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Gender inequality? Blood doping? Post your comments!
Sign up now! New workshops at World Congress on Exercise is Medicine™
Joint Commission builds support for ACSM initiatives
Apply now: Travel awards for minority faculty, students
Policy Corner: ACSM positioned to work with First Lady on childhood obesity
Austin: One city, two meetings
President's Council selects new executive director
Sports medicine & exercise science headlines

Gender Inequality? Blood Doping? Post Your Comments at the ACSM Olympic/Paralympics Resource Center!
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With the Olympic Games in Vancouver in full swing, the ACSM Olympic/Paralympic Resource Center is following suit! The Resource Center is your one-stop shop for all things Olympics, featuring news and unique expert commentary on the sports medicine and exercise science aspects of the Games. Post your feedback on articles pertaining to:
  • Gender inequality in ski jumping
  • Blood doping detection
  • Bioenergetics and Olympic athletes
  • Much more
Interested in offering a deeper opinion about a health issue related to the Olympic or Paralympic Games? E-mail winterolympics@acsm.org.

Sign Up Now! New Workshops at World Congress on Exercise is Medicine
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Extend your ACSM Annual Meeting attendance by half a day to experience World Congress

Billed as "the world's prescription for health," the inaugural World Congress on Exercise is Medicine will feature global representation, keynote speakers - and several recently announced science-to-practice innovative workshops:
  • The Health Care Providers' Guide to the Effective Integration of Physical Activity into their Patients' Health Care Solutions
  • Exercise is Medicine™: From Systems Change to Globalization
  • The Extension of the Exercise Is Medicine Model: Clinical Interventions for Promoting Physical Activity and Reducing Health Disparities in Medically Underserved Populations
  • Making the Scientific and Evidence Argument for Exercise Is Medicine
  • Active Doctors, Active Patients: An Interactive Workshop
  • Connecting the World of Medicine and the World of Fitness
  • Reimbursement and Physical Activity Counseling
  • Making the Case for Physical Activity (+/- in Public Health): Using Cost and Cost Effectiveness Data for Science, Policy and Programs
The workshops will be led by speakers from the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control, universities from around the globe, and physicians from some of the largest hospital systems in the United States. More workshops will be added as the conferences draws closer.

Click here for more information about the World Congress - and don't forget the conference includes registration to the ACSM Annual Meeting! Register by March 3 for the early bird discount.

Joint Commission Builds Support for ACSM Initiatives
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The Joint Commission on Sports Medicine and Science – a collaborative of more than 40 organizations, including ACSM – held its annual meeting earlier this month in Charlotte, N.C. ACSM's goals and initiatives, from youth sports safety to the National Physical Activity Plan to physical activity advocacy, were featured educational sessions at the meeting.

The Joint Commission met at the Charlotte Motor Speedway and discussed human performance and safety in NASCAR. Attendees went through training as NASCAR pit crew members.

Apply Now: Travel Awards for Minority Faculty, Students
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Are you a minority faculty member or student hoping to travel to the ACSM Annual Meeting? A scholarship program offered by the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology caters to you. FASEB will provide travel awards to selected minority faculty members and students in biomedical behavioral science. Funding has been specifically designated for the ACSM Annual Meeting (June 1-5, Baltimore).

Click here to learn more about the Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) program and to apply for a travel award. Applications must be received by March 17. Forward this notice to your minority colleagues and students!

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Policy Corner: ACSM is Positioned to Work Closely with First Lady on Combating Childhood Obesity
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Last week, first lady Michelle Obama unveiled a national campaign to combat childhood obesity, a condition that affects one in three American children. The "Let's Move" initiative will encourage involvement from every sector – the public, nonprofit, and private sectors, as well as parents and youth – to help support and amplify the work of the Federal Government in improving the health of children. More

Austin: One City, Two Meetings
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ACSM's 14th-annual Health & Fitness Summit & Exposition will connect the science of sports medicine and practice for the fitness professional. With nine specialized tracks, opportunities for CECs, and innovative workouts included in the program, the conference promises the latest and greatest in health and fitness.

And, attendees can come to Austin a day early to learn strategies for implementing physical activity at the grassroots level. The National Association for Health & Fitness will hold its annual meeting in partnership with the ACSM Summit. For additional information or to register, visit the NAHF Web site at www.physicalfitness.org.

President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports Selects New Executive Director
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ACSM will continue working relationship with the Council

The President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports has identified its new leader. Howard Koh, M.D., the Department of Health & Human Services Assistant Secretary for Health, recently announced Shellie Pfoal as the Council's executive director. Pfoal is a past recipient of the Presidential Community Fitness Award and is the former executive director of Be Active North Carolina. ACSM will continue to work with the President's Council on a variety of health and fitness programs and goals.

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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.

People Watching Wallets Along with Weight
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People who decide they need a little help getting fit are doing more research before choosing someone to help them. More

Obese Children Twice as Likely to Die Before 55
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Obesity in children may pave the way to an early grave, a new study in the New England Journal of Medicine finds. More

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PortaMon: near infrared spectroscopy on the go!
The PortaMon is our wireless and portable NIRS system, smaller than a cell phone! The system measures on- or offline the tissue saturation of the muscle. Typical applications of the PortaMon are training evaluation, rehabilitation medicine, compartment syndrome, occupational health and many more. Watch the PortaMon on French television here.
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