Western Society for Kinesiology & Wellness (WSKW) Conference

The Western Society for Kinesiology & Wellness (WSKW) hosts a conference each October in Reno, Nevada. Their conference includes a segment designed to help students take their first steps in presenting peer-reviewed work at a professional conference.

The deadline for submission of proposals has been changed to April 30th instead of end of March. So, if you were considering submitting a proposal (see my 3/10 email below with info.) you have extra time.

Abstract form here: http://bit.ly/1Bt4Kxh


In one or more of your classes this semester you may have an assignment to critique an article. If you do well on that assignment you are encouraged to submit your work for review and presentation (if accepted) at the WSKW conference (http://bit.ly/1Bt4Kxi. The deadline for submitting work is March 31st. The conference is October 7-9, 2015 at Harrah’s in Reno, Nevada. Conference registration is $45 for students.

Grad students:

Near the end of your project/thesis? Consider submitting your work for review for a poster session.

This is a great opportunity to get experience presenting at a professional conference, strengthen your resume, and begin networking with students from other campuses. Here is a link where you’ll find directions, the evaluation form that will be used to review submissions, and a sample to follow.


Information is also attached to this email to give you an example. More at the above URL

CHAMP Invitation to Submit Abstracts: Deadline: February 17, 2013

The Second Annual Center for Healthy Aging in Multicultural Populations (CHAMP) Conference on Health and Aging

Building Collaboration in Aging Research and Education among CSUs

Sang E. Lee, PhD

Faculty at CSU Chico, CSU East Bay, CSU Fresno, CSU Monterey Bay, CSU Sacramento, CSU Sonoma, San Francisco State University, and San Jose State University,

On behalf of the organizing committee, I cordially invite you to submit an abstract to the Second Annual CHAMP Conference on Health and Aging. This refereed conference will take place on Friday, April 5th, 2013, 9:45am – 3pm at San Jose State University. Registration is free.

CHAMP (www.sjsu.edu/champ) is housed at San JoséState University.  Our inaugural conference last year was a part of our effort to foster collaboration in aging research and education across CSU campuses in the Bay Area. Faculty and student presentations were well received by over 100 attendees including students, faculty and community partners from the Bay Area. This year we are expanding the conference to include additional CSU campuses.

We encourage your submission focused on health and aging in multicultural/diverse contexts – e.g., empirical papers, conceptual/theoretical papers, model curriculum/program, and innovative pedagogy including using online technology. There are two presentation formats:  1) Oral presentation (15 minutes); 2) a 30-minute symposium/panel on a topic related to the theme of the conference.

This invitation is also extended to your undergraduate and graduate students. Students can submit abstracts of their research on health and aging in multicultural/diverse contexts for a poster presentation. There will be a designated time slot for the student poster sessions during the conference.

Abstracts are welcome from the following disciplines (but not limited to): communication disorders, gerontology, health science, justice studies, kinesiology, nursing, nutrition, occupational therapy, psychology, social work, and sociology.

The deadline for submission of abstracts is February 17, 2013. Your abstract will be peer-reviewed by the Conference Program Committee and a decision letter will be sent out at the end of February, 2013. Instructions for abstract submissions are below.

Please share this invitation with your colleagues and students and save the date for the conference, April 5th, 2013, 9:45am – 3pm.