May 30 – June 3, 2017 • Denver, Colorado

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 2017 AM Space Request Form.


Preconference Sessions 11:30AM-7:00PM (see program)
World Congress on Exercise is Medicine ® 1:00PM-5:15PM (Hotel)
Morris/Paffenbarger EIM Keynote: Physical Activity and Cardiovascular Prevention 5:30PM-6:15PM (Hotel)
Kick-Off Party featuring a BMX Stunt Bike Show from local performers Yellow Design Stunt Team! 7:00PM-10:00PM (Hotel) This don’t-miss event will feature a BMX stunt bike show from local performers Yellow Design Stunt Team, as seen on America’s Got Talent. Appetizers will be served and one complimentary drink ticket will be offered to the first 200 guests. Mark your calendars today to check out this outstanding team performing incredible stunts, reconnect with old colleagues and make new connections as we kick off the 2017 meeting.


Joseph B. Wolffe Memorial Lecture 8:00AM-9:15AM
ACSM Business Meeting 11:45AM
Exhibit Hall Open 1:30PM-6:00PM
Exhibit Reception 5:00PM-6:00PM
President’s Cup Poster Competition 5:00PM-7:00PM (Hotel) An inaugural event for students by students. Come and wish your regional chapter competitors luck toward winning a President’s Cup Award!
Student Colloquium 5:30PM-6:30PM (Hotel)
Interest Group Meetings 5:45PM-7:15PM (see program)
A Tribute to the Career of Enzo Caferelli Symposium 5:30PM-7:30PM (Hotel) This Symposium Tribute is to honor the life and professional career of Dr. Enzo Cafarelli who was a Fellow of the College for over 40 years.  Enzo was born on February 15, 1942 and died on February 16, 2016.    Dr. Cafarelli received his Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh in 1974, completed a four-year Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Yale University School of Medicine and the John B, Pierce Laboratory from 1974-1977, and spent his entire professional career at York University in Toronto, Canada.  This two-hour symposium has three speakers who will address his Doctoral study at the University of Pittsburgh (Kent B. Pandolf, Ph.D., MPH, FACSM), his Post-Doctoral work at the John B. Pierce Laboratory (Gary W. Mack, Ph.D., FACSM), and his student advising, teaching and research at York University (Jennifer M. Jakobi, Ph.D.) with all speakers being introduced by Loretta DiPietro, Ph.D., MPH, FACSM who will serve as symposium Chairperson.  Enzo presented numerous papers at ACSM Annual Meetings, was an Associate Editor and an Editorial Board Member of MSSE from 2000-2005, and published nearly 100 papers in the open-literature over his career.
President’s Cup Winner Announcement 7:05PM (Hotel)
Student Bowl 7:30PM-9:00PM (Hotel) Cheer on your regional chapter at the 10th 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.


Josephine L. Rathbone Memorial Breakfast honoring ACSM’s Women 6:00AM-7:45AM (Hotel)
Exhibit Hall Open 9:30AM-5:00PM
President’s Lectures 11:00AM-1:00PM (Hotel)
Christian Fellowship Reception 11:00AM-1:00PM (Hotel)
Ergogenic Aids: The Scientific Legacy of Mel Williams 5:30PM-7:30PM (Hotel) Mel Williams was a runner, scholar, and a gentleman. Mel played a greater role than any other individual in establishing sport and exercise nutrition as a recognised field of scientific endeavour. Part of that was achieved through his prolific research, his thoughtful scientific publications and the broad-ranging books that he wrote or edited, and these undoubtedly enriched the professional lives of countless people around the world: for a great number of people, though, Mel was a mentor, an inspiration and a personal friend. He was also a great supporter of the College and it is fitting that we mark his untimely passing with a Symposium in his honour.
Clinician’s Reception with Poster Presentations 5:45PM-6:45PM (Hotel) 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.
Basic Science Reception 5:45PM-7:00PM Gather for an informal reception and networking event. Light refreshments and cash bars will be served.
Interest Group Meetings 5:45PM-7:15PM
Celebrating Diversity Reception (invitation only) 7:30PM-8:30PM (Hotel)
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.


16th Annual Gisolfi 5K Fun Run and Walk 6:00AM-9:00AM (City Park)
D.B. Dill Historical Lecture 8:00AM-9:15AM
Exhibit Hall Open 9:30AM-2:00PM
Student Meet the Expert Session 12:00PM-12:45PM (Hotel) Set yourself apart from your peers by attending the session that could change your career!
CEPA Business Meeting 12:00PM
New Fellow Reception (invitation only) 5:45PM-7:00PM (Hotel)
Cocktail Reception and Awards Banquet 7:00PM-10:00PM (Hotel) Join a time-honored tradition by attending the Awards Banquet at the Hyatt Regency Hotel on Friday evening. Tickets are $85 each, and guests can purchase tickets in advance (via the registration form) or on site for $90.



President’s Lectures 11:15AM-12:05PM
Special Opportunity to Tour the US Olympic Training Center: $30 per person (Information and Agenda) 1:00PM-7:30PM The United States Olympic Committee and ACSM invites you to take part in a special tour of the USOTC in Colorado Springs.  This unique professional experience will allow you to tour the USOTC training facilities and to interact with professional staff in the areas of Sports Medicine and Sport Science (Physiology, Nutrition/Dietetics, Sport Psychology, Strength & Conditioning).  Participants will begin the tour at the OSOTC Visitors Center where they will be given an overview of the USOTC and its mission.  Then the tour will rotate among several stations in the Senator Ted Stevens Sports Medicine and Sport Science Center, thereby allowing participants to view unique training facilities and to ask questions of professional staff.  The tour will conclude by allowing participants an opportunity to pick up some mementos at the Team USA Gift Shop.  Space is limited so please sign up today via the 2017 ACSM Annual Meeting website.