2020 Fall Conference

"Exploring the Diversity in Exercise Science & Sports Medicine: Research to Practice"
Virtual Conference
The NEACSM Executive Committee is excited to see you at the Fall Virtual Conference in October! Read on for details about all the excellent programming we have planned. And check back regularly for updates!
Conference Description
The Fall 2020 Virtual 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. 
Participate in our Virtual Conference
There are a variety of ways students and professionals can get involved in our 2020 programming. See below for the current opportunities available. 
Submit a Free Communications abstract!

All accepted presentations will be featured as e-posters. The primary focus and substance of the abstract must be novel. Two categories of submission: Students (Bachelors, Masters, Doctoral) and Professionals (faculty, researchers, practitioners, and clinicians). Applications due September 4, 2020. Click here for Abstract guidelines and checklist, and here for submission instructions. Click here to apply.

Apply for the NEACSM New Investigator Award!
Submissions due August 5, 2020. Click here for information and to apply.

The submissions deadline for 2020 Student Scholarships has now closed.

Programming schedule and registration info coming soon.

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

The New England Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine