2022 ACSM Annual Meeting & World Congresses

  • May 31 - June 4, 2022 | San Diego, California USA

2021 Annual Meeting Program

Highlights, Keynote Lectures, Sessions and More


ACSM's Annual Meeting, World Congress on Exercise is Medicine and World Congress on the Basic Science of Exercise in Regenerative Medicine offers attendees innovative science, highlights major advances in the field and practical applications to improve health. This comprehensive sport medicine and exercise science conference is the one place to get it all - programming the covers the science, practice, public health and policy aspects of sports medicine, exercise science and physical activity.

Educational Highlights

Joseph B. Wolffe Memorial Lecture

Tue., June 1  |  11:30 AM – 12:30 PM MDT

When Diabetes, Depression and Cancer Collide:
The Benefits that Physical Activity can Provide


Mary de Groot, Ph.D.
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, Indiana

Joseph B. Wolffe Memorial Lecture

Wed., June 2  |  12:45 – 1:45 PM MDT


How do YOU Power Aerobic Exercise?


David C. Poole, Ph.D., FACSM
Kansas State University
Manhattan, Kansas

The D.B. Dill Historical Lecture

Fri., June 4  |  12:45 – 1:45 PM MDT


Born to Move: The Effect of Evolutionary Mismatch
on Biomechanics and Musculoskeletal Health


Irene S. Davis, Ph.D., PT, FACSM, FAPTA, FASB
Harvard Medical School
Cambridge, Massachusetts


The D.B. Dill Historical Lecture

Sat., June 5  |  10:30 – 11:30 AM MDT


The Intersection of Optimizing Human Health,
Performance and Longevity: Clinical Sports Nutrition


Nancy R. Rodriguez, Ph.D., RDN, FACSM
University of Connecticut
Storrs, Connecticut

Integrative Plenary Lecture

Thurs., June 3  |  8:00 - 9:00 AM MDT

Tribute to Barbara Drinkwater, Ph.D., FACSM -
The Female Athlete Triad and Her Contribution to Women's Health

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Rosemary Agostini, M.D., FACSM
Kaiser Permanente Washington
Seattle, Washington


Mimi Johnson, M.D., FACSM
University of Washington
Kirkland, Washington


Anne B. Loucks, Ph.D., FACSM
Ohio University
Athens, Ohio

Dr. Barbara Drinkwater was a role model and mentor who not only saved the lives of girls and women through her direct contributions, but also made a positive impact on the careers of physicians, educators and scientists. This integrative session will feature three of Dr. Drinkwater’s direct trainees. The session will begin with an overall tribute to her life and work. The presentations will then describe her influence on the presenters’ work in basic science and medical care, including physical performance, nutrition and behavior.

Named Lectures

Priscilla M. Clarkson
Tutorial Lecture

Wed., June 2  |  10:30 - 11:20 AM MDT

Rhabdomyolysis: Could this Athlete have a Metabolic Myopathy or Did they Just Push a Bit Too Hard?

Elsworth R. Buskirk
Tutorial Lecture

Thurs., June 3  |  3:30 - 4:20 PM MDT

Standing up for Sports Nutrition in the Age of Scienciness


John R. Sutton
Clinical Lecture

Sat., June 5  |  8:00 - 8:50 AM MDT

About the Sequence of Prevention, Ankle Injuries and Beyond


Mark Tarnopolsky, M.D.
McMaster University Medical Center
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada


Louise M. Burke, Ph.D., FACSM
Australian Catholic University
Fitzroy, Australia


Willem van Mechelen, M.D., Ph.D., FACSM
Amsterdam University Medical Centers, location Vumc
Amsterdam, Netherlands

President's Lectures

June 3  |  11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Parks and Recreation: An Untapped Solution to Youth Obesity and Physical Activity Disparities

June 3  |  11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

50 Years: Sports Medicine Team Physician and the Anterior Cruciate Ligament

June 3  |  11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Culture and Physical Activity of Adults: The Need to Intertwine the Two

June 3  |  11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Effects of Exercise on Vascular Function: In Vivo and In Vitro Perspectives


Sarah Armstrong, M.D.
Duke University
Durham, North Carolina


John Bergfeld, M.D., FACSM
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, Ohio


David X. Marquez, Ph.D., FACSM
University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, IL


Michael D. Brown, Ph.D., FACSM
Auburn University
Auburn, AL

June 4  |  4:30 - 5:30 PM

To Drink or not to Drink: A Drop of Facts in an Ocean of Opinions

June 4  |  4:30 - 5:30 PM

Merging Implementation Science and Health Equity Research to Eliminate Youth Physical Activity Disparities

June 4  |  4:30 - 5:30 PM

Leadership Matters- An Outlier's Accidental Journey from Coach to PI to Chancellor

June 4  |  4:30 - 5:30 PM

Overcoming Disparities in Physical Activity: We Need to Dig Deeper


Stavros A. Kavouras, Ph.D., FACSM
Arizona State University
Phoenix, Arizona


Rebecca E. Hasson, Ph.D., FACSM
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan


Timothy White, Ph.D., FACSM
The California State University
Long Beach, California

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Melicia C. Whitt-Glover, Ph.D., FACSM
Gramercy Research Group and Council on Black Health
Winston Salem, North Carolina

World Congress on the Basic Science of
Exercise in Regenerative Medicine Keynote Lecture

Wed., June 2  | 10:30 - 11:20 AM MDT

Can we Delay the Progression of the Signs of Parkinson's Disease?
The Dose-Response SPARX3 Trial

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Daniel Corcos, Ph.D.
Northwestern University
Chicago, Illinois

Morris/Paffenbarger Exercise is Medicine® Keynote Lecture

Tues., June 1  |  5:30 - 6:30 PM MDT

Exercise or Drugs: What is the Evidence?


John Ioannidis, M.D.
Stanford University
Stanford, California


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Clinical Programming

World Congress on Exercise is Medicine

World Congress on the Basic Science of Exercise in Regenerative Medicine