Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting

Southeast Chapter

Download the SEACSM 2021 Short Program with the schedule and presentation listing now. The full program with abstracts and other conference information is coming soon!

Preview Program 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.

Preview Program

All times are EST

Thursday, Feb. 18 12:00–1:00 pm: Andrew Kozar ACSM Presidential Address, NiCole Keith, PhD, FACSM
1:00–2:00 pm: Poster Sessions
2:00–3:00 pm: Poster sessions
3:00–4:00 pm: Keynote Address, Douglas Casa, PhD, FACSM
4:00–5:00 pm: Student Award Poster Competition
6:00 pm: Emily Haymes Mentoring Event

Friday, Feb. 19
10:00–11:00 am: Basic Science Lecture, John Quindry, PhD, FACSM
11:00 am–12:00 pm: Poster Sessions
12:00–1:00 pm: Clinical Crossover Lecture, Dermot Phelan, MD
1:00–2:00 pm: Poster Sessions
2:00–3:00 pm: Henry J. Montoye Award Lecture, Peter Brubaker, PhD, FACSM
3:00–4:00 pm: Poster Sessions
4:00–5:00 pm: Poster Sessions
5:00 pm: Awards ceremony for the Student Award Poster Competition winners

Detailed session information including a listing of individual presentations and abstracts will be included in the final program, available in early February.

Most meeting sessions will be held on the Symposium by ForagerOne platform. Login information will be provided after registration.

Sports Medicine Physician Program

Evidence Based Sports Medicine: Practice Changing Research

Friday, Feb. 19
8:00–8:15 am: Opening Remarks
8:15–8:45 am: Concussions, Andrew Gregory, MD
8:45–9:15 am: PT, John Kiel, DO
9:15–9:45 am: PRP, Leonardo Oliveiro, MD
9:45–10:00 am: Discussion
10:00–10:30 am: Break
10:30–11:00 am: C-Spine, Kim Kaiser, MD
11:00–11:30 am: Ultrasound, Shane Hudnall, MD
11:30–11:45am: Discussion
11:45 am–12:00 pm: Break
12:00–1:00 pm: Clinical Crossover Lecture, Return To Exercise After Covid-19, Dermot Phelan, MD  


The SEACSM Annual Registration site is now open!  

SEACSM members (SEACSM membership paid with ACSM dues): $40 registration fee
Non-SEACSM members: $35 SEACSM membership + $40 registration fee = $75

SEACSM members (SEACSM membership paid with ACSM dues): $10 registration fee
Non-SEACSM members: $15 SEACSM membership + $10 registration fee = $25


After registering and prior to the conference, you will receive instructions on how to access the virtual platform.

Emily Haymes Mentoring Event

At this year’s Emily Haymes Mentoring Event attendees will be able to engage with one another on several topics related to career development and the benefits of involvement in SEACSM or ACSM.  After an opening panel discussion that will include a history of the mentoring breakfast at the conference, attendees will attend smaller break out rooms and discuss mentorship within industry, clinical, research, and academic spaces. The discussion will include questions on the benefits of membership and active involvement in both national and regional ACSM organizations. This event is open to students and professionals. Please indicate if you will attend this virtual event when you register.

Virtual Graduate Student Fair

This annual event is an excellent opportunity for students to learn about graduate programs in our region. The virtual version this year is no exception!
Faculty: Please consider this opportunity to market your program and recruit some of the best undergraduate and graduate students! If your institution is interested in participating in this event, please contact Kim Reich ( for more information.

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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 – 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.