About Us At The International Society of Sports Nutrition

For general information, contact either Jose Antonio at [email protected] or Doug Kalman at [email protected] 

Our mission: The International Society of Sports Nutrition is the only non-profit academic society dedicated to promoting the science and application of evidence-based sports nutrition and supplementation. 

The ISSN is the world's leader in providing science-based sports nutrition and supplement information. Our peer-reviewed journal (JISSN), conferences, and attendees are the key influencers and thought-leaders in the sports nutrition and supplement field.

The ISSN is open to anyone

The ISSN does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender expression, age, national origin/ancestry, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. Because of this, the ISSN and it’s social media platforms are open to all to share their thoughts, opinions, and scientific perspectives in an open, transparent, and inclusive manner without prejudice or retribution.  While the ISSN may not necessarily agree with comments or conclusions made by authors who publish articles in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition or posts made by members or non-members on its social media platforms, we respect the ability of people to share their perspectives and encourage open dialogue about issues that may impact the study and practice of sport science and nutrition.  We also respect the ability of individuals to post their thoughts and views on their personal websites and social media platforms and understand that they are the views of the individual and not necessarily the views of the ISSN or its members.  As an organization committed to the scientific exchange of ideas, non-discrimination, respect, and inclusion of all, we do not exclude the views of others even when we may not agree with them.  Science is only advanced when issues are discussed openly, debated, and studied so that evidence-based recommendations can be made rather than based on personal belief, implicit bias, or the winds of social and/or political influence.  However, moderators in our various social media platforms reserve the right to enforce group rules.

ISSN Position Papers

The Position Papers written by the ISSN's members and associates represent the collective scientific viewpoints of the society. Any manuscripts that are published by individual ISSN members and associates reflect the scientific viewpoints of those particular others. The beauty of science is that we can have an open and fair debate about different topics on the category.

Past Presidents of the ISSN

  • Chad Kerksick PhD - 2024-present
  • Trisha VanDusseldorp PhD - 2021-2023
  • Shawn Arent PhD - 2018-2020
  • Bill Campbell PhD - 2015-2017
  • Lem Taylor PhD - 2012-2014
  • Tim Ziegenfuss PhD - 2009-2011
  • Jeff Stout PhD - 2006-2008
  • Darryn Willoughby PhD - 2003-2005

The International Society of Sports Nutrition was 'founded' in 2003 at a sushi restaurant in San Francisco; while eating copious quantities of omega-3 fatty acids, Jose Antonio PhD, Doug Kalman PhD RD, Richard Kreider PhD, Susan Kleiner PhD RD and Anthony Almada MSc gave birth to the concept of the ISSN. 

The ISSN is recognized by established academic societies
The ISSN conferences, tutorials, lectures and courses have been recognized (vis a vis attaining continuing education credits) by the Commission on Dietetic Registration, National Strength and Conditioning Association, American College of Sports Medicine, American Council on Exercise, American Physical Therapy Association, National Association of Athletic Trainers and other organizations as well. Members of these organizations can earn continuing education credits by attending ISSN Conferences and Symposia. The ISSN is also recognized by many Universities as offering the latest, cutting edge and non-biased information about the science and application of sports nutrition and supplements. In addition, the ISSN regularly funds research projects; it should be noted that the ISSN does not pay for indirect costs for any project that it funds.

Membership is open to anyone.

List of ISSN National Meetings

2004 - Henderson NV (Lake Las Vegas)

2005 - New Orleans LA

2006 - Las Vegas NV (Stardust)

2007 - Las Vegas NV (Flamingo)

2008 - Las Vegas NV (Red Rocks)

2009 - New Orleans LA

2010 - Clearwater Beach FL (Hilton)

2011 - Las Vegas NV (Westin)

2012 - Clearwater Beach FL (Hilton)

2013 - Colorado Springs CO (Antlers Hilton)

2014 - Clearwater Beach FL (Hilton)

2015 - Austin TX (Hilton)

2016 - Clearwater Beach FL (Hilton) - June 10-12

2017 - Phoenix AZ (Hilton Squaw Peak) - June 22-24

2018 - Clearwater Beach FL (Hilton) - June 7-9

2019 - Las Vegas NV (Tropicana) - June 13-15

2020 - Daytona Beach FL (Hilton) - September 10-12

2021 - St. Petersburg FL (Hilton) - June 17-19

2022 - Fort Lauderdale Beach FL (Westin) - June 16-18

2023 - Fort Lauderdale Beach FL (Westin) - June 15-17

2024 - Bonita Springs FL (Hyatt) - June 18-20 (note: Tues-Thurs schedule)

2025 - Delray Beach FL (Opal Grand Resort & Spa) - June 23-25 (note: Mon-Wed schedule)

2026 - Fort Lauderdale Beach FL (Westin) - June 15-17 (note: Mon-Wed schedule)