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Stay Tuned for an Exclusive Announcement

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Next week, the announcement of this year's J&J Keynote Speaker for the 63rd Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposia will exclusively be featured in Range of Motion. In the meantime, we've created a poll listing five of our most popular speakers from past conventions. Please vote for your favorite and be sure to check back next week to learn the identity of 2012's J&J Keynote Speaker. More

Resource of the Week…for All Athletic Trainers

Register Now for Pediatric ACL Webinar
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Dr. Theodore J. Ganley and the Pediatric Society of North America, will present "Immature ACL" at 11 a.m. on March 14. Ganley will explain how to evaluate an ACL tear in the pediatric population, discuss age-related factors for ACL tears and explain why some treatments are more appropriate for skeletally immature patients. The cost is $15 for NATA members, and it is worth one CEU. More

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NATA Info/Events

Enter the Deloss Brubaker Student Writing Contest
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NATA undergraduate student members are invited to submit original manuscripts for the annual student writing contest. Prizes are awarded in each of the following categories: Original Research, Case Report and Literature Review. Entries are due March 1. Winning articles will be considered for publication in the Journal of Athletic Training. More

ZAMST Thermo-plastic Thumb Guard

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Building Blocks for Clinical Practice: Cardiac Assessment
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The NATA Foundation recently released the sixth issue of Building Blocks for Clinical Practice. Our latest offering provides practical information on cardiac assessment for athletic trainers to use in their daily practice. These fact sheets are a great resource and just one more way we are helping athletic trainers build a strong foundation. More

ECE/CAATE Call for Proposals
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Is your program engaged in noteworthy and innovative practices relating to teaching and/or assessing specific competencies incorporated in the 5th edition of the professional competencies, or related to the six post-professional competencies? If so, consider submitting a proposal of your practice to be considered for presentation at the 2012 NATA Annual Meeting in St. Louis. More


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EDAC Call for Abstracts
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The NATA Ethnic Diversity Advisory Committee is issuing a call for poster presentation abstracts for the 2012 Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposia. Presented during the EDAC Town Hall the evening of June 28, the abstracts must reflect the EDAC mission by identifying and addressing issues relevant to an ethnically diverse population. Abstracts are due by April 16. More

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Universities Monitor, Control Distribution of Painkillers
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The image of the locker room candy jar full of help-yourself painkillers is pure Hollywood. Team doctors, head trainers and coaches at some area universities say the distribution of prescription painkillers is controlled and monitored — a process not much different than when an athlete visits his family physician. But some former Akron football players said if they needed pain pills, it wasn't difficult to get them. More

Concussion Experts Differ on Youth Sports Safety
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Two of the top experts on sports-related concussions disagree on whether children less than 14 years old can safely play collision sports such as football. Dr. Robert Cantu of Boston University believes athletes under 14 should not play tackle football, ice hockey and lacrosse unless rules are altered to reduce the danger of concussions. Dr. Kevin Guskiewicz of the University of North Carolina believes it is important for young athletes to learn how to safely handle contact at an early age. More

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Chicago Bears Lose Treasured Athletic Trainer to Penn State
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Longtime Chicago Bears head athletic trainer Tim Bream began taking care of Penn State student-athletes recently as the school's director of athletic training services and head football athletic trainer. When new Penn State athletic director David Joyner called his longtime friend, the allure of working at Bream's alma mater as it begins a new tradition was too strong for the Gettsyburg, Pa., native to ignore. More

Story of Cancer Detection Entered into Congressional Record
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A story about the resilience of a high school volleyball player and the devotion shown to her by teachers and coaches is about to become part of the Congressional Record. Maureen Marsh was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer, two years ago. It was originally misdiagnosed by her doctors as growing pains and tendinitis, but athletic trainers noticed a small bump on her knee and encouraged her to have it checked out. More

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Bill about Cardiac Arrest in HS Athletes Heads to Pennsylvania Senate
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Proponents of legislation that would address sudden cardiac arrest in school athletes took their message to the Pennsylvania Capitol on Valentine's Day. The goal of their legislative proposal is to educate and prevent the No. 1 killer of youth athletes. HB1610 unanimously passed the State House of Representatives. Now, supporters are lobbying state senators to approve the bill that would require training about the warning signs, diagnosis and treatment options. More

McCaskey: Urlacher Simply Honest about Concussions
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Chicago Bears chairman George McCaskey says Brian Urlacher was simply being honest when he told HBO he would hide concussion symptoms from team doctors. He also was quick to point out his star linebacker didn't say that was the right thing to do. McCaskey said it was just an "honest reaction" from someone who, like most players, doesn't want to let down his teammates and coaches. More

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