ACSM Annual Meeting


Interest Groups

Some ACSM Interest Groups offer the opportunity to win awards. As these become available, additional information and their respective deadlines will be found here.


Noninvasive Physiological Measurement Interest Group

Student Awards: Calling all aspiring student researchers. The Noninvasive Physiological Measurement interest group will be offering two student awards:

  • Award 1: written abstract

  • Award 2: three-minute thesis presentation

Entry requirements: you must have submitted an abstract to the national ACSM conference, and more than half of the data must come from a noninvasive or minimally invasive techniques. If you meet these requirements submit your abstract by email with the subject line “ACSM 2020 Abstract Award Entry”.

Deadline: April 1, 2020

Award details: for Award 1, the top written abstract will be provided a monetary award and certificate. For Award 2, the top abstracts (including Award 1) will have one slide and 3 min to present their research findings/importance, and the top presenter will be awarded with a prize and certificate

Further details: Visit the Noninvasive-Physiological-Measurement Facebook page.

Psychology and Behavior Interest Group- Marsh Center Student Research Award

Student Awards: The Psychology and Behavior interest group will be offering two student awards

Deadline: March 20, 2020

Details: for additional information, please contact Laura Ellingson-Sayen, Ph.D., FACSM

Biomechanics Interest Group

The awards program recognizes exemplar achievements by promising scientists in the field of biomechanics. We are pleased to offer the following awards:

  • Motion Analysis Corp Career Achievement Award

  • OptiTrak Mid-Career Award

  • AMTI Young Scientist Award

  • VICON/IMeasureU Dissertation Award

  • Student Research Awards

  • Student Travel Awards

Deadline: March 27, 2020 (11:59 p.m. PST)

Entry Requirements:  Applications should be submitted electronically to the ACSM BIG Awards Chair, Dr. Max Paquette. Please put “BIGAWARD_LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME” in the subject header of the application e-mail. In your email, be sure to state to which award you are applying. 

Further Details:  Instructions and eligibility information are available on the ACSM BIG website.

Aging Interest Group

The ACSM Aging Interest Group (AIG) award program recognizes exemplar achievements by promising student scientists in the field of aging and exercise.

Student Research Awards:
The AIG Awards Committee will score each abstract based on scientific quality and contribution to the field of aging using a standard scoresheet. We will determine the top three finalists based on the highest average ranked scores. We will notify finalists in early May. The three finalists will deliver at the AIG meeting in San Francisco (likely Wednesday between 5:45pm‐8pm) a brief oral slide presentation with Q&A based on their abstract. The first, second and third place awards will be decided by the AIG Awards Committee and guest judges after considering the oral presentation in addition to abstract score. Awards: first place – certificate and $500 prize; second place – certificate and $300 prize; and third place – certificate and $200 prize.

For award consideration, applicant must be a current or ending student ACSM member as well as the first author of an abstract accepted for an oral or poster presentation at the 2020 ACSM Annual Meeting. Post-doctoral Fellows are not eligible for these awards. We will not accept multiple submissions - only one abstract per applicant. Previous first place awardees are not eligible for consideration

Application Process:  Electronic applications are due by 11:59 p.m. EDT, Monday, April 13, 2020.

Application Submission Materials

  1. Letter of nomination/endorsement from applicants academic advisor. This letter should include a statement specifying the applicant's contributions and specific role on the submitted abstract. The letter should also specify that the applicant is applying for the ACSM AIG/SHI-A Student Research award.
  2. Expanded abstract of the original research submitted and accepted to the 2020 ACSM Annual Meeting. The original ACSM accepted abstract can be expanded to include more detail to up to two pages (single spaced, 11 pt Arial font, and 1” margins). Include title, authors, institutions, and funding source(s) at the top of Page 1 (single‐spaced). Abstract should use the format of Introduction, Methods, Results, and Discussion. References (if included) do not count in the two‐page limit and can be listed on a separate page. Note that we will not review submissions that exceed two pages of text (including tables/figures if applicable).
  3. Copy of e-mail correspondence or acceptance letter from 2020 ACSM verifying acceptance of your abstract as a poster or oral presentation at the ACSM Annual Meeting.
  4. Proof of student membership.

Submission Instructions:  Submit applications electronically in a single PDF file to ACSM AIG Chairs. Submit all materials no later than 11:59 p.m. EDT, Monday, April 13.  Please put your “FIRST INITIAL, LAST NAME ‐ AIG STUDENT AWARD APPLICATION” in the subject header of the application e‐mail.

For additional details contact Brittney Lange‐Maia, PhD, MPH.


Premier Sponsor


Presenting Sponsors

Danone Nutricia Research Logo

Wolters Kluwer Logo

Sustaining Sponsors

ADInstruments sponsor logo

Functional Movement Systems sponsor logo

Forrest T. Jones & Company

Moffitt Cancer Center sponsor logo

Polar sponsor logo

Technogym sponsor logo

Tekscan sponsor logo

UT Wordmark

Call for Scientific & Clinical Case Abstracts

World Congress on Exercise is Medicine

World Congress on the Basic Science of Exercise in Regenerative Medicine