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CEPA 2023 Virtual Conference

11 February 2023

Accessing the Conference

The conference will be hosted through GoTo Meeting. Beginning 06 Feb 2023, registrants will receive an email from CEPA with a GoTo Meeting registration link. After registering your name and email in GoTo Meeting you will receive an email from "CEPA Continuing Education <>" with a link to the live conference. If you experience difficulties, contact us at We will be monitoring this email the morning of the conference.


The annual meeting will include innovative topics in clinical exercise physiology geared to advance the application of physical activity interventions across clinical populations. These include, but are not limited to, immunological, metabolic, pulmonary, neuromuscular, cardiovascular, renal, and orthopedic disorders.

  • Recordings: Access to recordings of the sessions will be provided for 6 months to all registrants.
  • CECs: This conference is approved by ACSM for five (5) continuing education credits (CECs).

Registration REGISTER TODAY 

Registration will close 11 Feb 2023 at 8 am ET
CEPA Professional Members: $35
CEPA Student Members: FREE

Professional Non-Members: $105 (become a member and SAVE! JOIN TODAY)
Student Non-Members: $15

Conference Sponsorship Opportunities

If your institution is interested in sponsoring & advertising during the conference, please contact us at for information.

Program Planning Committee

Conference Chair: Laura A. Richardson, PhD, ACSM-CEP
Conference Co-chair: Cemal Ozemek, PhD, ACSM-CEP

Conference Committee

Sadie Engelken, MS, ACSM-CEP
Garett Griffith, PhD, ACSM-CEP
Trent Hargens, PhD, ACSM-CEP
Shirit Kamil-Rosenberg, EdD, ACSM-CEP
Cassandra Ledman, MS, ACSM-CEP
Taylor W. Rowley, PhD, ACSM-CEP
Michael See, MS, ACSM-CEP, CDCES
Matthew Thomas, MS, ACSM-CEP

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Final Program [Times shown below are EST]

Abstract ePresentations

 Speaker bios

10:00 am – 10:10 am • Opening Remarks

Drs. Laura Richardson & Cemal Ozemek

10:10 am – 11:10 am [Invited Speaker]

Long COVID – The Role of Exercise Physiology in Understanding and Addressing Changes in Functional Status and Quality of Life
Dr. Mark Faghy; University of Derby, United Kingdom
Sponsored by MGC Diagnostics 

11:15 am – 12:15 pm [Invited Speaker]

Exercise During Cancer Recovery: Safety, Efficacy, and Implementation Strategies
Dr. Karen Wonders; Maple Tree Cancer Alliance

12:20 pm – 12:50 pm

Becoming Essential: Next Steps to Align the Fitness Industry and Exercise Profession
Francis Neric, Gram Melstrand, & Dr. Brian Biagioli

12:55 pm – 1:55 pm [Invited Speaker]

GPS for Success: Skills, Strategies, and Secrets of Superachievers
Dr. Barry Franklin; Beaumont Health
Sponsored by the University of Illinois at Chicago

1:55 pm – 2:15 pm • Early Investigator Award & Break

2:15 pm – 3:15 pm [Invited Speaker]

Exercise Training and Multiple Sclerosis
Dr. Rob Motl; University of Illinois at Chicago

3:20 pm – 4:20 pm [Invited Speaker]

Physical Activity as Prevention/Treatment for Type-2 Diabetes: The Importance of Context
Dr. Barry Braun; Colorado State University

4:25 pm – 4:55 pm

Urges to Move and Other Motivational States for Physical Activity in Clinical Populations
Dr. Matthew Stults-Kolehmainen; Yale New Haven Hospital

5:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Exercise Prescription in Pediatric Patients with Congenital Heart Disease
Malloree Rice; Cincinnati Children’s Hospital

5:30 pm – 5:35 pm • Closing Remarks & Conference Wrap-Up

Drs. Laura Richardson & Cemal Ozemek