Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting

Rocky Mountain Chapter

2021 RMACSM Virtual Annual Meeting

Wednesday, 4/14 (2:30 - 4:30 PM): Expert Panels

Thursday, 4/15 (9:00 - 4:00): Student Thematic Poster Sessions

Friday, 4/16 (2:00 - 3:30): Announcements, Awards, Student Bowl

Click here to Register!

Abstract Submissions due by March 5th, 5:00 PM

The 2021 RMACSM Annual Meeting abstract guidelines. 

Please note that to submit an abstract, the presenter and their mentor must be members of RMACSM or another Regional ACSM chapter.


Expert Panels, Wednesday 4/14

2:30-3:30 (MST): Altitude Physiology Expert Panel, "Hypoxia, Hypobaria, and Health in the Rocky Mountains": Experts from our region discuss how studying altitude can inform us about health and human physiology.

  • Christine Mermier, Ph.D. - University of New Mexico
  • Andrew Subudhi, Ph.D. - University of Colorado Colorado Springs
  • Christina Buchanan, Ph.D. - Western Colorado University
  • Danielle Bruns, Ph.D. - University of Wyoming
  • Chris Bell, Ph.D. - Colorado State University - MODERATOR

3:30-4:30 (MST): Career Panel: "Using your exercise science degree: dynamic careers within and beyond academia" 

  • Mary Hidde, M.S., ACSM-CEP - PhD student in Human Bioenergetics at Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
  • Colleen Anastasi, M.S., ACSM-CEP - Director of Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Delta Memorial Hospital, Delta CO
  • Greg Giordano, M.S. - Senior Professional Research Assistant, CUChange Lab, University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder CO
  • Sam Gardner, M.S. - Senior Strength and Conditioning Coach, US Paralympic and Olympic Committee, Colorado Springs, CO
  • Stephen Newhart, M.S., Ph.D., CSCS - CEO and Owner of Vigor Active Gym, Fort Worth, TX
    Heather Leach, Ph.D. - Colorado State University - MODERATOR

Thematic Poster Presentations, Thursday 4/15

(please note times are subject to change based on number of submissions)

"Room" A

Time    Category

8:30-10:30:      Cardiovascular

10:45-12:15:    Environmental Physiology

12:30-1:45:      Cancer

2:00-3:45:        Metabolism & Nutrition

4:00-4:45:        Uncategorized

(please note times are subject to change based on number of submissions)

"Room" B

Time    Category

9:00-11:00       Biomechanics

11:15-12:45     Exercise is Medicine

1:00-2:30         Sports Performance

2:45-4:15         Physical Activity Monitoring

4:30-5:00         Proposed Research

2021 Student Bowl, Friday 4/16

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Compete virtually against teams across the region to claim the title of 2021 RMACSM Student Bowl Champions!  The winning team will competed at ACSM's 68th Annual Meeting.

Team registration IS OPEN!
To register your team, please follow this LINK.
When registering your undergraduate team, please include:
1)  First and last name of each team member (each team can have 3 members)
2)  The exact email that will be used to login to Zoom
3)  Institution of the group that is registering
4)  Email your team (or teams - oh yes you can!) to Dr. Evan Johnson ( When sending the email, please write "RMACSM Student Bowl Registration" in the Subject Line.

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