Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting

Southeast Chapter

Important update about the 2021 SEACSM Annual Meeting!

February 18–20, 2021
Hyatt Regency Greenville
Greenville, SC

The SEACSM Executive Board is meeting in mid-September to discuss our options for the meeting and make a decision whether this will be a face-to-face or virtual conference. Either way, we are committed to providing students and professionals with opportunities to present high-quality research, learn from our regional experts, and connect with friends and colleagues.

Our primary issue is to make sure we address the individual and public health concerns of convening a large conference early in the new year. We are also mindful that many SEACSM members are facing funding and other institutional limits on faculty and student travel that may interfere with attending.
Once we determine the meeting format we will share specific information about abstract submission and opportunities to get involved. The abstract deadline will be extended until later in October. Expect to hear more after September 17th.   

In the meantime, you should plan to submit proposals for poster and oral free communication sessions, tutorials and symposia, and clinical case presentations.

We are always looking for volunteers! If you want to get involved with SEACSM please complete the volunteer form.

Help us plan for the 2021 Annual Meeting

The Executive Board will meet in September to determine the format of the 2021 Annual Meeting. We want to hear from you! Please take a few minutes to complete a short survey to share your thoughts about about attending a face-to-face or virtual conference: SEACSM 2021 Annual Meeting planning survey

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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.