Meeting Info

Meeting Information

SWACSM 2024 Annual Meeting
October 25-26th, 2024

Registration is not yet open for the 2024 SWACSM Annual Meeting.

The 2024 SWACSM annual meeting will be held at Hilton Irvine/Orange County this year (18800 MacArthur Blvd, Irvine, CA 92612).

Join us for the Southwest ACSM conference featuring a dynamic lineup of speakers including Dr. Stella Volpe and Dr. Glen Gaesser, addressing topics ranging from the evolution of sports nutrition to the debate of diet versus exercise. Delve into evidence-based approaches to athlete readiness with Dr. Antonio Squillante and explore a myriad of subjects from gender-inclusive practices to the impact of the pandemic on exercise. Engage in interactive workshops, poster presentations, and the exhilarating Quiz Bowl competition, offering undergraduate students the chance to shine and win exciting prizes. Don't miss this opportunity to network, learn, and have fun in Irvine, CA!

2024 Conference Information:


2024 Meeting Registration.

Registration for the SWACSM 2024 annual meeting is not currently open.

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Check out the program from the 2023 meeting!

 Conference highlights include:

1.    One DB Dill General Session
2.    One Founder’s Lecture General Session
3.    Nine symposia
4.    Undergraduate Student Research Award Competition, Friday 11-12:30 p.m.
5.    Graduate Student Research Award Competition, Friday, 1:45-3:15 p.m.
6.    Two poster sessions, Friday 5-7 p.m. and Saturday 12:30-2:30 p.m.
7.    Student Jeopardy Competition, Friday 7-8:30 p.m.

Don't miss out!


Continuing Education Credits (CECs)

For CECs, the ACSM national office posts those to the attendee accounts once they close the meeting.  Closing the meeting is done when they have all meeting registrations in their registration system, and at that time the CECs/certificates will be posted to member accounts.


The 13th annual Southwest Student Jeopardy Bowl returns and will be held at the Costa Mesa Hilton on Friday October 27th, 2023. All Universities and Colleges are invited to bring a team of 3 currently enrolled undergraduate students to answer questions on categories such as anatomy, bioenergetics, biomechanics exercise physiology, environmental aspects, cardiovascular physiology, sports nutrition, special populations, and ACSM guidelines. Faculty should identify a team of students who can work together in answering questions based on the categories. Each team is encouraged to bring students and faculty to watch and support their team, wear their school colors, and cheer them on to victory!

 The format will follow the longstanding television show, Jeopardy.  Single jeopardy questions will be easier than double jeopardy, and a final jeopardy question will be the most difficult. All questions will have a dollar amount associated with the answer, and the team with the highest total at the end of the night will be the winner.

 The winners of the SWACSM competition will represent the Southwest Chapter at the Annual ACSM meeting in Boston, Massachusetts in May/June 2024 at the Annual Student Bowl Competition. The SWACSM winning team will also receive ACSM Annual Meeting registration (paid for by the National ACSM) and partial funds for travel, lodging, and food (paid in part by the Regional Chapter). Note that each University or College will be expected to contribute to a portion of the cost.

 All Universities interested in competing must complete this form by 5:00pm PDT Wednesday, October 25th, 2023, to guarantee your spot in the competition. Although each institution in the region can submit the names for up to two teams, institutions are only guaranteed one spot. As part of the registration process you will need to have:

  1. Full names and emails of 3 undergraduate students (one will be named team captain)
  2. Name and email of a Faculty mentor/Professional or Graduate student sponsor available to serve as a judge during the competition. 
  3. Powerpoint or Google slide with all team member full names,pictures, school name, and school logo.                                                    If you have any questions or would like to volunteer to help run the competition, please contact Member at Large for Abstracts and Awards, Sarah Camhi,


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