You’re invited to the next debate in the Hilliard Discussion series, sponsored by the Sydney and JL Huffines Institute of Sports Medicine and Human Performance at Texas A&M University. This free, online debate series with audience participation argues cutting edge topics in Sports Medicine and Human Performance.
Given the concern about immune functioning over the past two years, there is great interest in whether exercise strengthens or weakens immune functioning. This debate will focus on the long-running hypothesis that vigorous exercise actually suppresses immune functioning.
Our speakers for the debate are:
1) PRO: Dr. David Nieman, Appalachian State University. Widely considered one of the leaders in exercise immunology, Dr. Nieman will be arguing that vigorous exercise suppresses immune functioning.
2) CON: Dr. Emily LaVoy, University of Houston. One of the young leaders in exercise immunology, Dr. LaVoy will be arguing that vigorous exercise does not suppress immune functioning.
This debate will be live online September 29, 2021, from 7:00–8:30 pm CT (online venue opens at 6:30 pm). Go to the preregistration link (https://bit.ly/3yd2G1l) to reserve your spot in the audience (or go to HuffinesInstitute.org for more information). During the debate, there will be a time for audience questions, so get your questions ready.