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UAB Sports & Exercise Medicine is excited to present the Robert A. Ferguson Endowed Lecture Series: A Conference on Running Medicine

Featuring UAB alumna and Olympian Vonetta Flowers

 Vonetta Flowers 2


Join us to learn more about optimizing performance, advances and research in running medicine and avoiding injuries. The conferencenow in its second yearhonors longtime athletic trainer and UAB Director of Sports Medicine Drew Ferguson, who has had a distinguished 40+ year career at UAB and Children’s of Alabama.



  • Date: Saturday, June 15, 2024

  • Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

  • Location: UAB Campus


This one-day lecture series will feature an exciting keynote address as well as panel discussions, breakout sessions and lectures with UAB Sports and Exercise Medicine physicians, athletic trainers, physical therapists and sports performance coaches. These sessions will discuss optimizing performance, avoiding injury, new research in running medicine, nutrition, mental health and more.


Who Should Join:

Birmingham has a thriving running community and this conference is designed to appeal to anyone with an interest in running, ranging from runners, athletes and coaches to healthcare providers, athletic trainers, physical therapists and more. There will be something for everyone! 



  • $50 per person

  • UAB Employees and Students: $25 per person 

  • Group Rate (6+ attendees): $25

Conference cost includes continental breakfast and boxed lunch. Water, coffee and tea are available throughout the day. 

Athletic Trainers: The conference qualifies for 7 BOC CEUs. 


Register Now:

Registration information for the 2024 conference is coming soon. Complete the form below to be added to the interest list. 


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