The 2014 Southeastern Conference Symposium, entitled Prevention of Obesity: Overcoming a 21st Century Public Health Challenge, will be held September 21-23 at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta, Georgia. This event will bring together SEC scholars for the purpose of critically reviewing the body of knowledge that could guide the development and implementation of an effective national effort to markedly reduce the percentage of the American population that becomes overweight or obese.
Registration is open through August 31st, including early registration through July 11th. Abstracts for poster presentations are being accepted now through July 21st at 7 p.m. To learn more about the Symposium or to register or to submit an abstract, visit www.SECSymposium.com.
The UM Office of Research will travel stipends for any UM student who has a poster abstract accepted to this Symposium.
The featured speakers are Nancy Brown, Chief Executive Officer of the American Heart Association, and Dr. Michael Lauer, Director of the Division of Cardiovascular Sciences at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. University of Mississippi faculty presenters will include: Dr. Scott Owens, Associate Professor of Health, Exercise, and Recreation Management; Dr. Melinda Well Valliant, Associate Professor of Health, Exercise, and Recreation Management and Dr. Mary Roseman, Associate Professor of Health, Exercise, and Recreation Management, and Director of the UM Hospitality Management Program. In addition, UMMC’s Dr. John Hall will be recognized as the 2014 SEC Professor of the Year.