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Off to ACSM & Learning about what's new in Sports Medicine

Off to ACSM & Learning about what's new in Sports Medicine

Even Scientists have to pay attention to what is new in their field.  While we all read articles in the Sports Medicine journals, those articles are not the newest information available.  For the newest discoveries, findings, and applications, we all attend 'meetings'.  Sometimes these meetings are held on the state-level, sometimes the regional level, and sometimes the national / international level.  This week sees the annual meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), one of the largest gatherings of Exercise and Sports Scientists in the world.  In fact, almost 40% of the papers presented at last year's ACSM were from international sports scientists so there is no doubt that the annual ACSM meeting is international in scope.

This year, there will be over 1500 presentations over a four day period (yep, there is a lot packed in) presenting the newest and most original findings in Sports Medicine.  For those of us "in the business" it is a time to see old friends, find out what are the newest discoveries, and generally focus on nothing but sports medicine for four days. 

This year, the Huffines is going to work to keep you up to date with some of the coolest and newest findings from ACSM.  Not only am I going, but two of our Huffines Volunteers, David Ferguson and Emily Schmitt are attending the meeting.  All three of us will be releasing tweets on the Huffines Twitter account whenever we see or hear something new or cool.  So, if you haven't yet, run on over to Twitter, sign up for an account, and follow the Hufines Institute.  You won't be sorry! 

Until next week, I hope you have an active and healthy week...




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