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ACSM Annual Meeting 2019

ACSM’s 66th Annual Meeting, May 28th  – June 1st in Orlando, Florida, USA

The American College of Sports Medicine presents its annual congress on sports medicine, exercise science, and effects of physical activity next May in Orlando, USA. Hydration For Health is proud to hold a preconference session on May 28th, from 4:00pm to 7:00pm.

This year, the focus will be on cognitive performance in children and adults, and how physical activity and hydration plays an essential role in this. This pre-conference is divided into 2 parts. The first part is a session dedicated to experts in their fields presenting the latest evidences of the topics. The second part is dedicated to the younger generation, giving young researchers the opportunity to present their research during the “Pitch Your Science!” contest.

Part 1: Session on the latest advancements on the role of hydration and physical activities on cognitive performance in children and adults

Stavros Kavouras, FACSM | Arizona State University, USA

Childhood Physical Activity Effects on Brain & Cognition
Charles Hillman | Northeastern University, USA

The effect of hydration on cognition in children: results from the WITIkids intervention
Naiman Khan | University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

Effects of Exercise on Memory Function among Adults

Paul D. Loprinzi | University of Mississippi, USA

Dehydration and cognitive performance: results of a meta-analysis
Mindy Millard-Stafford, FACSM |Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

Part 2: “Pitch your Science!” Contest

For the first time at ACSM, candidates will pitch their research relevant to hydration in three minutes on stage. The winner is selected by the audience through a live vote and will win a travel grant that includes both flights and accommodation to attend the 2019 Hydration For Health conference in Evian, France.

The information flyer for this event is available below. While you are attending this conference, take a moment to fill out a short online questionnaire about hydration perceptions and practices!

Download the abstract book of the session here