Today’s Highlights from the ACSM Annual Meeting: Saturday, May 31

Released: 31-May-2014 8:00 AM EDT
Source Newsroom: American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
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Newswise — The 61st ACSM Annual Meeting brings more than 6,000 physicians, scientists, educators, students and others to the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, May 27-31. At the same time, the fifth World Congress on Exercise is Medicine® (EIM) will convene some of the world’s leading physical activity and health experts to build on the global charter launched in 2010. EIM sessions are held at The Rosen Centre Hotel.

For more information or to schedule interviews, contact Paul Branks at pbranks@acsm.org or 317-292-3007.

Today’s Selected Scientific Sessions:

THE TOLL OF INACTIVITY ON MENTAL HEALTH

Researchers have been warning of the risks of sedentary behavior as it relates to physiological health for decades. Studies are now examining the correlation of sedentary time and its impact on psychological and mental health. In a tutorial lecture, Laura Ellingson from the University of Wisconsin-Madison will cover research-to-date regarding the psychological/mental health correlates of sedentary time, intervention strategies and next steps to address the risks of a sedentary lifestyle. Ellingson will also discuss the methods currently used to measure sedentary behavior and lessons learned from each method.

Location: Orange County Convention Center – 307 A
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 8:50 a.m.

SYMPOSIUM ADDRESSES THE SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF CHILDHOOD OBESITY

Combatting childhood obesity is complicated by the social constructs of underserved families. Nailah Coleman, FACSM, from the Children’s National Health System in Washington, D.C., will lead a symposium addressing the social determinants of health in childhood obesity and strategies to address these factors in prevention and treatment. The symposium’s presenters will offer evidence-based strategies in community prevention programs that target youth and in clinical practice.

Location: Orange County Convention Center – 205
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

DO OLDER ADULTS EXPEND MORE ENERGY TO MOVE?

There is an emerging debate about whether older adults expend more, less, or the same amount of metabolic energy to produce muscular force and work compared with young adults. A portion of this disagreement arises from varying definitions and casual use of relevant terminology such as “efficiency”. In a symposium co-chaired by Ross Miller of the University of Maryland and Jane Kent-Braun, FACSM, from the University of Massachusetts, the energy cost of muscle activity in older adults will be addressed. The symposium will focus on potential mechanisms for age-related differences in the energy cost of muscular activity at the whole-body, individual muscle, and cellular levels, with emphases on healthy aging, physical performance, pathology, and implications for exercise and mobility.

Location: Orange County Convention Center – 306
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

CONNECTING SUSTAINABLE FOOD SYSTEMS AND HEALTHY LIFESTYLES

As a follow-up to an ACSM-organized symposium on the ActivEarth Network, Nanna Meyer, FACSM, from the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs, will discuss the co-benefits of physical activity and sustainability on health outcomes. The tutorial lecture will explore the connection of healthy lifestyles, nutrition and sustainability.

Location: Orange County Convention Center – 306
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 8:50 a.m.

RESEARCH SHOWCASE: CARDIOVASCULAR RESPONSES TO RESISTANCE EXERCISE

Chair Linda Pescatello, FACSM, of the University of Connecticut presents “Cardiovascular Responses to Resistance Exercise” in a poster session highlighting eight of the latest studies on the topic.

Location: Orange County Convention Center – 101 A
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

RESEARCH SHOWCASE: COGNITIVE FUNCTION IN ENVIRONMENTAL EXTREMES

Chair Matt Ganio from the University of Arkansas presents “Cognitive Function in Environmental Extremes” in a poster session highlighting six of the latest studies on the subject.

Location: Orange County Convention Center – 101 B
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.


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