I’d like to start my first message to the Chapter by thanking our Past-President, Dr. Jim Fluckey, and Texas A&M University for an outstanding March meeting! Many thanks to those of you who attended and to all who provided our Board of Directors with feedback about your meeting experience. Your comments will be used to build another successful TACSM gathering in 2017.
Our Texas Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine proudly invests a tremendous amount of energy, effort and attention into the professional development of its students. Here are some examples: We allocate more grant funding for student research than any other chapter under the ACSM umbrella. The Texas Chapter was an early adopter and one of the first chapters to incorporate the Guidebook App to enhance and tailor your meeting experience. This year, our TACSM Student Bowl soared to new heights with the introduction of electronic scoring. TACSM students and faculty founded the President’s Cup at the national ACSM meeting in order to recognize outstanding student research. Your Texas Chapter leadership is currently designing a stronger clinical track to enhance offerings for our students in athletic training, pre-med and pre-PT, allied health professionals and those in clinical training.
These innovations are brought to you by friendly, collegial, world-class scientists, educators, students, physicians, and allied health professionals in the TACSM. The cutting-edge information, events, networking and vendor interaction you experience at our annual meeting is built on the knowledge, wisdom and experience of previous TACSM leaders. Our vibrant and dedicated Board is looking forward to sharing and extending that heritage at our 2017 meeting.
1. Look for news about the TACSM social at the National ACSM meeting in Boston. We’ll be sending complete details in late April.
2. Our Chapter has had a long tradition of creative, enthusiastic, and driven people that have served on our Board of Directors. If you know of someone who fits this description and would like to nominate them to serve on the Board, please let me know. Send your nominations for both President-Elect and Members-at-Large to Peter_Grandjean@baylor.edu. The President-Elect nominee must have previously served on the TACSM Board of Directors.
Thank you for making Texas ACSM great! I look forward to seeing everyone in Boston!