Each month, members of our young professionals committee, have interviewed a MoATA Hall of Fame member. The first spotlight was on Randy Biggerstaff. Please enjoy and thank you to the members of our young professionals committee for your hard work putting these together!
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Did you know? Missouri has over 150 members who have been certified as athletic trainers for over 25 years? That’s one of the criteria for induction into the MAATA Hall of Fame. Induction into the MAATA Hall of Fame is the highest honor a member can receive. Inductees are recognized for their outstanding contributions in areas of service to the local region, state, or nation; education patient care; research; and leadership.
Other awards include:
MAATA Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award (BoC certified 20+; 15 in District 5);
MAATA Athletic Training Service Award (BoC certified 15+; 10 in District 5)
Dr. Denis Izzy Isrow Above and Beyond the Call of Duty Award;
The Denise Fandel Award for Advocacy and Diversity:
MAATA Athletic Training Educator of the Year Award
For more details and to nominate a colleague, visit the MAATA Honors and Award page. Applications are accepted September 15- October 15. Supporting documentation is due November 15.
If you need verification of years of certified, contact Diane Bartholomew (email@example.com).
With the Fall season right around the corner, please join the MoATA YP Committee for a casual gathering to get to know other YPs in your area and have some fun! We hope to expand these meet-ups to more locations throughout MO, so if you’re interested in hosting a future YP meet-up in your area, please let us know! See attached flyers and details below for each location and contact the hosting YP with any questions. Please invite any and all YPs and hope to see you there!
Kansas City Meet-Up
KC Bier Co
310 W. 79th Street, Kansas City, MO 64114
Questions? Contact Michael Schwarzer at firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Louis Meet-Up
2nd Shift Brewing
1601 Sublette Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110
Questions? Contact Katie Sniffen – email@example.com
901 Safari Drive, Columbia, MO 65202
Questions? Contact Rochelle Hamm – firstname.lastname@example.org
Tie and Timber Beer Co.
1451 E Cherry Street, Springfield, MO 65802
Questions? Contact JoJo Hudgings – email@example.com
Register Now for the 2019 MoATA Annual Meeting & Symposium
(Link to registration can be found on the bottom of this page or by clicking here)
Brouder Science Center
Bixby Lecture Hall
The 2019 Missouri Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Meeting & Symposium weekend will begin with general sessions starting on Friday at 1:00pm.
Topics at the 2019 Annual Meeting & Symposium include:
- CBD Oil
- Blood Flow Restriction
- Role of Nutrition in Injury Prevention and Recovery
- Dry Needling
- PRP and Stem Cells
- Legal Issues and the Athletic Trainer
- View 2019 MoATA Educational Program here
All MoATA award recipients will be recognized at the Honors and Awards Luncheon on Saturday, June 8. 8.0 hours of Category A.
MoATA Certified members $30
Non-MoATA members $60
MoATA Student members $10
Non-MoATA Students $25
Missouri Athletic Trainers’ Political Action Committee Fundraiser
This year, the Missouri Athletic Trainers’ PAC will be holding an auction to raise funds. The Missouri Athletic Trainers’ PAC works on behalf of Missouri Athletic Trainers to enhance health care for both Athletic Trainers, and those who receive care. Missouri Athletic Trainers’ PAC works to effect change by supporting candidates for public office whose views and intentions mesh with MoATA’s own goals.
Members of MoATA, as well as the general public are able to access items on the auction.
2019 Annual Meeting Hotel Information:
Drury Plaza Hotel Columbia East
3100 Interstate 70 Drive SE
Columbia, MO 65201
Non-Smoking King Bed Deluxe Room $109.00
Non-Smoking 2 Queen Beds Deluxe $109.00
Non-Smoking 2 Room Suite 2 Queen Beds $129.00
Reservations may be made by reserving online at www.druryhotels.com, then enter Group Number 2369509. Attendees may also call 1-800-325-0720 and refer to Group Number 2369509.
The Missouri Athletic Trainers’ Association recently held an election to fill the offices of Treasurer and Public Relations Chair to serve on the MoATA Executive Committee. Congratulations to candidates David Carr (Springfield, Missouri State University) and Christy Tapps (Maryville, Northwest Missouri State University). David has been elected to serve as the MoATA Treasurer, and Christy has been elected to serve as PR Chair. Both will assume this role in June at the MoATA Annual Meeting & Symposium. The newly elected officials brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this position.
The term for these positions is three years. Functions and responsibilities of the MoATA Secretary and Public Relations Chair are outlined in the Constitution and By-Laws.
