May 28 – June 1, 2019 • Orlando, Florida


Bridging research and practice for healthy, active lives!

This comprehensive sports medicine and exercise science conference is the one place to get it all—programming that covers the science, practice, public health, and policy aspects of sports medicine, exercise science, and physical activity.

All 2019 educational sessions will take place at the Orange County Convention Center. Exercise is Medicine sessions and social events will take place at the Rosen Centre Hotel, which is the ACSM headquarter hotel.

In addition to an extraordinary array of original science and clinical sessions, meeting attendees can look forward to:

  • A new World Congress on the Basic Science of Exercise, Circadian Rhythms and Sleep.  The sixth year for this meeting-within-a-meeting showcases in 2019 basic science sessions focused on the basic science of circadian rhythms and sleep as it relates to exercise.
  • A clinical sports medicine track, including CAQ review sessions and clinical case thematic poster sessions
  • The continuation of a Graduate and Early Career Day pre-conference focused on the development of careers for graduate students and early career professionals.

2019 Objectives

At the conclusion of the Annual Meeting, participants should be able to:

1. Evaluate the biological, biomechanical, psychological and behavioral changes accompanying exercise in both normal and pathological states.
2. Analyze state-of-the art and innovative basic science, applied science, and clinical medicine in the areas of exercise, fitness, health, and physical performance.
3. Compare new approaches and perspectives concerning exercise science and sports medicine through interactive discussions with scientists and clinicians in related fields.
4. Recognize the importance of basic science research as it relates to diseases and conditions that exist due to physical inactivity.
5. Assess how physical activity research and practice can contribute to public health.

Clinically Specific Objectives:

6. Incorporate new guidelines into the care of the youth athlete to prevent injuries and illness and enhance safe return to play in their sport.
7. Develop strategies to counsel patients with chronic diseases to participate in physical activity to improve function and quality of life.
8. Determine which athletes with medical conditions and illnesses can safely participate in their sport.
9. Explore alternative pain management techniques in the care of athletes with musculoskeletal pain to decrease pain, improve function, and prevent opioid misuse, abuse and addiction in athletes and active people.
10. Incorporate best practices in the evaluation and treatment of athletes with musculoskeletal injuries in order to improve athlete quality of life.