CANCELED: ACSM Annual Meeting

  • May 26 – 30, 2020
  • San Francisco, California


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

Wed., May 27  |  8:00 – 9:15 a.m.

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

The D.B. Dill Historical Lecture

Fri., May 29  |  8:00 – 9:15 a.m.


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 Session

Thurs., May 28  |  8:00-9:15 a.m.

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

Rosemary Agostini photo

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

Named Lectures

Elsworth R. Buskirk
Tutorial Lecture

Thurs., May 28  |  10:40-11:30 a.m.

Standing up for Sports Nutrition in the Age of Scienciness


John R. Sutton
Clinical Lecture

Fri., May 29  |  1:00-1:50 p.m.

About the Sequence of Prevention, Ankle Injuries and Beyond

Priscilla M. Clarkson
Tutorial Lecture

Fri., May 29  |  2:10-3:00 p.m.

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


Louise M. Burke, Ph.D., FACSM
Australian Institute of Sport
Canberra, Australia


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


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

President's Lectures

Thurs., May 28  |  12:30-1:20 p.m.

First in Friendship, Fourth in Obesity: Solving Complex Health Challenges through Parks and Recreation Partnerships

Thurs., May 28  |  12:30-1:20 p.m.

50 Years of Sports Medicine and the Anterior Cruciate Ligament

Sat., May 30  |  11:15 a.m.-12:05 p.m.

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

Sat., May 30  |  11:15 a.m.-12:05 p.m.

Overcoming Disparities in Physical Activity: We Need to Dig Deeper


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


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


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

Melicia Whitt-Glover photo

Melicia Whitt-Glover, Ph.D., FACSM
Gramercy Research Group
Winston Salem, North Carolina

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

Wednesday, May 27  | 9:30-10:30 a.m.

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

Daniel Corcos photo

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

Morris/Paffenbarger Exercise is Medicine® Keynote Lecture

Tuesday, May 26  |  5:30-6:30 p.m.

Exercise or Drugs: What is the Evidence?


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

Athlete Care and Clinical Medicine
Wednesday, May 27, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Keeping Up With the Joneses: Examining Evidence Behind Popular Treatments
Kevin R. Vincent, FACSM, Todd Manini, FACSM, Mederic M. Hall, Bryan Heiderscheit, Derek Miles

Biomechanics and Neural Control of Movement
Thursday, May 28, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
The Aging Neuromuscular System and the Protective Effects of Physical Activity
Sandra K. Hunter, FACSM, Christopher W. Sundberg, Russell S. Richardson, Ashleigh Smith

Cardiovascular, Renal, and Respiratory Physiology
Thursday, May 28, 3:45-5:45 p.m.
Understanding Breathlessness During Exercise: Mechanisms and Consequences
Michael Stickland, Dennis Jensen, Dharini M. Bhammar, Paolo B. Dominelli

Clinical Exercise Physiology
Wednesday, May 27, 3:15-5:15 p.m.
Exercise and Medications in the Treatment of CVD Risk Factors
Steven K. Malin, FACSM, Adam Konopka, John P. Thyfault, FACSM, Linda S. Pescatello, FACSM

Environmental and Occupational Physiology
Thursday, May 28, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Environmental Pollution, Climate Change and Human Health
Stéphane Bermon, Matthew Cramer, Lily Hospers, Mar Viana, Paolo Emilio Adami, Michelle B. Trbovich, Gemma Castaño-Vinyals

Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Physical Activity/Health Promotion Interventions
Wednesday, May 27, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Leveraging Big Data: Using the Cloud to Advance Exercise Science
Janet Fulton, FACSM, Abby C. King, FACSM, Euan A. Ashley, Sean Co, Peter James
Exercise is Medicine
Tuesday, May 26, 3:15-5:15 p.m.
Exercise and Dementia: Current Evidence and Opportunities in Prevention and Treatment
Robert J. Petrella, FACSM, Nicola Lautenschläger, Narlon Cassio Boa Sorte Silva, Teresa Liu-Ambrose, Lindsay Nagamatsu

Fitness Assessment, Exercise Training, and Performance of Athletes and Healthy People
Friday, May 29, 3:15-5:15 p.m.
Military Human Performance Optimization and Injury Prevention: International Perspectives
Bradley C. Nindl, FACSM, Julie Greeves, Herbert Groeller, Patrick Gagnon

Saturday, May 30, 9:00-11:00 a.m.
The Genetic Control of Physical Activity: From Molecules to Application
J. Timothy Lightfoot, FACSM, David Ferguson, Eco de Geus, Karen E. Peterson, Molly Bray

Metabolism and Nutrition
Friday, May 29, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Novel Dietary Approaches to Appetite Regulation, Health, and Performance
Stella L. Volpe, FACSM, Javier Gonzalez, Kevin D. Hall, Krista Varady, James Betts, FACSM

Psychology, Behavior and Neurobiology
Wednesday, May 27, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
New Findings on the Science of Pacing in Physical Activity and Sport Performance
John S. Raglin, FACSM, David M. Williams, Stein Menting, Inge Stoter, Dominic Micklewright, FACSM, Florentina J. Hettinga, FACSM

Skeletal Muscle, Bone and Connective Tissue
Friday, May 29, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Macronutrients and Muscle Protein Turnover During Weight Loss
Gordon Fisher, FACSM, Stuart M. Phillips, FACSM, Stefan M. Pasiakos, FACSM, Jamie I. Baum


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Clinical Programming

World Congress on Exercise is Medicine

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