2023 ACSM Annual Meeting & World Congresses

  • May 30 - June 2, 2023 | Denver, Colorado USA

World Congress on Exercise is Medicine®

A Global Health Initiative

The 13th World Congress on Exercise is Medicine® presents cutting-edge science and practical applications of exercise to improve health.

Exercise is Medicine® (EIM), a global health initiative managed by ACSM, seeks to make physical activity assessment and exercise prescription a standard part of the disease prevention and treatment paradigm for all patients. EIM strives to connect the health care and fitness industries so patients can benefit from the tremendous health advantages associated with exercise. 

Note: Session Schedule Times in PDT (Pacific Daylight Time)

Morris/Paffenbarger Exercise is Medicine®
Keynote Lecture


The Science of Behavior Change to Promote Physical Activity and Address Health Disparities

Wednesday, June 1 - 9:30 - 10:20 AM


Bess Marcus, Ph.D.
Brown University School of Public Health
Providence, Rhode Island

AM22 EIM Symposium

Understanding the Challenges of EIM Implementation from a Health System Perspective

  June 1 | 1:00 - 3:00 PM

Matthew Silvis
Penn State Health, Hershey, PA
Eugene Hong
Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 

Rachel Yost

Penn State Health, Hershey, PA

Amy Starr

Blue Shield of California, Oakland, CA 

It has been reported that $117 Billion in annual healthcare costs and 10% of all premature deaths can be attributed to Americans not meeting minimal physical activity recommendations. The American Heart Association has reported that physical inactivity is a leading cause of death worldwide. The physiologic effects of exercise have been studied extensively with regular exercise proven time and again to prevent or improve ailments in nearly every major organ system in all age groups. Despite these compelling findings health systems in the United States have not adopted universal implementation plans to provide Americans with every opportunity to become physically active. We have developed this session to explore barriers that are encountered by administrators in health systems who have struggled to bring Exercise to their patients. We also seek to learn of their successes to better inform widespread implementation of EIM efforts integrated into health systems. 

World Congress on Exercise is Medicine®
Session Schedule

  • World Congress on Exercise is Medicine