Southwest ACSM Annual Meeting
Save the Date: October 29-30, 2021
Details to follow soon
At this point, we are planning to meet in-person! As California surpassed a major milestone in the fight against COVID — administering more than 20 million vaccine doses, including 4 million in the state’s hardest-hit communities, and with hospitalizations continuing to steadily decline — Governor Gavin Newsom outlined the state’s next step in the COVID-19 pandemic recovery. On June 15, California will fully open its economy if two criteria are met: If vaccine supply is sufficient for those who wish to be inoculated; and if hospitalization rates remain stable and low.
As our meeting is in late October, there are no criteria required regarding COVID testing or vaccine requirement. From the ca.gov website:
"Is COVID-19 testing or a vaccine necessary if you are traveling to California for an event?
Between June 15 and October 1, if an event has 5,000 or fewer attendees then there is no testing or vaccine verification requirement. If there are more than more than 5,000 attendees, there must either be testing or vaccination verification. After October 1, these criteria will no longer be required."
As this is a fluid situation, please check back here regularly for updates.
New this year:
In 2021, we plan on publishing our annual program (including abstracts) on a new platform that utilizes the International Journal of Exercise Science: Conference Proceedings (IJES). Which means, all abstracts this year get published on IJES! (https://digitalcommons.wku.edu/ijesab/).
The SW ACSM is student-centered; all abstracts that are submitted get accepted! This is for your benefit, we want you to present! So this year more than ever, please submit an abstract, as you'll get accepted, and you'll get published!