May 28 – June 1, 2019 • Orlando, Florida

Preconferences & Satellite Lectures

Tuesday, May 28, 2019



Preconference events are held Tuesday, May 28, 2019 and are free for all conference registrants (except for PAMA Certificate Course). Some require separate registration, see below.

Climate for Health Ambassadors Training

Tuesday, May 28 | 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. | Orange County Convention Center

ACSM and ActivEarth partner, ecoAmerica, will provide attendees with training to learn about, effectively speak on, and act on climate change and solutions. ecoAmerica’s Climate for Health initiative is led by a diverse network of leaders from across the health sector that are committed to advancing climate solutions to protect the health and well-being of all people.

Who should attend:
Clinicians, researchers, and Annual Meeting attendees interested in advancing climate solutions.

Rebecca Rehr, MPH, Senior Program Manager, Climate for Health, ecoAmerica
Meighen Speiser, Exectuvie Director, ecoAmerica

This preconference event is free to attend but requires separate registration in advance of ACSM’s Annual Meeting.
Click here to register!

Gatorade Sports Science Institute’s Sports Nutrition Preconference- Tracking, Monitoring and Nutrition Recommendations for the 24-Hour Athlete

Tuesday, May 28 | 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

External and internal load monitoring: the science and the practiceGAT11_018_902_Logo_GSSI
Tim Roberts | Gatorade Sports Science Institute

Sleep and the athlete: importance, tactics and nutrition recommendation
Amy Bender | University of Calgary

Nutrition for the 24/7 athlete: specialization, periodization and personalization
Louise Burke, FACSM | Australian Institute of Sport

Practical Application: Technology and techniques for athlete health, wellness and performance behavior change
Dave Martin | Philadelphia 76ers

This preconference is free to attend, but does require separate registration either in advance of the meeting or on-site. Click here to get signed up!

Performing Arts Medicine Certificate Course

Tuesday, May 28 | 12:00-6:00 p.m.

The American College of Sports Medicine(ACSM) and the Performing Arts Medical Association(PAMA) are offering a certificate of completion in performing arts medicine for physicians on Tuesday, May 28, 2019, from 12:00pm-6:00 pm at the Orlando Convention Center. This course showcases the music and dance communities through a behavioral and social science perspective while highlighting specific opportunities and techniques for engagement, education, prevention, and treatment in response to various arts-specific health concerns.

This course requires completion of an online module before the in-person session. The in-person training on May 28 will last approximately four hours and will be followed by a proctored one-hour examination that covers both the online and in-person material. The course will target clinicians (MD/DO) but other health care professionals may be considered.

Cost of the course is as follows:

ASCM or PAMA Member Physician – $200 for early bird (before May 1) and $250 after May 1
Non-Member Physician – $300 for early bird (before May 1) and $350 after May 1
Students/Residents/Performers – $65
Fee to take the test to receive a performing arts medicine certificate- $50

For more information and to register for the online and in-person courses, please visit the registration site.

Delivering Your Message by Sight and Sound: Keys to Effective
Messaging in the Digital Age

Tuesday, May 28 | 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. | Rosen Centre Hotel – Salon 9/10

In an age where everyone carries a camera and digital platform in their pocket, what makes an effective message? How can helpful and credible information stand out? This ACSM preconference will focus on ways to effectively create and deliver health and science content in an increasingly convoluted digital age. Attendees will learn how to create, develop and effectively disseminate audio and visual information in ways that build a following and credibility. This preconference is intended for those who wish to more effectively develop and transmit their message to local, national and international audiences. It can also serve as required ACSM spokesperson media training.

Preconference Chairman:
Jordan Metzl, M.D. | Columnist and NBC Today Show Contributor | Sports Medicine, Hospital for Special Surgery | New York, USA

Debra Goldschmidt | Supervising Editor for CNN Health | Atlanta, USA
Ciaran Fairman, Ph.D., Exercise is Medicine Research Institute | Host of Podcast REACH – Research in Exercise and Cancer Health | Perth, Australia

Symposium on Motor Control in Biomechanics: ISB Working
Group in Motor Control

Tuesday, May 28 | 2:00-5:00 p.m. | Rosen Centre Hotel – Grand Ballroom E

The Symposium on Motor Control in Biomechanics is a forum to foster the growing interest in scientific work that bridges the fields of Motor Control and Biomechanics around the topic:

The Integration of Motor Control into the Rehabilitation and Prevention of Sports Injuries.

