2022 Fall Conference

"Game Changers"
October 13-14, 2022
Rhode Island Convention Center
Providence, RI

Conference Description
The Fall 2022 Conference, an in-person event, is titled "Game Changers." A "game changer" is an event, idea, individual, group, or organization that affect a significant shift in the current manner of doing or thinking about something. The focus of this year's conference is highlighting the work of researchers, practitioners, and educators who are game changers in our field. These individuals are making significant contributions to the field in promoting inclusion, diversity, equity, social change, and/or illuminating inequities in sport, health, fitness, and medicine and exemplify how we are addressing these areas in our professions, through our research, teaching, and practice, and by influencing policy at the local, national, and global level. We have the opportunity to both influence society through our work and to respond to society's needs in our work. NEACSM is a game changer, and this conference is intended to highlight the many ways we are shifting practice, research, education, and society for the better. 

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Call for Abstracts: Free Communications 

Due Friday, September 9, 2022


The NEACSM Free Communications Committee is now accepting abstract submissions for the 2022 Fall Conference, "Game Changers." Accepted abstracts will be presented during the conference, to be held October 13-14, 2022. 
There are 2 general categories for submission, STUDENT and PROFESSIONAL.
STUDENT submissions are from original research, case studies, or experiential learning completed in a bachelor's, master's, or doctoral program. Students have one year from graduation from a bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral program to present in that category. Students have the opportunity to submit abstracts to the NEACSM conference 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”)
Recent changes increase opportunities for students to present at NEACSM conferences, especially 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 New Investigator Award and President's Cup competitions for students, with opportunities to win monetary prizes and present at the national conference.   
The Free Communications Committee is also looking for volunteers to help judge student abstracts. Volunteer to be a judge here!
If you have questions, please email the Free Communications Committee at neacsmfreecomm@gmail.com
Free Communications
Want to learn about the kinds of research happening in the NEACSM community? Join us at the conference for Free Communications posters and presentations - from students and professionals - on both Thursday and Friday. Presentation schedule forthcoming.
Participate in our Conference
There are many ways students and professionals can get involved in our 2022 programming. Opportunities will be posted below. 

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