May 28 – June 1, 2019 • Orlando, Florida

2018 World Congress on The Basic Science of Exercise, Circadian Rhythms and Sleep

This year’s ACSM World Congress will focus on the intrinsic and extrinsic variables that regulate skeletal muscle hypertrophy and atrophy.  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 a keynote lecture, tutorials, and symposia from leading experts in the field with an emphasis on how exercise brings about skeletal muscle atrophy and hypertrophy and how these changes may relate to chronic disease.

Chair: Karyn Esser, Ph.D., FACSM, University of Florida



THURSDAY, MAY 31, 1:00 – 1:50 PM

Skeletal Muscle Hypertrophy and Atrophy: Evolving Functions

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


Priscilla M. Clarkson Tutorial Lecture

Exercise and Inflammation Phenotype Flexibility

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

Bozeman, Montana

Elsworth R. Buskirk Tutorial Lecture

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

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


Thurs., May 31  |  5:45 – 7:00 p.m.

Gather for an informal reception and networking. Student winners of the basic science of muscle hypertrophy and atrophy abstracts will be recognized. Light refreshments and cash bar will be offered.