The Symposium is organized by the ISB Working Group in Motor Control and brings together internationally renowned speakers to introduce their work on the understanding of Motor Control in Biomechanics for a wide range of applications including Sports Medicine, Exercise Physiology, Rehabilitation, Kinesiology, Modeling, and more.

Who Should Attend: Researchers and students with an interest in Biomechanics and Motor Control should attend. Participants will have the opportunity to discover the latest developments at the intersection of these fields and discuss with experienced investigators.

Registration: Attendance is free for ACSM attendees. If you would like to participate, please register here.

Speakers (see flyer)
Using biofeedback to reduce second ACL injury risk. Dr. Robin Queen, Virginia Tech, USA.
Biomechanical and neuromuscular analyses of young athletes. Dr. Scott Landry, Acadia University, Canada.
Hip morphology and movement patterns: rethinking hip pain in athletes. Dr. Cara Lewis, Boston University, USA.
Abnormal quadriceps activation patterns and lower extremity biomechanics in elite collegiate athletes post-ACL reconstruction. Dr. Daniel Cobian, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA.
The influence of muscle fatigue and pain on multi-joint movements. Dr. Deanna Gates, University of Michigan, USA.
Not all forefoot striking is equal. Mrs. Alessandra Matias, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil.

More Information:
Visit our website or the ACSM 2019 web page for updates. For additional information, please contact Dr. Paola Contessa at

Student and Early Career Preconference and Networking Fair

Tuesday, May 28 | 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Click here for more information!

Latest Advancements on the Role of Hydration and Physical Activities on Cognitive Performance in Children and Adults

Tuesday, May 28 | 4:00-7:00 p.m.

Interest in hydration science, extending beyond performance implications, has grown over the past decade. The field of hydration science explores the relationship between water and fluid intake habits and various health outcomes on kidney health, cognition, as well as occupational health and safety.  This year, the focus will be on the relationship between physical activity and cognitive performance, and how hydration plays an essential role on both of those factors. This pre-conference is divided into 2 parts:

Part 1: Session on the latest advancements on the role of hydration and physical activities on cognitive performance in children and adults

Stavros Kavouras, FACSM | Arizona State University

Childhood Physical Activity Effects on Brain & Cognition
Charles Hillman | Northeastern University

The effect of hydration on cognition in children: results from the WITIkids intervention
Naiman Khan | University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Effects of Exercise on Memory Function among Adults
Paul D. Loprinzi | University of Mississippi

Dehydration and cognitive performance: results of a meta-analysis
Mindy Millard-Stafford, FACSM |Georgia Institute of Technology

Part 2: “Pitch your Science!” Contest
For the first time at ACSM, candidates will pitch their research relevant to hydration in three minutes on stage. The winner is selected by the audience through a live vote and will win a travel grant that includes both flights and accommodation to attend either the 2019 or 2020 Hydration For Health conference in Evian, France.

Light snacks and beverages will be served. To pre-register, please click here.

PINES 10 Questions 10 Experts: Myth Busting in Sports Medicine

Wednesday, May 29 | 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Louise Burke, FACSM | Australian Institute of Sport

Does Eating Sugar Before Exercise Lead to a Hypoglycemic Crash?
Louise Burke, FACSM | Australian Institute of Sport

Is Coconut Water the Best Sports Drink?
Ron Maughn, FACSM | University of St. Andrews

Does Eating Negative Calorie Foods Help Me to Lose Weight?
Melinda Manore, FACSM | University of Oregan

Will Bullet Proof Coffee Give Me Mental Clarity and Energy?
Romain Meeussen, FACSM | Vrije University