Latest Alliance research to be presented at ACSM 2023

The Wu Tsai Human Performance Alliance will be sharing research that touches on many aspects of human performance—from low energy availability to wearable sensors to thermoregulatory responses—at the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) 2023 Annual Conference in Denver, Colorado from May 31 to June 2.

We look forward to the scientific discussions and invite you to meet with us at a reception on Thursday night to continue the conversations. A complete list of all Alliance presentations and posters, along with the reception details, is provided below.

We hope to connect with you in Denver!

Reception to Meet the Alliance Team

We invite all ACSM 2023 attendees to meet our researchers and learn more about the Alliance.

Thursday, June 1st
6:30 – 8:00 pm

Earls Glenarm
1600 Glenarm Pl #140

Tuesday, May 30th

5:30 – 7:30 pm PINES 10Q 10E Ten Myths in Sport Nutrition
Louise Burke, Melinda Manore, Trent Stellingwerff, Floris Wardenaar
Room 103

Wednesday, May 31st

9:30 – 11:30 am The Menstrual Cycle; A Priority Research Area For Team USA Female Athletes
Ellie Diamond, Julie McCleery, Rose K. Kelly, Jack Longxi Li, William M. Adams, Katheryn E. Ackerman, Emily Kraus
Room 706
9:30 – 11:30 am Prolonged Mild Hypohydration Differentially Alters The Exercise Pressor Reflex Between Sexes
Emma Reed, Christopher Chapman, Sadie Holt, Cameron O’Connell, Hannah Medved, Shaun Brazelton, William Howells, Karen Wiedenfeld Needham, John Halliwill, Christopher Minson
Room 708
9:30 – 11:00 am 10-year Retrospective Analysis Of Injury/illness In Non-football Collegiate Athletics
Dani Gonzalez, Zachary Weatherford, Nicholas Bettencourt, Tyler Wilps, Hannah Wellington, Emmanuel Elijah, Allison Pastor, Amy Leu, Samuel Galloway, Matthew Kritz, Andrew McCulloch, Samuel Ward
Hall B
10:30 – 12:00 pm Comparison Of Acute Cardiovascular And Thermoregulatory Responses To Different Passive Heating Modalities
Jessica Atencio, Emma Reed, Emily Larson, Brandon Gibson, Lindan Comrada, Karen Wiedenfeld Needham, John Halliwill, Christopher Minson
Hall B
10:30 – 12:00 pm Systemic Cardiovascular And Baroreflex Support Of Blood Pressure During Recovery From Passive Heat Stress
Emily Larson, Brendan Kaiser, Brandon Gibson, Emma Reed, Kieran Abbotts, Larry Kenney, John Halliwill, Christopher Minson
Hall B
10:30 – 12:00 pm Prolonged Mild Hypohydration Abolishes Increases In Creatinine Clearance During Oral Protein Loading
Shaun Brazelton, Christoper Chapman, Sadie Holt, Karen Wiedenfeld Needham, Cameron O’Connell, Hannah Medved, William Howells, Emma Reed, John Halliwill, Christopher Minson
Hall B
1:30 – 3:30 pm Adaptive Thermogenesis – What Do We “Give Up” during Exposure to Low Energy Availability
Kathryn Ackerman
Room 601
2:00 – 2:25 pm The Female Runner: Implications for Prevention and Treatment
Emily Kraus
Room 102
2:00 – 3:30 pm The Effect Of Exercise With Or Without Palm Cooling On Napping Behavior In Endurance Athletes
Katie Lucernoni, Sewan Kim, Sabrina Linton, H. Craig Heller, William Byrnes, Kenneth Wright
Hall B
2:00 – 3:30 pm Prolonged Mild Hypohydration Increases Acute Kidney Injury Biomarkers In Healthy Young Males And Females
Sadie Holt, Christopher Chapman, William Howells, Shaun Brazelton, Cameron O’Connell, Hannah Medved, Emma Reed, Karen Wiedenfeld Needham, John Halliwill, Christopher Minson
Hall B
2:00 – 3:30 pm Diagnostic Accuracy Of Hydration Thresholds In Predicting Acute Kidney Injury Risk Score Following Fluid Deprivation
Christopher Chapman, Sadie Holt, William Howells, Shaun Brazelton, Cameron O’Connell, Hannah Medved, Emma Reed, Karen Wiedenfeld Needham, John Halliwill, Christopher Minson
Hall B
2:25 – 2:50 pm The Cost of Adapting to LEA: The Perspective from the Sports World
Trent Stellingwerff
Room 601
2:50 – 3:15 pm How Can We Ask and Answer Better Questions about LEA in Athletes?
Louise M. Burke
Room 601
3:00– 4:30 pm Active Warm-up And Six-minute Walk Test Distance In Patients With Peripheral Arterial Disease
Aaron Harding, Michelle Conly, Christopher  Minson, John Halliwill
Hall B
3:00 – 4:30 pm ST Segment Depression In Male Athletes
Samuel Montalvo, Victor Froelicher1, Jonathan  Myers, Matthew Wheeler
Hall B
3:45 – 5:45 pm Boston Marathon Prospective Study: Medical And Performance Outcomes Associated With Indicators Of Low Energy Availability
Kristin Whitney, Alexandra DeJong Lempke, Louise Burke, Trent Stellingwerff, Ida Heikura, Chris Troyanos, Bryan Holtzman, Kaya Adelzadeh, Aaron Baggish, Pierre d’Hemecourt, Sophia Dyer, Nicole Farnsworth, Laura Reece, Anthony Hackney, Kathryn Ackerman
Room 706
3:45 – 5:45 pm A Novel Approach to Female Athlete Sports Science Education
Abby McIntyre, Megan Roche, Carolyn Oliver, Tatum Boyd, Emily Kraus
Room 706
4:00 – 4:15 pm Running Experience And Training Factors Influence On Boston Marathon Performance
Alexandra DeJong Lempke, Kathryn Ackerman, Louise Burke, Trent Stellingweff, Ida Heikura, AC Hackney, Bryan Holtzman, Kaya Adelzadeh, Chris Troyanos, Aaron Baggish, Pierre d’Hemecourt, Sophia Dyer, Kristin Whitney
Room 710

