News & Events
The WATA News and Events page is designed to provide our members and visitors to our web site with up to date information about current news and events that impact the profession of athletic training. Press releases, legislative alerts, upcoming events, good news about our members, and much more will be featured; we hope you will visit often.
Original research, systematic review and case study abstracts for presentation in the free communications sessions of the GLATA Annual Meeting are now being accepted. Both professional and student members are encouraged to apply. The submission deadline is 5:00pm on November 15, 2015. Electronic submission instructions and applications can be found at http://www.glata.org/research-assistance-committee/#freecomms.
GLATA Research Committee Research Assistance Awards -The GLATA Research committee is now accepting applications for research assistance funds of up to $1500. To be eligible for these funds you must be a certified member of the GLATA. Two awards are available annually for certified student members. There are two award cycles annually with application deadlines of September 15, 2015, and January 15, 2016. Instructions and the application can be found at http://www.glata.org/research-assistance-committee/#grants
The WATA honored its award winners at the 41st Annual Meeting and Symposium at the Potawatomi Hotel in Milwaukee, WI on April 17th. Inducted into the WATA Hall of Fame was Larry Sayles, ATC, LAT. Chris Geiser, Scott Doberstein, MS, ATC, LAT and John Ochsenwald, MS, LAT were presented with the Outstanding Educator Award. The WATA also presented Andrea Patterson of UW Eau Claire the Founding Fathers Scholarship, Jamie Destache of UW Stevens Point and Brandon Yach of UW Oshkosh the Mueller Undergraduate Scholarship, and Beth Kinslow, MS, LAT the Jeff Oliphant Post Graduate Scholarship.
The WATA honored outgoing Board of Director, Keith Owsley, who has served as the WATA Vice President for two terms.
Congratulations to Michael Deal, Brandon Yach, and Dan Meyer from UW Oshkosh for winning the GLATA Quiz Bowl in Wheeling, IL March 11-15.
The WATA would also like to recognize Steph Fall, ATC, of New Richmond High School, who was awarded the NATA Gatorade Secondary School Athletic Trainer Award.
Please visit here for more information, including online registration, hotel reservation information, and the preliminary program schedule. Register and reserve a hotel on or before March 23 to receive discounted rates.
different tracks. Industry leaders will speak on demonstrating value, billing principles, the future role of ATs, why ATs are cost effective solutions and much more.
The WATA in conjuntion with the Wisconsin EMS Association has issued a press release dealing with the Pre-Hospital Care of the Cervical Spine-Injured Athelte. The release contains links to video demonstrations as well as the NATA Position Statement.
Unfortunately, the 2011 Fall Symposium has been cancelled due to low registration numbers. We apologize for any inconvenience. Individuals that have already registered should expect to be contacted by WATA Continuing Education Committee Co-Chair Bob Stow regarding registration reimbursement.
The 2011 WATA Fall Symposium is titled Core Concepts for the Hip and Spine. The continuing education event will be held at the Stoney Creek Inn in Onalaska, WI on Saturday, November 5, 2001. Six CEU's will be offered with the course from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM. More details will be posted soon. For more information please e-mail WATA Continuing Education Committee Co-Shair Bob Stow at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2011 WATA Golf Outing will be held July 29th at Lawsonia Golf Course in Green Lake. For more information and to register, please visit the Golf Outing page.
The WATA Reimbursement and Employment Committee is seeking 8-10 committee members who will be fully committed to advancing third party reimbursement, revenue, and employment initiatives for athletic trainers across Wisconsin. Please click on the title above for more information.
Licensed Athletic Trainers from around Wisconsin are headed to Appleton, WI today for this years WATA Annual Business Meeting and Symposium. The meeting begins today and will run through Saturday featuring a variety of continuing education seminars, athletic training student program, annual business meeting and the WATA Awards Banquet on Friday evening. For more info, please visit the Annual Meeting Page on the WATA Website.
The WATA is now accepting nominations for the following WATA Board of Directors positions. Please click on the title above for more information and to access the nomination form.
The WATA is hosting the 2010 National Conference on Revenue & the Business of Athletic Training. The conference is being held starting today from November 11-13th at the Crowne Plaza Milwaukee Airport.