Speaker Series



Speaker Series – Saturday January 17 // 2015

The Louisiana Marathon 2015 Speaker Series takes place throughout the day on Saturday, January 17 at The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Expo at The Baton Rouge River Center, 275 South River Road in downtown Baton Rouge. Beginning at 10:30 am, participants will have the opportunity to listen, interact and learn from leaders in the running community.

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10:30 – 11:30 pm
Run For Your Life: Steps You Can Take For a Lifetime of Running Enjoyment
ROOM 1  Baton Rouge River Center
Ryan Green, PhD, ATC

Dr. Ryan Green is managing partner at Varsity Sports Mandeville. He received his athletic training certification in 1997 and received his Ph.D. in Kinesiology from LSU in 2006. Dr. Green’s sports medicine/biomechanics experiences include the United States Olympic Committee’s Sports Medicine Program, LSU Athletics, as well as coaching and consulting with sports medicine professionals and athletes from around the region. He is an avid runner having completed eight marathons, an ultra-marathon, and numerous other road races. He is most proud of being able to get out and run with his wife, Jill, and their children, Emma and Andrew.

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11:30 – 12:30 pm
Aesthetic Rejuvenation Skin Care for Runners
ROOM 2 Baton Rouge River Center
Dr. Chad Prather

The only fellowship-trained dermatologist in his hometown of Baton Rouge, Dr. Chad Prather specializes in skin cancer treatment and aesthetic dermatology. Dr. Prather received his medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine and served as Chief Resident in the LSU Department of Dermatology.

Dr. Prather is the author of numerous scientific papers and textbook chapters on topics including: skin cancer, botulinum toxins, facial fillers, chemical peels, laser therapies and dermabrasion.

Dr. Prather’s professional credentials and affiliations include:
• Board-certification by the American Board of Dermatology
• Surgical Director in the LSU Department of Dermatology
• American Academy of Dermatology, Fellow
• American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, Member and Past Board Member
• Louisiana State Medical Society Board of Governors, Member and Past Board Member
• Louisiana Dermatology Society, Past President

Dr. Prather pursued advanced fellowship training in Mohs surgery in Birmingham, Alabama at one of the most respected skin cancer and cosmetic dermatology practices in the country. Since founding Dermasurgery Center, he has performed over 10,000 procedures.

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12:00 – 1:00 pm
Analysis for Common Running Injuries
ROOM 1 Baton Rouge River Center,
Dr. Kasey Hill + Al Moreau, III, PT

Al C. Moreau, III, PT, MPT
Al C. Moreau, III, PT, MPT received his Master of Physical Therapy degree from Louisiana State University Medical Center school of Allied Health in New Orleans in 1999.

He is the president and CEO of Moreau Physical Therapy. The practice currently consists of eight private outpatient locations throughout Louisiana in East Baton Rouge and St. Landry Parishes, as well as six contracted management and therapy service sites, including hospitals and industrial sites. He also provides Functional Job Assessments (FJA) for purposes of providing validated Functional Job Descriptions (FJD), pre-employment screens (PES) based on FJD’s, and FCE’s for industrial clients. Al is certified in performing FCE, PES and FJA through Workwell Systems Inc, and FCE and PES through ISR Institute and WorkSTEPS Inc.

Al is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, Louisiana Physical Therapy Association and the Private Practice section of the American Physical Therapy Association.

He is also serving his second three-year term on the Louisiana Physical Therapy Board on an appointment from Governor Bobby Jindal and has been elected as the Chairman of the Board.

Kasey Hill, MD
Kasey Hill is a Certified Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physician, or physiatrist. Earning his undergraduate degree at Louisiana State University, he went on to obtain a Medical degree at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans.

Dr. Hill did his residency at the University of Virginia, where he received specialized training in treating running injuries by working with Dr. Robert Wilder, director of The Runner’s Clinic and author of The Textbook of Running Medicine. He also had the unique opportunity to gain insight about biomechanics and individualized rehabilitation programs while working with Jay Dicharry, PT, gait analysis expert and author of Anatomy for Runners.

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1:00 – 2:00 pm
Practical Nutrition Tips for Endurance Athletes 
ROOM 2 Baton Rouge River Center
Jamie M. Meeks, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN

Jamie Meeks, a New Orleans native, is a 2009 graduate from Louisiana State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nutritional Science (Dietetics). As a former LSU Cheerleader, Jamie had the chance to cheer for some of LSU’s greatest sport teams including the 2007 LSU Football National Championship team, the 2006 SEC Champions and Final Four Men’s Basketball team, and 2007 Final Four Women’s Basketball team.

After graduation, she moved to Little Rock, Arkansas to complete her Dietetic Internship at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. After receiving her Registered Dietitian (RD) license/registration, Jamie returned to LSU and completed her Master’s Degree in 2011 in Kinesiology with a concentration in Exercise Physiology.

Jamie is a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) and is currently the Coordinator of Sports Nutrition for LSU Athletics. She works to help integrate healthy choices and optimal fueling into the daily training routines for all of LSU’s sport teams. She works closely with the LSU Athletic Trainers, Sports Psychologist, and Team Physicians in addition to providing individual counseling and Medical Nutrition Therapy that focuses on individual performance fueling strategies, hydration, and proper supplementation. Jamie offers team nutrition education sessions, home and travel meal management, body composition analysis, and eating disorder prevention and counseling. She also coordinates and oversees the three Athletic Fueling Stations and assists with the Athletic Training Table Meal, administering the food labeling system and working closely with the dining hall RD with menus and special dining hall events for the athletes.

