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Inaugural World Congress Presents the Science Behind Exercise

by User Not Found | Aug 01, 2011

BALTIMORE – The science and practice of exercise will be featured at the first-ever World Congress on Exercise is Medicine™ June 1-5 in Baltimore.

The Congress, held in conjunction with the American College of Sports Medicine’s 57th Annual Meeting, will feature attendees and presenters from multiple continents and countries. Following an opening ceremony on June 2, featured scientific sessions include:

  • Assessing the Risk of Chronic Disease in Children
  • Cardioprotective Benefits of Vigorous Physical Activity: The Risk Benefit Issue
  • Exercise is Medicine in the Workplace: Behavioral Change that Works
  • Inactivity Physiology: Metabolic and Clinical Effects of Sitting Too Much
  • Physical Activity and Mental Health
  • Physical Activity Education and Exercise Training for Cardiac Diseases Prevention and Wellness Promotion
  • The Anti-Aging Effects of Exercise on the Cardiovascular System

An official global launch of Exercise is Medicine will take place on Thursday, celebrating the expansion of the program and the shared international goal of improving the health of all people. Representatives from every continent will attend the global launch and sign a charter expressing their commitment to EIM’s mission.

During the Congress, the World Health Organization will be presented with the inaugural Exercise is Medicine “Global Health Achievement in the 21st Century” award. WHO is recognized for the creation of its Global Strategy on Diet, Physical Activity and Health.

Exercise is Medicine was launched in 2007 by the American College of Sports Medicine. The program now counts more than 300 organizational partners in its ranks, from large organizations such as the American Heart Association and American Dietetic Association to international universities to small health clubs throughout the United States.

Exercise is Medicine calls on health care providers to assess patients’ physical activity regimens at every visit and to provide counseling and referrals to fitness professionals when needed. In addition, patients are encouraged to talk to their doctors about exercise.


The American College of Sports Medicine is the largest sports medicine and exercise science organization in the world. More than 35,000 international, national and regional members and certified professionals are dedicated to advancing and integrating scientific research to provide educational and practical applications of exercise science and sports medicine.

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