May 28 – June 1, 2019 • Orlando, Florida


20th U.S. Surgeon General
VADM Jerome M. Adams, M.D., MPH
Wed., May 30  |  11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Legendary Olympic Icon
Jackie Joyner-Kersee
Thurs., May 31 | 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

The Science of the Running Shoe
Industry Panel
Fri., June 1 | 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Competing with Cancer:  Conversation with Gabriele Grunewald and Dr. Susan Helmrich
Fri. June 1  |  11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Moderator:  Kathryn H. Schmitz, FACSM

Let’s Move – Body Weight Workout

Wed., May 30  |  6:30-7:30 a.m.

Get the blood flowing and kick off the annual meeting with a  little physical activity courtesy of this free groupexercise workout led by Technogym. Limited space is available.

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Symposium on Motor Control in Biomechanics:
ISB Working Group in Motor Control

Tues., May 29, 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

The Symposium is organized by the ISB Working Group in Motor Control and brings together internationally renowned speakers to introduce their work on the understanding of Motor Control in Biomechanics for a wide range of applications including Sports Medicine, Exercise Physiology, Rehabilitation, Kinesiology, Modeling and more.


Gatorade Sports Science Institute’s Sports Nutrition Preconference- Recent Advances in Sports Nutrition: Re-Visiting the Basics

Tues., May 29, 11:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

This preconference will take a fresh look at advances and recent discoveries related to hydration, carbohydrate, and protein and provide ideas and examples on their application in sport. Free to attend. Separate registration required either in advance of the meeting or on-site.


ACSM Spokesperson Preconference: Your Message – Develop, Shape, and Convey It

Tuesday, May 29, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

ACSM and media experts share their tips for defining your most critical messages and conveying them clearly yet concisely to media, public, patients and clients. This preconference meets the education requirements for application as ACSM spokesperson.


Graduate and Early Career Day Preconference and Networking Fair

3:00 – 4:45 p.m. General Session and Breakouts
5:00 – 6:30 p.m. Networking Fair

This session provides career guidance for graduate students and early career professionals and kicks off with a keynote address, and a student-interest presentation followed by two lecture-track breakouts:  academic careers and clinical careers. 

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Hydration for Health Academy: Historical perspectives and emerging evidence of the importance of hydration beyond performance

Tue., May 29, 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Interest in hydration science, extending beyond performance implications, has grown over the past decade.  Today, the field of hydration science includes topics around water and fluid intake habits, occupational health and safety, kidney health, and the long-term implications of chronic water-saving.


PINES Ten Questions, Ten Experts: Alcohol and Sport

Wed., May 30
Reception: 5:15 – 5:45 p.m.  |  Session: 5:45 – 7:15 p.m.

Most sports dietitians, physicians and other health professionals working with athletes find it difficult to educate athletes about alcohol due to the attitudes around drinking and the lack of objective, sports-related information. This session will bring 10 experts together to provide the missing evidence around 10 key issues on this theme.


Healthy Happy Hour – Walking Tour of Minneapolis

Wed., May 30  |  5:30-7:30 p.m.

Join fellow Annual Meeting attendees on a free two-hour walking tour of downtown Minneapolis co-sponsored by adidas and the ACSM American Fitness Index. The tour gives you an opportunity to experience the culture and infrastructure that makes Minneapolis one of the fittest cities in the U.S. according to the ACSM American Fitness Index. Space is limited to the first 75 people. Pre-registration required.



11th Annual Student Bowl
Wed., May 30 | 7:30 a.m.-9:00 p.m.

Sponsored by Wolters Kluwer, The College of St. Scholastica, The University of Tampa

Josephine L. Rathbone Memorial Breakfast
Thurs., May 31 | 6:00 – 7:45 a.m.

Awards Banquet
Fri., June 1 | 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Sponsored by Wolters Kluwer

18AM Gisolfi Fun Run-web

Fri., June 1  |  6:00 a.m.

The Gisolfi 5k Fun Run, Walk and Roll returns for its 18th consecutive year, and expands to celebrate runners,walkers and rollers of all skill levels. Join 350+ participants on a scenic course along Minneapolis’ historic riverfront fora  great morning of exercise and enjoyment.

Registration is onsite at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Exhibit Hall C. Free bus service will depart from the Hyatt Regency at 5:30 a.m.