Exercise medicine symposium features New York Times wellness blogger

The Center for Exercise Medicine’s annual symposium features a focus on communicating science.

ExerciseScience3The Center for Exercise Medicine in the School of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, will host its 7th Annual Symposium at the UAB Hill Student Center Ballroom on Sept. 13.

This year’s keynote speakers are Gretchen Reynolds, physical education columnist for the New York Times Well blog and author of the New York Times bestseller “The First 20 Minutes,” and Stuart Phillips, Ph.D., director of the McMaster Centre for Nutrition, Exercise, and Health Research, in Hamilton, Ontario.

A science communications workshop will be conducted Thursday, Sept. 12, at the UAB Hill Center Alumni Theater from noon-1 p.m. It will be led by keynote speaker Reynolds, Lori McMahon, Ph.D., dean of the UAB Graduate School, and facilitated by Marcas Bamman, Ph.D., director of the Center for Exercise Medicine.

A REACT Clinical Trials Workshop will be conducted Thursday, Sept. 12, from 2-4 p.m. at UAB Hill Meeting Room 203. REACT, or Rehabilitation Research Resource to Enhance Clinical Trials, is an NIH-sponsored program in which UAB is one of six participating sites. 

The workshop will address challenges and opportunities for impactful clinical trials in medical rehabilitation in areas such as trial design, recruitment and retention, use of technology, control groups, and data/safety monitoring. 

 For more information, visit the Center for Exercise Medicine website.