COVID-19/Annual Meeting information

ACSM HQ will be providing updates about the status of the Annual Meeting on a dedicated webpage. As of March 10, the Annual Meeting is still expected to take place (see the email sent out today by clicking here). Keep an eye on your email and the ACSM webpage for COVID-19 updates. The BIG chairs will do our best to help make sure everyone gets the necessary information.

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Science of Running Shoe Session at ACSM Annual Meeting

At this year’s ACSM Annual Meeting in Minneapolis, footwear industry experts will gather to present a session on their diverse approaches to running show development and the science underlying how their shoes are made. The evaluation of those approaches, including how they influence shoe performance and injury prevention, will also be highlighted.

Friday, June 1st, from 11:45-12:45pm

Presenters are:
• Blayne Hettinga, Ph.D., Adidas, Sr. Manager Future Sport Science
• Eric Rohr, Brooks, Sr. Manager of Biomechanics
• Tony Post, Topo Athletic, CEO
• Steven Sashen, Xero Shoes, CEO

The session will be moderated by:
• Heather Vincent, Ph.D., FACSM
• Kevin Vincent, M.D., Ph.D, FACSM

This session is sponsored by Adidas, Brooks Running, Topo Athletic and Xero Shoes

2018 ACSM BIG Awards

ACSM BIG members,

The application process is open for BIG Awards:

  • ACSM Biomechanics Interest Group – Motion Analysis Career Achievement Award
  • ACSM Biomechanics Interest Group – AMTI Young Scientist Award
  • Student Research Awards
  • Student Travel Awards
  • Best Abstract Award

Deadline for submission is March 31, 2018. See Awards page for submission instructions.

All submissions are to be emailed to

See you in Minneapolis!

Thank you Brian, welcome Max!

The Biomechanics Interest Group would like to thank Brian Noehren, PhD, FACSM (University of Kentucky) for serving as a chair and co-chair from 2013 – 2017. Thank you for your service and hard work for ACSM-BIG. We would also like to welcome Max Paquette, PhD from University of Memphis as our newest co-chair. Max joins the current co-chairs Joe Seay, PhD (USARIEM), Susan Sigward, PhD, PT, ATC (University of Southern California), and Allison Gruber, PhD (Indiana University), as your 2017-2018 BIG co-chairs. We have already begun implementing the feedback we received at the 2017 ACSM annual meeting and welcome any additional feedback, questions, concerns, or suggestions. Please email us your feedback at our new BIG co-chair email address:

Ideas for 2016 sessions

Anyone got an idea they’d like to share for a symposium, colloquium, tutorial, or other invited session at ACSM 2016? Want to propose an idea but need co-presenters? Please feel free to add a comment to this post to get everyone’s ideas flowing. Remember, the submission deadline for these proposals is June 22, 2015–the Biomechanics content of the ACSM meeting is only as good as we make it!

Best Resources for Biomechanics Evidence-Based Practice

Dear BIG members,

ACSM has recently invested in the development of a new web-based resource called MOSAIC. MOSAIC is a Resource Center and Evidence Library designed to house the graded evidence used in the development of ACSM Position Stands, as well as a variety of other high-level resources that are relevant to those in Sports Medicine and Exercise Science.
MOSAIC is not meant to be an all-encompassing repository, nor will it search for resources external to the MOSAIC platform (i.e., Google-lite). ACSM’s goal is to populate MOSAIC with resources that will be of benefit to our members, with the aim to provide a central repository for these resources for our members to view and download. Thus, we are seeking your input in identifying resources that are of high quality, trustworthy, and meet the needs of our members.

Help us by adding your comment to this post with your suggested resource. You can also help by “liking” someone else’s suggestion. We will choose from the most popular suggestions to get a final first-pass list that we send on to ACSM leadership.


Please use the following criteria to identify a top resource. Along with the details, select one or more of the criteria listed below that you used to identify the resource:
Title of Resource:
Type of Resource (book, research article, website URL, newsletter, lecture, etc.):
Author(s) of Resource:
Year, volume, pages (if published work):
This resource is:
(a) a resource that you personally use frequently in your work, research, or teaching
(b) a resource from a trusted organization (eg., scientific statement from AHA)
(c) a resource deemed as “game changing” in your field
(d) a resource from a peer-reviewed journal
(e) Other (Please describe)

Thanks very much for your help in making MOSAIC a great library for the Sports Medicine community!


Your BIG Heads

Ajit, Jean, Brian, and Joe

Photos from 2014 BIG meeting

As many of you are working on applications for the 2015 BIG awards, we thought it might be nice to share some photos of the award winners from 2014. Apologies that I am in so many of them–we’ll do better about that this year (unless Jean wants to be in all of them). Enjoy!


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