2021 ACSM Annual Meeting

  • June 1 – 5, 2021
  • Washington,D.C.

Clinical Programming

Featuring more than 100 clinically focused sessions

Science. Discovery. Answers.

With rich, diverse clinical programming, ACSM’s Annual Meeting offers learning opportunities for clinicians of all types and experience levels. You may choose from more than 100 talks on clinically based topics, innovative, hand-on workshops and case presentations spanning a wide range of diagnoses.

World Congress on Exercise is Medicine

May 26-28

The 11th World Congress on Exercise is Medicine has multiple sessions focused on the role of exercise in patient care. Sessions are Tuesday through Thursday, and encompass topics such as pediatrics, aging and implementation of exercise into your clinical practice. You can claim CME credit for all EIM sessions.

World Congress on the Basic Science of Exercise in Regenerative Medicine

May 27-28

Programming will feature innovative science and highlight major advances in the field and provide the basis for future regenerative medicine research that will impact human health across a range of diseases and conditions. The schedule includes disease-specific foci across multiple levels of scientific inquiry (e.g., animal models, clinical trials, exercise-drug/device interactions, etc.)

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John R. Sutton Clinical Lecture

Fri., May 29, 1:00-1:50 p.m.
About the Sequence of Prevention, Ankle Injuries and Beyond

Willem van Mechelen, M.D., Ph.D., FACSM
Amsterdam University Medical Centers, location Vumc

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President’s Lecture

Thurs., May 28, 12:30-1:20 p.m.
50 Years of Sports Medicine and the Anterior Cruciate Ligament

John Bergfeld, M.D., FACSM
Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Download the Clinical Program Guide

Your complete listing of all clinical sessions at ACSM’s Annual Meeting.

Early Registration Deadline: March 19 

Register by the March 19 deadline and save on your registration fees!

Highlighted Lectures

EIM Keynote Lecture

Tuesday, May 26  |  5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Exercise or Drugs: What is the Evidence?

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John Ioannidis, M.D.
Stanford University
Stanford, California

Priscilla M. Clarkson
Tutorial Lecture

Fri., May 29  |  2:10-3:00 p.m.

Rhabdomyolysis: Could this Athlete have a Metabolic Myopathy or Did they Just Push a Bit Too Hard?

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Mark Tarnopolsky, M.D.
McMaster University Medical Center
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Integrative Plenary 

Thurs., May 28  |  8:00-9:15 a.m.

Tribute to Barbara Drinkwater, Ph.D., FACSM -
The Female Athlete Triad and Her Contribution to Women's Health

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Rosemary Agostini, M.D., FACSM
Kaiser Permanente Washington
Seattle, Washington

Mimi Johnson

Mimi Johnson, M.D., FACSM
University of Washington
Kirkland, Washington

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Anne B. Loucks, Ph.D., FACSM
Ohio University
Athens, Ohio

Educational Highlights

Joseph B. Wolffe Memorial Lecture

When Diabetes, Depression, and Cancer Collide:
The Benefits that Physical Activity can Provide

Wednesday, May 27  |  8:00 – 9:15 a.m

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Mary de Groot, Ph.D.
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, Indiana

The D.B. Dill Historical Lecture

The Intersection of Optimizing Human Health,
Performance and Longevity: Clinical Sports Nutrition

Friday, May 29  |  8:00 – 9:15 a.m.

Nancy Rodriguez

Nancy R. Rodriguez, Ph.D., RDN, FACSM
University of Connecticut
Storrs, Connecticut

Clinicians’ Reception with Poster Presentations

Thursday, May 28  |  6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Network with top experts in your field at the clinical reception. The top ten clinical abstracts and clinical case presentations have been selected for poster presentation during this event.

2020 Sports Medicine Fellow Research Abstract and Clinical Case Submissions

Submission deadline: March 2, 2020, noon PST.

Sports medicine fellows (those in an accredited sports medicine or orthopaedic sports medicine fellowship program) are invited to submit research abstracts and clinical cases between  February 14 – March 2, 2020. Research abstracts can be submitted for acceptance by having an ACSM Fellow sponsor the abstract. Abstracts without sponsorship will be reviewed by members of the program committee. Accepted abstracts will be presented as posters in a special area of the poster hall on Thursday, May 28, and the abstract’s first author must be present at the designated time and place.

Abstract submission cost: $35.

Clinical Programming

World Congress on Exercise is Medicine

World Congress on the Basic Science of Exercise in Regenerative Medicine