The World Congress on Exercise is Medicine is an opportunity for Exercise is Medicine ambassadors, leaders and participants to come together and learn more about the initiative. The World Congress offers programming for health care providers, fitness professionals, scientists and students so they can utilize the Exercise is Medicine model in their daily lives. Attendees have the opportunity to learn about progress across the globe and network with colleagues that also support the movement.
Third World Congress on Exercise is Medicine
Exercise is Medicine strives to make physical activity an integral part of health care around the globe. Exercise is Medicine has built the global infrastructure to support a global network for physical activity in health care and the program has grown from an idea to a global initiative. Now that Exercise is Medicine is established, it is time to take action. As ambassadors for Exercise is Medicine, whether scientists, health care providers, researchers, fitness professionals or students, everyone plays a critical role in the Exercise is Medicine Network.
This year, learn how you can be a part of the Exercise is Medicine Global Network and how the Global network can help you. Come together with colleagues from around the globe and learn how to utilize the Exercise is Medicine initiative and network in your daily life.
The World Congress took place in Baltimore June 1-5, 2010, in conjunction with the 57th ACSM Annual Meeting. This unique international forum addressed the science, practice, public health and policy aspects of physical activity and the impact it has on disease prevention and health promotion.
The World Congress was a reflection of the global progress the Exercise is Medicine program has achieved. Through the diligent work of our members and supporting organizations, EIM now has a presence around the globe, in countries such as Italy, Australia, Tanzania, Costa Rica and China.
This worldwide reach is not possible without our corporate partners, whose support allows us to spread the message to the public and consumers. Like the individuals and organizations that support EIM, the program’s corporate partners are highly dedicated to improving wellness and quality of life through physical activity and other healthy behaviors. EIM is advancing across all sectors – including industry – while maintaining the integrity of the program's evidence-based exercise recommendations.
Exercise is Medicine became a global initiative on June 3, 2010. Click here to see the video from the Global Launch in Baltimore.
Attendees join the initiative and sign the Global Charter for Exercise is Medicine.
US Surgeon General Regina Benjamin, and Maryland Secretary of Health,John Colmers lead the Exercise is Medicine Community Walk through Baltimore's Inner Harbor.
Exercise is Medicine National Spokesperson, Pam Peeke delivers the call to action at the Global Launch of Exercise is Medicine.
Become an official partner!
If your organization would like to play a lead role with the World Congress and EIM as a global initiative, we will recognize you as an official partner of the World Congress. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.