May 28 – June 1, 2019 • Orlando, Florida

World Congress on Exercise is Medicine®

Exercise is Medicine® (EIM), a global health initiative managed by ACSM, seeks to make physical activity assessment and exercise prescription a standard part of the disease prevention and treatment paradigm for all patients. EIM strives to connect the health care and fitness industries so patients can benefit from the tremendous health advantages associated with exercise. The 9th 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 29, 5:30 – 6:15 P.M.

Context Matters for Physical Activity Promotion

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

Exercise is Medicine Highlighted Symposium

The Role of Resistance Training in Disease Prevention and Treatment

Chair: Robert E. Sallis, FACSM. Kaiser Permanente Medical Center
Muscle as an Endocrine Organ: Why is it so Important?: Bente Klarlund Pedersen. Rigshospitalet and Copenhagen Muscle Research Institute
The Science Behind Resistance Training for Successful Aging: Mark Tarnopolsky. McMaster University Medical Center
Muscle Strength and Disease Prevention
: Wayne Westcott. Quincy College
Developing a Lifelong Resistance Training Program
: Len R. Kravitz. University of New Mexico