ACSM conferences and meetings information regarding COVID-19

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Canceled: 2020 ACSM Annual Meeting and World Congresses

The ACSM member leadership and the Annual Meeting and World Congresses Program Committee have announced the cancellation of this year’s ACSM Annual Meeting scheduled for May 26-30, 2020.

The ACSM Annual Meeting has built a reputation as one of the profession’s premier events, and the leadership of ACSM shares the disappointment of thousands of attendees who look forward to this meeting each year. While ACSM hoped for the best, the progression of the COVID-19 pandemic made this decision an obvious and sensible one. The health and well-being of ACSM’s members, staff, attendees, all participants, their families and communities far outweigh any potential consequences of canceling this meeting. 

ACSM’s mission is as important as ever; that is why ACSM is exploring options for providing the latest education to attendees. The 2020 Program Committee and staff are working on potential alternative approaches for delivering select content from this year’s meeting based on attendee preferences. While nothing official has been planned yet for the delivery of 2020 content, additional information on the format, dates, specific content and accessibility will be shared when available. 

ACSM wishes health and safety to all as we make our way through this challenging time.

Cancellation FAQs

  • Will my registration fees be refunded?

  • Can I cancel my hotel reservation without penalty?

  • I was a registered exhibitor. What do I need to know?

  • Will my abstract or clinical case still be published in the Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, Volume 52:5 Supplement?

  • Will content be delivered virtually?

  • I was a speaker. What do I need to know?

ACSM Certification Exams Suspended

Starting Tuesday, March 17, Pearson VUE is suspending certification test delivery at all U.S.- and Canada-based Pearson VUE-owned test centers until May 1.


If you have a scheduled exam

You will receive an email cancellation notice and you will either receive a refund (if paid to Pearson VUE) or an extension as determined by ACSM. Pearson Vue will work with you to reschedule your exam as soon as it is safe to resume test delivery (on or after May 1).

If you are looking to schedule an exam

Registration windows for new exam appointments will not be available until May 1.

ACSM's International Health & Fitness Summit Canceled

  • Cancellation Details