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Installment Plan Still an Option for Renewals
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Members who renew their NATA membership by Jan. 14 have the option of paying in two installments. Take advantage of this expanded program! We're increasing your benefits in 2012 to include more webinars, more educational offerings for CEUs, a more comprehensive Journal of Athletic Training website and video features to the online version of our magazine, the NATA News. Check out our expanded Discount Program as well. More

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When Booking for St. Louis,
Remember Advanced Track Seminars

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If you're planning to attend the Advanced Track Seminars at the 63rd NATA Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposia this summer in St. Louis, don't forget to book your hotel for an extra night. Advanced Tracks will be held on Tuesday, June 26 (6 CEUs) and Saturday, Jun 30 (4 CEUs). The regular Annual Meeting Programming ends on Friday, so be sure to account for Saturday's Advanced Tracks schedule. Advanced Tracks are a great way to get CEUs and listen to valuable case study presentations. More

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NATA Info/Events

Important Ethics Webinar Scheduled Jan. 19
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"Professional Ethis for Athletic Trainers: Practical Strategies for Challenging Dilemmas" will be presented at 11 a.m. (Central) on Jan. 19 as part of NATA's Webinar Series. Gretchen A. Schlabach, PhD, ATC, LAT, and Kimberly S. Peer, PhD, ATC, LAT, will lead the webinar that focuses on the role personal and professional values have on our ethical decision making processes within the athletic training profession. The cost is $15 for members and the 75-minute course is worth 1 CEU. More

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Deadline Nears for Bone and Joint
Decade Grant Mentoring Program

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The United States Bone and Joint Decade/Initiative has set Jan. 15 as the submission deadline for the Youth Investigator Initiative Grant Mentoring Program. Prospective applicants can find the requirements and program outlines as the Bone and Joint website. NATA partners with the Bone and Joint Initiative, which aims to raise awareness of the growing burden of musculoskeletal diseases on society and to advance research in this area. More

Scholarship Applications Being Accepted:
Initial Submissions Due Jan. 23

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The NATA Foundation Scholarship Program is one of the organization's most highly regarded programs. Through this program, the NATA Foundation awards undergraduate, master's and doctoral scholarships. The number of scholarships varies annually with the amount of the award currently $2,300 per scholarship. Scholarship funding is secured through a variety of sources, including the organization's endowment program, as well as through corporate and individual support. We must have your initial submission before Jan. 23. More

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Parents Speak Out on Catastrophic Youth Sports Injuries
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Catastrophic sports injuries killed 50 young athletes in 2010, according to NATA, and every year sports injuries put 30,000 high school athletes in the hospital. At present, only 42 percent of high schools have access to an athletic trainer. NATA and parents say certified athletic trainers belong at all high school sporting events, to respond in emergencies both by treating the child and acting as the point person at the scene. More

For NFL, Concussion Suits May Be Test for Sport Itself
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The long debate over the National Football League's handling of concussions is reaching the courts in a flurry of lawsuits, raising the possibility that dozens of former players will go before juries to outline the league’s medical practices and describe long-term cognitive problems they say were caused by the sport. More

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Athlete Advocates for Safety on Field
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Tommy Mallon remembers playing his final lacrosse game. He also remembers being put on a spine board by paramedics and vomiting nonstop in the ambulance on the way to the trauma center at nearby Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, Calif., to get treated for a broken neck. "Right when it happened, the whole world went really bright," he said. Mallon, playing for Santa Fe Christian (Solana Beach, Calif.), was going for a ground ball with less than two minutes remaining in a playoff game when he collided awkwardly with an opposing Poway (Poway, Calif.) player. More

Alex Rodriguez and Kobe Bryant Back Pioneering Knee Surgery
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New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez has received an experimental treatment on his knee at a German clinic on the advice of NBA star Kobe Bryant. When Rodriguez inquired about Kobe's treatment in his own right knee, he vouched for the German doctor who developed the course of injections that supposedly stimulate healing in arthritis-affected areas. More

States Keep Reducing Health Center Funding
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States reduced their funding for community health centers for the fourth consecutive year, but federal health officials in early December awarded another round of grants to help school-based health centers expand. States are providing $335 million in local funding for fiscal year 2012, nearly $60 million less than for fiscal 2011, according to a study released Dec. 7 by the National Association of Community Health Centers. More

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