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Attention Researchers: Letters-of-Intent for Upcoming Secondary School Surveillance Project Due Feb. 25
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Funding is available to collect injury surveillance and outcomes data in the secondary school setting. The NATA Secondary School Injury Surveillance and Outcomes System (SSISOS) will collect data using an electronic medical record integrated with a secondary school injury surveillance and clinical outcomes data system. This system will collect patient-oriented health care outcomes resulting from certified/licensed athletic trainer interventions and services. More

Resource of the Week…for Educators

Educational Resources Now Available
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Make sure you're using the many educational resources offered through NATA. Sessions from the latest Athletics Training Educators' Conference are available at the NATA Store. Check out the ECE Educators' Academy, and don't forget about the evidence-based practice resources. More

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NATA Info/Events

Seven National Committee Seats Open for Students
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NATA students are encouraged to apply for one of seven positions on the National Athletic Training Students' Committee. The one-year term begins in June. A qualified applicant must be a junior or sophomore on July 1 in the year of appointment or have a bachelor's degree and be enrolled in a CAATE-accredited entry-level master’s program. More

Earn Extra CEUs in Philadelphia
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Plan now for the Clinical Instructor Educator Seminar on June 21 in Philadelphia. We’re making it easier than ever: simply add the CIE Seminar to your Annual Meeting registration. (Or register only for the CIE Seminar.) The day-long event is worth 7 CEUs!

Philly Insider Tip of the Week
“The Jersey shore – or as the locals say, ‘down the shore’ – is only an hour away from Philadelphia. There are many Civil and Revolutionary War battlefields in the area, and also Gettysburg is less than a two-hour drive through beautiful Amish country.”
– Host City coordinators AJ Duffy, MS, ATC, PT, and Joe Iezzi, MS, ATC, PES

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Give Life...Give Love...Donate Blood
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Sign up early to be part of the blood drive sponsored by the NBATA and NATA during the Annual Meeting. Donating blood is easy, and signing up is convenient. To register online, go to More

One More Week to Renew
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Membership renewal season ends Feb. 15. We have several new programs, including installment options, professional development invoices and other discounts, to make your 2010 NATA membership more convenient than ever. Please visit our Web site for more details.  More

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Coming Soon...
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• Results of the CUATC Survey, which explores quality of life for athletic trainers in the college and university settings
• Announcement about committee openings, including five on the Young Professionals' Committee
• Details about Phillies tickets and Fun Run registration at the Annual Meeting

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Health & Development

Advocacy Group on Concussions Calls for Legislation in All 50 States
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With the issue of brain injuries in the NFL gaining attention, an advocacy group said it would push for legislation in all 50 states aimed at reducing sports-related concussions in young athletes. The Zackery Lystedt Brain Project also will promote greater public awareness of head injuries, and will work to advance research efforts that focus on concussions. More

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Conferences Criticized Over Concussion Standards
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A member of the House Judiciary Committee criticized the biggest conferences in college athletics for failing to adopt policies on handling athlete concussions that go beyond what's required by the NCAA. During a committee hearing on head injuries in college and youth football, Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., chided leagues such as the Southeastern Conference and Big 12 for not implementing tougher rules. More

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California State Assembly Bill Aims to Protect Youth Athletes
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With approximately 7.5 million high school students participating in sports, the dangers of kids getting seriously hurt and not receiving appropriate care isn't just a possibility - it's a reality - and the consequences can be deadly. Last month, Assembly members Mary Hayashi, D-Hayward and Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, with the California Athletic Trainers' Association, presented AB 1647, a California State Capital bill calling for increased safety precautions for young athletes. More

Injury Rehabilitation

Concussions Extra Dangerous to Teen Brains
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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, almost 4 million sports and recreation-related concussions occur each year. Experts say the vast majority are suffered at the high school level, but few schools have rules governing how concussion is treated -- and few coaches are trained to identify it. More

New Tactics Urged to Fight Female Sports Injuries
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As women's participation in competitive sports continues to rise, concerns are mounting that research and training originally designed for men are to blame for higher rates of female injuries. Anatomical differences and unique cultural pressures amount to disproportionately high risk factors for active females, warns Vicki Harber, an exercise physiologist at the University of Alberta, Canada, who has published a comprehensive analysis of health issues as they relate to women in sports. More

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