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

2020 Keynote Lectures

Tiny Habits and Behavior Change: How to Create Lasting Change

BJ Fogg, Ph.D.
Stanford University
Stanford, California

Thursday, March 12

Learn groundbreaking models and methods of Behavior Design from Stanford researcher Dr. BJ Fogg. In this session, Dr. Fogg will share his systematic approach for influencing human behavior. What you learn in this session will be immediately applicable, and you will gain superpowers to create lasting change for yourself and others.

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.
FitWell, LLC and Point Loma University
San Diego, California

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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