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2016 Annual Meeting Speaker Profile

Speaker: William Kraemer, Ph.D., FACSM

Topic: The Endocrine System: It’s Influence on Exercise Responses and Adaptations

Dr. William J. Kraemer is a full professor in the Department of Human Sciences at The Ohio State University as of this past September 2014. Prior to that he was a full professor at the University of Connecticut in the Department of Kinesiology and held joint appointments in the Department of Physiology and Neurobiology along with the Center for Aging at the UConn Health Center for previous thirteen years. Prior to the University of Connecticut, he also held full professorships at the Ball State University, and The Pennsy

lvania State University including appointments at each of its medical schools. Dr Kraemer is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), and the American College of Nutrition. He has served the New England Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine on various committees and is a Past President of the Chapter. He has served on the ACSM Board of Trustees and Executive Council and was an Associate Editor for ACSM’s Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise for 19 years and now serves on the Editorial Board. He is the Editor-In-Chief of the NSCA’s Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research and holds many other editorial board appointments. He has been awarded many professional honors including the ACSM’s 2015 Joseph B. Wolffe Memorial Lecture. The NSCA also named the Outstanding Sport Scientist Award in his honor in 2006. He has published over 450 peer reviewed papers in the scientific literature and has published 12 books in resistance exercise/training and exercise physiology.

2016 Annual Meeting Lodging Information 

Hampton Inn & Suites-Tacoma Mall

203 South Hosmer Street

Tacoma, Washington 98408
Tel: 253-539-2288
Fax: 253-539-3388

There is a block of 60 rooms reserved for conference attendees over three nights (4/14, 4/15, 4/16) at the special rate of $119/night (+ tax) for 2 Queen Beds or 1 King Bed (Nonsmoking) and $129/night (+tax) for 1 King Studio STE (Nonsmoking)

To make reservations for the Hampton Inn & Suites please click here 


Red Lion Hotel Tacoma

8402 South Hosmer Street

Tacoma, 98444
Tel: (253) 548-1212
Fax: (253) 548-2096

There is a block of 60 rooms reserved for conference attendees over three nights (4/14, 4/15, 4/16) at the special rate of $109/night (+ tax) for 2 Queen Beds or 1 King Bed (Nonsmoking) 

To make reservations for the Red Lion click here


Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tacoma

8601 S. Hosmer Street

Tacoma, Washington 98444  

Tel: 253-539-2020

Fax: 253-620-6002

There is a block of 30 rooms reserved for conference attendees over three nights (4/14, 4/15, 4/16) at the special rate of $114/night (+ tax) for Standard Room

To make reservations for the Holiday Inn Express & Suites call 253-539-2020 and ask for the special rate for the American College of Sports Medicine, Northwest.

**Rooms are available on a first come, first served basis.

**There will be a shuttle between the hotels and the Pacific Lutheran University Campus


2016 Annual Meeting Updates- April 14th-16th

  1. Annual Meeting Registration is now open. Ensure best prices by registering by February 29th
  2. Abstracts were due February 1st at 11:59pm PST. Thank you to those who submitted!
  3. Brief biographies of speakers (incomplete list) for the Meeting are now available. Full bios can be found here and we will be featuring the full bios periodically on our homepage as well as our Facebook page

Welcome to the home page of the Northwest Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine. The Northwest Chapter hosts an annual meeting every year between the months of February and April and is comprised of members primarily from four states: Oregon, Washington, Montana, and Idaho. For the first time in Chapter history, we are welcoming the Alaska Chapter to our 2016 Annual Meeting where we will simultaneously host sessions between the chapters.

ACSM Northwest is one of twelve regional chapters of the American College of Sports Medicine. The chapter conducts and assists with various public and professional programs, provides news articles for members, and publishes educational and research materials for professional use.


ACSM Northwest Mission Statement-
It is the mission of the Northwest Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine to provide educational opportunities for professional development in exercise science and sports medicine and to be a resource for the general public regarding sports
medicine and health and fitness issues.







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