May 28 – June 1, 2019 • Orlando, Florida



Joseph B. Wolffe Memorial Lecture
WEDNESDAY, May 29, 8:00 – 9:15 A.M.
The Tortuous Path of Lactate Shuttle Discovery:
From Cinders and Boards to the Lab and ICU

George A. Brooks, Ph.D., FACSM
University of California
Berkeley, California

The D.B. Dill Historical Lecture
FRIDAY, MAY 31, 8:00 – 9:15 A.M.
Guidelines for Physical Activity and Health:
Evolution Over 50 Years

William L. Haskell, Ph.D., FACSM
Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford, California


Priscilla M. Clarkson
Tutorial Lecture

Winners without Losers: The Scientific Basis through Implementation for Improving Student Learning

Adam M. Persky Ph.D., FACSM
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Elsworth R. Buskirk
Tutorial Lecture

Shaking out the Link between Salt, BP, and Vascular Function

William B. Farquhar, Ph.D., FACSM
University of Delaware
Newark, Delaware

John R. Sutton
Clinical Lecture

FRIDAY, MAY 31, 1:00 – 1:50 P.M.

Sports Docs Without Borders: Lessons Learned from Implementing Change in the International Fields of Play

Margo Mountjoy, M.D., Ph.D., FACSM
McMaster University
Guelph, Ontario, Canada


THURSDAY, MAY 30, 12:30 – 1:20 P.M.
Weight Loss and Exercise as Breast Cancer Treatment: Could the Treadmill Ever Replace Taxol?

Jennifer Ligibel, Ph.D.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

THURSDAY, MAY 30, 12:30 – 1:20 P.M.
Don’t Just Sit – Get Up and Move

Ulf Ekelund, Ph.D., FACSM
Norwegian School of Sport Sciences
Oslo, Norway

SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 11:15 A.M. – 12:05 P.M.
Molecular and Metabolic Mechanisms Underlying the Exercise-Cancer Link

Stephen Hursting, Ph.D., MPH
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 11:15 A.M. – 12:05 P.M.
Prehabilitation for Abdominal and Thoracic Surgery: Ready for Prime Time?

Liane Feldman, M.D.
McGill University
Montreal, QC, Canada


Athlete Care and Clinical Medicine
Thursday, May 30, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Evidence-Based Consensus Recommendations Regarding Selected Issues in Youth Contact and Collision Sports
Stanley A. Herring, FACSM, Fred Rivara, Michael McCrea, Jon S. Patricios, FACSM

Biomechanics and Neural Control of Movement
Saturday, June 1, 9:00-11:00 a.m.
Make No Bones About It: Bone Loading in Relation to Bone Stress Injuries
Stuart J. Warden, FACSM, Kristin L. Popp, Julie M. Hughes, Irene S. Davis

Cardiovascular, Renal, and Respiratory Physiology
Wednesday, May 29, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Normal Response to Exercise: Separating the Wheat from the Chaff
Speakers Coming Soon

Clinical Exercise Physiology
Friday, May 31, 3:15 – 5:15 p.m.
Lost in Translation: Promoting Physical Activity vs Cardiorespiratory Fitness?
Speakers Coming Soon

Environmental and Occupational Physiology
Friday, May 31, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Novel Approaches and Insights in Hydration Research: Mechanisms, Measurement and Performance
Robert W. Kenefick, FACSM, Stavros A. Kavouras, FACSM, Lawrence E. Armstrong, FACSM, Matthew Wiitbrodt

Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Physical Activity/Health Promotion Interventions
Thursday, May 30, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Bank On It! New Insights from UK BIobank
Speakers Coming Soon

Exercise is Medicine
Date and Time Coming Soon
Influence of Physical Activity, Sports and Exercise Programs on Autistic Spectrum Disorders
Speakers Coming Soon

Fitness Assessment, Exercise Training, and Performance of Athletes and Healthy People
Friday, May 31, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
You’re Doing it Wrong! Training and Nutrition for Physique vs. Function
Speakers Coming Soon

Friday, May 31, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Growth Hormone(s), Testosterone, Insulin-Like Growth Factors: The Anabolic Giants for Cellular Development and Growth
William J. Kraemer, FACSM, Nicholas A. Ratamess, Bradley C. Nindl, FACSM, Maren Fragala

Metabolism and Nutrition
Wednesday, May 29, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Ketones for Health and Performance
Brendan Egan, Brianna Stubbs, Louise M. Burke, FACSM, Dominic D’Agostino

Psychology, Behavior and Neurobiology
Wednesday, May 29, 3:15 – 5:15 p.m.
Why Your Brain Needs Exercise: Lessons from Evolutionary Neuroscience
Speakers Coming Soon

Skeletal Muscle, Bone and Connective Tissue
Thursday, May 30, 3:15 – 5:15 p.m.
Skeletal Muscle Mitochondrial Dysfunction as a Primary Factor in the Onset of Chronic Diseases: Can Exercise Help?
Gordon Fisher, FACSM, Gerald Shulman, Mark Tarnopolsky, K. Sreekumaran Nair, Mary Ellen Harper