Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting

Southeast Chapter

Planning ahead for the 2022 SEACSM Annual Meeting!

February 17–19, 2022
Hyatt Regency Greenville
Greenville, SC

We are busy planning our 50th Anniversary Annual Meeting! See below for important information about abstract submission and review, student AV teams, the Student Bowl, the Graduate Program Fair, and opportunities for sponsors and exhibitors. Here is what you can expect to help you plan to attend in the upcoming months.

November 2021
Acceptance notifications sent to presenters
Leadership and Diversity Training Program application available
Preregistration begins
Hotel reservation information available

December 2021
Notification for Student Award Poster presentation finalists
Clinical case submissions due (Dec. 8)
Preview program published

January 2022
Final program published
Preregistration ends

February 2022
50th Anniversary Annual Meeting (Feb. 17–19)

COVID-19 precautions at the 2022 SEACSM Annual Meeting

SEACSM is committed to holding a safe in-person meeting February 17–19, 2022 in Greenville SC. We strongly encourage our attendees to get vaccinated against COVID-19, but we are not requiring vaccination to attend the Annual Meeting. We will follow hotel, local, state, and CDC recommendations regarding mask use and other COVID-19 precautions.

We will update these recommendations as the meeting approaches, so check back here for the latest information about how we're implementing safety precautions. Thank you for helping us gather safely at our 50th Anniversary Annual Meeting.

Registration Information

The 2022 SEACSM Annual Meeting registration site is now live at 


Nov. 15, 2021 – Jan. 15, 2022
Professional SEACSM Member Registration - $100  
Non-Member Professional Registration - $145  
New Professional SEACSM Member Registration (Includes SEACSM membership) - $135
Student SEACSM Member Registration - $40  
Non-Member Student Registration - $55  
New Student SEACSM Member Registration (Includes SEACSM membership) - $55 

Only available during preregistration. Cannot be purchased onsite
Friday Mentoring Breakfast Ticket (Professional) - $26
Friday Mentoring Breakfast Ticket (Student) - $10
Saturday Lunch Ticket (Professional) - $10
Saturday Lunch Ticket (Student) - $5


Registration must be completed onsite after Jan.15.
Professional SEACSM Member Registration - $140 
Non-Member Professional Registration - $185 
New Professional SEACSM Member Registration - $175 (Includes SEACSM membership)
Student SEACSM Member Registration - $60  
Non-Member Student Registration - $75  
New Student SEACSM Member Registration - $75 (Includes SEACSM membership) 

Hotel Information

The 2022 SEACSM Annual Meeting will be held Feb. 17–19, 2022 at the Hyatt Regency Greenville
220 North Main Street
Greenville, South Carolina, 29601
(864) 235-1234
Hotel Website

A conference room rate of $165 per night (plus taxes) for up to 4 guests is available until the room block has filled. Book your room using group code G-SM21 or the SEACSM reservation link.

Abstract Review and Notification

Thank you to everyone who submitted an abstract for an oral or poster presentation at the 2022 Annual Meeting. The submission site is closed and all abstracts are in review. Acceptance notifications will be sent in early November.

If you submitted an abstract for an Undergraduate, Master's, or Doctoral student award poster, the review process to select the finalists will begin in November, with notifications in early December. The finalists in the Undergraduate, Master's, and Doctoral categories will present their posters in the award session at the Annual Meeting.

There is a different submission process for Clinical Case Abstracts for the Sports Medicine Physician Program described on page 10 in the SEACSM 2022 call for abstracts. The deadline for clinical case abstract submission is Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at 5:00 pm ET.

Student AV Teams

Attention students: It’s time to apply to be an AV team at the 2022 SEACSM Annual Meeting in Greenville. AV teams are an excellent service opportunity and a great way to make the conference more affordable!

Student AV teams are responsible for providing audiovisual support for presenters during keynote, tutorial, symposium, and oral free communication sessions. Teams include 2–4 students and a faculty sponsor who will be attending the meeting. Each team must bring a laptop computer, projector, supporting peripherals (cords, adapters, etc.), and a laser pointer.

SEACSM will provide one hotel room for the two nights of the conference for each AV team. Only one AV team will be permitted per institution. AV Teams must arrive at the conference by noon on Thursday and stay until the lunch on Saturday.

The AV Team application is available now. Questions? Contact Eric Plaisance at

Student Bowl

The Undergraduate Student Bowl is back for the 2022 SEACSM Annual Meeting! We are looking forward to coming together for this fun Jeopardy-style team competition testing exercise science knowledge. This year, among the Jeopardy categories, there will be a special category celebrating the 50th anniversary of SEACSM.

Spots fill up fast. To register, faculty sponsors should fill out the application form which will be available  beginning on October 27.

