WHAT: The American College of Sports Medicine’s 61st Annual Meeting, 5th World Congress on Exercise is Medicine® and World Congress on the Role of Inflammation in Exercise, Health and Disease. Internationally recognized authorities in sports medicine and exercise science present keynote lectures, research presentations, panel discussions and workshops. Media who attend will have access to experts presenting at and attending the meetings.

Featured sessions on the newest research topics include:• Maximizing Exercise Training and Performance• The Placebo Effect in Sports• Promoting Physical Activity in Diverse Communities• Physical Activity to Prevent Disability• Skeletal Muscle Issues• Future of Stress Testing• Women and ACL Damage• Impact of Frequent Sitting on Quality of Life• Diabetic Athletes• VO2 Max Measurement for Performance, Fitness, and Disease Prevention• High Altitude and Sports Medicine• Cellular Basis of Heat Stroke and Injury• And much more original science; more than 2,500 abstracts will be presented

For a complete schedule of sessions, download the advance program.

The 5th World Congress on Exercise is Medicine, held in conjunction with the ACSM Annual Meeting, will discuss topics like health care integration, implications of physical activity on community health, exercise in special populations, and more.NEW this year: World Congress on the Role of Inflammation in Exercise, Health and Disease. Programming will highlight new approaches for the practice of medicine and prevention of injury and disease related to inflammation in the body.

WHEN: May 27 – 31, 2014

WHERE: Orange County Convention Center West & Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, Florida

WHO: More than 6,000 participants – including internationally recognized sports medicine physicians, researchers and educators – will attend the meeting.The World Congress draws public health experts, government officials, scientists and advocates from six continents. Many of these experts will be available for media interviews.

MEDIA NOTES: Registration for the 2014 ACSM Annual Meeting and World Congress on Exercise is Medicine is free for members of the media. ACSM staff will be on-site to help coordinate interviews and photo opportunities with these experts.

For more information or to reserve your credentials, please email your name and media outlet to Annie Spencer at [email protected].

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