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4th Youth Sports Safety Summit Begins Tomorrow
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NATA and its partners in the Youth Sports Safety Alliance are proud to present the fourth annual Youth Sports Safety Summit. The two-day event scheduled Feb. 5-6 in Washington, D.C. will focus on a national action plan for sports safety. Amongst the speakers are Kevin Guskiewicz, PhD, ATC; Dawn Comstock, PhD; Doug Casa, PhD, ATC, FACSM; and Beth Mallon, founder of Advocates for Injured Athletes. NATA President Jim Thornton, MS, ATC, PES, will be the moderator. Attendees will form work groups to finalize the National Action Plan and the Student Athlete's Bill of Rights so both can be delivered to Congress. More



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Free Ethics Webinar This Week, For Members Only
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Kimberly Peer, EdD, ATC, FNATA, and Gretchen Schlabach, PhD, ATC, will be presenting "Ethics: Across the Curriculum — An Innovative Model for Athletic Training Education" at 11 a.m. CT on Feb. 6. This presentation will introduce an ethics across the curriculum model for athletic training education and provide a framework for integration for athletic training education with practical design, implementation and activity strategies.


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February NATA News:
The Education Issue

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Your NATA News is hot off the presses! This issue focuses on the future of AT education, including articles on the degree debate, interprofessional education and tips for choosing a graduate school.

Don't miss the feature about Adrian Peterson's remarkable comeback from ACL surgery, and start making your plans for Las Vegas with the 2013 Annual Meeting Preliminary Program.
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NATA Foundation Seeks Grant Proposal Reviewers
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The NATA Foundation is seeking external reviewers for its 2013 Research Grant Cycle. This is a unique opportunity for members to play an important role in the grant process, while giving back to the profession at the same time. Each reviewer will be charged with evaluating one grant proposal in his/her research area of expertise over a 3-4 week period. Those interested in volunteering should send their CVs and research focus area to Patsy Brown (patsyb@nata.org) on or before Feb. 15. More


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CUATC Awards Deadline Extended
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This year's nomination deadline for CUATC awards has been extended. Nominate a deserving athletic trainer for one of eight awards by Feb. 17. Awards are given at the NATA Annual Meeting in the following categories: Head Athletic Trainer — NCAA Division 1; Head Athletic Trainer — NCAA Division 2; Head Athletic Trainer — NCAA Division 3; Head Athletic Trainer — NAIA; Head Athletic Trainer — Junior College/Community College; Assistant Athletic Trainer of Year; Above and Beyond Award and New Horizon Award. More


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Upcoming Webinar to Focus on Spinal Injuries
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Michael Kordecki, DPT, SCS, ATC, will be presenting "Advances in Equipment Removal, On Field Management of Cervical Spine Injuries" at 11 a.m. CT on Feb. 13. The presentation will introduce new concepts in "on field management" and pre-hospital care of cervical spine injuries as it relates to football players. More


Visit the BOC's Newly Designed Website!
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The website features tabs specific for Candidates, Athletic Trainers, Educators and BOC Approved Providers for easier navigation. We are matching our new look and feel of the recent rebranding to express strength, knowledge, authority and presence in the athletic training community both in the U.S. and globally. More


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Expert on Athletes' Heat Stroke Risk Visits Michigan's Hope College
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The first few days of strength conditioning and summer work out sessions can be killers for athletes — literally. That's the assessment of Douglas J. Casa, considered the foremost expert on heat stroke prevention and life-saving techniques and head of the Korey Stringer Institute for prevention of sudden death in sports at the University of Connecticut. More


Gymnasts Battle Constant Injuries
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They fly through the air with the greatest ease only to come crashing back down to earth. LSU gymnasts attest that those graceful acrobatics that gymnasts are so famous for are, more times than not, accompanied with reverberating pain and injury. "If I had to put a number on it, I'd say 75 percent of the girls are competing with some sort of injury or pain every time they compete," said LSU graduate assistant athletic trainer Matt Gregg. More



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Wisconsin's Zach Bohannon: Athletic Trainers Need Support
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I understand a person doesn't get into a job for the money, although many people still do, unfortunately. Athletic training is one of those fields, even at the highest levels, where you don't make very much compared with the hours you put in. They are rarely compensated for the time spent with their athletes. The people who take these jobs are the ultimate givers. More


Hawaii Makes Concussion Awareness a Top Priority
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Even before the first shot was taken in the Outrigger Hotels Girls State Soccer Championships, there was a goal worth celebrating. It was the first of the 31 annual Hawaii High School Athletic Association championship events in which all participating coaches — head and assistant — had passed the National Federation of State High School Associations concussion certification test. More




Parents, Coaches, Doctors in Montana Back Concussion Bill
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Numerous Montanans — including parents, doctors, nurses, lawyers, athletic trainers and school officials — supported a bill to require youth athletes with signs of concussions to be sidelined and not participate in sports again until they receive medical clearance. In all, 24 people testified for Senate Bill 112 by Sen. Anders Blewett, D-Great Falls, at a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. No one spoke against it. More


Smartphone Application Can Assist with Concussion Detection, Treatment
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An entrepreneur with close ties to Wichita State University has developed an iPhone application that researchers say could revolutionize how a key symptom of concussions can be quickly and accurately detected within minutes. The "Sway Balance" app, developed by WSU alumnus Chase Curtiss of Tulsa has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. More
 
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