WATA Annual Business Meeting and Symposium

41st Annual WATA Meeting and Symposium
April 16th - 18th, 2015

Potawatomi Hotel
1721 W. Canal St.
Milwaukee, WI


Registration is now open! Register online (via PayPal or credit card)

Paper registration is also available here.

Registration fees will go up March 24, so register on or before March 23 to pay the discounted registration fee.

Program Schedule and Speaker Handouts .

Housing is now open! Make your hotel reservations now. http://www.paysbig.com/hotel/

Use WATA group code WAT04142015 no later than March 23 for room rate of $109/night plus tax. After March 23, the room availability and rate cannot be guaranteed.

Programming Highlights (15.5 CEUs; 6.5 Approved EBP CEUs) include:

  • Jeff Oliphant Memorial Keynote Presentation
    • Evidence Based Medicine in the Realm of Heat Stroke and Sudden Death
      • Douglas J. Casa, PhD, ATC
  • Women in Athletic Training: Past, Present, and Future - Panel Presentation
    • Katie Grove (PhD, ATC, NATA Hall of Fame)
    • Kathy Schniedwind (AT Ret, NATA Hall of Fame)
    • Janet Helwig (AT Ret, WATA Hall of Fame)
  • Acute Emergency Care in Athletic Training
  • Interprofessional Practice (IPP): Building Bridges Between Professions
  • Epidemiology, Risk Factors, and Prevention of Ankle Sprains
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Low Back Pain
  • Current Concepts in ACL Rehabilitation and Return to Participation
  • ACL Injury Prevention in the Female Athlete: Who/What/How
  • The Diagnosis of Lyme Disease: Considerations for the Athletic Trainer
  • Using the Kinetic Chain to Create and Incorporate Functional Mobilization Techniques: An Evidenced Based Principles Approach in Treating the Lower Extremity
  • 911: What is Your Emergency? Emergency Response in Athletics – Mock Drill (outside weather permitting)
  • Sports Medicine vs. EMS: We’re on the Same Team
  • Interactive Breakout/Lab Sessions
  • Student Programming

Please direct any questions to the 2015 Annual Meeting Planning Committee Co-Chairs
Ryan Wilkinson (wilkinso@uwm.edu) and Dave Leigh (david.leigh@marquette.edu)

Past/Future Annual Meetings

  • 1st Annual Meeting (WATA was Founded) - May 2, 1975
    Holiday Inn, Stevens Point, WI
  • 2nd Annual Meeting - May 7, 1976
    UW-Whitewater, Whitewater, WI
  • 31st Annual Meeting and Symposium - April 8-9, 2005
    Oshkosh, WI
  • 32nd Annual Meeting and Symposium - April 28-29, 2006
    Brookfield Suites, Brookfield, WI
  • 33rd Annual Meeting and Symposium - April 27-28, 2007
    La Crosse, WI
  • 34th Annual Meeting and Symposium - May 2008
    Holiday Inn, Stevens Point, WI
  • 35th Annual Meeting and Symposium - April 23-25, 2009
    Marriott Madison West, Madison, WI
  • 36th Annual Meeting and Symposium - April 21-24, 2010
    Plaza Hotel, Eau Claire, WI
  • 37th Annual Meeting and Symposium - April 14-16, 2011
    Radisson Paper Valley Hotel, Appleton, WI
  • 38th Annual Meeting and Symposium - April 19-21, 2012
    Olympia Resort and Conference Center, Oconomowoc, WI
  • 39th Annual Meeting and Symposium - April 11-13, 2013
    Chula Vista Resort, Wisconsin Dells, WI
  • 40th Annual Meeting and Syposium - April 3 - 5, 2014
    Plaza Hotel and Convention Center, Eau Claire, WI
  • 41st Annual Meeting and Symposium - April 16-18, 2015
    Potawatomi Hotel, Milwaukee WI.
  • 42nd Annual Meeting and Symposium - April 1-2, 2016
    Green Bay/Fox Cities
  • 43rd Annual Meeting and Symposium - April 14-15, 2017
    Chula Vista, Wisconsin Dells