Be sure to check out the “Annual Meeting” tab to stay up to date on the MoATA Virtual Business meeting on May 30, 2020. Information coming very soon on how to register for the event!
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As the COVID-19 pandemic began, Athletic Trainers found themselves in unfamiliar territory. But many ATs stepped up to show how the profession can impact health care through action on the frontlines of the pandemic.
Wonderful words from one of our members, Amy Cruise. Since writing this, Amy was recognized by Cox Health as a Wellness Warrior during this time for her efforts in leading and coordinating for the hospital to reach a goal of making 4,000 masks per day. Great job Amy and ATs at Cox Health! Amy’s reflection of this time:
“As I reflect on the last few weeks, it has been a rollercoaster to say the least. I think most can agree that we never thought we would live in a time when we would be screening people at entrances, maintaining a minimum 6-foot distance from others, going to the store daily to try and find toilet paper, or sheltering in place. At CoxHealth, our ATs have had the unique opportunity to be a part of combatting this pandemic by helping to make masks. And I must say, it has been an honor to serve with this group. We have laughed, cried, supported one another, and given each other the grace to deal with our “new normal” in whatever way we needed to individually. No matter what our world looks like on the other side of this, I have no doubt, we will be a stronger team, as well as, stronger individuals.”
Here is the link to stay up to date on all things regarding the 2020 NATA Virtual Conference and Symposium
Here is the link to the NATA COVID-19 Resource Center. NATA will continue to add helpful resources and post important information here for members to access during this unprecedented time.
MAATA Statement: Annual Meeting Cancelled
|PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT BELOW FROM OUR MAATA LEADERSHIP:|
Dear District 5 members and meeting registrants,
It is with deep regret we announce the MAATA Annual meeting has been cancelled. The rapidly changing environment of COVID-19, mass cancellations, institutional bans on travel, and concerns for safety brought us to this difficult decision. The meeting planners put together an excellent program with a great variety of learning and social opportunities. Please read below to learn how more about the cancellation of each of these events. While cancelling the annual meeting was a difficult and necessary task, District 5 is committed to providing our members with the best benefits possible. Continue to follow email and website announcements for future educational opportunities.
DO NOT call the Courtyard or Embassy suites to cancel your reservation. Every reservation associated with our conference will AUTOMATICALLY be CANCELLED. You will receive an automated cancellation notice in the next few days. The hotel has been very gracious in letting us all out of our contract. They have asked that we please not flood their desk with phone calls.
Everyone who is registered will automatically receive a full refund. The entire amount will be returned to the payer via the same mechanism it was paid. If you have already received a partial refund, the entire amount will be returned. Please be patient with refunds. Our volunteer staff has a long “To Do” list. It may take up to 30 days to receive your refund.
All continuing education sessions have been cancelled. You cannot claim any CEUs for this event. The meeting planners will work to identify ways to bring you some of this content in the future. Continue to read e-Blasts and monitor the District website for information.
Special events: Quiz Bowl – The Quiz Bowl is cancelled. Participating teams will be contacted soon regarding the process for selecting a winner that will move on to the national championships in Atlanta.
Grants/Scholarships/Awards – The Awards ceremony is cancelled. All award winners will receive their plaques and awards via U.S. mail. Hall of Fame inductees will have the opportunity to be recognized and publicly inducted at a future meeting.
The NATAPAC and NATA Foundation rely on the annual meeting for a significant portion of their District fundraising. Please consider using some of your unspent party money to make a donation or to support one of their future events
This meeting is an excellent time to catch up with friends. Don’t miss out on this opportunity. Take the time to pick up the phone and call a fellow athletic trainer you would have seen at the meeting. These relationships are invaluable. Use technology to overcome social distancing.
Thanks to all of you for your understanding and support. We can’t wait to see you in Atlanta.
Registration is now open for a seminar hosted by the Brain Injury Association of Missouri titled: “Sports Concussions: Facts, Fallacies, and New Frontiers.”
Follow link for more information and to register!
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!
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.