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Don't miss it: 57th Annual Meeting/World Congress early registration discount
New Team Physician Consensus Statement available
Call for Mentors: Inspire the Next Generation of Professionals
Policy Corner: New Position to Lead Global Health & Science Policy
ACSM gets moving on World Day for Physical Activity
Sports medicine & exercise science headlines

Don't Miss It: 57th Annual Meeting/World Congress Early Registration Discount
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Register by April 28 for savings of at least $50 off the post-April 28 price.

This year's Annual Meeting is bigger and better than ever ­ in addition to thousands of abstract presentations, numerous social events and opportunities for networking and continuing education credits, the inaugural World Congress on Exercise is Medicine gives attendees an opportunity to be part of "the world's prescription for health." Representatives from every continent will attend the World Congress beginning Tuesday, June 1, and the opening ceremony, expert forum, hands-on workshops and dynamic keynote speakers are not to be missed.

Registrations to both conferences are included with your Annual Meeting registration!

New Team Physician Consensus Statement Available
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For the 11th-consecutive year, ACSM has partnered with other leading health organizations to produce a comprehensive consensus statement for team physicians. The 2010 statement, featured in the April issue of Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise®, focuses on Selected Issues for the Master Athlete and the Team Physician. The manuscript includes special medical considerations for the master athlete, treatment options, and need-to-knows for the team physician. Click here to access the article for free.

Stanley Herring, M.D., FACSM, chair of ACSM’s Clinical Sports Medicine Leadership Committee, serves as the facilitator for Team Physician Consensus Statement series. Margot Putukian, M.D., FACSM, and W. Ben Kibler, M.D., FACSM, serve as primary authors. The master athlete document is a collaboration of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM),American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM), American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine (AOASM), and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM).

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Call for Mentors: Inspire the Next Generation of Professionals
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Make a difference in as little as 15 minutes a week!

ACSM is proud to announce a new benefit of membership geared toward mentoring future leaders in sports medicine and exercise science and providing members with a rewarding volunteer experience.

The College has partnered with MentorNet, a top-quality e-mentoring network, to pair ACSM members with university students pursuing studies and careers in sports medicine and exercise science.

Since this is an online program, you can spend as little as 15 minutes a week based on your schedule, for eight months, to help improve student retention and success in these critical fields.

Choose from the following categories:
  • Basic and Applied Science
  • Education & Allied Health-Sports Medicine
  • Medicine
Sign up today, ­ you'll be glad you did!

Frequently Asked Questions about Becoming a Mentor.

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Policy Corner: New Position to Lead Global Health & Science Policy
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Sean Keefer Brings Government, International Experience

ACSM's newest staff position reflects the College’s focus on public policy and increasingly global involvement. Sean Keefer began April 16 as Director of Global Health and Science Policy. His duties include state and federal government relations with an emphasis on health and science policy. Sean will review and educate on relevant legislation, conduct issue research and analysis, create policy statements, provide advocacy training, and coordinate the ACSM Key Contacts network and member/advocate program. These duties will have him working closely with College leadership, staff and consultants such as ACSM’s government relations counsel in Washington, D.C.

Sean Keefer’s previous experience includes government service as legislative director, public information officer and administrator. Previously, he was a consultant on legislative, regulatory and international issues. Fluent in Spanish, Sean has worked and studied in South America and Europe. He attended Indiana and Georgetown Universities, concentrating on political science, international relations and global public policy. Sean says he is looking forward to helping guide and implement ACSM’s advocacy agenda.

ACSM Gets Moving on World Day for Physical Activity
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April 6, 2010, marked World Day for Physical Activity – and ACSM demonstrated the philosophy “Think globally, act locally” by sponsoring an event in the College’s home city of Indianapolis. Participants in exercise classes hosted by the Indianapolis Housing Agency received T-shirts and information about World Day for Physical Activity and Agita Mundo. ACSM’s partnership with Agita Mundo and its governing body, CELAFISCS, extends beyond World Day; the College is exploring ways to further develop Exercise is Medicine in Latin America.

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Exercise and Science Headlines

Headlines include recent stories in the media on sports medicine and exercise science topics and do not reflect ACSM statements, views or endorsements. Headlines are meant to inform members on what the public is reading and hearing about the field.


Weighing the Evidence on Exercise
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How exercise affects body weight is one of the more intriguing and vexing issues in physiology. Exercise burns calories, no one doubts that, and so it should, in theory, produce weight loss, a fact that has prompted countless people to undertake exercise programs to shed pounds. Without significantly changing their diets, few succeed. “Anecdotally, all of us have been cornered by people claiming to have spent hours each week walking, running, stair-stepping, etc., and are displeased with the results on the scale or in the mirror,” wrote Barry Braun, an associate professor of kinesiology at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, in the American College of Sports Medicine’s February newsletter. More

Study: Physical Activity Can Boost Student Performance
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Physical activity improves kids' fitness and lowers their risk of obesity. And now a government review of research shows that kids who take breaks from their class work to be physically active during the school day are often better able to concentrate on their school work and may do better on standardized tests. More
Note: ACSM issued a similar study in 2006.
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