Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting

Southeast Chapter

Planning ahead for the 2021 SEACSM VIRTUAL Annual Meeting!


The 2021 SEACSM Annual Meeting will be a VIRTUAL conference on Thursday, February 18 and Friday, February 19, 2021.

Abstract submission and review

The abstract submission site closed on November 9, 2021. Thanks to everyone who submitted an abstract. Reviews are underway now, and acceptance notifications will be sent in December, followed by instructions about how to prepare and upload your presentation.

Conference Program

We are currently building a program that includes invited speakers for our named lectures, student research award nominees, and free-communication original research, pedagogy and research tutorials, research review symposia, and research proposal presentations. A “highlights” program will be available in early January. A complete program with the conference schedule and abstracts will be published in early February.


Registration information will be posted in early January.  After registering, you will receive instructions on how to access the virtual platform. Registration rates will be:
  • Students: $15 SEACSM membership + $10 registration fee = $25 
  • Professionals: $35 SEACSM membership + $40 registration fee = $75

Sports Medicine Physician Program

Clinical case studies are presented as part of the Sports Medicine Physician program at the SEACSM annual meeting. The deadline for clinical case abstract submissions for the 2021 annual meeting is Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at 5:00 pm ET. Authors of cases that are accepted for presentation during the 2021 SEACSM Sports Medicine Physician program will be notified by Thursday, January 7, 2021.

Instructions for preparing your case abstract are available in the SEACSM 2021 call for abstracts . Submit your abstract directly to :
Dr. Leonardo Oliveira

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 – Sera 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.