May 30 – June 3, 2017 • Denver, Colorado


Preconference events are held Tuesday, May 30, 2017 and are free for all conference registrants. Some require separate registration, see below.

mses4th Annual International Congress on Medicine & Science in Ultra-Endurance Sports

Tuesday, May 30, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Room: Hotel-Capitol Ballroom 5

Join scientists and clinicians from around the globe for the 4th Annual International Congress on Medicine & Science in Ultra-Endurance Sports. The Foundation for Ultra Sports Science has assembled an exceptional schedule to assure you are provided an aggressive day of scientific and clinical presentations focused on the latest information relevant to ultra-endurance sports.  Please join us!

Pre-registration and a modest registration fee are required.
Registration details are available at

Call for Submissions of Scientific Abstracts and Case Studies
Deadline: March 1, 2017
Details can be found at the Congress website.

Program to Include:

  • Participation Trends in Ultra-Endurance Sports – B. Volker Scheer, MD, Consultant in Sports Medicine, University of Paderborn and British Forces Germany, Regional Rehabilitation Unit, Paderborn, Germany
  • Sodium: Good or Evil in Prolonged Exercise? – Kristin J. Stuempfle, PhD, FACSM, Associate Provost for Academic Assessment, Dean of Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Computer Science, and Professor in the Health Sciences Department, Gettysburg College
  • Fueling for Optimal Ultra-Performance: From High Carb to Keto-Adaptation – Trent Stellingwerff, PhD, FACSM, Director of Innovation and Research, Canadian Sport Institute Pacific, Victoria, British Columbia
  • Recovery from Ultra-Endurance Competition – Martin D. Hoffman, MD, FACSM (conference program director), Professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, University of California Davis and Chief, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, VA Northern California Health Care System
  • Cardiac Mechanics and Health in Ultra-Endurance Athletes – David Oxborough, PhD, Reader in Cardiovascular Physiology, Liverpool John Moores University
  • Biomechanical Considerations in Ultramarathon Running – Guillaume Millet, PhD, Professor of Exercise Physiology, The University of Calgary
  • Considerations in Pre-Participation Screening – Jeremy Joslin, MD, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Upstate Medical University
  • Common Injuries in Ultra-Endurance Athletes – Morteza Khodaee, MD, MPH, FACSM, Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine
  • Blister Prevention and Management – Brian Krabak, MD, MBA, FACSM, Clinical Professor, Rehabilitation, Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, University of Washington and Seattle Children’s Sports Medicine
  • Exercise-Associated Muscle Cramping in Endurance Athletes – Martin Schwellnus, MBBCh, MSc (Med), MD, FACSM, FFIMS, Professor of Sport and Exercise Medicine, University of Pretoria, South Africa
  • Psychological Health and the Ultra-Endurance Athlete – John Onate, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of California Davis

For more information, contact:  Dr. Marty Hoffman at


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

Tuesday, May 30, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Room: Hotel-Centennial Ballroom A

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.

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.

Invited Speakers:

  • The use of surface EMG in understanding voluntary muscle function: Insights from the work of Dr. Travis W. Beck – Dr. Matt Stock (University of Central Florida, USA)
  • Perturbation of habitual joint movement paths affects extrinsic foot muscle metabolism, motor control and neuromuscular fatigue in cyclic exercise – Dr. Gert-Peter Brüggemann, (German Sport University Cologne, Germany).
  • Examining movement coordination and it’s variability to understand pathological gait – Dr. Katherine Boyer (University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA)
  • When self-selected running form is not preferred – Dr. Bryan Heiderscheit (University of Wisconsin, USA).
  • Neural Adaptations of motor unit firing behavior compensate for muscle fatigue – Dr. Joshua C. Kline (Delsys Inc., USA)
  • Myosin heavy chain influences firing rate behavior from moderate to high intensity targeted forces – Michael A. Trevino (University of Kansas, USA)

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 attend, please register at

More Information: Visit the ISB website or please email Dr. Paola Contessa.

GAT11_018_902_Logo_GSSIGatorade Sports Science Institute’s Sports Nutrition Preconference- Athlete’s Health: More than Meets the Eye

Tuesday, May 30, 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Room: Bellco Theatre 1

Today the convergence of science, technology and sport is moving forward more rapidly than ever before, and as a result, new and interesting ways in which nutrition and well-being impact performance are being uncovered. This session will review emerging research in three areas of athlete health: gut health, vitamin D and concussion prevention and provide insight on what this means for today and tomorrow’s athletes.

  • Looking for the Edge: Gut Health and Athletic Performance – Nic West, Ph.D., Griffith University
  • Vitamin D: Are We Measuring it Correctly? – Graeme Close, Ph.D., Liverpool John Moores University
  • Nutrition Supplementation and Concussion Prevention – Jonathan Oliver, Ph.D., CSCS, USAW, Texas Christian University
  • Practical Applications – Trent Stellingwerff, Ph.D., FACSM Canadian Sport Institute Pacific

Separate registration is required for this preconference. Click here to register!

