May 28 – June 1, 2019 • Orlando, Florida

Countdown till 2019 Annual Meeting


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 Exercise, Circadian Rhythms and Sleep 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!


Over 300 runners, walkers and rollers of all skill levels gathered in the morning sun to participate in the Gisolfi 5K Fun Run on Friday, May 31. Sponsored by Gatorade, this event took place for 19th consecutive year.


2019 Race Winners

Overall Winner: Todd Buckingham
Female Winner: Heather Petrick

Orlando Convention Center

Visit Orlando

Annual meeting will take place at the Orlando Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. Be sure to visit the Plan Your Experience page to help with coordinating the logistics of your travel.

World Congress on the Basic Science of Exercise, Circadian Rhythms and Sleep

Wed., May 29-Fri., May 31

This year’s Basic Science World Congress explores the biological and physiological mechanisms of exercise, circadian rhythm and sleep. Programming includes keynote lectures, tutorials and symposia. Learn more.

World Congress on Exercise is Medicine

Tues., May 28- Thurs., May 30

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. The EIM World Congress program includes scientific presentations and practical applications of exercise to improve health. Learn more.

Clinical Programming

Tues., May 28 – Sat., June 1

With rich, diverse clinical programming, ACSM’s Annual Meeting offers learning opportunities for clinicians of all types and experience levels. You may choose from more than 100 talks on clinically based topics, innovative, hand-on workshops and case presentations spanning a wide range of diagnoses. Learn more.

Are You As Tough As A Firefighter?

The 3M | Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge comes to ACSM/Orlando

Colleges, universities and exhibitors are invited to form 3-5 person relay teams and race on the same course as professional firefighters for high honors, bragging rights and cool prizes.

ESPN’s Toughest Two Minutes in Sports™ will be located on the Rosen Center parking lot, adjacent to the Orange County Convention Center. Starting on Tuesday morning May 28 and for the next two days (May 29 and 30), Challenge Firefighter Mentors will explain, demonstrate and coach teams on the five connected fire ground tasks [Climb, Hoist, Slam, Pull, Drag] that comprise The Challenge. The Relay Team will then organize their members by task and run for a Seeding Round time for record. Learn more.