ACSM conferences and meetings information regarding COVID-19

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Meeting Updates

Updated May 15, 2020


ACSM Announces Initial Plans for 2020 Annual Meeting Content, Alternate Delivery Following Cancellation


In response to the cancellation of this year’s ACSM Annual Meeting and World Congresses, the Program Committee released new information regarding the delivery of content planned for this year’s meeting. ACSM remains committed to providing value to members and attendees by meeting their educational needs despite the need to cancel.

The committee introduced the ACSM 2020 Virtual Experience, which will be available in early summer. The Virtual Experience will deliver select content featuring the excellent presenters annual meeting attendees have come to expect.

Select Accepted Sessions

The virtual format will provide convenient access to some of the best new research available. All topical areas will be represented by the available sessions, which will be accessed via ACSM’s Learning Management System. The sessions will be available either for free with no CE credits or with CE attached for a nominal cost.

Accepted Posters

All accepted abstracts and clinical cases will still be published in the June supplement issue of Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise (MSSE) and will have the opportunity to present their research as e-posters.

World Congresses, other sessions moving to 2021 Annual Meeting in Washington, DC

The Program Committee also announced that the following sessions and events will be moved to the 2021 meeting

  • Basic Science World Congress on Regenerative Medicine
  • Select sessions from the World Congress on Exercise is Medicine
  • Wolffe and Dill Lectures (in addition to 2021 lectures)
  • All named lectures
  • Presidents lectures 
  • All Highlighted Symposia 
  • All Exchange Lectures 
  • Integrative Plenary Lecture
  • Honor and Citation Award recognition

Please check this page regularly for developing details, news and availability of the ACSM 2020 Virtual Experience.

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?

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

Regional Chapter Meetings

The following chapters canceled their meetings due to the COVID-19 pandemic: New England Chapter Spring Meeting, Northland Chapter Spring Meeting, Greater New York Chapter Spring Meeting and Rocky Mountain Chapter Annual Meeting.

View the complete list of upcoming Regional Chapter meetings.

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ACSM's International Health & Fitness Summit Canceled

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