2021 Fall Conference

"Progress in Motion"
October 21-22, 2021
Rhode Island Convention Center
Providence, RI
Conference Description
The Fall 2021 Conference will be an in-person event. "Progress in Motion" will include a broad scope of presentations highlighting scientific advancement and its application in our respective fields. This conference will display and celebrate the remarkable work conducted regionally, nationally, and internationally to propel human health and well-being. 
Participate in our Conference
There are many ways students and professionals can get involved in our 2021 programming. See below for the current opportunities available. The call for Student Scholarships is now closed.
Submit an abstract! 

Submissions due September 10, 2021 by 5pm (ET).

The NEACSM Free Communications Committee is now accepting abstract submissions for the 2021 Fall Conference, "Progress in Motion." Accepted abstracts will be presented during the conference, to be held October 21-22, 2021. 


There are 2 general categories for submission, STUDENT and PROFESSIONAL.


STUDENT submissions are from original research, case studies, or experiential learning completed in a Bachelors, Masters, or Doctoral program. Students have one year from graduation from a Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctoral program to present in that category. Starting this year, students will have the opportunity to submit abstracts to the NEACSM conferences to present in one of three categories: 

  • Original Student Research: A student-initiated research project (e.g., research for a capstone, thesis, or dissertation project)

  • Case Study: An in-depth analysis of a clinical case

  • Experiential Learning: A write up of an out of classroom learning experience (e.g., internship experience, independent study, field work, or other practical study where the focus was “learning by doing”)

These changes are to increase opportunities for students to present at NEACSM conferences, especially for students from more clinically focused programs. Importantly, abstracts from all three categories are eligible for both the Student Investigator Award and President’s Cup competitions.


PROFESSIONAL submissions are from faculty, researchers, practitioners, and clinicians (e.g. PhD, MD, DO, PT, OT, athletic trainers, physical trainers). Professional submissions may be from original research or case studies.


There will also be a New Investigator Award and President's Cup competitions for students, with opportunities to win monetary prizes and present at the national conference.   


Complete instructions, abstract guidelines, student competition guidelines, and the abstract submission form can be found by clicking the button below.


The Free Communications Committee is also looking for volunteers to help judge student abstracts. Click here for more information

If you have questions, please email the Free Communications Committee at neacsmfreecomm@gmail.com

The call for Student Scholarships is now closed.

Interested in volunteering with the NEACSM? Fill out our Volunteer Interest Form here.