2020 Fall Conference

"Exploring the Diversity in Exercise Science & Sports Medicine: Research to Practice"
Virtual Conference - Details Forthcoming
Survey Now Available!
Let the NEACSM know your preferences and needs for an online conference format. 

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 the following survey: https://forms.gle/p2B9KHwq9Ev6Qot98 


The NEACSM has made the difficult decision to postpone the Fall 2020 Conference and convert the content into a digital format.


Over the past weeks, it has become clear to our Executive Leadership that the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic will continue to impact our community in unprecedented ways. Social distancing restrictions may continue or be reinstated for the fall months, and many academic institutions are unclear about what the fall semester will look like for faculty and students. And significantly, our intended site for the Fall Conference, the Rhode Island Convention Center, has been repurposed to care for those in need of medical attention and does not anticipate returning to normal business until November at the earliest. 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.


Your input is crucial to our successful implementation of online content. Our Membership Committee will be surveying our membership to determine your preferences regarding meeting format and digital platforms for content delivery. Fill out our survey here: https://forms.gle/p2B9KHwq9Ev6Qot98 


We will be sending you emailed updates about the Fall 2020 Conference over the next months, and you can also get up-to-date information here. We are fortunate to have a resilient and dedicated Executive Committee that will develop a high-quality program as we plan our first ever digital meeting. We are confident that we will persevere as a community and a Chapter as we continue forward with the new normal of our lives.  




Paul Gallo, EdD, FACSM

President, NEACSM


Elizabeth O’Neill, PhD

President-Elect and Fall Conference Program Chair, NEACSM

Conference Description
The Fall 2020 Conference will include a broad scope of presentations reflecting the various sub-disciplines in Exercise Science and Sports Medicine across diverse populations. This year's conference will showcase and celebrate the disciplinary and demographic diversity of the field. Expert practitioners and researchers will highlight exciting developments across a broad array of sub-disciplines, and presentations will focus on a wide range of populations and identities. 
Call for General Session Proposals

General session proposals are due on or before 11:59pm EDT on Friday, May 15, 2020.

A message from NEACSM President-Elect and Fall 2020 Program Chair Dr. Elizabeth O'Neill:


"The Executive Leadership Team, in consideration of Executive Committee feedback, has decided to transition the Fall 2020 NEACSM Conference to 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. We hope that you will still consider submitting a proposal, as we are excited to provide diverse content that is valued by our membership and beyond.  Thank you."

In order to build programming that most fully represents the diverse perspectives and

experiences of our field and membership, the NEACSM is actively soliciting an expansive

variety of general session proposals. This includes, but is not limited to, proposals from athletic

training, biomechanics, exercise physiology, physical therapy, sport/exercise psychology, sports

medicine, and strength & conditioning; as well as proposals focusing on any racial, ethnic, age,

gender, ability, or health status groups. Proposals focused on underrepresented sub-disciplines

and/or populations would be especially welcome.


There are an array of session types that can be proposed, including: symposia, mini-symposia, colloquia, Socratic debates, tutorial lectures, and practical and clinical workshops. We encourage clinicians, faculty, and researchers from within and outside the chapter to submit a brief description of their proposed topic using the form linked below. 

The New England Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine