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UAB Center for Exercise Medicine 7th Annual Symposium

UAB Center for Exercise Medicine
Sept. 13, 2019

UAB Hill Student Center Ball Room
1400 University Blvd
Birmingham, AL 35294

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Symposium Highlights

This year's keynote speakers will feature Gretchen Reynolds, Phys Ed Columnist for the New York Times Well blog and author of the New York Times bestseller "The First 20 Minutes", and Stuart Phillips, PhD, Director of McMaster Centre for Nutrition, Exercise, and Health Research, Canada.

Pre-symposium Events

  • Science Communication Workshop by Gretchen Reynolds and Lori McMahon, PhD, Dean, UAB Graduate School (Thursday, September 12, 2019 from Noon to 1 p.m. at the UAB Hill Center Alumni Theater. Lunch will be provided.)​
  • REACT Clinical Trials Workshop (Thursday, September 12, 2019 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the UAB Hill Meeting Room 203)


  • Michael D. Brown, PhD Professor, School of Kinesiology, Auburn University
  • Anna Thalacker-Mercer, PhD Assistant Professor, Cornell University
  • Abstract winner oral presentation (see below)
  • Trainee Poster Competition


The UAB Center for Exercise Medicine is sponsoring a trainee poster session during the 7th Annual Symposium, highlighting the research of undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral trainees, including clinical fellows and residents. Trainees are invited to submit abstracts on basic, clinical, translational, and population science that are broadly related to exercise medicine. Submission of an abstract previously presented at a regional or national meeting is welcome.

  1. Trainee Poster Competition - Abstract submission is now open to any current trainees conducting research in exercise medicine. Winners will receive a $600 travel award.
  2. Oral Presentation Competition - One abstract will be selected prior to the symposium for a 10-minute oral presentation during the symposium. Abstracts will be reviewed and a selection made by the UCEM Education Committee. The Oral Presentation winner will also receive a $600 travel award. *If you would like to compete for an oral presentation, please indicate in your abstract submission/registration.

Submit your abstract.

Abstract submission deadline - August 30, 2019

Register To Attend These Events

There is no fee to attend, but you must register to attend:

Breakfast and lunch will be provided on September 13th.

Download the symposium flyer.

Posted: Aug. 13, 2019