The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) will convene a group of approximately 30 scientific experts for a two and one-half day conference. The focus of the conference is aimed at developing a consensus document concerning the role of physical activity in the prevention and treatment of obesity and its co-morbidities and identifying the most important research issues to be addressed. This grant supports the publication of the complete conference proceedings as a special supplement to the ACSM Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise journal. The ACSM will convene the conference to: (1) summarize scientific literature pertaining to the role of physical activity in the prevention and treatment of obesity; (2) summarize evidence for a role of regular physical activity in preventing obesity and treating the co-morbidities commonly seen in the obese; (3) develop a consensus statement on the role of physical activity in the prevention and treatment of obesity in relation to other modalities such as diet, pharmacotherapy and bariatric surgery; (4) develop a series of recommendations concerning the most pressing research questions to be addressed with respect to the role of physical activity; (5) publish a document summarizing the proceedings of the consensus conference; and (6) plan a session for the 1999 ACSM annual meeting.
Amount Awarded $45,000.00
Awarded on: 1/5/1999
Time frame: 1/1/1999 - 12/31/1999
Grant Number: 36221