May 30 – June 3, 2017 • Denver, Colorado

World Congress on The Basic Science of Exercise and the Brain

This year’s ACSM World Congress will focus on biological and physiological mechanisms of exercise and the brain.  The World Congress is a unique opportunity to bring together interdisciplinary investigators for the most comprehensive meeting ever held on this topic.  The program will include keynote lectures, tutorials, and symposia from leading experts in the field with an emphasis on how exercise changes the brain and how this may relate to chronic disease.

The World Congress on The Basic Science of Exercise and the Brain is chaired by Jill N. Barnes, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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WORLD CONGRESS ON THE BASIC SCIENCE OF EXERCISE AND THE BRAIN KEYNOTE LECTURES

WEDNESDAY, MAY 31, 2:10 – 3:00 PM

Active Living for Healthy Brains

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Marc Poulin, Ph.D.
University of Calgary
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

THURSDAY, JUNE 1, 1:00 – 1:50 PM

Exercise and Neuroplasticity

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Henriette van Praag, Ph.D.
National Institute of Aging/National Institutes of Health
Baltimore, Maryland

THURSDAY, JUNE 1, 2:10 – 3:00 PM

Aging, Exercise and Brain Plasticity

Kirk Erickson, Ph.D.
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

NAMED LECTURES

Priscilla M. Clarkson Tutorial Lecture

WEDNESDAY, MAY 31, 2:10 – 3:00 P.M.

Is Exercise Really Medicine?

Barry Braun, Ph.D., FACSM
Colorado State Universtiy
Fort Collins, Colorado

Elsworth R. Buskirk Tutorial Lecture

WEDNESDAY, MAY 31, 2:10 – 3:00 P.M.

Exercise, Muscle and CHO Metabolism

Mark Hargreaves, Ph.D., FACSM
The University of Melbourne
Melbourne, Australia