ACSM Social Media Training Preconference: Learn Top Secrets from Social Media Experts

Tuesday, May 30, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Hotel-Mineral D

Today ushers in a New Era and a New Normal for ACSM professionals who seek to connect with consumers and colleagues. Find out how to define your own brand. Then get your messages out there through a whole host of must-do platforms—Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Hootsuite. Then, tie it together and house it at your dynamic, newly branded website hub. Nationally renowned ACSM multi-media experts will share their top web-based and social media tips for building catchy, clear and credible outreach to target audiences. Also, for those interested in becoming an ACSM media spokesperson, this preconference is required education for that program. Get ready to have fun during this pre-con filled with highly interactive and individualized learning. There’s only room for 75 participants so preregistration with the communications department is strongly recommended. Please have at least one social media account opened in advance to join in because we’re going to conduct on-the-spot live posting!


Chair – Angela D. Smith, FACSM, Nemours
Introduction to the ACSM Spokesperson Program – Angela D. Smith, FACSM, Nemours
Tweet This Not That: Instant Posting on Social Media – Felicia D. Stoler, FACSM, Felicia Stoler Associates
Shake, Rattle and Blog: How to Make Noise in Sports Medicine Social Media – James MacDonald, FACSM, Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Get it Together: Your Website is the Social Media Command Central – Pamela M. Peeke, FACSM, University of Maryland

Special guest just added!

Approaching the press via social media to get your work covered – Gretchen Reynolds, “Phys Ed” columnist for The New York Times and author of The New York Times bestseller The First 20 Minutes

Graduate and Early Career Day Preconference and Lab Fair

Tuesday, May 30, 3:00 – 7:00 p.m.

The Graduate and Early Career Day Preconference and Lab Fair is designed to provide career guidance for graduate students and early career professionals. The session kicks off with a keynote address, then will offer breakouts in three lecture tracks – each with its own specific focus:  Academic Careers; Clinical Careers; Professional Business and Industry Careers.  Students can listen to the journeys and advice from these speakers, as well as participate in the question and answer period.  To help promote career networking after the breakouts, students will have a unique opportunity to chat one-on-one with 20 different universities.  Learn about the labs, make connections with the schools, and discover postdoctoral opportunities. Click here to download a copy of all of the laboratories participating. A light reception will coincide with the networking portion.

This event is open to all attendees, but is targeted to graduate students and young professionals in the early stage of their career. This event is free as part of your ACSM registration.  If you plan on attending, please check the appropriate box on the registration screen.

Opening General Session
Be Yourself: My Path to My Career
Stella L. Volpe, Ph.D., R.D., CEP, FACSM
3:00pm – 3:50pm
Room: 406

Track 1 – Academic Careers
Room: 406
Track 2 – Clinical Careers
Room: 401
Track 3 – Professional, Business, & Industry Careers
Room: 402
Topic 1: Your First Year as a Professor
Nathaniel D.M. Jenkins, Ph.D.;
Courtney M. Monroe, Ph.D., EP-C
4:00pm – 4:40pm
Topic 1: Practicing in the Field of Cardiac Rehabilitation
Cemal Ozemek, Ph.D., CES
4:00pm – 4:40pm
Topic 1: The Path from Certification to Employment
Dixie Stanforth, Ph.D., FACSM;
Benjamin C. Thompson, Ph.D., EP-C, FACSM
4:00pm – 4:40pm
Topic 2: Life on the Tenure Track – How to Juggle Research, Teaching, and Service
Pablo B. Costa, Ph.D.; Eric D. Ryan, Ph.D.
4:50pm – 5:30pm
Topic 2: My Road to Practicing in Sports Medicine
William W. Dexter, M.D., FACSM
4:50pm – 5:30pm
Topic 2: Careers Within Sports Nutrition
Kimberly W. Stein, Ph.D.
4:50pm – 5:30pm

Click here to view biography information on the speakers.

PINES Ten Questions, Ten Experts: Research that Changed Sports Nutrition
Tuesday, May 30, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m., followed by the PINES reception
Room: Bellco Theatre 1
Fifty years ago, sports nutrition was a side-line of exercise physiology research. Indeed, the NY Academy of Science’s extensive conference on the Marathon in 1977 barely mentioned nutrition. Today, sports nutrition is recognized with its own journals, professional groups, and career pathways. Which publications have underpinned this evolution? Ten sports nutrition experts will unveil a paper which has sparked great impact in their area of interest, answering the questions: What did the study tell us? Why did this make such an impact on me? What greater insights do I now have on this paper after the passage of time?

Chair – Louise M. Burke, FACSM, Australian Institute of Sport
Ronald J. Maughan, FACSM, Loughborough University
Barry Braun, FACSM, Colorado State University
Melinda Manore, FACSM, Oregon State University
Louise M. Burke, FACSM, Australian Institute of Sport

Satellite Lecture

RVB_DANONE_Nutricia_Research-01_01Hydration and Exercise: Implications for Kidney Health

Wed., May 31, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Colorado Convention Center – Room: 103

Chaired by Stavros Kavouras, Ph.D., FACSM
Session Topics and Speakers
Exercise, Cardiac Output at High Intensity and Renal Injury (Evan Johnson)
Mechanism for Dehydration-mediated Kidney Disease: the MesoAmerican Nephropathy Example (Richard Johnson)
Kidney Injury and Repair Biomarkers in Marathon Runners (Chirag Parikh)

Light refreshments and beverages will be served.

Click here to register.