This year’s single-day conference will focus on the negative effects of physical inactivity on health and how they relate to a rapidly changing work, research, and learning environment. Evidence-based methods and best practices will be discussed to assist the Exercise Professional with combating physical inactivity, developing virtual and workplace wellness programming, and navigating research and education during the pandemic era and beyond. Program content is intended for exercise professionals, faculty, researchers, and students.
Identify the negative effects of physical inactivity on health and physiology.
Describe the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic regarding new challenges in quantifying physical inactivity in research.
Discuss workplace wellness strategies in the new normal and best practices.
Provide tips and recommendations for students and faculty advisors regarding navigation of academic studies during these current times.
Identify methods and best practices for virtual or telehealth services that apply to exercise professionals.
Discuss virtual behavior modification strategies for the exercise professional and researcher.
Program brochure available here.
Registration is now open!
2021: "Managing Physical Activity in the New Normal: Science to Practice"
Friday, April 23, 2021
Previous Spring Conferences
CANCELLED: 2020 Spring Conference: Sex & Gender in Sports & Medicine, originally scheduled for March 27, 2020
University of Massachusetts, Lowell
The New England Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine and the University of Massachusetts, Lowell Physical Therapy and Kinesiology Department invite you to the Spring Conference. This year's program focuses on how sex and gender affect responses to exercise and nutrition interventions, disease and injury risk, biomechanics of running, and exercise performance.
5 ACSM CECs
Speakers include Abbie E. Smith-Ryan, PhD, CSC*D, FACSM, FNSCA, FISSN; Sarah Witkowski, PhD, FACSM; Joanna Harper, MS; Adam Tenforde, MD; and Irene Davis, PhD, PT, FACSM, FAPTA, FASB.
1. Explore the modifying effect of sex on exercise and nutrition outcomes, including body composition, aerobic and anaerobic capacities, and disease risk.
2. Appreciate the differences between men and women in the role exercise plays in cardiovascular disease risk and cardiovascular health.
3. Learn about the controversy of transgender and intersex athlete inclusion in sport, current policy, endocrinology, and physical performance characteristics.
4. Compare the hormonal, nutritional, body composition, and exercise participation factors that affect risk for bone stress injuries in male and female athletes.
5. Evaluate gait mechanics that predispose male and female runners to injury and the ability of gait retraining to reduce risk.
2019 Spring Conference: Only the Strong - Brain Versus Brawn, April 26, 2019
Central Connecticut State University
The New England Chapter of the American College of Sport Medicine (NEACSM), in collaboration with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). Learn from nationally and internationally recognized researchers, content experts, and strength & conditioning professionals as they present and discuss various topics relating strength to cognitive function, endurance performance, muscle hypertrophy, mental toughness, and leadership which can be practically applied to strength athletes, academic students, as well as the general population. The curriculum is developed to appeal to NEACSM and NSCA members as well as any student or professional who practices in exercise science, nutrition, strength & conditioning, and other allied health fields.
5 ACSM CECs/0.5 NSCA CEUs
Speakers include Avery Faigenbaum, EdD, FACSM, FNSCA; Alex Hutchinson, PhD; Matthew Nein, CSCS, RSCC*D; Jay Merlino, MS, CSCS, USAW; and Brad Schoenfeld, PhD, CSCS, CSPS, FNSCA.
1. Understand how strength influences and relates to cognitive function and academic performance.
2. Explore the interplay between the brain and the body and their relationship to limiting human performance from a 100-m sprint to the marathon.
3. Identify strategies to assess and develop mental toughness as well as apply it to your training and coaching.
4. Understand how to utilize effective leadership strategies from the perspectives of sports coaching, strength and conditioning, and the military.
5. Identify a multitude of training strategies to maximize skeletal muscle hypertrophy by manipulating resistance training variables.
2018 Spring Conference: EAT, LIFT, BUILD: Nutrition Strategies for the Strength Athlete, April 20, 2018
The New England Chapter of the American College of Sport Medicine (NEACSM), in collaboration with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), proudly presents EAT, LIFT, BUILD: Nutrition Strategies for the Strength Athlete. Learn from nationally and internationally recognized researchers, content experts, and medical professionals as they present and discuss various nutritional strategies and their practical application for strength athletes. The curriculum is developed to appeal to NEACSM and NSCA members as well as any student or professional who practices in exercise science, nutrition, strength and conditioning, and other allied health fields.
Speakers include Adam Feit, MS, CSCS, *D, RSCC; Stuart M. Phillips, PhD; Eric S. Rawson, PhD, FACSM, CSCS; Marie A. Spano, MS, RD, CSCS, CSSD; Nancy Rodriguez, PhD, RD, CSSD, FACSM; and Darryn S. Willoughby, PhD, CSCS, FACSM.
1. Understand how protein supports muscle health across the life span of strength athletes.
2. Understand the effectiveness, mechanisms of action, strategies for use, and safety of numerous sport supplements for increasing muscle mass and decreasing body fat.
3. Delineate myths versus scientific evidence of creatine supplementation for increasing muscle mass and strength in athletes.
4. Identify the key nutrients to be ingested before, during, and after resistance training and understand the strategy of nutrient timing for performance and adaptation maximization.
5. Recognize the nutrition strategies and understand the unique techniques that are implemented by sport dietitians for college and professional level strength athletes.