Questions? Contact Kimberly Reich at

Graduate Program Fair

Attention graduate program coordinators: It’s time to register for a space at the Graduate Program Fair at the 2022 SEACSM Annual Meeting. This event is scheduled for Friday, February 18, 2022 from 6:15–7:15 pm.

The Graduate Program Fair is one of the most popular events at the meeting with heavy student traffic. Please consider this opportunity to market your program and recruit some of the best undergraduate and graduate students from our region.

Applications and payments are being accepted now. There is limited space, so you are encouraged to reserve your spot early.
To reserve a space, complete the application and submit payment through ACSM.

Before November 15, 2021
Graduate Program Fair table without electricity - $75 
Graduate Program Fair table with electricity - $90   

November 15, 2021 - December 15, 2021
Graduate Program Fair table without electricity - $85 
Graduate Program Fair table with electricity - $100   
December 16, 2021 - January 15, 2022
Graduate Program Fair table without electricity - $100 
Graduate Program Fair table with electricity - $115 

Please contact Michael Berry ( if you have questions.

Sponsor and Exhibitor Opportunities

The Southeast ACSM chapter has a variety of opportunities available for companies and organizations to market their products and services to sports medicine and exercise science professionals in the southeast and to gain local, regional, and national exposure for their company.

One of the highlights of the conference is the opportunity for one-on-one interactions with exhibitors participating in the meeting. The opportunity to learn more about the products and services that companies and organizations have to offer sports medicine and exercise science professionals is an important part of the meeting.

The sponsors and exhibitors that participate at the annual meeting are from a wide variety of industries and institutions. These vendors offer products, equipment or services that the conference attendees frequently use in their professions.

Please contact us if you or your company or institution would like to participate as a sponsor or exhibitor, or if you know of a company or institution that you think would like to participate or that you would like to see at the meeting.

Contact Michael Berry ( as soon as possible to learn more about these opportunities.

Announcing the SEACSM Mentoring Award

The Southeast American College of Sports Medicine’s Emily M. Haymes Mentoring Breakfast Committee is excited to announce the call for nominations for the first annual Emily M. Haymes Mentoring Award.

This award formally recognizes the exemplary mentorship of an active SEACSM member who has made impactful contributions to their profession and/or SEACSM.

Designed to allow mentees and close colleagues to identify SEACSM members who embody both the letter and spirit of mentoring, this award contributes to SEACSM’s continuing efforts to cultivate a rich, supportive environment through faculty-to-student and/or faculty-to-faculty mentoring.

One member will be selected to receive this honor and will be officially recognized at the 2022 SEACSM Annual Meeting, February 17–19.

Download the SEACSM Mentoring Award Call for Nominations for instructions on how to nominate a member for this award.

The deadline to submit nominations is Monday, December 13, 2021 by 5:00 pm ET.

2021 SEACSM Annual Meeting Highlights

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

Featured Presenters

Andrew Kozar ACSM Presidential Address
"Weight Loss Disparities Among Black and White Women – Twenty Years of Clinic Partnerships, Research Recruitment, Enrollment, Randomization, and Outcomes."
NiCole R Keith, Ph.D., Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.

Keynote Address
"Preventing Sudden Death in the Realm of Sport and Physical Activity."
Douglas J. Casa, Ph.D. University of Connecticut

Emily Haymes Mentoring Event  
Keynote Speaker
Dixie Thompson, Ph.D., University of Tennessee

Basic Science Lecture
"What Can Basic Science Teach Us About Exercise Prescriptions and the Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease?"
John C. Quindry, Ph.D., University of Montana

Clinical Crossover Lecture 

"Return to Exercise After Covid-19"
Dermot M. Phelan MD, Atrium Health, Sports Cardiology

Henry J. Montoye Award Lecture

"Prescribing Exercise for Patients With Failing There a Limit?"
Peter H. Brubaker, Ph.D., Wake Forest University

Award Winners

Student Poster Awards – PhD

1st Place – Emily Grammer, East Carolina University, SEACSM Representative in the 2021 ACSM Presidential Cup
2nd Place – Brittany Counts-French, University of Tennessee
3rd Place – Kerry Martin, University of North Carolina-Greensboro

Student Poster Awards – Master’s
1st Place – Jillian Poles, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
2nd Place – Rachel Miller, Sanford University
3rd Place – Richard Young, University of Louisiana-Lafayette

Student Poster Awards – Undergraduate
1st Place – Sophia Osada, Appalachian State University
2nd Place – Madison Gill, North Carolina Wesleyan University
3rd Place – Case Jackson, University of West Florida

Winning Student Bowl Team (from 2020)
University of Alabama, SEACSM representative in the 2021 ACSM Student Bowl

SEACSM Service Award
Brian Parr, Ph.D., University of South Carolina Aiken

Download the complete 2021 Annual Meeting Program 
including session information and abstracts.

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.