Highlighted Sessions for Nutrition and Metabolism to be Presented at the 2021 ACSM Annual meeting
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Highlighted Sessions for Nutrition and Metabolism to be Presented at the 2021 ACSM Annual meeting

Stella L. Volpe, Ph.D., RDN, FACSM, ACSM-CEP | Mar 15, 2021
2021 ACSM annual meeting nutrition and metabolism

The 2021 American College of Sports Medicine  Annual Meeting, World Congress on Exercise is Medicine® and World Congress on the Basic Science of Exercise in Regenerative Medicine is scheduled from June 1 to 5, 2021. It will be a live virtual meeting.

The Nutrition and Metabolism sessions during the Annual Meeting will again bring new research and practice to the forefront. The Highlighted Symposium, entitled,
"Novel Dietary Approaches to Appetite Regulation, Health, and Performance," will be held on June 4 from 2:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time. This session highlights the following experts: James Betts, Ph.D., FACSM, who will present on “Nutrient Timing and Metabolic Regulation”; Javier Gonzalez, Ph.D., who will present on "Breakfast-exercise Timing for Weight Loss and Health: Better to Eat Before, or After, You Move Your Feet?"; Kevin Hall, Ph.D., who will present on “Foods to Avoid at Any Time of Day? Potential Role of Ultra-processed Foods in Obesity”; and, Krista Varady, Ph.D., will present on “Health Benefits of Intermittent Fasting.”

In addition to the Highlighted Symposium, there are many other exciting topics that will be covered. For example, on June 1st, there will be a symposium on “Dietary Nitrate and Exercise in Clinical Populations.” On June 2nd, there will be a symposium entitled “Beyond Carbs: The Role of Protein and Fat in the Promotion of Exercise Adaptation.” Another exciting symposium will be held on June 3rd, and is entitled, “From Hummingbirds to Humans: The Pleiotropic Roles of Beta-Alanine and Increased Carnosine for Exercise and Health.” The Buskirk Tutorial Lecture will be held on June 3rd, entitled “Standing Up for Sports Nutrition in the Age of Scienciness.” A tutorial lecture, entitled, “The PaleoKetoVeganMacroFasting Diet: Stop the Madness,” will be held on June 3rd.

There will be a colloquium on June 4th that will discuss how sport nutrition can lead to healthier eating and lifelong physical activity in youth, and a tutorial lecture on “Physical Activity and Diet: Optimizing Combination Care in Cancer Control.” On June 5th, a tutorial lecture on diet quality and weight control titled “Carbs, Calories, or Quality? What Matters Most for Weight Control,” as well as a symposium on “The Importance of Energy Flux for Body Weight Regulation,” will be presented. These are just some of the many topics in the Nutrition and Metabolism area that will be presented at the ACSM Annual Meeting.

These sessions all have a variety of speakers who are experts in the field. There is also a good variety of topics! We look forward to seeing you at the ACSM Annual Meeting this June! Click here to register.

Stella Volpe, Ph.D., RDN, FACSM, ACSM-CEPStella L. Volpe, Ph.D., RDN, FACSM, ACSM-CEP, is professor and head of the Department of Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA. Her degrees are in both nutrition and exercise physiology; she also is an ACSM Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist® and a registered dietitian. Dr. Volpe’s research focuses on obesity and diabetes prevention using traditional interventions, mineral supplementation, altering the environment to result in greater physical activity and healthy eating, as well as in sport nutrition. Dr. Volpe serves on the Board of Trustees for the International Life Sciences Institute North America. Dr. Volpe is an associate editor of ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal®and the Translational Journal of the American College of Sports Medicine. She also is editor-in-chief for Current Nutrition Reports.