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ACSM launches youth sports health coalition
Policy Corner: New PPE Coalition Bolstered by Public Opinion Survey
In case you missed it: U.S. Surgeon General to speak at Annual Meeting, World Congress
ACSM congratulates new Fellows
New issue of Fit Society focuses on fitness assessments, injury prevention
Call for presentations at ACSM collaborative conference
EIM featured on ESPN program
World Heart Games get cardiac patients up and moving
Sports medicine & exercise science headlines

ACSM launches youth sports health coalition
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Coalition focused on quality preparticipation evaluations; unites with large number of leading national organizations.

National Press Club event includes Congressman Mike McIntyre, Olympian Jim Ryun in support of-youth sports health and safety effort; support sought on Capitol Hill

An ACSM-organized news conference last Thursday announced not only an updated sports preparticipation physical evaluation guidelines for health care professionals, but a comprehensive youth sports and health coalition.

The news conference, held at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., unveiled the fourth edition of Preparticipation Physical Evaluation,-Former ACSM President and current ACSM Foundation President William Roberts, M.D., FACSM, and David Bernhardt, M.D., are co-editors of the book, along with David Bernhardt, M.D.. In addition to ACSM and the American Academy of Pediatrics, authoring organizations include the American Academy of Family Physicians, American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, and the American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine. In conjunction with the launch of the PPE guide, many other key organizations united to address myriad issues in youth sports and health: The PPE Coalition for Youth Sports Health & Safety. In addition to ACSM and the other authoring societies founding coalition partners include the National Athletic Trainers’ Association, the United States Anti-Doping Agency, the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, and others.

Policy Corner: New PPE Coalition Bolstered by Public Opinion Survey
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Representatives of dozens of organizations gathered at the National Press Club May 13 to call for widespread adoption of quality preparticipation physical evaluations (PPE) for youth athletes. The launch of the PPE Coalition for Youth Sports Health and Safety comes on the heels of a public survey in which 96 percent of Americans said such screenings are important. More

In Case You Missed It: U.S. Surgeon General to Speak at Annual Meeting, World Congress
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U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin, M.D., will join attendees at the 57th ACSM Annual Meeting and inaugural World Congress on Exercise is Medicine™ in Baltimore.

Dr. Benjamin will speak on Wednesday, June 2, and will also lead an on-site community health walk. This opportunity will give attendees the chance to join the nation's top physician to promote physical activity and health. She has made a major commitment to health promotion and disease prevention through active lifestyles.

ACSM is pleased to welcome Dr. Benjamin to the Annual Meeting and the World Congress!

The Surgeon General's appearance will be one of numerous exciting happening in Baltimore, in addition to cutting-edge scientific, medical, and public health programming. Register now!

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ACSM Congratulates New Fellows
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ACSM is pleased to recognize 47 new Fellows to the College this year. These members have achieved a high level of service within ACSM, and the College looks forward to their continued contributions.

Jeffrey Anderson, M.D. Christopher Hass, Ph.D.
Shawn Arent, Ph.D. Kate Heelan, Ph.D.
Chad Asplund, M.D. Tamara Hew-Butler, D.P.M., Ph.D.
Govindasamy Balasekaran, Ph.D. Peter Hofmann, Ph.D.
Carlo Baldari, Ph.D. Thomas Kernozek, Ph.D.
Melissa Benton, Ph.D. Heidi Kluess, Ph.D.
Vittorio Bianchi, M.D. Ryan Kohler, M.B., Ch.B.
Christopher Bickel, Ph.D. Jeff Konin, Ph.D.
James Borchers, M.D., M.P.H. Kevin Laudner, Ph.D.
Anne Boyd, M.D. Patrick Leary, D.O.
Donald Bredle, Ph.D. Chong-Do Lee, Ed.D.
David Buchner, M.D., M.P.H. Brian McFarlin, Ph.D.
Robert Chapman, Ph.D. Justin Moore, Ph.D.
Nisha Charkoudian, Ph.D. Charles Rice, Ph.D.
Brian Clark, Ph.D. Steven Riechman, Ph.D.
Gareth Davison, Ph.D. Robert Ross, Ph.D.
David DeGroot, Ph.D. Jeffrey Rupp, Ph.D.
Darren DeLorey, Ph.D. Jurgen Scharhag, M.D., Ph.D.
Scott Drum, Ph.D. Jason Siegler, Ph.D.
Paul Fadel, Ph.D. Mark Tillman, Ph.D.
Cynthia Ferrara, Ph.D. Juliane Wallace, Ph.D.
Kevin Ford, Ph.D. Craig Williams, Ph.D.
Ashraf Gorgey, P.T., Ph.D. Tongjian You, Ph.D.
Chris Gregory, Ph.D.

Interested in becoming an ACSM Fellow? Click here for the requirements and application.

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New Issue of Fit Society Focuses on Fitness Assessments, Injury Prevention
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ACSM members are invited to read the latest issue of ACSM’s Fit Society Page Newsletter – and to share the publication with patients, clients, family and friends.

The spring edition focuses on fitness assessments and injury prevention, and covers getting a professional fitness assessment, preventing knee and shoulder injuries, and more. Anthony Luke, M.D., FACSM, provides a helpful Q&A section, and Nancy Clark, R.D., FACSM, gives useful knowledge in her “The Athlete’s Kitchen” column.

Visit www.acsm.org/fitsociety for previous issues of Fit Society.

Call for Presentations at ACSM Collaborative Conference
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ACSM is an official collaborator on the Art and Science of Health Promotion conference, an annual event that strives to capture the science and implementation aspects of health promotion. Interested ACSM members should submit presentation proposals for the conference, to take place in Colorado Springs from March 21-25. Click here for deadline and submission information.

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Exercise is Medicine Prominently Featured on ESPN Program
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Exercise is Medicine was a prominent part of ESPN's track and field programming recently, thanks to an expanded partnership with USA Track and Field.

During the USA vs. The World at the Penn Relays event in late April, ESPN profiled EIM, the partnership, and the benefits of exercise. ACSM Board of Trustees member Stella Volpe, Ph.D., FACSM, was featured during the segment.

EIM and USA Track and Field will work closely to support one another’s community service initiatives through the partnership, promoting a healthier America and combating childhood obesity.

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ACSM'S World Heart Games Get Cardiac Patients Up and Moving
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Cardiac rehab patients "reclaimed the joy of sports" at the ACSM-organized World Heart Games May 14 and 15. The Games, held at Agnes Scott College near Atlanta, Ga., welcomed patients from around the country for an Olympic-style competition featuring events from bocce ball to basketball to bowling.

Many of the cardiac rehab patients I treat are eager to return to their active lifestyles,” said F. Stuart Sanders, M.D., FACSM, chair of the organizing committee for the event. “The World Heart Games allow them to do that. These special competitors have trained and prepared for the Games just like any athlete would.”

Check out photo and videos from the event in next week’s issue of SMB.

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.


Vigorous Exercise Linked with Stronger Hip Bones in Children
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Exercise doesn't just help kids improve their cardiovascular function, keep their weight down and make them more mentally acute -- it may also strengthen bones, according to a new study. More

With Long-Term Exercise, Being 80 Is Just a Number
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"My definition of aging is when you can't do the things physically that you used to do when you were years younger," said Golding, who led the exercise class until it was disbanded a couple of years ago because of logistical issues with parking and finding a meeting space on campus. "People who exercise regularly continue doing the things they used to do when they were in their 20s." More
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