As the topical representative for Clinical Exercise Physiology, it is my pleasure to highlight some of the exciting sessions at the 2023 Annual Meeting that will be held in Denver, CO.
Our Highlighted Symposium this year is titled “Lactate in Health and Disease: The Renaissance Metabolite” and is Friday, June 2nd at 9:30AM (All times listed in Mountain Daylight Time). Lactate has historically been a popular topic and in recent years has reemerged for its clinical implications role in regulating metabolism as it relates to health and disease. This session includes a great lineup of speakers and is being organized by Joe Houmard, Ph.D., FACSM, and Nick Broskey, Ph.D. from East Carolina University. The session will include talks by Bruce Gladden, Ph.D., FACSM, Auburn University (Evolution of Blood Lactate as a Predictor of Health), Nick Broskey, Ph.D., East Carolina University (Lactate as a Predictor of Metabolic Disease), George Brooks, Ph.D., FACSM, University of California-Berkeley (Role of the Postdrianial and other Lactate Shuttles in Metabolic Regulation), and Inigo San Millan, Ph.D., University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus (Lactate and Health: Lessons Learned from Elite Athletes to Apply to Clinical Populations). We look forward to an informative session on this important and relevant topic.
As hypertension continues to have widespread public health impacts, Dr. Katharine Currie will lead a symposium on “The Role of Exercise Blood Pressure in Hypertension: Measurement, Mechanisms, and Management” with talks by Dr. Martin Shultz, Dr. Phillip Millar, and Dr. Linda Pescatello, FACSM that will begin at 3:45PM on Thursday, June 1st. This session will not only overview current knowledge on exercise for hypertension but will also cover the use of exercise testing for identifying individuals at risk for hypertension.
In addition to these wonderful sessions there will be a session on the Professionalization of the Clinical Exercise Physiologist (Tuesday May 30th 2:10PM; sponsored by Exercise is Medicine) and a session on Implementing Exercise Testing and Physical Activity in Pediatric Clinics (Friday, June 2nd,4:55PM), along with several poster sessions spread throughout the week. A pre-recorded Colloquium on Employer and Colleague Expectations of the Exercise Professional will also be available following the meeting.
We look forward to a fabulous 2023 ACSM Annual Meeting and it is my hope that you will find these sessions informative, thought provoking and will foster opportunities for those interested in Clinical Exercise Physiology to connect and network.