March 12-15, 2020 • Hilton Atlanta • Atlanta, Georgia
American College of Sports Medicine

Keynote Lectures

Pearl Habits: The Most Direct Way to Improve Quality of Life

Linda Fogg-Phillips photo
Linda Foggs-Phillips, M.S.
Director of Tiny Habits® Academy
Guest lecturer, Stanford University

Thursday, March 12

Your expertise in sports medicine can create more health and happiness for your clients. But now there’s more to add to your professional toolkit. 

In this keynote session, you’ll learn from Linda Fogg-Phillips, the world’s leading expert in “Pearl Habits,” as she shares a breakthrough way to improve your clients’ quality of life. 

Research shows our overall happiness is degraded most not by devastating events but instead by the nagging irritations of everyday life -- the small setbacks that happen over and over. And that’s where Pearl Habits shine. With this unique approach to the Tiny Habits method, you can help your clients (and yourself) turn the irritations of everyday life into uplifting, life-affirming outcomes. 

When this keynote session wraps up, you’ll be among the world’s experts in Pearl Habits. But that’s not all. For the first time ever, Linda will share practical tools you can use immediately to improve the health and happiness of your clients through the Pearl Habits method.

The Astonishing Effects of Exercise on the Brain

Wendy Suzuki, Ph.D.
New York University
New York City, New York

Friday, March 13

We all know how exercise strengthens our body. In this talk, Professor of Neural Science and Psychology, author, speaker and entrepreneur Wendy Suzuki will describe the neuroscience underlying the immediate and long-term effects of regular physical activity on our brains. You will leave this presentation with a better understanding how and why even a single workout is good for our brain function today and how and why it can also protect our brain from aging and neurodegenerative disease states in the future.

Larry Golding Keynote: Best Workouts from Around the World

Len Kravitz, Ph.D.
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Saturday, March 14

Discover several outstanding program designs from around the world that improve strength, hypertrophy, cardiovascular health and metabolic well-being. Len will also report about the qualities of the best fitness professionals throughout the world. A must-attend for personal trainers and fitness professionals seeking peak outcomes for their clients.

Special Lectures

Featured Lecture- Fitness Technology: Making it Work for Your Clients

  • Ted Vickey, Ph.D.

The smartphone in your pocket right now has over 1 million times the computing power that NASA used to put a man on the moon in 1969. We use our phones countless times per day as alarm clocks, music players, GPS devices, communication devices, ways to stay connected using social media, and much much more. But what if we used that computing power to help our clients live a healthier life? During this workshop, participants will learn the history of disruptive health technology, ways to use this technology with their clients as well as some of the concerns and solutions when using technology. Let's make better health for all our generation's moon shot.

The Dr. Bortz Lecture- Exercise and Bone Health: All It's Cracked Up to Be?

Wendy Kohrt, Ph.D., FACSM
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Aurora, Colorado

Physical activity is essential for bone health. The most compelling evidence for this is the rapid and profound bone loss that occurs during conditions of extreme physical inactivity (e.g., bed rest, limb immobilization). However, the optimal exercise prescription to increase or maintain bone mass and strength in adults remains uncertain. This lecture will discuss which components of an exercise program (i.e., mode, intensity, frequency, duration) are important for stimulating an anabolic response in bone, and will also present emerging evidence that exercise can invoke a potent catabolic skeletal response.

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