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ACSM Convenes Scientific Roundtable in D.C. This Week

With funding support from Kaiser Permanente, ACSM is convening a scientific roundtable entitled, "Call to Action on Making Physical Activity Assessment and Prescription a Medical Standard of Care," on Monday and Tuesday of this week (April 27-28) at the Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health in Washington, D.C. The goals of the roundtable include creating a call to action plan for advancing physical activity as the standard of care within the medical community and developing a manuscript for publication that summarizes the recommendations and tasks for the call to action.

As the roundtable chair, Robert E. Sallis, M.D., FACSM, is facilitating discussion on three modules during the two-day meeting. The modules include:
  • Medical Society Organizational Buy-In
  • Reaching Practicing Clinicians
  • Medical School Curricula
In addition to Dr. Sallis, esteemed ACSM members and volunteers participating include: Aaron Baggish, M.D., FACC, FACSM; Wojtek Chodzko-Zajko, Ph.D., FACSM; Ted Eytan, M.D., M.S., MPH; Barbara Fletcher, RN, MN, FAHA; Barry Franklin, Ph.D., FACSM; Andrew Gregory, M.D., FACSM; Elizabeth Joy, M.D., MPH, FACSM; Lisel Loy, JD; Gordon Matheson, M.D., Ph.D., FACSM; Jason Matuszak, M.D., FAAFP; Patrick McBride, M.D., MPH, FACC; Francis O’Connor, M.D., MPH, FACSM, COL; James Puffer, M.D., FACSM; Jennifer Trilk, Ph.D. and Janet Williams, M.A. more


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