy, and inexpensive alternative to parking in Ann Arbor:  park free all day at one of the Ride’s Park & Ride lots and ride the bus in.  The State Street Commuter Lot SC34 on State Street is free and you commute back to campus with low cost bus fare.  See attached map link for more locations.

    Also see Central and South Campuses map:


  • About Ann Arbor

    Located just 30 miles west of the Detroit metro Airport, Ann Arbor offers big city amenities in a small, inviting community.  It is comprised of diverse cultures, unique local businesses, varied dining and entertainment options, and unbeatable charm.

    Ann Arbor’s downtown attractions are located 0.6 miles from the University of Michigan’s central campus. Considering the size of this internationally acclaimed institution, the campus is easy to navigate, with stunning architecture and beautiful scenery along the way. The flower-lined paths and commanding presence of nearly 200 years of history.

    A myriad of entertainment choice are available in Ann Arbor and in the greater Detroit metropolitan area. They include: