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.
Please join the WATA on Saturday, July 12th as we cheer on the first place Milwaukee Brewers as they take on their division rival St. Louis Cardinals. In addition to a fun filled afternoon, this event will directly benefit the WATA Conduit Fund. Click here to download the brochure, or visit the Golf Outing page for more information.
Join your peers at GLATA’s “Tools for Success” Workshop for in-depth educational opportunities in three 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.
Attend the 2nd biannual UW-Madison Athletic Training Alumni and Friends Day Educational Symposium. This educational event will be held on Saturday February 15th at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery. 5.25 CEUs will be offered for practicing athletic trainers. Students can attend for a cost of $20.00 and practicing ATs can attend for $45.00. Lunch is provided for all attendees. The symposium theme is Research to Practice in Patient Centered Care. Click here for a copy of the program.To register, go to: www.supportuw.org/event/UWATEP.
Longtime UW-Madison athletic trainer and director of sports medicine Dennis Helwig will receive Friend of Sport Award, from the Madison Sports Hall of Fame. To view more info, please visit the news release on the UW Badgers website.
The Wisconsin Athletic Trainers’ Association (WATA) encourages you to watch CNN on Saturday, February 4, at 7:00 pm CT for the encore presentation of “Dr. Sanjay Gupta Reports: Big Hits, Broken Dreams.” Additional promotional materials regarding the program can be found online.
The 2012 Wisconsin Lower Extremity and Workshops will be held in La Crosse on March 23-24. Up to eleven CEUs are available. More details are available at www.uwlax.edu/conted/extremity. Four hours of hands-on workshops will be offered.
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.
WEA offers a pre-authorization portal for rehabilitation services delivered by athletic trainers and other providers. It requires a password and login ID that needs to be obtained through WEA directly. Click on the story title for more info and to register.
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 will be held November 5th, in Onalaska, WI. The course titled "Core Concepts for the Hip and Spine," is a lecture and hands-on symposium for athletic trainers and health professionals designed to present current concepts in protein-rich plasma treatments, the evaluation, treatment and manual therapies of the hip and sacroiliac joint. The continuing education event will be held at the Stoney Creek Inn in Onalaska, WI. Six CEU's will be offered with the course. For more info please visit the Fall Symposium page.
WATA Member Tim McGuine will appear on Doctor Radio, on Sirius & XM Channel 81. The show will air live on, Wednesday, August 24th, 2011 11:30-12noon ET (10:30-11am CT). McGuine will be discussing his recently published article “The Effect of Lace-up Ankle Braces on Injury Rates in High School Basketball Players” (The American Journal of Sports Medicine, July 27, 2011 issue). For listening info, please view the full news item.
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 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.
This year's 2011 WATA Annual Meeting is being held April 14-16 in Appleton, WI. Online registration is now open. Please visit the Annual Meeting Page to register and view more information about this year's Annual Meeting. We hope to see you there for what is sure to be a great event.
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.