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May 2014 ACSM Selected Board Actions

The ACSM board of trustees convened at the 2014 Annual Meeting, working through a full agenda and a number of key topics critical to the life of the organization and its members.

A number of new officer candidates were approved for the 2015 Officer and Trustee Election. Additional candidates will be approved next month. The entire slate of approved officers and trustees will be shared in a future issue of Sports Medicine Bulletin.

Per constitutional requirement, the ACSM Nominating Committee announces a call for nominations each year for the positions of president-elect, vice president and trustee. All nominees must be ACSM Fellows. ACSM’s policy is to rotate leadership among three interest areas of Education & Allied Health, Basic & Applied Science, and medicine. Chapter and international representation is also required among trustees. To submit a nomination for 2016, click here for a form.

In support of ACSM’s focus on addressing solutions for obesity, the trustees approved funding for a consultant to assist with a marketing and branding campaign that will promote a new ACSM obesity awareness initiative leveraging complex energy balance concepts.

Based on the success and expanding international influence of the Exercise is Medicine Program®, the board of trustees also recommended moving the Exercise is Medicine Advisory Board from a task force to standing committee status. The recommendation will be voted on by the fellows at the 2015 Business Meeting. The EIM Advisory Board will serve as a standing committee until the official vote is taken and registered at the 2015 Business Meeting.

Trustees also approved key directions and plans presented by the Publications and Health and Science Policy Committees that support the ACSM SOAR strategic plan. All other committees will complete their key directions by this fall. The committee key directions and plans will ensure ongoing alignment with ACSM’s overall strategy.

Other reports heard by the board of trustees included the ACSM Foundation, Exercise is Medicine®, America Fitness Index™ and Health Club Standards and Accreditation. more

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