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In this issue:

Active Voice: ACSM President's Message – "Leaning Into ACSM"
60th Annual Meeting Kicks off Next Week in Indianapolis
Policy Corner: Become a Key Contact; Advocacy Training Offered at Annual Meeting
2013 National Walking Summit: Call for Proposals
Don’t Miss Free Online Content and New iPad App from Current Sports Medicine Reports
Sports Medicine & Exercise Science Headlines
 
 


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Active Voice: ACSM President's Message — "Leaning Into ACSM"
By Janet Walberg Rankin, Ph.D., ACSM President
Janet W. Rankin, Ph.D., FACSM, is a professor in the Department of Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise at Virginia Tech, where she also serves as associate dean of the Graduate School. As our ACSM President, Dr. Rankin has worked with ACSM’s Program Committee to develop a cohesive and diverse program of research and educational content for our 2013 Annual Meeting and World Congress on Exercise is Medicine®, which will be held in Indianapolis from May 28 – June 1.

In her book, Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, observes that we sometimes limit our own success by underestimating our abilities or holding back from a challenging situation. She recommends that we “lean in” – take risks, pursue leadership positions and figure out the practical issues later. Although Sandberg focuses most of her comments toward women, this concept can apply to all of us as we look at our careers and involvement in ACSM. The ACSM members who are most satisfied tend to be those who have “leaned in” to take on responsibilities in projects and leadership — even when they weren’t sure they could handle it. The feelings of contribution, accomplishment and impact are powerful motivators. Most of us are yearning to do something that matters…beyond ourselves. Involvement in ACSM is one way to accomplish that.

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  • 60th Annual Meeting Kicks off Next Week in Indianapolis

    Annual Meeting attendees: We're excited to welcome you to our home city of Indianapolis next week. Don't forget that you can access all of the abstracts for the meeting electronically using the online program planner or searchable PDFs.

    Stay connected throughout the week through social media. Follow @ACSMnews for up-to-date news and announcements about the conference. Use the hashtag #ACSMannualmtg in your tweets to share key points, note exceptional presenters and recognize your colleagues throughout the week. Plus – become a fan of the American College of Sports Medicine on Facebook to view photos from the meeting updated daily.

    For more information about Indianapolis, please see www.visitindy.com.

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    Policy Corner: Become a Key Contact; Advocacy Training Offered at Annual Meeting

    What does it take to be an ACSM Key Contact? What kind of information is a member of Congress looking for in a presentation? Is it important to communicate with the staff of a Member of Congress? How important is it to contact our legislators? What is an ACSM Action Alert?

    ACSM member-advocates represent a gamut of expertise, from scientists to physicians to educators and health and fitness professionals. Each brings unique insights and perspectives to help policy makers and staffs inform their decisions. While many are involved citizens who participate in town hall meetings, campaign for candidates or issues, or engage in dialogue and debate, few have the deep experience of political professionals. Fortunately, citizen advocacy requires little more than the desire to influence policy and the time it takes to meet with officials or to contact them by phone or email.

    Monte Ward, Vice President of Government Relations, will provide an in-depth training session to arm the busy ACSM professional with the tools to engage in the important, fulfilling activities of advocacy. The Advocacy 101 session will be held on Friday, May 31 at 6:30 am in the Indianapolis Convention Center, Room 201 (Media Room). No RSVP is required — but please plan on attending this important session.

    For more information, please email mward@acsm.org.

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    2013 National Walking Summit: Call for Proposals

    Kaiser Permanente, America Walks, and the Every Body Walk! collaborative, of which ACSM is a founding partner, are excited to host the first National Walking Summit in Washington, D.C. on October 1 - 3, 2013. The call for proposals is now open and closes June 10, 2013.

    The Summit Program Committee has opened a call for proposals for individuals and groups to actively participate in the Summit and offers the following information:


    We aim to show the best examples, point people towards real resources, and create engaging dialogues so that participants from a wide variety of disciplines will be empowered to improve the walkability of and increase walking in communities. We are seeking creative and innovative ways to engage the Summit participants, so we encourage you to think outside the box and send us your proposal.

