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Last day of early registration for Annual Meeting, World Congress
Key organizations meet at ACSM for strategic summit on concussion in youth sports
SHAPE magazine joins ACSM American Fitness Index™ as media partner
Globalization of EIM expands into Central and South America
ACSM research awards: Apply by March 5 deadline
Policy Corner: Committee holding hearings on Let’s Move campaign
Sports medicine & exercise science headlines

Last Day of Early Registration for Annual Meeting, World Congress
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Save more than $100 on your registration for the ACSM Annual Meeting and inaugural World Congress on Exercise is Medicine™! Register by the end of the day and receive the discounted price for these two educational scientific meetings.

Full access to both meetings is included in your registration. The World Congress features hands-on, practical-application workshops, perfectly complimented by the research presented at the 57th ACSM Annual Meeting.

Register now!

Key Organizations Meet at ACSM for Strategic Summit on Concussion in Youth Sports
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National sport governing bodies and medical experts from across the United States gathered at the ACSM National Center last week to devise strategies for youth concussion prevention, awareness and education.

Stanley Herring, M.D., FACSM, moderated the discussion. Herring has been instrumental in ACSM’s leadership of the concussion initiative and the passage of the Zackery Lystedt Law in Washington State. The Lystedt Law requires young athletes suspected of sustaining a concussion to be cleared by a medical professional before returning to play.

Summit participants included the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA Football, the National Collegiate Athletic Association, and many more. Outcomes will include concussion awareness, education and advocacy initiatives.

For more information, contact publicinfo@acsm.org.

SHAPE Magazine Joins ACSM American Fitness Index as Media Partner
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The ACSM American Fitness Index™ (AFI) program is excited to announce SHAPE magazine as its National Media Partner, beginning in 2010. As part of the 2010 AFI rankings release, look for a special story in the June issue of SHAPE about the 10 highest-ranking AFI cities and what makes the communities ideal for health and fitness.

SHAPE has long been supportive of ACSM and serves as the main sponsor for the Josephine L. Rathbone Memorial Breakfast Honoring ACSM’s Women, held each year during the Annual Meeting.

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Globalization of EIM expands into Central and South America
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EIM's worldwide growth continues! After recent meetings with representatives in England and China, the program garnered attention in numerous other countries last week at the Physical Activity Network of the Americas meeting in Colombia, South America.

Attendees at the conference - including organizational representatives from North, South and Central America - learned about Exercise is Medicine and its positive impact on public health. Multiple countries, including Colombia, Mexico, Ecuador and the Caribbean, committed to creating EIM task forces in their homelands.

The inaugural World Congress on Exercise is Medicine (June 1-5, Baltimore) will serve as the culmination of these global efforts. Are you registered? Click here for more details.

ACSM Research Awards: Apply by March 5 Deadline
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Don’t miss out on new investigator, student and visiting scholar awards from ACSM! Each year, ACSM awards individuals who have excelled in health-related research. For more information about each of the awards or to apply, please view the research awards page. All applications must be submitted by March 5!

Policy Corner: Committee Holding Hearings on Let's Move Campaign
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This week the House Education and Labor Committee and the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee are holding hearings that follow up on First Lady Michelle Obama’s stated focus on combating childhood obesity. In early February, the First Lady started a national campaign entitled Let’s Move, which places a high priority on physical activity. As these issues continue to be a priority for policy makers, ACSM will search for opportunities to inform Members of Congress and advocate for the inclusion of physical activity in relevant legislation or programs. For more information, visit the Let's Move Web site or read the White House press release.

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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.

Early-pregnancy Weight Gain Linked to Gestational Diabetes
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Adding pounds during the first trimester can increase the danger of the disease, which can affect both the mother and infant even after birth. More

Exercise Can Quiet Anxiety That Comes With Illness
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People suffering from anxiety can find some relief through regular exercise, University of Georgia researchers report. More

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