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The New England Chapter of the
The New England Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine is your resource for exercise science, sports medicine, health, and fitness information, as well as networking opportunities in the New England area.  Navigate through our site to learn more about NEACSM and the resources we offer.  If you need more information or have a question, please contact us.


 One of our goals is to provide education and professional events by hosting and sponsoring two annual meetings each year in the fall and spring. Our annual meeting is typically held in Rhode Island in October and our spring meeting occurs in March.




NEACSM is one of twelve regional chapters of ACSM.  We represent Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.  As a member you are  offered unique opportunities to interact more directly and frequently with fellow sports medicine and exercise science professionals. 


We provide scholarships and research grants at both the graduate, undergraduate, and pre-professional level. Please explore opportunities that may be available to you here. Scholarship deadlines are generally in January and May of each year.

News from NEACSM

October 05, 2020

Registration Deadline Extended!

Forgot to register for our Fall Virtual Conference? We've got you covered! The registration deadline has been extended to Sunday, October 11th. Sign up for access to months of programming, tons of continuing education opportunities, and dynamic live Q&A sessions.

September 15, 2020

Fall Conference Registration Now Open

Register now for the upcoming NEACSM Fall Virtual Conference! Pre-recorded sessions will be available to registrants from Oct. 1 to Dec. 4, and live sessions with experts will be held on Oct. 15 and 16. 

August 11, 2020

ACSM Call to Action: COVID-19 and Return to Sports and Physical Activity

The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) published a call to action statement addressing COVID-19 and safely returning to sports and exercise. Authored by ACSM subject matter experts, the statement highlights the current science around COVID-19 and provides 12 action steps to consider. See the full statement by clicking the link below.

July 05, 2020

Submit a Free Communications abstract!

Accepted presentations will be featured at the Fall Virtual Conference as e-posters. The primary focus and substance of the abstract must be novel. There are two categories of submission: Students and Professionals. Applications are due September 4, 2020. Click below for more information and to apply.

June 11, 2020

Apply for 2020 Scholarships and Awards

The NEACSM offers a variety of scholarships and awards for students and young professionals. Check out our Awards webpage to learn more about these opportunities. Deadlines for 2020 Student Scholarships are fast approaching - June 15, 2020 - and deadline for the New Investigator Award is August 5, 2020.

June 05, 2020

NEACSM Statement Against Racial Injustice and Call to Action

The NEACSM supports our communities expressing outrage against racial injustice through peaceful protest, and we condemn systemic racism in all its forms. We are committed to addressing racial inequity in our profession and in our communities. Click below to see our full statement and call to action.

May 11, 2020

Final Call: General Session Proposals

General session proposals for the 2020 NEACSM Fall Conference are due on or before 11:59pm EDT on Friday, May 15, 2020. A note: as the Fall 2020 NEACSM Conference will be delivered as an online, asynchronous format, selected program content, including General Sessions, will be pre-recorded and provided on a platform for registrants to access at their convenience. We encourage our community to submit General Session proposals through the deadline of May 15th, with the understanding that accepted submissions will be delivered in a pre-recorded format, with content accessible only to registrants. 

May 11, 2020

Survey Now Available

As the NEACSM Executive Committee begins to transition Fall Conference programming to a virtual format, we are eager for our membership's input to help us shape online content and accessibility. Please take a few minutes to share your preferences and needs with Executive Leadership by completing our survey.

November 20, 2019

Want to get involved with the NEACSM?

Volunteers play a vital role in the NEACSM. Are you interested in serving on an NEACSM committee? If so, we want to hear from you! If you're a member in good standing, please fill out the form below and email to neacsm1@gmail.com. 

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Upcoming Events

September 22, 2020

ACSM Brown Bag Luncheon feat. Dr. Garrett Ash

Support fellow NEACSM member Garrett Ash, Ph.D., as he kicks off ACSM’s 2020-21 Brown Bag Series in Science webinars on Tuesday, September 29th at 12pm EDT. Dr. Ash will discuss his research on exercise support for people with Type 1 Diabetes. Register for free by clicking the link below. Unable to watch live? Register anyway and receive a link to the recorded version afterward.

July 05, 2020

Virtual Fall Conference 2020: Save the Date!

The 2020 NEACSM Fall Virtual Meeting will feature asynchronous, pre-recorded programming available October 1 to December 4, 2020 and synchronous, live sessions to be held October 15 & 16, 2020. “Exploring the Diversity in Exercise Science & Sports Medicine: Research to Practice” will offer programming reflecting the various sub-disciplines in Exercise Science and Sports Medicine across diverse populations. Registration opens soon - check out the conference homepage, linked below, for information about speakers, awards, and ways to participate. We look forward to connecting with you virtually!

June 24, 2020

2020 ACSM President's Cup Award Ceremony

Last week, the ACSM Student Affairs Committee held the 2020 ACSM President’s Cup competition virtually. Representatives from 9 regional chapters did a great job presenting their award winning research from their respective regional chapter meetings. The award ceremony to announce this year’s ACSM President’s Cup Award winner will be held on Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 4pm ET US.  Anyone is welcome to attend the virtual award ceremony.    

May 11, 2020

Fall Conference Transitioning to Online Format

The NEACSM has made the difficult decision to postpone the Fall 2020 Conference and convert the content into a digital format. We believe that transitioning to a digital program will allow us to best support our membership, providing continued access to our excellent programming while allowing individuals to stay safe and make plans well in advance. For the latest updates about proposal submissions, registration, continuing education credits and more, visit our Fall Conference webpage by clicking the link below.

March 16, 2020

CANCELLED: Spring Meeting

Out of an abundance of caution, and out of respect for our membership and speakers, the NEACSM has decided to cancel the Spring Conference scheduled for Friday, March 27th. Our leadership has taken into consideration recommendations for best practices in keeping individuals healthy and minimizing the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). In light of multiple travel bans recently put in place by healthcare and university systems, as well as the concerns of our constituents, we decided to make the difficult decision to cancel this spring programming event. We will refund all pre-registration fees in their entirety. 

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