2020 Fall Conference

"Exploring the Diversity in Exercise Science & Sports Medicine: Research to Practice"
A Virtual Conference
Asynchronous, pre-recorded content available Oct. 1 - Dec. 4, 2020
Synchronous, live content to be held Oct. 15-16, 2020
9.5 CECs awarded for participation in live sessions
Additional CECs available for viewing pre-recorded content
6 CME credits available 
Conference Brochure Available Here
CME Form Available Here
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. 
Through asynchronous, pre-recorded presentations and synchronous, live sessions, registrants will engage with their professional community in a variety of meaningful ways. Learn, discuss, network, and earn CEC/CME credits with high-quality programming designed to allow registrants flexibility to explore and engage at their own pace.
Participate in our Virtual Conference
There are many ways students and professionals can get involved in our 2020 programming. See below for the current opportunities available. 

The submissions deadlines for 2020 Student Scholarships, the New Investigator Award, and Free Communications abstracts have now closed.

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


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