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2012 Opening Day Reception: Move to the Music
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The 2012 Annual Meeting in St. Louis will hit a high note with an Opening Day Reception at 7:30 p.m. on June 27 where attendees will be encouraged to move to the music! While listening to local cover band Plastic, you can try your hand at baseball, football and hockey interactive games. We'll even have bocce alleys! Bring your camera and take a photo with a beautiful Budweiser Clydesdale horse. Entertain your children with the petting zoo and bounce houses. Dessert and non-alcoholic drinks will be provided, and cash bars serving beer and wine will be available for those over 21. The event will be in the Edward Jones Dome (Hall 6) at the America's Center Convention Complex. More

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Coming Up: ACL Avulsion and Tibial Spine Fracture Webinar
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Shital N. Parikh, MD, FACS, a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon at Cincinnati Children's Hospital, is presenting "ACL Avulsion and Tibial Spine Fracture in Young Athletes" at 11 a.m. CT on May 9. Parikh will discuss the mechanism of injury, physical examination, diagnosis and management of Tibial Spine Fractures, and he will go over potential pitfalls in managing this fracture that could translate into a career-ending injury for the athlete. The cost is $15 for NATA members, and it is worth one CEU. More

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Early-Bird Discount Deadline is Today!
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Early-bird rates are in effect for the 63rd NATA Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposia this summer in St. Louis. Today is the last day to get the best pricing. Non-members can bundle convention registration into a professional development package that includes member dues. And members can earn additional registration discounts by signing up to volunteer at the event. The Preliminary Program is available at the Annual Meeting website so you can start planning your week now. More

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CAATE Executive Director Position Available
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CAATE is seeking candidates for its halftime executive director position. Details: .5 FTE (20 hrs/week), 12-month post, 2-year contract, BOC certified, master's degree minimum, doctorate preferred. Relocation not necessary. Proposals due June 1, 2012. More

Grassroots Star of the Week
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Eric McDonnell, MEd, ATC, LAT, is the NATA Grassroots Star of the Week! McDonnell gave Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-9) a tour of the athletic training facility at the University of Missouri and spoke with him about the athletic training profession. Have you contacted your legislators lately? Never underestimate the power of grassroots effort! More


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NATA Foundation Research Mentor Program Applications Due May 1
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The NATA Foundation is kicking off a new program to provide guidance and mentorship to junior faculty members involved in athletic training research. Applications are being accepted through May 1. The program will launch at the Annual Meeting in St. Louis with a short program designed to allow mentors/mentees and opportunity to network and hear a presentation from a leading researcher. To learn more about the program and to complete an application, visit the Foundation website. More

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Survey: 1 in 3 Kids Hurt Playing Sports
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About 1 in 3 kids who plays sports will need medical attention due to injuries sustained on the field or court, such as concussions, broken bones and dehydration, a new survey shows. While some of these injuries can be serious, some easy-to-follow prevention tips including drinking enough water and wearing protective sports gear that fits appropriately can help children play it safe and still receive all the benefits of regular sports and physical activity. More

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FDA Sends Warning Letters to 10 Marketers of 'Workout Boosters'
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The Food and Drug Administration warned marketers of dietary supplements recently that certain popular "workout boosters" could increase people's blood pressure, potentially causing shortness of breath or heart attacks. With names like Jack3d and OxyElite Pro, these products have been popular with athletes because they contain an ingredient, known as dimethylamylamine or DMAA, advertised to increase energy, concentration and metabolism. More

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Athletic Trainers Are First Line of Defense with High School Injuries
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Only 42 percent of high schools in the country have access to a certified athletic trainer, according to the NATA. And that's despite the fact that nearly 7.7 million student-athletes compete in athletics, according to statistics maintained by the National Federation of State High School Associations. "Athletic trainers are the first line of defense on the fields," said Red Bank Regional athletic trainer Christina Emrich. "They save lives." More

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Athletic Trainers Are at Forefront of Sport Safety Initiatives
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In scholastic sports, rule changes requiring eyewear, helmet standards, mouthpieces and padding on equipment poles have demonstrated increased safety awareness. Health care professionals such as physicians and certified athletic trainers are at the forefront of sport safety initiatives. Educating coaches, parents, athletes and officials is a smart investment in injury prevention. More

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ACL Troubles Plague Women's Basketball
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Coach Bonnie Henrickson has had six lousy days at Kansas. Her teams have struggled to perform consistently in conference play and for seven years had not made it to an NCAA Tournament. These are frustrating, but there has been another painful storyline: ACL injuries. A starter for the Kansas women's basketball team has torn an ACL in three of the last four seasons. More

Disconnect Grows Between Former, Current Players Regarding Concussions
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One of the biggest hurdles facing the former players suing the NFL for concussions suffered during their playing careers arises from the claim that the NFL failed to warn the players regarding the risks of concussions. The NFL undoubtedly will defend that specific allegation by arguing that, even if warnings had been issued, the players would not have stopped playing football. More

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