Science of Running Shoe Session at ACSM Annual Meeting

At this year’s ACSM Annual Meeting in Minneapolis, footwear industry experts will gather to present a session on their diverse approaches to running show development and the science underlying how their shoes are made. The evaluation of those approaches, including how they influence shoe performance and injury prevention, will also be highlighted.

Friday, June 1st, from 11:45-12:45pm

Presenters are:
• Blayne Hettinga, Ph.D., Adidas, Sr. Manager Future Sport Science
• Eric Rohr, Brooks, Sr. Manager of Biomechanics
• Tony Post, Topo Athletic, CEO
• Steven Sashen, Xero Shoes, CEO

The session will be moderated by:
• Heather Vincent, Ph.D., FACSM
• Kevin Vincent, M.D., Ph.D, FACSM

This session is sponsored by Adidas, Brooks Running, Topo Athletic and Xero Shoes

2018 ACSM BIG Awards

ACSM BIG members,

The application process is open for BIG Awards:

  • ACSM Biomechanics Interest Group – Motion Analysis Career Achievement Award
  • ACSM Biomechanics Interest Group – AMTI Young Scientist Award
  • Student Research Awards
  • Student Travel Awards
  • Best Abstract Award

Deadline for submission is March 31, 2018. See Awards page for submission instructions.

All submissions are to be emailed to

See you in Minneapolis!

Thank you Brian, welcome Max!

The Biomechanics Interest Group would like to thank Brian Noehren, PhD, FACSM (University of Kentucky) for serving as a chair and co-chair from 2013 – 2017. Thank you for your service and hard work for ACSM-BIG. We would also like to welcome Max Paquette, PhD from University of Memphis as our newest co-chair. Max joins the current co-chairs Joe Seay, PhD (USARIEM), Susan Sigward, PhD, PT, ATC (University of Southern California), and Allison Gruber, PhD (Indiana University), as your 2017-2018 BIG co-chairs. We have already begun implementing the feedback we received at the 2017 ACSM annual meeting and welcome any additional feedback, questions, concerns, or suggestions. Please email us your feedback at our new BIG co-chair email address:

Ideas for 2016 sessions

Anyone got an idea they’d like to share for a symposium, colloquium, tutorial, or other invited session at ACSM 2016? Want to propose an idea but need co-presenters? Please feel free to add a comment to this post to get everyone’s ideas flowing. Remember, the submission deadline for these proposals is June 22, 2015–the Biomechanics content of the ACSM meeting is only as good as we make it!