Jamie is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Louisiana Dietetic Association, Baton Rouge Dietetic Association, Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietitians Association, and the Sports Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition dietetic practice group.


1:30 – 2:30 pm
Footcare Forum
ROOM 1 Baton Rouge River Center
Dr. Patrick Hall

Dr. Patrick Hall is Board Certified in Foot Surgery by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery (ABPS) and has special certification in Surgical Treatment of the Ankle from the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners (LSBME). For three years he has served on the Board of Directors for the Louisiana Podiatric Medical Association (LPMA).
Dr. Hall was privileged to co-author two chapters in the recently published 4th edition of McGlamry’s Comprehensive Textbook of Foot and Ankle Surgery—the signature academic textbook in his profession. He has also authored articles on bunion and flatfoot surgery in the Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery and is a regular contributor at the LPMA’s annual academic conference.

A runner for two decades, Dr. Hall has completed races at the marathon and half-marathon distance, in addition to Sprint and Olympic distance triathlons. His commitment to running greatly aids his ability to relate with and treat runners and endurance athletes across all levels of experience.

Dr. Hall is a native of Baton Rouge and a graduate of University High School. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in English-Literature from Spring Hill College in Mobile, AL, while also completing a Pre-medical course work.

Dr. Hall received his Doctorate in Podiatric Medicine (DPM) from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. Following this, he spent three years in Atlanta, GA acquiring residency training in advanced foot and ankle surgery at the prestigious DeKalb Medical / Podiatry Institute Surgical Residency. He remains active in The Podiatry Institute by lecturing at national meetings and leading surgical skills courses.

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2:30 – 3:30 pm
Top 10 Things You Can Do To Improve Your Chances To Become An Injured Runner
ROOM 2 Baton Rouge River Center
Vincent Shaw + Brian Harrell

Dr. Vincent Shaw
Dr. Shaw, a native of Opelousas, Louisiana, received his Bachelors of Science in Chemistry from Southern University A&M College and his Medical Degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He completed his Family Medicine Residency training from the Baton Rouge General Family Medicine Residency Program, and also completed a Sports Medicine Fellowship at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans.

Dr. Shaw currently serves as the Program Director for Baton Rouge General’s Sports Medicine Fellowship Program and is also a faculty member of Baton Rouge General’s Family Medicine Residency Program. In addition, Dr. Shaw serves as a physician with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office and was recently named Captain in the United States Army Reserve. He is a team physician for a local high school and Louisiana State University. He is Board Certified in Family Medicine and holds a Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) in Sports Medicine. He enjoys triathlons, marathons and reading.

Dr. Brian Harrell
Dr. Harrell specializes in Family Medicine and Sports Medicine. A native of Louisiana, Dr. Harrell is a graduate of the Texas A & M Health Sciences Center College of Medicine. He completed his residency training in Family Medicine at LSUHSC Residency at Lake Charles, Louisiana, and completed his fellowship training in primary care sports medicine at Baton Rouge General Medical Center. Dr. Harrell serves as Associate Program Director for the Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship Program as well as a faculty member with the Family Medicine Residency Program at Baton Rouge General Medical Center. He is Board Certified in Family Medicine and holds a Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) in Sports Medicine.

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3:00 – 4:00 pm 
A Forum About Running With A Healthy Heart
ROOM 1 Baton Rouge River Center
Dave McGillivray and Dr. Satish Gadi from the Cardiovascular Institute of the South

Dave McGillivray is perhaps best known for his run across the United States in 1978 for the Jimmy Fund of Boston, when he ran a total of 3,452 miles in 80 days (averaging 80 miles per day.) He repeated the run in 2004 in a relay with nine other veteran marathoners, raising $300,000 for five children’s charities. For the past 26 years, he has been the Race Director for the B.A.A. Boston Marathon He also serves as Race Director for the B.A.A. Half Marathon and 5K. Personally, he has run 131 marathons (including the Boston Marathon for the past 42 years) and logged more than 140,00 miles in his lifetime.

As a personal challenge, he began running his age in miles on his 12th birthday and hasn’t stopped. Dave is the owner and President of Dave McGillivray Sports Enterprises, Inc. and has raised millions of dollars for charity. He was inducted into the Running USA Hall of Champions in 2005, was given the 2007 Runner’s World Heroes of Running Award and was inducted into the USA Triathlon Hall of Fame in 2011. In addition to founding his own children’s fitness foundation, Dave has received many other honors from charities such as Lazarus House, Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center and others.

Along with Linda Glass, Dave is the author of “The Last Pick” which chronicles his career while motivating and inspiring the reader to never underestimate their own ability, to set goals and to achieve what is thought to be impossible.

Dr. Satish Gadi, a native of India, joined Cardiovascular Institute of the South in August of 2010 as an interventional cardiologist.

Dr. Gadi earned his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at Andhra Medical College in India where he also began his post-graduate training. He completed his internal medicine residency, cardiovascular disease fellowship, and his interventional cardiology fellowship at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Dr. Gadi is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, nuclear cardiology, echocardiography, and interventional cardiology. He is a member of many professional organizations including the American College of Cardiology, the American Medical Association, the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, the American College of Physicians, and the Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions.

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