May 30 – June 3, 2017 • Denver, Colorado

World Congress on Exercise is Medicine®

Exercise is Medicine® is a global health initiative managed by ACSM that seeks to make physical activity assessment and exercise prescription a standard part of the disease prevention and treatment paradigm for all patients. It strives to bridge the healthcare industry with the fitness industry so patients can benefit from the tremendous health benefits that exercise brings. This 8th World Congress on Exercise is Medicine® will present cutting edge science and practical applications of exercise to improve health.


Morris/Paffenbarger Exercise is Medicine® Keynote Lecture

TUESDAY, MAY 30, 5:30 – 6:15 P.M.

Physical Activity and Cardiovascular Prevention

Mai-Lis Hellénius, M.D., Ph.D.
Karolinska Institute
Stockholm, Sweden

Exercise is Medicine Highlighted Symposium

Sport and Physical Activity for Children and Adolescents: Translating Science to Clinical Medicine and Public Health

Chair: Felipe Lobelo. Emory University
Physical Activity/Fitness, Brain and Cognition: Charles H. Hillman. Northeastern University
Physical Activity/Fitness and Academic Performance: Joseph E. Donnelly, FACSM. University of Kansas
Public Health Efforts to Improve PA in Children and Adolescents: James F. Sallis, FACSM. University of California, San Diego
Efforts in Healthcare to Improve PA Levels in Children and Adolescents: Natalie Muth. American Council on Exercise

EIM Open Research Forum

EIM Open Research Forum – ACSM Annual Meeting Denver, Colorado
Thursday, June 1, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Room: Hyatt Regency- Granite

Exercise is Medicine® (EIM) would like to announce the inaugural EIM Open Research Forum to be held at the ACSM Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado. The goal of the Forum is to generate innovative research ideas and develop a community of investigators that will further advance the mission of EIM in promoting physical activity through healthcare systems.

To learn more, contact Mark Stoutenberg, PhD, MPH at or visit the EIM website.