ACSM

2017 ACSM Annual Meeting Recap

Yasuki Sekiguchi, MS, CSCS, Assistant Director of Athlete Performance

 

The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Annual Meeting was held in Denver, CO from May 30-June 3. Most of the KSI staff attended this outstanding conference and they were honored with the opportunities to present their research. We had great discussion with the audiences and received critical feedback for future work via these presentations.

  • Douglas J. Casa, PhD, ATC, FACSM- Catastrophic Heat and Exertional-Related Conditions among Athletes
  • Robert A. Huggins, PhD, ATC- Biomarkers of Endocrine, Muscle, and Inflammatory Health Track Training Loads of a Collegiate Soccer Season

  • William M. Adams, PhD, ATC- Monitoring Cardiovascular, Hepatic, Renal, and Hematological Markers of Health in Collegiate Soccer Players
  • Yuri Hosokawa, PhD, ATC- Outcomes from a Modified Heat Tolerance Test to Track Thermal Strain

  • Samantha E. Scarneo, MS, ATC- Assessing the Reliability and Validity of an Objective Method of Measuring Postural Stability: Preliminary Data

  • Luke N. Belval, MS, ATC, CSCS- Comparison of Rectal Temperature Prediction Models Utilizing Machine Learning

  • Ryan M. Curtis, MS, ATC, CSCS- Starters and Non-starters Require Separate Load Monitoring and Analyses Throughout a Collegiate Soccer Season
  • Rachel K. Katch, MS, ATC- Weighted Heat Stress Score as a Predictor of Rectal Temperature in a Warm Weather Race

  • Courteney L. Benjamin, MS, CSCS- Monitoring Markers of Nutrition Status Throughout a Collegiate Soccer Season

  • Gabrielle EW. Giersch, MS- The Effect of the Cypla2 -163 c>A Polymorphism on the Metabolism of Caffeine and Effect on Performance

  • Yasuki Sekiguchi, MS, CSCS- Thirst Modulates Cycling Performance in the Heat in Dehydrated Males
  • Andrea R. Fortunati, MS, ATC- Monitoring Markers of Oxygen Transport Throughout a Collegiate Soccer Season
  • Brad D. Endres, BS, ATC- Epidemiology of Sudden Death in American Youth Sports.

 

 

Furthermore, the ACSM annual meeting provided great opportunities to meet with former colleagues. The University of Connecticut Alumni Association Reception was held on Thursday night (6/1). A lot of attendees spent time with old friends and shared current work with them. This kind of reunion always enables us to recall great memories and have energy for future work. We are grateful for all of the people who helped coordinate this event.

 

 

This conference also allows attendees to make new relationships with other professionals through attending various sessions and meetings. These opportunities lead KSI staff to obtain further knowledge, skills and new ideas. They certainly help to develop KSI and execute our mission “to provide research, education, advocacy and consultation to maximize performance, optimize safety and prevent sudden death for the athlete, soldier and laborer.” The KSI staff members are thankful to all of the presenters and attendees for their contributions to this field as well as helping make this conference one where individuals who are passionate about similar topics can meet, collaborate, and enjoy one another. We look forward to seeing everyone again soon!!!

 

Medical and Science Advisory Board Meeting

KSI Med Sci Board

By Lesley Vandermark, Director of Research

On the heels of our uber-successful board meeting and fundraiser gala in early May, KSI held our annual Medical and Science Advisory Board meeting on May 26th, in conjunction with the 62nd annual American College of Sports Medicine Symposium in sunny San Diego, CA. KSI staff members and the MSAB members had the opportunity to discuss progress with on-going initiatives like the Mission Heat Safety Pledge, and discuss future initiatives and directions over a nice dinner. This meeting was an important opportunity for our MSAB to meet and talk about potential collaborations with our new Chief Medical Advisor, Dr. John Jardine.

We also updated the MSAB on our on-going and upcoming research projects. KSI will be going to the Falmouth Road Race to provide medical coverage and perform research on thermoregulation and heat illness with the race participants. Additionally over the next 6 months KSI will be doing research in a field that continues to gain importance in athletics, wearable technology. We also discussed our upcoming travel plans and public appearances. Don’t miss a chance to meet the staff and board members, and pickup information, at the National Athletic Trainers’ Association 66th Clinical Symposium in St. Louis, MO at the end of June.

Several corporate and supply partners were also in attendance, showing continued support of our research and education initiatives. Additionally, one of our educational partners, Jones & Bartlett Learning attended to give an update on our progress with the online continuing education course on preventing sudden death in sport. The course should be available this summer, and is a great resource for athletic trainers in need of evidence-based practice (EBP) CEUs due in December.