2014 Keeneland Conference

Keeneland Conference 2014

The 7th Annual Keeneland Conference will be held April 7-10, 2014, in Lexington, Ky., at the Lexington Convention Center and Hyatt Regency.


Building the Evidence-Base for Public Health Practice & Policy


Click here to download a PDF of the conference program.


Click here to view the agenda and view PDFs of the presentations from the conference.

BROWN SCHOLARSHIPS-Closed on March 6, 2014

In recognition of the many lasting contributions of Dr. E. Richard “Rick” Brown, distinguished leader, scholar and teacher in public health and the founding director of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, the National Coordinating Center for Public Health Services and Systems Research (PHSSR) has established three annual Keeneland Conference scholarships. These scholarships recognize Dr. Brown’s role in PHSSR and his participation in the Keeneland Conference, and will offset the expense of attending the conference.

Applications are now being accepted for the scholarships, which will be awarded to doctoral students or post-doctoral scholars in a discipline relevant to PHSSR, who are from historically underrepresented research communities. Recipients will be scholars from minority or disadvantaged backgrounds, such as the first in a family to graduate from college.

Recipients of the 2014 Dr. E. Richard “Rick” Brown Keeneland Conference Scholarships will be expected to attend the entire 2014 Keeneland Conference, April 7-10 in Lexington, Ky., and participate with junior researchers in networking events. Click here for more information about the scholarship program.


Registration officially closed at midnight, Friday, March 21, 2014.  But, we can assist you if you are still interested in attending.  Please click the registration link for more information.

  • $150.00 - Conference Registration - Includes access to the plenary, scientific, and networking sessions. Attendee is responsible for the cost of their meal on Wednesday night's Dine-A-Round Lexington.
  • $75.00 - Student Conference Registration Only
  • $75.00 – One-Day Pass (Tuesday) - Includes access to opening lunch, afternoon plenary, scientific sessions, networking receptions, and dinner on Tuesday ONLY.
  • $75.00 – One-Day Pass (Wednesday) - Includes access to breakfast, lunch, plenary, scientific sessions, and networking reception on Wednesday ONLY.


Interested organizations may secure a table in the exhibit hall by completing and returning a signed copy of the Exhibitor Agreement.
The fee for exhibiting is $150 per organization and entitles the exhibitor to the following:

  • One full-conference registration
  • A skirted 6-ft. table and 2 chairs
  • Wireless internet connection
  • Electrical outlet(s)

Once exhibitors have signed their agreements, they should be returned to Kim.Page@uky.edu.  In addition to your carrier's airbill, please use these mailing labels when preparing your shipment.


In compliance with University of Kentucky and Keeneland Association Inc. policies, attendees must now purchase their tickets for Thursday afternoon's racetrack outing directly from Keeneland.

Click on the following links for complete ticketing information:

Ticket sales will open to the public February 3.

You are encouraged to make Dining Room reservations on that date as they sell out very quickly.
Questions about the Keeneland Outing should be directed to Kim Page.

HOTEL-Room Rate Closed March 15, 2014



Downtown Lexington Hyatt Regency

Hyatt Regency
401 West High Street
Lexington, KY 40507

Hilton Lexington Downtown
369 West Vine Street
Lexington, Kentucky 40507

By Phone:

Reservations can be made by calling 859.253.1234 or 888.96.HYATT (888.964.9288)
Regular Rate: $143.00 per night, plus taxes and fees.
Government Rate (with proper identification): $99.00 per night, plus taxes and fees.

You must request the UK Keeneland Conference room block to receive the rate listed above.

Reservations can also be made by visiting the Hyatt's online system using the link below:

By Phone:

Call 1-859-231-9000 or toll free 1-877-539-1648. You must metion the group code: UKKC14   All reservations must be guaranteed and accompanied by a first night room deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card.  Reservations canceled after 24 hours prior to day of arrival will be charged for the first night’s room ($143) and tax.
Reservations can easily be made on-line by going to http://www.lexingtondowntownhotel.com/
Make sure to enter the 6 digit group code (UKKC14) before you confirm your reservation.


Blue Grass Airport (LEX) is approximately 7 miles from the meeting site. Visit www.bluegrassairport.com for additional information on flights.

In addition to the Blue Grass Airport, attendees can choose to fly into the Louisville International Airport (SDF) or the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport (CVG).  NOTE: The Louisville and Cincinnati airports are approximately an hour and a half drive to the meeting site.

Car Rental:
The Avis Worldwide Discount (AWD) Number for the Keeneland Conference is W456006. Please use this AWD number when calling Avis directly at 1-888-754-8878 to receive the best possible car rental rates available.

Taxi Service:
Taxis are available outside the terminal by the baggage claim exit. Below is a listing of taxi companies that provide service departing from the Blue Grass Airport. Meters typically begin at $2.50, with fares running approximately $2.50 per mile, valid for up to four individuals.(Pricing is subject to change. Please contact the individual taxi company for additional information.)

Yellow Taxi  859-231-8294
 American Taxi Cab Co. 859-381-1010
 Airport Taxi & Van Services   859-225-2227




Questions about transportation should be emailed to Kim Page, kim.page@uky.edu.

CONVENTION CENTERLexington Convention Center

Lexington Convention Center
430 West Vine Street
Lexington, KY 40507
NOTE:  Hotel & Convention Center are connected buildings.  Click here to view the floorplan.


There are more than 10,000 parking spaces available within a 10-minute walk of the Lexington Center. All surrounding parking lots and garages offer spaces for guests with disabilities. Additional details and directions can be found on the convention center's website.


The Lexington Center parking lot on Manchester Street is open on non-arena event days and is free to attendees.

The Lexington Center parking lot on High Street is also open on non-arena event days for $7.00 all day. Or $1.00 for the first half-hour and $0.75 for each half hour after. 3 hours free parking with merchant validation in the Shops at Lexington Center. (No purchase necessary.) On arena event days fees vary.


Join the PHSSR Facebook group to stay informed or follow the conference using Twtiter.  Click the links below to receive conference updates from our social networking sites.  Our team will be posting blogs, podcasts and tweets that may interest you.  

Visit www.twitter.com/keenelandconf and make sure to use #PHSSRKC14 when tweeting about the conference.  

Click here to join the PHSSR Facebook group.  Please make sure you are logged into your Facebook account before clicking this link.


The center has partnered with CE Central to provide continuing education credits to the healthcare community. CE Central will be providing credits for up to four live sessions during the conference. Click here for courses from previous meetings. 


We know you will have additional questions about the event that are not answered on this page.  Please visit the FAQ page for more information.


Kara Richardson
Assistant Director of Communications