Thursday, June 1st

8:25 – 9:15 am The Research Embedded Training Camp: A Collaborative Approach to Research in Athletic Populations
Alannah McKay, Louise Burke
Room 702
1:30 – 3:30 pm Scientific Updates from the Wu Tsai Human Performance Alliance Leadership Council
Room 501Introduction
Kathryn Ackerman

Digital Athletes: How Simulation and AI Can Improve Performance and Prevent Injuries
Objective. To review how simulation of human movement dynamics and machine learning can elucidate methods to enhance running performance and prevent musculoskeletal injuries.
Scott Delp

Regenerative Rehabilitation to Restore Performance after Musculoskeletal Injury
Objective. To understand new treatment paradigms that synergize regenerative therapies and rehabilitation protocols to slow or reverse pre-injury degeneration, accelerate post-injury regeneration and functional restoration, and prolong peak performance athletes.
Nick Willett

Jayhawk Athletic Performance Laboratory – Connecting with the Coach & Athlete
Andrew Fry

Andrew McCulloch

Systemic Genomic Impact of Diet and Exercise on Multiple Organs and Brain Regions in Mice
Objective. To understand how voluntary exercise and diet quantity or timing affect gene expression in multiple metabolic tissues and brain regions. The dataset presented will constitute a framework for developing an optimum diet and exercise plan.
Satchin Panda

3:45 – 5:45 pm Using Wearable Sensors and Big Data to Identify Digital Biomarkers in Sleep, Health, and Exercise Performance
Scott Delp
Room 601

Friday, June 2nd

9:30 – 11:30 am Team Dynamics And Interpersonal Relationships: An Area Of Research Priority For Elite Female Athletes
Julie McCleery, Emily Kraus, Rose Kelly, Ellie Diamond, Longxi Li, William Adams, Kathryn Ackerman
Hall B
9:30 – 11:30 pm The Thermoregulatory Responses To Palm Cooling During Intermittent And Continuous Exercises In Endurance Athletes
Sewan Kim, Katie Lucernoni, H. Craig Heller, Kenneth Wright, William Byrnes
Room 703
10:30 – 12:00 pm Skeletal Muscle Cell Signaling Network Investigation Of Literature-reported Phenotypic Responses To Different Modes Of Exercise
Katherine Knaus, Annabelle Fowler, Andrew McCulloch
Hall B
1:30 – 3:30 pm Passive Heat Therapy Compared To Aerobic Exercise In Reducing Albuminuria In Adults With Untreated Hypertension
Brendan W. Kaiser, Christopher Chapman, Brandon Gibson, Emily Larson, Emma Reed, Kieran Abbotts, Lindan Comrada, Karen Weidenfeld-Needham, John Halliwill, Christopher Minson
Room 706
2:40 – 3:30 pm Athletic Participation and Performance Among Transgender and Gender Diverse Individuals: an Update
Kathryn Ackerman, Natalie Nokoff and Joanna Harper
Room 601
3:45 – 5:45 pm Data-Driven Biomechanics to Optimize Performance and Prevent Injuries
Room 207Introduction
Scott Delp

Use of Wearable Sensors and Machine Learning to Predict Running Performance
Michael Hahn

A Biomechanics Lab in your Pocket: Quantifying Movement Biomechanics from Smartphone Videos and Wearable Sensors
Jennifer Hicks

Novel Foot Sensors and Digital Interventions to Predict and Prevent Bone Stress Injuries: Research and Translation
Michael Fredericson

Measurement Technology and AI for Movement Competency Screening
Swithin Razu

4:15 – 4:40 pm Introducing the New International Olympic Committee REDs Models
Louise Burke
Room 503
4:40- 5:05 pm Clinical Guidelines for the Assessment and Risk Stratification of REDs: The International Olympic Committee’s REDs CAT2 (REDs Clinical Assessment Tool2)
Trent Stellingwerff
Room 503
5:05 – 5:30 pm A Clinical Approach to the Prevention and Treatment of REDs: IOC Guidelines
Kathryn Ackerman
Room 503

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