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Oct. 22-23: NACSM Sports Medicine Conference

The theme for this year’s conference is “Fatigue: Physiology, Nutrition, and Performance.”

2015-10-26
Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release, 10-20-2015

Mankato, Minn. – Approximately 350 faculty, staff, students and working sports medicine professionals from North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Nebraska, and Minnesota will attend the 40th Annual Northland Regional Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine Conference on Thursday and Friday in the Centennial Student Union Ballroom at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

The theme for this year’s conference is “Fatigue: Physiology, Nutrition, and Performance.”

Sign-in for the two-day conference begins at 11:45 a.m. Thursday, with the conference starting at 1 p.m. Thursday. The conference will conclude at approximately 12:15 p.m. Friday. A detailed conference schedule is available online.

Keynote presenters include Robert W. Pettitt, professor in Minnesota State Mankato’s Department of Human Performance; Michael Joyner, a medical doctor who is a professor of anesthesiology for the Mayo Clinic; and Edward F. Coyle, a professor of kinesiology and health education and director of the Human Performance Laboratory at the University of Texas at Austin.

For more information, contact conference site coordinator Mary Visser, professor of human performance at Minnesota State Mankato and also the president of the Minnesota State Mankato Faculty Association. Visser may be reached by phone at 507-389-2672 or by email at mary.visser@mnsu.edu.

The Northland Regional Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine (NACSM) is a diverse group of professionals and students dedicated to the advancement of sports medicine and exercise science. NACSM is one of 12 regional chapters of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). States in the region are Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota. The regional chapter also welcomes members from neighboring states and Canadian provinces. The chapter seeks to communicate scientific information, provide stimulation, support, and a forum for research; foster professional peer interaction and career growth. NACSM adheres to the mission of the American College of Sports Medicine on a regional level.

The Department of Human Performance is part of the College of Allied Health and Nursing at Minnesota State Mankato.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 15,193 students, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, which comprises 31 state institutions.

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