The MoATA Government Affairs Committee would like to thank those that attended the 2019 MoATA Capitol Day!
Many Athletic Trainers and Athletic Training Students from across the state traveled to Jefferson City to attend the annual event. Capitol Day gives athletic trainers an opportunity to provide valuable information about the profession and our legislative issues to members of the General Assembly.
(L-R) MoATA Secretary Jay Hoffman, MoATA President Karen Finnell, Evan Craft (Kansas City Chiefs), Missouri Governor Mike Parson, MoATA President Elect Rob Carmichael, Kali Powell (Culver-Stockton College), Dale Amick
MoATA Past President Kitty Newsham, Several Students from Saint Louis University Athletic Training Program
Although Capital Day was a one day event, members are encouraged to continue to contact their legislators to continue to advocate for athletic training related issues. Click here to learn more the Missouri State Senate and House of Representatives.
Registration is now open for the Mid America Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Meeting & Symposium. The conference is scheduled for March 28-30, 2019 and will be held on the in Tulsa, OK. Great speakers, exciting pre-conference sessions, and opportunities for networking and socializing are on the schedule. Click the following link to read about the MAATA 2019 Presentations Overview.
Register now as there is limited space for learning labs and pre-conference sessions. To learn more about the program offerings, lodging, and additional information, click here:
MAATA is also seeking volunteers for the Annual Meeting.
Each education session requires a moderator, and either one or two room representatives. The first room rep will be responsible for the following: opening doors to allow attendees to enter the room, closing the doors at the start of the presentation, a room count to be performed ten minutes after start time as well as report back any room temperature issues, AV problems, or other issues with the room to the speaker ready room. The Moderator is responsible for meeting the speaker in the speaker ready room at least 15 minutes before the start time, pick up a script to be read, a speaker gift, and a bottle of water for the speaker.
Over 800+ attendees are expected to attend the MAATA Annual Meeting this year and it would not be possible without a significant number of volunteers to assist with Registration and Tickets for Lunch, Dinner & Social Activities. There are blocks of time as small as 60 minutes up to 90 minutes.
Nominations are also being accepted for all MoATA awards including:
Missouri Sports Medicine Hall of Fame
The Missouri Sports Medicine Hall of Fame honors medical professionals who have made long standing contributions that have had a significant impact on the profession of athletic training and the health care provided by athletic trainers. The leadership, dedication, and service of these individuals is recognized by athletic trainers across the state of Missouri. The Hall of Fame is currently housed at the offices of the Columbia Orthopedic Group in Columbia, MO.
Glenn L. McElroy, MD Outstanding Service Award
The Glenn L. McElroy, MD Outstanding Service Award is a prestigious award given to an individual who played an exemplary role in the profession of athletic training. The recipient of this award has provided remarkable service to the profession of athletic training and to the patients they serve.
MoATA Outstanding Athletic Trainer of the Year
The MoATA Outstanding Athletic Trainer of the Year award is presented to a Missouri athletic trainer whose performance has exceeded the expectations of an athletic trainer. This award is intended to recognize a single effort or a series of actions over the course of a year that benefited the membership of MoATA or deeply influenced the care we provide.
Additional information, previous award winners, and nomination forms can be found on the MoATA website. Nominations will be accepted through April 1, 2019.
March 1st marks the beginning of National Athletic Training Month. #NATM2019 is held every March to increase awareness about all that athletic trainers do. The NATA provides NATM logos, press releases, sample media alerts and PR toolkits. In addition, the NATA sponsors several social media contests – Watch for your chance to participate and win!
All athletic trainers and athletic training students are encouraged to advocate for the profession. Our goal is to continue to reach those individuals and organizations that can help make a difference for athletic trainers when it comes to legislation, employment and public health.
At this time of heightened media focus on concussion and youth sports safety, this is a good time to remind reporters and others of the breadth and depth of athletic trainer expertise in caring for all kinds of injuries and all kinds of active people.
This year’s theme is “ATs Are Health Care”
Please see the NATA site for additional information and PR toolkits regarding NATM:
Registration for the Missouri Athletic Trainers’ Association 7th Annual Educator and Student Leadership Conference is now open. The conference is scheduled for Saturday February 2nd, 2019 and will be held on the campus of Central Methodist University in Fayette, MO.
There will be educational sessions focused on athletic training professional education as well as sessions developed by the MoATA Student Leadership Council for athletic training students. All members of the Missouri Athletic Trainers’ Association are welcome to attend.
Click here to view the 2019 MoATA Educator and SLC Schedule and group registration information.
Please click the link below to register and for additional information: