May 30 – June 3, 2017 • Denver, Colorado

Calendar of Events

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Preconference Sessions 11:30AM-7:00PM (see program)  (refer to onsite schedule)
World Congress on Exercise is Medicine ® 1:00PM-5:15PM (Hotel)  Hotel-Centennial Ballroom
Morris/Paffenbarger EIM Keynote: Physical Activity and Cardiovascular Prevention 5:30PM-6:15PM (Hotel) Hotel-Centennial Ballroom D
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. Hotel-Capitol Ballroom



Joseph B. Wolffe Memorial Lecture 8:00AM-9:15AM  Hall A
ACSM Business Meeting 11:45AM  103
Exhibit Hall Open 1:30PM-6:00PM  Hall F
Exhibit Reception 5:00PM-6:00PM  Hall F
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! Hotel-Capitol Ballroom Foyer
Student Colloquium 5:30PM-6:30PM (Hotel) Hotel-Capitol Ballroom 5
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.  Schedule and locations vary
A Tribute to the Career of Enzo Cafarelli 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. Hotel-Centennial Ballroom F
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. Hotel-Capitol Ballroom 2




Josephine L. Rathbone Memorial Breakfast honoring ACSM’s Women 6:00AM-7:45AM (Hotel) Hotel-Capitol Ballroom 4
Exhibit Hall Open 9:30AM-5:00PM  Hall F
President’s Lectures 11:00AM-1:00PM (Hotel)  (refer to onsite schedule)
Christian Fellowship Reception 11:00AM-1:00PM (Hotel) Hotel-Mineral D
Lunch & Learn: Innovative Technology for Chronic Ankle Instability 11:45AM-12:15PM Presenter: Marjorie King, Ph.D., ATC, PT
Sponsored by: Tekscan
Chronic Ankle Instability (CAI) is a common issue for the athletic population and researchers, yet assessing it can be challenging. Is there an objective way to determine if someone is suffering from CAI?   Time-to-Boundary (TTB) is a relatively new concept in relation to the assessment of chronic ankle instability. This session will explore the concept of time-to-boundary and how it can be used in the assessment of chronic ankle instability. Attendees will view a hands-on demonstration of a new technology that uses TTB.First fifty (50) attendees to each session receive a FREE $10 lunch voucher!
 Exhibit Hall F
Lunch & Learn: Understanding Discoveries in the Role of Vitamin K2 that can Improve Muscle Function 12:30PM-1:00PM Presenters: Kiran Krishnan and Dr. Thomas Bayne
Sponsored by: Micobiome Labs
Understanding the role of vitamin K2-7 in ameliorating mitochondrial dysfunction and thereby improving smooth muscle contraction and ATP production to increase athletic performance. Vitamin K2 may be the latest, critical sports nutrition supplement to maximize performance and gains.First fifty (50) attendees to each session receive a FREE $10 lunch voucher!
 Exhibit Hall F
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. 201
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. Hotel-Mineral B
Basic Science Reception 5:45PM-7:00PM Gather for an informal reception and networking event. Light refreshments and cash bars will be served.  F Lobby, Blue Bear Statue
Interest Group Meetings 5:45PM-7:15PM  (refer to conference guide)
Celebrating Diversity Reception (invitation only) 7:30PM-8:30PM (Hotel) Hotel-Mineral F
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. Hotel-Capitol Ballroom
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. Hotel


16th Annual Gisolfi 5K Fun Run and Walk 6:00AM-9:00AM (City Park)  City Park
D.B. Dill Historical Lecture 8:00AM-9:15AM  Hall A
Exhibit Hall Open 9:30AM-2:00PM  Hall F
Lunch & Learn: Capturing Research-Grade Data in Natural Environments 11:45AM-12:15PM Presenter: Coleman Bessert (MS Bioengineering, CSCS XPS)
Sponsored by: Noraxon
In this presentation, Noraxon biomechanics experts investigate how the musculoskeletal system works under different conditions, how the body interacts with its environment, and how an integrated portable biomechanics lab can be transported and deployed in nearly any natural environment to capture power, cardiopulmonary, muscle recruitment and a host of other variables simultaneously to get the ‘whole picture’. Discussion covers the technologies and equipment precise enough to take true measurements in the field and deliver research-grade human movement data that can be analyzed through a series of assessment modules, automatically synchronizing all data recording and processing.First fifty (50) attendees to each session receive a FREE $10 lunch voucher!
 Exhibit Hall F
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! Hotel-Capitol Ballroom 1
CEPA Business Meeting 12:00PM  401
Lunch & Learn: Objective Performance Analysis for Time Trial Cycling 12:30PM-1:00PM Presenter: Mikael Swarén, Ph.D.
Sponsored by: Healthcare International
In sports, cycle ergometry is very often used for training and testing of athletes. But how do we know that the collected data are accurate and reliable? How do we get the most out of the data? And, how can cycle ergometry be implanted to analyze and improve performance on a day-to-day basis? This session will answer these questions, and give examples on how to implement cycle ergometry in elite sports and sport science to objectively analyze and optimize performance.First fifty (50) attendees to each session receive a FREE $10 lunch voucher!
Exhibit Hall F
Healthy Happy Hour-A Walking Tour of Denver REGISTER TODAY! 5:30PM Join fellow Annual Meeting attendees for a walking tour of Denver. Beginning at the Denver Convention Center, knowledgeable tour guides will take you on a 90 minute walk featuring the unique landmarks, art, culture, history and architecture that make the Mile High City special. 

Network with fellow ACSM members and see the city of Denver in a new light on this unique guided walking tour.  The tour is complimentary to ACSM Annual Meeting attendees. The event will be held rain or shine.

Registration is open to the first 60 registrants. For more information, contact Heather Turner.

New Fellow Reception (invitation only) 5:45PM-7:00PM (Hotel) Hotel-Mineral A
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. Hotel-Centennial Ballroom A



President’s Lectures 11:15AM-12:05PM