2021 ACSM Annual Meeting

  • June 1 – 5, 2021
  • Washington,D.C.

World Congress on Exercise is Medicine®

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. The 9th World Congress on Exercise is Medicine® will present cutting-edge science and practical applications of exercise to improve health.

Morris/Paffenbarger Exercise is Medicine® Keynote Lecture

Tuesday, May 29, 5:30 – 6:30 P.M.

Exercise or Drugs: What is the Evidence?

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

Integrative Plenary Session

Tursday, May 28, 8:00 – 9:15 P.M.

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

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

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

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

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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 Rodriguez

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

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Exercise is Medicine Highlighted Symposium

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