Spring Conferences

2020

Cancelled: "Sex & Gender in Sports & Exercise"

A message from NEACSM Past-President, Dain LaRoche, PhD:

"Out of an abundance of caution, and out of respect for our membership and speakers, the NEACSM has decided to cancel the Spring Conference scheduled for Friday, March 27th. Our leadership has taken into consideration recommendations for best practices in keeping individuals healthy and minimizing the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). In light of multiple travel bans recently put in place by healthcare and university systems, as well as the concerns of our constituents, we decided to make the difficult decision to cancel this spring programming event. We will refund all pre-registration fees in their entirety. Individuals who have pre-registered online will receive a full refund within 45 days, via check mailed from the ACSM. Groups that have pre-registered will be contacted by Heather Turner, ACSM Director of Chapter Services.  

We do not take this decision lightly, as we know this meeting is a reliable and valued annual opportunity for education and networking in the exercise and sports medicine community. We feel the content of this conference is important, and we will be making every effort to bring some of the content to our membership at a later date. Stay tuned for updates. 

Thank you for your understanding. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at neacsm1@gmail.com." 

CANCELLED: 2020 Spring Conference: Sex & Gender in Sports & Medicine, originally scheduled for March 27, 2020 

University of Massachusetts, Lowell

Description:

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.

Objectives

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.

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2019 Spring Conference: Only the Strong - Brain Versus Brawn, April 26, 2019

Central Connecticut State University

Description:

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.

Objectives:

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

Description:

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.

Objectives: 

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.

 

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