2021 Annual Meeting Highlights

2021 SEACSM Annual Meeting Highlights

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

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 hearts...is 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.