What does it all cost?

Remember, as a professional convention, some or all of your expenses are tax-deductible. Consult your tax advisor for specifics.

Registration

Registration Type Standard
(until June 7)
On-site Daily Daily On-site
Pharmacist Member $425 $500 $190  $240
Non-Pharmacist
Spouse/Guest
$235 $310  N/A  N/A
Technician Member $235 $310 $190  $240
Student Member $225* $300*  N/A  N/A
Non-Member $690** $765**  N/A  N/A

Full registration includes:

  • All courses, including CPE processing
  • All three general sessions
  • Full access to the Expo Hall
  • One ticket to the President’s Beach Bash
  • Your academy luncheon and annual business meeting
  • Morning coffee and pastries

*Through the generous support of sponsors, students may be refunded $125 of their registration fee. This applies to full convention online registration only.

**Includes a 2017-18 GPhA membership.

Non-Pharmacist Spouse/Guest Registration: $235 per registrant

This option provides non-pharmacist spouses and other guests of regular convention attendees access to the Expo Hall on Thursday and Friday, a ticket to the President’s Bash on Saturday, and all the snacks and meals that Georgia Pharmacy Convention 2017 pharmacist-attendees enjoy. The Guest Registration option does not include access to CPE sessions.

Cancellations

Cancellations must be made in writing no later than June 1, 2017 and are subject to a $50 processing fee. No refunds will be issued on cancellations received after this date, or for convention no-shows.  (Refunds will be processed in July 2017 when we get back and catch our breath.)

Substitutions are accepted in lieu of cancellations.

Hotel

A standard guest room in the hotel — “Oceanfront Run of House guestroom” — is $255 per night.

Other options include villas located near the hotel. They range from $215 per night (“Resort View 1 Bedroom”) to $415 per night (“Ocean View 3 Bedroom”).

All rooms/villas include the $20 resort fee!

Travel

Amelia Island is located just north of Jacksonville.

Driving:

  • From Savannah: a 2-hour drive
  • From Macon about 4 hours
  • From Atlanta: about 5.5 hours

Flying:

Jacksonville International Airport is served by Allegiant, American, Delta, JetBlue, Silver Airways, Southwest, and United.

From the airport, Amelia Island Transportation offers a shuttle service for $60 per vehicle (which seats five). Reservations required. (Note: GPhA isn’t endorsing this company. They just happen to be the one that’s referred to most often. There are undoubtedly others; Google is your friend.)

You can also rent a car; it’s about a 40-minute drive.

President’s Bash

One President’s Bash ticket is included in your registration. You can purchase additional tickets as follows:

  • Guest/Spouse 14 and over: $100
  • Child 4-13: $25
  • Child 3/under: Free

PharmPAC Reception
The PharmPAC Reception is open to any PharmPAC investor who has invested at least $250 in 2017, and his/her non-pharmacist spouse or guest. Not eligible yet? Click here to invest in PharmPAC.

Student sponsorship: $125 per student
We ask working pharmacists to help underwrite the cost of student pharmacists who are attending convention. Each $125 sponsorship goes directly and entirely to a student attendee to offset the cost of registration. Students are still responsible for their own travel and accommodations.

And more

Convention T-shirt: $20; proceeds benefit the Academy of Employee Pharmacists