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Greetings TACSM student and professional members. The TACSM Board of Directors hopes that everybody continues to remain safe as we all continue to manage issues concerning the COVID-19 pandemic. On a more positive note, we will be hosting our annual TACSM meeting in 2022 in person on Thursday and Friday, February 24th and 25th, at the Waco Convention Center. Our Executive Director, Lem Taylor, and the remainder of the TACSM executive leadership team has been working closely with the Waco Convention Center and National ACSM to ensure that we are able to deliver a safe and effective conference. As is usual, we will offer state of the art research and clinical content to our membership while also providing an enriching and inspirational experience for our students to remain, or become, engaged and passionate about the overarching field of kinesiology and exercise-science.
For the meeting this year, please pay special notice to email announcements and the TACSM website (www.tacsm.org) which will provide more detailed information about the 2022 TACSM Annual Meeting. In addition, please refer to the TACSM website for more detail on the full meeting agenda. That being said, we are proud to announce that we have assembled an exciting group of speakers who will cover a wide range of basic and applied research and clinical topics. Briefly, we are pleased to announce our Major Awards and Keynote Speakers: The TACSM Service Award recipient this year is Dr. Scott McLean from Southwestern University. The TACSM Honor Award recipient is Dr. Hiro Tanaka from the University of Texas and he will present on global and exotic research in the field of exercise physiology. The Raven Lecture will be delivered by Dr. Arny Ferrando from the University of Arkansas Medical School regarding protein homeostasis in the stress state. And as has been a primary focus of TACSM since its inception, we will continue to offer student speaking opportunities and awards for various content including the Student Research Development Awards, Manuscript Awards, and the President’s Cup. Also offered, a highlight for our annual meeting, is the Student Bowl competition.
Last but certainly not least, we are fortunate to have obtained many different University and Industry sponsors for this upcoming meeting. You will be able to see these advertised in association with our meeting agenda. While at the meeting please visit the sponsor’s booths to see what they have to offer and to thank them for their support of TACSM. The Board of Directors encourages all membership to take advantage of these opportunities to reach out to these sponsors as much as possible.
Please check the both the TACSM website (www.tacsm.org) for chapter updates and the national ACSM website (www.acsm.org) for important developments and information regarding professional preparation, certifications, and research as we progress into the coming year.
I look forward to seeing all of you for our TACSM Annual Meeting, in Waco, on February 24th and 25th, 2022.
Darryn S. Willoughby, PhD
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
Texas ACSM President 2021-2022