May 29 – June 2, 2018 • Minneapolis, Minnesota

Calendar of Events

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If you would like to host a meeting or social event in-conjunction with our Annual Meeting, please fill out the 2018 ACSM AM Affiliate Space Request Form.

4th ISB Symposium on Motor Control in Biomechanices
Sponsored By: National Science Foundation (NSF)
9-12:00PM 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. Hyatt-Nicollet Ballroom A
Preconference Sessions 11:30AM-7:00PM (see program)  (refer to onsite schedule)
World Congress on Exercise is Medicine ® 1:00PM-5:15PM (Hyatt)  Hyatt-Nicollet Ballroom A, Nicollet Ballroom D, Greenway Ballroom
Morris/Paffenbarger EIM Keynote: Physical Activity and Cardiovascular Prevention 5:30PM-6:15PM (Hyatt) Hyatt-Greenway Ballroom



Technogym Workout 6:30-7:30AM Hyatt-Stay Fit Gym
Joseph B. Wolffe Memorial Lecture 8:00AM-9:15AM  CC-Hall A
Exhibit Hall Open 1:30PM-6:00PM  CC-Hall C
Exhibit Reception 5:00PM-6:00PM  CC-Hall C
PINES Special Session 5:15-7:45PM Hyatt-Greenway C
Student Colloquium 5:30PM-6:30PM (Hyatt) Hyatt-Great Lakes C
Healthy Happy Hour – Walking Tour of Minneapolis
Presented by: Adidas & ACSM American Fitness Index
5:30PM Join fellow Annual Meeting attendees on a 2-hour walking tour of downtown Minneapolis. Beginning at the Minneapolis Convention Center, the tour gives you an opportunity to experience the culture and infrastructure that makes Minneapolis the fittest city in the U.S. according to the ACSM American Fitness Index. The tour is complimentary to ACSM Annual Meeting attendees. The tours will be held rain or shine.

Registration is required and is open to the first 75 registrants. For more information, contact Gretchen Patch.


 Meet at convention center registration area.
Interest Group Meetings 5:45PM-7:15PM (see program) ACSM offers 20 Special Interest Groups that cover diverse, high-level subjects ranging from Aging to The Science in Winter Sports. ACSM 2018 Interest Group Schedule
University of Pittsburgh Social 7-9:00PM Hyatt-Greenway A
Student Bowl 7:30PM-9:00PM (Hyatt) Cheer on your regional chapter at the 11th Annual Student Bowl. In this popular event, students face off in a friendly, Jeopardy-style competition showcasing their sports medicine and exercise science knowledge. A light reception is included. Hyatt-Great Lakes A
Ithaca College Alumni Social 7:30-9:30PM Hyatt-St. Croix
Opening Gala 9:00PM-11:00PM (Hyatt) Invitation Only/RSVP Only Hyatt-NorthStar Ballroom



Josephine L. Rathbone Memorial Breakfast honoring ACSM’s Women 6:00AM-7:45AM (Hyatt) Hyatt-Great Lakes A
Exhibit Hall Open 9:30AM-5:00PM  CC-Hall C
President’s Lectures 11:00AM-1:00PM (Hyatt)  (refer to onsite schedule)
Lunch & Learn: 11:45AM-12:15PM  Exhibit Hall-CC Hall C
Lunch & Learn: 12:30PM-1:00PM  Exhibit Hall-CC Hall C
Clinician’s Reception with Poster Presentations 5:45PM-6:45PM (Hyatt) Gather with other clinicians for an informal reception, including high quality abstracts chosen for this special poster presentation. Light refreshments and cash bars will be served. Hyatt-Lakeshore C
Basic Science Reception 5:45PM-7:00PM Gather for an informal reception and networking event. Light refreshments and cash bars will be served.  CC-Auditorium Foyer
Interest Group Meetings 5:45PM-7:15PM  ACSM 2018 Interest Group Schedule
Big 10 Kinesiology Alumni and Student Social 6-7:00PM Hyatt-NorthStar B
University of Illinois Alumni Reception 6-8:00PM Hyatt-Skyway
KUSAPS 13th Annual Meeting 6-10:00PM Hyatt-Greenway Ballroom D
Celebrating Diversity Reception (invitation only) 7:30PM-8:30PM (Hyatt)
International  Reception (invitation only) 8:00PM-9:00PM (Hotel) (For international guests only) Meet and network with your international peers at this special reception. Invitations are required for this event and will be distributed at registration.
Regional Chapter Socials 8:00PM-9:30PM Make lasting connections with professionals and students from your state or regional at a Regional Chapter social event! If you aren’t already a member, you’ll learn more about the benefits of Regional Chapter membership. Hyatt-Nicollet Ballroom


Annual Gisolfi 5K Fun Run, Walk and Roll 6:00AM-9:00AM
Past President’s Breakfast 6:30-7:45AM Hyatt-Lake Superior A
D.B. Dill Historical Lecture 8:00AM-9:15AM  CC-Hall A
Exhibit Hall Open 9:30AM-2:00PM  CC-Hall C
ACSM Business Meeting 11:45AM-12:45PM CC
Student Meet the Expert Session 12:00PM-12:45PM (Hyatt) Set yourself apart from your peers by attending the session that could change your career! Hyatt-Great Lakes C
Christian Fellowship Luncheon 12-2:00PM Hyatt-Skyway
CEPA Business Meeting 12:00PM
New Fellow Reception (invitation only) 5:45PM-7:00PM (Hyatt)
Cocktail Reception and Awards Banquet  7:00PM-10:00PM (Hyatt) Join a time-honored tradition by attending the Awards Banquet at the Hyatt Regency Hotel on Friday evening. Tickets are $86 each, and guests can purchase tickets in advance (via the registration form) or on site for $90. Hyatt-Great Lakes Ballroom A



President’s Lectures 11:15AM-12:05PM