May 30 – June 3, 2017 • Denver, Colorado

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Come to ACSM’s Annual Meeting in May and “friend” or connect with more than 6,000 of your peers in exercise science and sports medicine. Looking for career advice, mentoring, top-tier educational sessions, information about best practices, networking and social opportunities with other students? The annual meeting is where you’ll want to be!


Graduate and Early Career Day Preconference and Lab Fair

3:00 – 5:30 p.m. General Session and Breakout Sessions
5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Inaugural ‘lab fair’

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.

Click here for additional details.


Student Colloquium
Finding, Applying and Hiring: How to Transition to an Employee in Academia and Industry
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Hyatt: Capitol Ballroom 5

This session is designed to show students the application and hiring process for greater understanding about what job searches entail. Experts will present about proper materials, what a search committee looks like, industry HR and salary negotiation.

Academia Track

  • Barry Braun, FACSM, Colorado State University
  • Monika Fleshner, University of Colorado-Boulder
  • Jennifer Sacheck, FACSM, Tufts University

Industry Track

  • Lanay Mudd

10th Annual Student Bowl

7:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Cheer on your regional chapter at the 10th annual Student Bowl. In this popular event, students face off in a friendly, Jeopardy-style competition showcasing their sports medicine and exercise science knowledge. Teams qualify to participate by winning their regional events and/or being nominated by their ACSM Regional Chapter. For more information about a regional bowl event near you, contact your local ACSM Regional Chapter. Visit the ACSM website for a list of Regional Chapters and contact information.

President’s Cup Poster Competition

Wednesday, May 31, 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Hotel: Capitol Ballroom Foyer

Over the past six months, each regional chapter selected a student winner from their annual meeting who will have the opportunity to showcase their research at the meeting. The winning posters will be on public display where judges will have the opportunity to hear the students explain their research, ask questions and evaluate presentations. Winners will be announced by 7:00 p.m.

3:30 – 5:00 p.m. Regional winners must post their abstract
5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Posters available for viewing
6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Regional winners on site at their poster for judges
7:05 2017 President’s Cup winner announced

To see how to be involved in your regional chapter, click here.



Meet the Expert Networking Session

12:00 – 12:45 P.M.

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. Set yourself apart from your peers by attending the sessions that could change your career. Several of ACSM’s esteemed leaders have agreed to be a part of this hour lunch/networking session:

  • Barry Braun, FACSM
  • William W. Dexter, FACSM
  • Monika Fleshner
  • Judith A. Flohr, FACSM
  • James Hill, FACSM
  • Mary Lloyd Ireland, FACSM
  • Leonard A. Kaminsky, FACSM
  • Renee Rogers
  • Jennifer M. Sacheck, FACSM
  • Dixie Stanforth, FACSM



Student Lounge

There will be a special area in the convention center where students can gather. Look for signage on site so you can stop by, take a load off your feet, and meet fellow students, make new friends and read over your Annual Meeting materials.


Student Volunteer Program

Are you interested in cutting costs off your registration? You may save money by dedicating at least four hours of time working for ACSM at the Annual Meeting. Send your registration confirmation email to to receive more information and scheduling opportunities.


Student Help Desk

Representatives from the Student Affairs Committee will be there to help you navigate the exciting week of presentations and special events during the Annual Meeting.