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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, Michael McBride, at

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CONGRATULATIONS to our recent student award winners at the NASPEM Conference:

1st place oral presentation: Jenny Flynn, University of Tennessee, “Effects of a Before-School Physical Activity Program on Sedentary and Physical Activity Time in Elementary School Children”

Runner-up oral presentation: Leigh Vanderloo, University of Western Ontario, “Environmental Influences on Preschoolers’ Physical Activity Levels in Early Learning Facilities: The LEAPP Study”

1st place poster presentation: Sarah Moore, University of British Columbia, “Predicting Age at Peak Height Velocity and Maturity Offset Using Anthropometric Measures in Asian-Canadian Boys and Girls”

Runner-up poster presentation: Ashley Watkins, University of Minnesota, “Childhood Wrist Circumference as a Predictor of Insulin Resistance and Adiposity in Adulthood”


PWP 2015: Pediatric Work Physiology Meeting XXIX set for September 9-13, 2015 - Abstracts now being accepted



QUESTIONS?   For questions about the NASPEM organization, please contact the NASPEM President, Michael McBride, PhD, at:  

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

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