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UAB Center for Exercise Medicine (UCEM) will host its 6th Annual Symposium on Sept. 21 at the Hill Student Center Ballroom. As a pre-symposium event, the center will conduct a Science Communication Workshop on Sept. 20 at the Hill Student Center Theater. The symposium will feature keynote speakers Dr. Alex Hutchinson, physicist, author and journalist from Toronto, Canada, and Dr. Fabrisia Ambrosio, Associate Professor of the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, University of Pittsburgh and Director of Rehabilitation, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center International. It will also feature UAB experts from various fields.

Event Details


Sept. 21, 2018
8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Hill Student Center Ballroom

Exercise Medicine Symposium Flyer 2018.

Trainee Poster Competition

Each year, UCEM looks forward to seeing and hearing new exercise research from trainees ranging from undergraduate students to postdocs. So, get your posters ready to be one among the five winners to receive a $600 travel award.

Oral Presentation Competition

One abstract will be selected prior to the symposium for a 20-minute oral presentation during the symposium. Abstracts will be reviewed and selected by the UCEM Education Committee. The Oral Presentation winner will also receive a $600 travel award. ***If you would like to compete in the oral presentation competition, please indicate in your abstract submission/registration.

Submit your abstract.

Science Communication Workshop

Sept. 20, 2018
11.45 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Hill Student Center Theater

Having trouble communicating your research successfully to an audience? Attend UCEM’s Science Communication Workshop, where you can clarify your doubts and get insightful advice from Dr. Hutchinson and UAB experts in the fields of Science and Communication.


  • Marcas Bamman, Ph.D., Professor, Departments of Cell, Developmental, and Integrative Biology; Medicine; and Neurology; Director, UAB Center for Exercise Medicine

Discussion Leaders:

  • Alex Hutchinson, Ph.D., Physicist, Author & Journalist, Toronto, Canada
  • Lori McMahon, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Cell, Developmental, and Integrative Biology; Dean, UAB Graduate School and Director, UAB Comprehensive Neuroscience Center
  • Jefferson Walker, Ph.D., Director, Research Communication Graduate Certificate Program and Instructor, Graduate School Professional Development Program, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Learn more.