May 28 – June 1, 2019 • Orlando, Florida

Clinical Programming

Featuring more than 100 clinically focused sessions

Science. Discovery. Answers.

With rich, diverse clinical programming, ACSM’s Annual Meeting offers learning opportunities for clinicians of all types and experience levels. You may choose from more than 100 talks on clinically based topics, innovative, hand-on workshops and case presentations spanning a wide range of diagnoses.


World Congress on Exercise is Medicine

May 28-30

The 10th World Congress on Exercise is Medicine has multiple sessions focused on the role of exercise in patient care. Sessions are Tuesday through Thursday, and encompass topics such as pediatrics, aging and implementation of exercise into your clinical practice. You can claim CME credit for all EIM sessions.

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

May 29 – 30

This year’s Basic Science World Congress focuses on biological and physiological mechanisms of exercise, circadian rhythm and sleep. This is a unique opportunity to bring together interdisciplinary investigators for the most comprehensive meeting on this topic. The program includes keynote lectures, tutorials and symposia from leading experts.

Highlighted Lectures

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

EIM Keynote Lecture

Tuesday, May 28  |  5:30 – 6:15 p.m.

More Active People for a Healthier World

Fiona Bull, Ph.D.
World Health Organization

Geneva, Switzerland

Integrative Plenary

Thursday, May 30  |  8:00 – 9:15 a.m.

Circadian and Sleep Science for Health and Athletic Performance

Kenneth Wright, Ph.D. University of Colorado, Boulder Boulder, Colorado

Download the Clinical Program Guide

Your complete listing of all clinical sessions at ACSM’s Annual Meeting.


Early Registration Deadline: April 18

Register by the April 18 deadline and save on your registration fees!


New in 2019

Programming focused on the Basic Science of Exercise, Circadian Rhythms and Sleep

Programming Themes

  • Hot Topics
  • Pre-participation Evaluation/Periodic Health Assessment
  • Clinical Decision Making, Injury Prevention and Return to Play
  • Professional Development and Practice Management
  • Musculoskeletal Topics
  • Medical Topics
  • Sport Specific Advances
  • Special Populations
  • Exercise for Disease Prevention, Health Promotion and Treatment of Chronic Conditions

Exchange Lectures

International Federation of Sports Medicine
Exercise Medicine: Prescribing Exercise for Specific High Risk Populations

Friday, June 1  |  9:30 – 10:20 a.m


James Lee John Bilzon

American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
If Exercise is Medicine, Why Aren’t More People Prescribing It?

Friday, June 1  |  2:10 – 3:00 p.m.


Chad Asplund, FACSM

Clinicians’ Reception with Poster Presentations

Thursday, May 30  |  6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Network with top experts in your field at the clinical reception. The top ten clinical abstracts and clinical case presentations have been selected for poster presentation during this event.

Post-Conference- Introduction to Musculoskeletal Ultrasound: Target Lectures, Small Group Hands-on Scanning and Practical Considerations

Saturday, June 1  |  1:00-4:00 p.m.

Organizer: Kentaro Onishi, D.O.
Fee: $150 – Sign up!
Attendance limited to 25

Highlighted Symposia

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, William Meehan, Carolyn Emery