Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting

Southeast Chapter

It's time to submit your abstract for the 2021 SEACSM VIRTUAL Annual Meeting!

In an effort to address the individual and public health concerns of convening a large conference early next year and the fact that many members are facing funding and other institutional limits on faculty and student travel, the 2021 SEACSM Annual Meeting will be a VIRTUAL conference in February 18-19, 2021.

We have identified a virtual platform that will allow us to provide student and professional members with opportunities to present high-quality research, learn from our regional experts, and connect with friends and colleagues in an online environment. The conference will include original research, pedagogy and research tutorials, research review symposia, clinical case studies, and research proposal presentations. All presentations will be an online poster format that includes a short video explanation from the author and a mechanism for engagement and discussion with attendees. Presentations may be synchronous (with a scheduled day and time) or asynchronous (available throughout the conference with no set time). 

You are invited to submit an abstract to present your completed or ongoing research or share your teaching, research, or clinical expertise. Further details about the presentation types, sample abstracts, student and professional member awards, and how to submit your abstract are included in the SEACSM 2021 call for abstracts 10-19-20

The abstract submission site is open now!
SEACSM 2021 abstract submission 

 deadline for submission of all free communication abstracts is
11:59 pm EDT on Monday, November 9, 2020 

Please note these other important dates:

  • Early December 2020: Acceptance notifications sent
  • February 18–19, 2021: Virtual annual meeting online

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Ready to submit your abstract?

Access our online submission portal:
SEACSM 2021 Abstract Submission

2020 SEACSM Annual Meeting Highlights

Thank you to all presenters, volunteers and attendees who helped make this annual meeting a great success! Here are a few highlights:

Featured Presenters:

Keynote Address
"Thoughts on Over Three Decades of Studying Exercise During Pregnancy"
Jim Pivarnik, Ph.D., Michigan State University

Emily Haymes Mentoring Breakfast   “Built to Last-Starting a Fitness and Nutrition Business from the Ground Up”
Jim D. White. Dairy Alliance

Basic Science Lecture
Food-based Supplements for Performance"
Stella Volpe, Ph.D., Drexel University

Andrew Kozar ACSM Presidential Address
"The Science Behind the Physical Activity Guidelines: Past, Present and Future"
William E. Kraus, M.D., ACSM President, Duke University

Clinical Crossover Lecture 
"Regenerative Sports Medicine: The Science Behind the Hype"
Tom Best, M.D., Ph.D., University of Miami

Henry J. Montoye Award Lecture
"Exploring Physical Activity and Stress: Academic Adventures with Colleagues and Students"
Ed Acevedo, Ph.D.,. Virginia Commonwealth University

SEACSM Luncheon Lecture
Sport for All: Promoting Physical Activity Through Youth Sports"
Karin Pfeiffer, Ph.D., Michigan State University

Award winners

Rapid Research Race
1st Place – Dulce Gomez, Auburn University
2nd Place – Jason Thomas, Georgia State University
3rd Place – Megan Ware, University of Georgia

Student Poster Awards – PhD

1st Place – Emily Heiston, University of Virginia, SEACSM Representative in the 2020 ACSM Presidential Cup
2nd Place – Christian Behrens, University of Alabama - Birmingham
3rd Place – Mallory Law, Georgia State University

Student Poster Awards – Master’s
1st Place – Emily Colster, University of Alabama
2nd Place – Luke Arieta, University of North Carolina -Chapel Hill
3rd Place – Gabrielle Brewer, University of North Carolina -Chapel Hill

Student Poster Awards – Undergraduate
1st Place – Nathan Stewart, University of Virginia
2nd Place – Clark F. Baily, University of West Florida
3rd Place – Serena Denlea, Appalachian State University

Winning Student Bowl Team
Delaine Anderson, Keith Saffold, Nick Barefoot, Brittany Tretter (Alternate), University of Alabama

Clinical Fellow Case Award 
Christina Gutta, MD, Steadman Hawkins

SEACSM Service Award
Sue Graves, Ph.D., Florida Atlantic University

2020 SEACSM Annual Meeting Full Program 

The complete program including Annual Meeting information, schedules, and abstracts - 2020 SEACSM full program 

Sponsorship & Exhibiting

SEACSM thanks our supporters and exhibitors for their ongoing support of the chapter. Companies and institutions interested in sponsorship or exhibiting should contact Dr. Michael Berry.  Exhibit space has consistently sold out, so you are encouraged to contact Dr. Berry early.