The 2018 MoATA Annual Meeting & Symposium was a success! Over 135 Athletic Trainers from across the state attended the meeting, held on the campus of Lindenwood University. The weekend was kicked off with a Preconference Program focused on Vestibular/Ocular-Motor Screenings, which benefited the Missouri Athletic Trainers’ Political Action Committee. Symposium attendees had opportunities to discuss up-to-date guidelines on safe monitoring of opioid use, clinical implementation of yoga for athletes, the team approach to sports medicine, updates on current literature regarding ACL prevention, myofascial pain modulation, and other topics. Hands-on labs were held for diagnostic ultrasound and IV simulation.
If you missed the MoATA Social at Llywelyn’s Pub, you missed an enjoyable evening! Some of our sponsors joined us for a few hours of relaxation, networking and story-telling. The MoATA Business meeting allowed the opportunity for the membership of MoATA to hear from and exchange ideas with the Executive Committee. Much information was disseminated about legislative acts, happenings around the state, and other important business.
The weekend was highlighted with the Honors & Awards Luncheon. Congratulations to 2018 MoATA Honors & Awards Recipients!
2018 MoATA Outstanding Athletic Trainer of the Year – Owen Iseminger, ATC – Kearney High School, Kearney, MO
2018 Glenn L. McElroy, MD Outstanding Service Award – Scott Winslow, Cox Medical Center, Branson, MO
2018 Missouri Sports Medicine Hall of Fame – Dr. Rick Wright, MD – Washington University / St. Louis Blues, St. Louis, MO
2018 Missouri Sports Medicine Hall of Fame – Dr. Steve Stahle, MD – U.S. Center for Sports Medicine, St. Louis, MO
2018 Missouri Sports Medicine Hall of Fame – Rex Sharp, ATC – University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
We hope to see you at the Annual Meeting & Symposium in 2019!