May 29 – June 2, 2018 • Minneapolis, Minnesota

Bridging Research and Practice for Healthy, Active Lives

At ACSM’s Annual Meeting, World Congress on Exercise is Medicine® and World Congress on the Basic Science of Muscle Hypertrophy and Atrophy you’ll find sessions covering virtually every aspect of sports medicine, exercise science and the benefits of physical activity. Internationally recognized as the place to hear leading experts and learn about the latest research, this conference brings science and practice together. More than 6,000 industry professionals from around the globe make the ACSM Annual Meeting their priority conference. You’ll learn, network, engage and catch up with those as passionate about exercise science and sports medicine as you are!

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Don’t Miss these Showcase Events!

VADM Jerome M. Adams, M.D., MPH

VADM Jerome M. Adams, M.D., MPH

20th U.S. Surgeon General

Wed., May 30  |  11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Jackie Joyner-Kersee

Jackie Joyner-Kersee

Legendary Olympic Icon

Thurs., May 31  |  11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

World  Congress on the Basic Science of Muscle Hypertrophy and Atrophy

The World Congress program will include a keynote lecture, tutorials, and symposia, from leading experts in the field with an emphasis on how exercise brings about skeletal muscle atrophy and hypertrophy and how these changes may relate to chronic disease. Learn more.

Muscular Molecular Messages for Mere Mortals and Gold Medal Athletes

Marco Sandri, M.D.

World Congress on Exercise is Medicine

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.

Pronk-200x200Morris/Paffenbarger Exercise is Medicine Keynote Lecture
Context Matters for Physical Activity Promotion
Nico Pronk, Ph.D., M.A., FACSM

Clinical Programming

The annual meeting program contains over 100 talks on clinically based topics, with innovative hands-on workshops and case presentations spanning a wide range of diagnoses. The meeting has a rich and diverse clinical program designed to provide learning opportunities for clinicians of all types and experience levels. Learn more.

Johnson-200x200John R. Sutton Clinical Lecture
If I’d Known I Was Going to Live This Long, I’d Have Taken Better Care of Myself!
Robert J. Johnson, M.D., FACSM

Educational Highlights

McTiernan-200x200The Joseph B. Wolffe Memorial Lecture
Physical Activity for Cancer Prevention and Treatment: State of the Evidence
Anne McTiernan, M.D., Ph.D., FACSM

King-200x200The D.B. Dill Historical Lecture
The History & Highlights of Physical Activity Behavior Change & Health Promotion
Abby C. King, Ph.D,. FACSM