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NATA Foundation Silent Auction is open!
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The NATA Foundation Silent Auction is now open. Online bids will be accepted through June 22 and again at the NATA Annual Meeting in St. Louis on June 26-29. This year's auction includes items such as Cirque du Soleil tickets, a Michael Jordan autographed picture, autographed sports memorabilia and hotel gift certificates. For more information, contact Holly McCauley at hollym@nata.org. More



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Webinars from Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
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The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute recently launched its online application system, where individuals must register to respond to the funding announcements PCORI issued May 22. PCORI will host a webinar for individuals interested in submitting applications on June 13. AcademyHealth will host another webinar, featuring PCORI Chief Operating Officer Anne Beal, MD, MPH, on June 12 to provide an overview of PCORI's research agenda and help the health services research community understand the intent and expectations for PCORI's first round of primary research funding. Dr. Beal will outline what PCORI hopes to learn and how it will bring the patient's voice to the research the institute supports. The webinar is free and open to all interested individuals.




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Cramer Student Lounge Has Much To Offer In St. Louis
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The Cramer Student Lounge returns to the Annual Meeting with events, giveaways and prizes. Students can get free food, drinks and Cramer bags at the Cramer Student Reception on June 27. Other events include sessions on resume building and how to maximize your NATA meeting attendance, as well as the School Spirit Exchange and meeting with a PBATS representative. More


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Save Big Bucks! Volunteer at the Annual Meeting
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Sign up to help behind the scenes this year at the 63rd NATA Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposia in St. Louis. The event is scheduled June 26-29, and volunteers can get a portion of their registration fee reimbursed. You must pre-register for the meeting. Lend a hand, and save some cash! More


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Exciting Pre-Conference Workshops at Annual Meeting
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Want to learn more about the role athletic trainers play as physician extenders or how to connect the athletic training profession to performing arts? Join NATA in St. Louis this year as we discuss these topics and many more at the Pre-Conference Career Workshops on Tuesday, June 26. A fun networking reception will follow that evening to mix and mingle with your colleagues. Sessions are filling up fast, and we would hate for you to miss out on valuable information related to your profession. Information about the different workshops and breakout sessions is available at the Annual Meeting website. More


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NEEDED: Partners to Distribute Free 2013 Health Planners
for NIAMS National Multicultural Outreach Initiative

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The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases is conducting a study of its National Multicultural Outreach Initiative to gather additional feedback from Hispanic/Latino and American Indian populations on the recently developed health planners, as well as to analyze the distribution methods used by community-based organizations. These health planners offer research-based tips about self-care, prevention and disease management, and recommended health information resources. As part of a 2013 national launch, the NIAMS is looking for interested local and national organizations or programs to distribute limited quantities of free health planners to people in multicultural communities who may have conditions of the bones, joints, muscles and skin. Deadline for participation is June 15. More


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New Law Heats Up Summer in Maryland
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This spring, the Maryland General Assembly passed a bill, signed into law by Gov. Martin O'Malley, that requires county boards of education to develop policies for preseason-practice heat acclimatization. The law goes into effect July 1 and will be in place when high school teams begin preseason practices in August. The law mandates that the guidelines include requirements specific to the duration of practice time, a recovery period and walk-through. More


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Concussion, the Invisible Injury
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It's difficult to judge the severity of a concussion from on-field symptoms or even to determine whether an athlete has suffered a concussion at all. Many student-athletes are unaware they have suffered a concussion, and many who are aware lie about it. A study by McGill University indicated 60 percent of college soccer players suffered symptoms of a concussion during a season, but only 10 percent reported them at the time they suffered the concussion. More


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New iPad App Helps Predict Sports Injuries Before They Happen
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What if you could predict an injury before it happened? A professor at North Carolina's High Point University has developed web-based software and an application for the iPad that may do just that. Dr. Eric Hegedus has developed the Targeted Enhanced Athletic Movement Screen App, which puts athletes through 15 routine tests that coaches, athletic trainers and physical therapists often use. More


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Stony Brook to Build Spinal Cord Injury Rehab Center
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Stony Book is collaborating with Los Angeles-based NextStep Fitness to build the organization's first fitness and wellness facility in New York for people with paralysis and spinal cord injuries. Stony Brook's School of Health Technology and Management is helping the California firm develop the facility, which would be located at and connected to the university. NextStep, a nonprofit, hopes to raise $1.5 million to launch the facility. More


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Concussion Debate in Football Coming to a Head
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Football, while still the most popular of sports among Americans, is under attack. As medical science evolves, players past and present, parents and the media grapple with a tsunami of concerns about the potential long-term consequences of concussions. More than 2,200 former players have filed 80 concussion lawsuits against the league. Meanwhile, overall football participation across all ages decreased from 10.1 million in 2006 to 9 million in 2011. More


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Can GPS Reduce Injury Risk?
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What if soccer coaches and medical staff had a way of tracking players' fitness, allowing them to be rested before injury occurs? One leading sports scientist, Dr. Craig Duncan, has come to the conclusion that soft-tissue injuries can be prevented if players wear global positioning systems during matches. A satellite-based positioning system, GPS can measure how intensely players are working by tracking their position on the field. More


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Sports Health Center Brings Latest in Imaging to Amateur Athletes
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After tearing an ACL playing soccer last year, 29-year-old Tim Berendt began going to the new Massachusetts General Orthopaedics Sports Performance Center. They took high-tech, 3-D images of Berendt running and kicking, and analyzed his gait, balance and strength. A physical therapist gave him exercises to build up underdeveloped muscles, an athletic trainer coached him on ways to improve his form, and his surgeon checked in on his recovery. More


Athletes Bill of Rights Advances in California Legislature
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A proposed college athletes' bill of rights is within a couple of steps of reaching California's State Assembly and could come to a final vote by the end of the summer. The measure, which among other things would require schools with big-money media contracts to step in with academic scholarships when injured athletes lose their athletic aid, made it through the state senate last week. More
 
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