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Welcome to the official web site of the North American Society for Pediatric Exercise Medicine (NASPEM). Formed in 1985, NASPEM's membership is comprised of medical doctors, researchers, educators, and students interested in pediatric exercise. Our mission is to promote exercise science, physical activity and fitness in the health and medical care of children and adolescents. The mission is achieved through: (1) our biennial meeting; (2) the publication of the journal, Pediatric Exercise Science; (3) collaborative research initiatives; (4) the opportunity to network with pediatric exercise scientists from around the world; (5) the student research award; and (6) the NASPEM training programs database.

If you are interested in joining NASPEM, you can you use the on-line membership application contained in this web site.  Questions about NASPEM should be directed to the president of NASPEM, Alison McManus, at

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Congratulations to our 2016 Marco Cabrera Student Research Award Recipients: 

Each application was reviewed independently by two members of the NASPEM Board and this resulted in awards going to the three highest ranked applications (in alphabetical order):

1.      Kimberly Clevenger from Michigan State University - Characterizing preschoolers’ school day activity: development of a novel methodology; Dr Karin Pfeiffer is Kimberly’s research supervisor.

2.      Sara King-Dowling from McMaster University - The impact of motor proficiency on physical activity in children with a chronic disease; Professor John Cairney is Sara’s research supervisor.

3.      Ryan Simair from the University of British Columbia - Assessment of hysteresis in the cerebral pressure-flow relationship: a comparison of children and adults; Dr Ali McManus is Ryan’s research supervisor.

Congratulations to all of our applicants! 



QUESTIONS?   For questions about the NASPEM organization, please contact the NASPEM President, Alison McManus, PhD, at:

For questions or problems with the NASPEM Website, including online membership or renewals, please contact Michelle at: