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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, Karin Pfeiffer, at

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CONGRATULATIONS to our 2015 Marco Cabrera Student Research Award Recipients:

Leigh Vanderloo, University of Western Ontario. “The effectiveness of a health promotion based intervention on improving preschoolers' physical activity levels in centre-based childcare" (Advisor: Dr. Patricia Tucker).

Emily Brenner, McMaster University. “Assessing fundamental motor skills, physical activity, and fitness in 4-5 year old children with autism spectrum disorder" (Advisor: Dr. John Cairney).

Christiana Raymond, University of Minnesota. “A novel method for segmenting lower extremity body composition in ACL-injured female high school athletes" (Advisor: Dr. Don Dengel).

James Smallcombe, Loughborough University. “Effect of school-based games activity on in-school triacylgylercol concentrations in adolescent boys" (Advisor: Dr. Keith Tolfrey).


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, Karin Pfeiffer, PhD, at: 

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

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