May 28 – June 1, 2019 • Orlando, Florida


Joseph B. Wolffe Memorial Lecture
WEDNESDAY, May 30, 8:00 – 9:15 A.M.
Convention Center – Hall A
Physical Activity for Cancer Prevention and Treatment: State of the Evidence

Anne McTiernan, M.D., Ph.D., FACSM
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Seattle, Washington

The D.B. Dill Historical Lecture
FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 8:00 – 9:15 A.M.
Convention Center – Hall A
The History and Highlights of Physical Activity Behavior Change and Health Promotion

Abby C. King, Ph.D., FACSM
Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford, California


Priscilla M. Clarkson
Tutorial Lecture

THURSDAY, MAY 31, 3:15 – 4:05 P.M.
Convention Center – 102EF

Exercise and Inflammation Phenotype Flexibility

Mary Miles Ph.D., FACSM
Montana State University
Bozeman, Montana

Elsworth R. Buskirk
Tutorial Lecture

THURSDAY, MAY 31, 9:10 – 10:00 A.M.
Convention Center – Ballroom B

Feeding Soldiers in the Field: Developing Nutritional Strategies to Mitigate Effects of Undereating

Andrew Young, Ph.D., FACSM
Natick, Massachusetts

John R. Sutton
Clinical Lecture

FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 1:00 – 1:50 P.M.
Convention Center – Ballroom B

If I’d Known I was Going to Live This Long, I’d Have Taken Better Care of Myself!

Robert J. Johnson, M.D., FACSM
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota


THURSDAY, MAY 31, 10:30 – 11:20 A.M.
Convention Center – Ballroom A

Paralympic Sports Medicine – Evolution of a Specialty

Nick Webborn, MBBS, FACSM
British Paralympic Association
London, England

THURSDAY, MAY 31, 10:30 – 11:20 A.M.
Convention Center – Auditorium Main

68 is the New 43: Rebellious Rise of the Senior Olympics


Pamela M. Peeke, M.D., M.P.H, FACP, FACSM
University of Maryland School of Medicine
College Park, MD

SATURDAY, JUNE 2, 11:15 A.M. – 12:05 P.M.
Convention Center – Auditorium 1

Is it Time for Heart Failure Patients to HIIT the Weights?

Peter Brubaker, Ph.D., FACSM
Wake Forest University
Winston Salem, North Carolina

SATURDAY, JUNE 2, 11:15 A.M. – 12:05 P.M.
Convention Center – Auditorium 2

Seeking the Gold: The Evolution of Nutrition Strategies for Creating a Champion

Dan Benardot, Ph.D., DHC, RD, LD, FACSM
Georgia State University
Atlanta, Georgia


THURSDAY, MAY 31 1:00 – 1:50 P.M.
Convention Center – Auditorium 1

Skeletal Muscle Hypertrophy and Atrophy: Evolving Functions

Frank W. Booth, Ph.D., FACSM
University of Missouri


TUESDAY, MAY 29, 5:30 – 6:15 P.M.
Hyatt-Greenway Ballroom

Context Matters for Physical Activity Promotion

Nico Pronk, Ph.D., M.A., FACSM
HealthPartners, Inc.


Athlete Care and Clinical Medicine
Saturday, June 2, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Mental Health and Athletes: Select Clinical Psychological Issues in Athletes
Eugene Hong, Alex B. Diamond, Anthony P. Kontos, Andrew Wolanin

Biomechanics and Neural Control of Movement
Wednesday, May 30, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
The Past, Present and Future of ACL Injury Prevention: Biomechanics Screening and Neuromescular Interventions that Work!
Kevin R. Ford, FACSM, Jeffrey B. Taylor, Nathanial A. Bates, Timothy Hewett, FACSM

Cardiovascular, Renal, and Respiratory Physiology
Friday, June 1, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
The Respiratory System in Heart Failure
Sophie Lalande, Bruce D. Johnson, Norman Morris, Bryan J. Taylor, Troy J. Cross, Manda L. Keller-Ross

Clinical Exercise Physiology
Thursday, May 31, 8:00 – 10:00 a.m.
The Aging Vasculature as a Therapeutic Target for Cardiovascular Health
Kerrie L. Moreau, Gary L. Pierce, Hirofumi Tanaka, FACSM, Aaron L. Baggish, FACSM

Environmental and Occupational Physiology
Thursday, May 31, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Hypoxic and Heat Therapy: a New Tool Box for Physicians, Physiotherapists and Coaches
Caroline Smith, Olivier Girard, Kazushige Goto, Christopher T. Minson, FACSM, Sebastien Racinais

Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Physical Activity/Health Promotion Interventions
Wednesday, May 30, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
What’s App Doc? New Frontiers in Technologies for Physical Activity and Health
Charles E. Matthews, FACSM, Abby C. King, FACSM, Siobhan Phillips, Sherry Pagoto, Deborah Tate, John M. Jakicic, FACSM

Exercise is Medicine
Tuesday, May 29, 3:15 – 5:15 p.m.
The Role of Resistance Training in Disease Prevention and Treatment
Robert E. Sallis, FACSM, Bente Klarlund Pedersen, Stuart M. Phillips, FACSM, Wayne L. Westcott, Len Kravitz

Fitness Assessment, Exercise Training, and Performance of Athletes and Healthy People
Wednesday, May 30, 3:15 – 5:15 p.m.
The Science Behind Top Fitness Trends
Melissa W. Roti, FACSM, Edward T. Howley, FACSM, Kate Lyden, Karen M. Mustian, Martin J. Gibala

Friday, June 1, 3:15 – 5:15 p.m.
Impact of Nutrition on Immune System Recovery from Heavy Exertion
David C. Nieman, FACSM, Philip C. Calder, Simin N. Meydani

Metabolism and Nutrition
Wednesday, May 30, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
The Path to Personalization: Understanding the Environmental and Genetic Modifiers Impacting Individual Responses to Ergogenic Aids
Stella Volpe, FACSM, Craig Sale, FACSM, Nanci S. Guest, Bryan Saunders, Eric Rawson, FACSM

Psychology, Behavior and Neurobiology
Thursday, May 31, 3:15 – 5:15 p.m.
Physical Exercise for Brain Health: Where Does HIIT Fit?
Melanie S. Poudevigne, FACSM, Jennifer J. Heisz, Barbara Fenesi, MIchelle Ogrodnik

Skeletal Muscle, Bone and Connective Tissue
Friday, June 1, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Exercise is Regenerative Medicine: Leveraging Solutions from Within
Marcas M. Bamman, FACSM, Michal Toborek, Kedryn Baskin