Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting

Midwest Chapter

48th Annual Meeting

Midwest Chapter-ACSM

2020 Meeting has been postponed

As the outbreak of COVID-19 has been developing worldwide, the MWACSM Leadership has been closely tracking its impact within our Midwest community. Over the last several weeks, we have received notices from faculty across the Midwest who have been put on a travel ban from their institution. In addition, scholarship has been slowed and delayed for many faculty and students. Due to the limited number of members able to attend and present at our meeting, we are no longer able to host the high-caliber meeting that our attendees and exhibitors have come to expect.

After carefully weighing the current climate of our members as well as our duties to serve the Chapter, the Midwest ACSM Executive Board and Board of Directors have made the difficult decision to postpone the Annual MWACSM 2020 conference. We are looking forward to spending this time strengthening our Chapter and ramping up for a productive and successful meeting in 2021. We are also looking into alternatives ways to connect to our members over this next year, so please stay tuned to social media outlets and our newsletter for announcements.

We are looking forward to hosting our 2021 meeting at the Hilton-Oak Brook Hills Resort and Conference Center on November 4-6th. We will send updates as the meeting date gets closer. 

Thank you for you understanding and patience. We wish our Midwest members and families all the health and happiness. We look forward to seeing you next year.  


Midwest ACSM Executive Board

Jodee Schaben, Executive Director
Amy Gyorkos, Past-President
Derek Kingsley, Current-President
Katie Clark, President-Elect

2021 Meeting Information

Hilton-Oak Brook Hills

Resort & Conference Center - Oak Brook, IL

November 4-6, 2021



Pre-registration will be available online for a discounted price and can be found at this webpage as the meeting gets closer.


The exciting 2021 annual meeting schedule/program will be updated as the date gets closer. Announcements will be posted soon, please stay tuned!

Dinner on Your Own

  • The resort hosts three options for dining. We will however, likely overwhelm these restaurants with our numbers during our ‘dinner on your own’ evening (Friday 5-8PM). The area, however, is rich in options. We have included the list of nearby restaurants here. To ensure seating for large groups, make reservations ahead of time. 

Hotel Reservations

  • The Hilton Chicago / Oak Brook Hills Resort & Conference Center will serve as the hotel host for the conference. A block of rooms have been reserved for a discounted fee. Links to reserve rooms will be available as the date gets closer.

Friday Keynote Address

NiCole Keith, Ph.D., FACSM

2019 ACSM pic 

Exercise is Medicine: Research, Implementation, Ambassador, and Campus Updates

NiCole Keith, Ph.D., FACSM

Professor of Kinesiology
Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs
School of Health of Human Sciences
Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis

President-Elect/President American College of Sports Medicine


Saturday Keynote Address

Jeff Volek, Ph.D., RD [bio]


Performance and Therapeutic Effects of Ketones: A Target-Rich Environment

Jeff Volek Ph.D., RD
Department of Human Sciences
The Ohio State University

Important Deadlines




Meeting Involvement

MWACSM Annual Meeting Exhibit & Sponsorship Opportunities

Gain exposure to more than 600 attendees including undergraduate & graduate students in a variety of sports medicine or exercise science majors, faculty members, clinicians (AT, Clinical EPs, physicians, etc.) and fitness/wellness professionals. Download the Annual Meeting Exhibit and Sponsorship Guide for complete details and opportunities.