May 28 – June 1, 2019 • Orlando, Florida


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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!

Stay tuned for more information about the 2019 Annual Meeting!


Student Colloquium
Career Manifesto: Thinking Outside the Box

Wed., May 29, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

This session is designed to introduce students to careers in industry, scientific writing, and non-tenure track positions in academia.

Introductory Remarks
Speaker: Kerri L. Vasold, B.S.
Midwest Chapter Representative, Student Affairs Committee
American College of Sports Medicine

PanelistsClick here for bios of the speakers.

Title: Maintaining a Research Agenda Outside of a University Setting
Speaker:  Jordan R. Moon, Ph.D., CSCS, EP-C
Executive Director of Research and Education
ImpediMed, Inc.
Carlsbad, CA

Title: From Lab Bench to Newsroom: How I Went from Doing Science to Writing About It
Speaker: Christie Aschwanden
Lead Writer for Science
New York, NY

Title: From Right Brain to Left Brain and Beyond
Speaker: Mary M. Yoke, Ph.D., M.A., M.M., FACSM
Visiting Lecturer
IUPUI, Indianapolis, IN
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

Networking Session

12th Annual Student Bowl

Wed., May 29  |  7:30 – 9:00 p.m.


Cheer on your regional chapter at the 12th annual Student Bowl. In this popular event, students face FB_studentbowl18off 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. A light reception is included.

President’s Cup Poster Competition

Thurs., May 30 |  2:00 – 5:15 p.m.


Regional winners post their abstract: 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Posters available for viewing: 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Regional winners at their poster for judges: 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Winner announced: 5:15 p.m.

Come and wish your regional chapter competitors luck toward winning the annual “president’s cup award.” Over the past several months, each regional chapter selected a student winner from their regional meeting who will have the opportunity to showcase their research at the ACSM Annual 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. Judges will then announce the winners after the judging ends at 5:00 p.m.


Student Lounge

Located in the poster area, Hall B. Stop by to relax, read your program and mingle with other students.

Student Help Desk

ACSM Student Affairs Committee members will staff the student help desk, located in the registration area. They are ready to answer your questions about the meeting.