    We are seeking proposals in the following areas:

    Capacity Building Sessions | 90 min - four hours
    Sessions will engage and propel participants' efforts to improve the walkability of and increase walking in communities. The time range for these sessions can vary greatly and can be held both in conference rooms and as walking / mobile labs.

    Mobile Tours | 90 min - four hours
    Sessions that are mostly or entirely held on foot and in the community: These can be structured as built environment learning labs, or as inspirational and recreational walks and tours.

    Presentation of Services and Tools | 20 min segments
    The Summit will highlight the myriad of effective services, strategies and tools that can support individuals, organizations, and communities to improve walkability and increase walking. These may include workshop offerings, on-line tools, subsidized consulting services, etc. The sessions will be structured as round-robin interaction, where participants spend 20 minutes at their preferred stations to learn about the services (presentations should be 5-7 minutes) and engage in a more intimate dialogue (13 - 15 minutes). All of the selected sessions will be listed in the program and on the conference website.

    Other!
    You have a great idea and want people to benefit from your wisdom and experience...share your creative idea(s) with us.

    SUBMISSION PROCESS
    The call for proposals is now open and closes June 10, 5PM EDT. We require a lead for each session. Please submit the proposal to walkingsummit@americawalks.org in Word or text format saved with the following name "lastname_firstname_proposal.ext"

    Contact
    Have a question? Drop us a note at walkingsummit@americawalks.org. Be on the lookout for more Summit details on sponsorships, scholarships, sessions and registration at www.walkingsummit.org.

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    Don't Miss Free Online Content and New iPad App from Current Sports Medicine Reports

    Check out the two free featured articles from the May/June 2013 issue of Current Sports Medicine Reports at www.acsm-csmr.org. Also, if you own an iPad, make sure to download the free app for Current Sports Medicine Reports in the Apple StoreSM, https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/current-sports-medicine-reports/id615235657?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D2. The May/June issue is now available for download on the app.

    The free featured articles for the May/June issue include, "Sideline Management from Head-to-Toe of the Skeletally Immature Athlete," by Christian M. Schupp, MD, FACSM, and Alysia Bedgood, MD; and "Eccentric Training for the Treatment of Tendinopathies," by Joseph M. Ihm, MD, and Bryan Murtaugh, MD. The articles are available free of charge on the journal’s website until July 12, so download your copies today.

    Current Sports Medicine Reports is the official clinical review journal of ACSM and is written specifically for ACSM physician members to provide a thorough review of the most current sports medicine literature. ACSM physician members receive an online subscription to this journal as a member benefit. Interested in print? ACSM physician members can purchase a print subscription of Current Sports Medicine Reports for only $15 per year. Contact ACSM Membership at 317.637.9200 x309 or email membership@acsm.org for details.

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    SPORTS MEDICINE & EXERCISE MEDICINE 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.


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    May 19 edition of Inside Indiana Business with Gerry Dick:
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    Adrian Hutber, Ph.D., ACSM’s vice president for Exercise is Medicine®, talks about the upcoming 60th ACSM Annual Meeting and fourth World Congress on Exercise is Medicine.
    Click on "Health Conference to Focus on Benefits of Exercise."

    In the same program Thomas Dompier, Ph.D., president of the Datalys Center for Sports Injury Research and Prevention, of which ACSM is a founding partner, talks about their ongoing study of youth football injuries.
    Click on "Exclusive: Major Youth Football Study Highlights Injuries."

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    About 79% of adults don't meet the physical activity guidelines that advise getting at least 2½ hours a week of moderate-intensity aerobic activity such as brisk walking, or one hour and 15 minutes a week of vigorous-intensity aerobic activity, such as jogging. Plus, the guidelines recommend that adults do muscle-strengthening activities, such as push-ups, sit-ups or exercise using resistance bands or weights. These activities should involve all major muscle groups and be done on two or more days a week, the guidelines say.

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