American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting
April 7-13, 2022 | San Antonio, TX

CRN Summit Keynote Speakers

NiCole Keith, PhD, FACSM

Serves as a professor in the Department of Kinesiology and the associate dean of faculty affairs in the School of Health & Human Sciences at Indiana University Purdue-University, Indianapolis (IUPUI), a research scientist at the IU Center for Aging Research and a Regenstrief Institute investigator. She is dedicated to research and programming that increases physical activity participation, improves fitness and positively influences health outcomes while addressing health equity. Keith is the 64th president of the American College of Sports Medicine, making history as the first Black president of the organization.

Keith holds a B.S. in Physical Education from Howard University, an M.S. in Exercise Science from the University of Rhode Island, a Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology from the University of Connecticut, and an M.S. in Clinical Research from Indiana University.


Robert Sallis, MD

Dr. Sallis is a Family Medicine and Sports Medicine physician at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Fontana, California and serves as Director of the Sports Medicine Fellowship program and on the Administrative Faculty for the Family Medicine Residency Program. He also chairs the Research Committee for the medical center and is the Chief Medical Officer for the Los Angeles Football Club. He is a Past-President of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and currently chairs the Advisory Board for the Exercise Is Medicine Global Health Initiative. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Air Force Academy, his Medical Degree from Texas A&M University and completed his residency in Family Medicine at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Fontana. 


Martin Schwellnus, MBBCh, MSc(Med), MD

Martin Schwellnus is a full professor of Sport and Exercise Medicine at the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Pretoria in South Africa. He is a specialist sports and exercise medicine physician who regularly consults with athletes of all levels. He holds an MBBCh from University of the Witwatersrand (cum laude), a M.Sc. (Med) from University of Cape Town, and an M.D. (equivalent to a PhD) degree from University of Cape Town, and is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine. Prof Schwellnus is the Director of the Sport, Exercise Medicine and Lifestyle Institute (SEMLI) at the University of Pretoria, has been the Director of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Research Center in South Africa for the last 10 years. He is a longstanding member of the IOC Medical Commission (Medical and Science group), and is a member of the editorial board of a number of international journals including the British Journal of Sports Medicine. He has an interest in a number of areas in sport and exercise medicine notably the health benefits of regular exercise and the prevention and management of injuries and medical complications in active individuals. He promotes the safe prescription of regular exercise to all populations in order to reduce the global burden of non-communicable disease. He has been a regular member of a number of IOC and other international consensus statements and currently leads the “International Consensus group on Acute Respiratory Illness in athletes”. He is an active researcher and has published over 300 scientific journal articles, chapters in books and conference proceedings.