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2018 MoATA State Capitol Days

Posted on January 25, 2018 | Comments Off on 2018 MoATA State Capitol Days

The Governmental Affairs Committee would like to invite you to participate in one of our 3 Capitol Days in Jefferson City this upcoming legislative session.  These visits give athletic trainers an opportunity to provide valuable information about the profession and our legislative issues to members of the General Assembly. With newly elected legislators in office and the ongoing efforts to update our current practice act, this will be a pivotal time where your involvement could truly make a difference in our profession.
The Governmental Affairs Committee have set aside the following dates:

Tuesday, January 30th
Wednesday, February 21st
Tuesday, March 20th

 

The time commitment for these events at the Capitol are from 8:00 until noon, although individuals that can stay until 2 pm have a greater opportunity to meet personally with legislators. If you are interested in attending any of these events, please contact MoATA at MoATACapitolDays@gmail.com and provide the following information:

Your Full Name
Your Home Address, including your 9-digit zip code
*To find your 9-digit zip code, visit:             https://tools.usps.com/go/ZipLookupAction_input
Cell Number
Dates You Will Be Attending
Any time constraints (i.e. My appointments must be finished by 12 noon, etc)
Any special ties you may have to your legislator
(i.e. They know your family, etc)

 

If you do not know who your legislators are, you may use the following web site: http://www.senate.mo.gov/LegisLookup/Default.aspx. Please use your home address when conducting this search and be aware that the legislator database may not be fully updated yet. We look forward to seeing you in Jefferson City in the coming months.

Registration Now Open for Mid America Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Meeting & Symposium

Posted on February 19, 2018 | Comments Off on Registration Now Open for Mid America Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Meeting & Symposium

Registration is now open for the Mid America Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Meeting & Symposium. The conference is scheduled for March 15-17, 2018 and will be held on the in LaVista, NE. 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 2018 Presentations and Speaker Information.

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:

 

2018 MAATA Annual Meeting & Symposium Homepage

Please click the following link for registration to the Annual Meeting & Symposium:
MAATA Annual Meeting and Symposium Registration

MAATA is also seeking volunteers for the Annual Meeting.

Moderators and Room Reps Sign Up

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.

 

Registration, Ticket and AV Setup Sign Up

Thank you for volunteering for the 2018 MAATA Annual Meeting! We expect 800+ attendees this year and it would not be possible without a significant number of volunteers to assist with Registration, AV Set Up, and Tickets for Lunch, Dinner & Social Activities. There are blocks of time as small as 60 minutes up to 90 minutes.

On behalf of the MAATA Annual Meeting Planning Committee, we thank you for your help to make the 2018 meeting a success!

MoATA Honors & Awards Nominations being sought!

Posted on February 19, 2018 | Comments Off on MoATA Honors & Awards Nominations being sought!

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 March 30, 2018.

Registration Now Open!

Posted on November 24, 2017 | Comments Off on Registration Now Open!

Registration for the Missouri Athletic Trainers’ Association 6th Annual Educator’s and Student Leadership Conference is now open. The conference is scheduled for Saturday February 3rd, 2018 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 2018 MoATA Educator & Student Leadership Conference Agenda and group registration information.

 

Please click the link below to register and for additional information:

 

Registration for MoATA Educator & Student Leadership Conference

 

Renewal Time

Posted on November 24, 2017 | Comments Off on Renewal Time

 

Missouri Athletic Trainer License Expiration: January 31, 2018

 

All licensed athletic trainers should be receiving a renewal “post card” from the Missouri Division of Professional Registration. If you did not receive one of these in the mail, contact the Board of Registration for the Healing Arts (healingarts@pr.mo.gov or 573.751.0098). You must renew your license prior to its expiration on January 31, 2018.

If you have the “post card” sent by the state, you can renew on line with a credit card (until 11:59 CST on 1/31/2018). If you prefer a paper renewal, contact the Board of Registration for the Healing Arts. You may not practice without a valid license. Failing to renew your license may result in disciplinary action by the Board of Registration for the Healing Arts and the Board of Certification. Please remind your colleagues to renew prior to January 31, 2018.

 

https://renew.pr.mo.gov/renew-default.asp

 

NATA Renewal Time

 

You may have received an email from the NATA stating that it is time to renew your membership.  We hope you have taken advantage of all of the benefits your membership offers. Renew before December 14 and spread your payments over 3 months.

*All members of the NATA who renew their 2018 membership will receive 10 free CEU credits to use in the online quiz center between February 16, 2018 and December 31, 2018.

 

http://www.nata.org/membership-renewal 

 

WHY JOIN/RENEW?

A membership with NATA is the best way to connect with your fellow ATs, grow professionally and receive affordable educational tools to further your career.  Our members enjoy many benefits:

Sports Concussions: Facts, Fallacies and New Frontiers

Posted on January 25, 2018 | Comments Off on Sports Concussions: Facts, Fallacies and New Frontiers

The Brain Injury Association of Missouri (BIA-MO) is hosting its annual Sports Concussions: Facts, Fallacies and New Frontiers Regional Seminars throughout Missouri between January 29, 2018 and February 12, 2018. MoATA is a proud program partner and encourages all members to attend.

 

January 29, 2018 – St. Louis, Missouri

February 2, 2018 – Columbia, Missouri

February 6, 2018 – Cape Girardeau, Missouri

February 8, 2018 – Springfield, Missouri

February 12, 2018 – Kansas City, Missouri

 

Coaches, athletic directors, licensed athletic trainers, school nurses, school counselors, and community recreational league administration are encouraged to attend.

 

Sharing new information about concussions with athletic teams and school personnel will help reduce the risk of potential long-term cognitive, physical, perceptual and emotional effects that can occur.

 

Keynote speakers this year include Billiken Sport Psychological Sciences and Consultation – Ashley Hansen, MS, John Lace, MS, Taylor Montgomery, MS. Topics for the program include:

 

– Concussion Facts and Fallacies
– New Frontiers in Research
– International Concussion Consensus Guidelines
– How Does Your Team or School Compare – Know the Data?
– Changing Your Concussion Culture
– Sports Concussion Case Studies

 

There is no charge to attend, but registration is required. Space is limited so be sure to register today!

 

Click here for a copy of the Sports Concussion flier.

 

Click here to Register:

 

Brain Injury Association of Missouri

In Memorian

Posted on November 8, 2017 | Comments Off on In Memorian

The Missouri Athletic Trainers’ Association extends its deepest condolences and sympathies to the friends and family of Darin Moore, ATC. The former head athletic trainer at Missouri Southern State University passed away November 6, 2017 after fighting a long battle with pancreatic cancer.

 

Moore came to MSSU in 2001 as an assistant trainer and in January of 2003 was named the head athletic trainer for the University. He served in that capacity until early 2016. Prior to his time in Missouri, he served as head athletic trainer for three years at Vancleve (Miss.) High School and one year at Greenville (Ala.) High School. He also was assistant athletic trainer at Coffeyville (Kan.) Community College. Moore received a master’s of education-physical education degree in 1998 from Delta State University, where he was a graduate assistant athletic trainer, and a bachelor of science degree in physical education/ human movement studies from Kent State University in 1996. A native of Lewistown, IL, he also earned an associate of arts degree from Coffeyville Community College.

 

Funeral services were held November 8, 2017 (Joplin).  Memorial donations may be made to the Darin Moore Athletic Training Endowment at Missouri Southern State University or the Ella Moore College Scholarship Fund, in care of Arvest Bank

MoATA Members Receive Awards

Posted on October 16, 2017 | Comments Off on MoATA Members Receive Awards

Missouri Athletic Trainers’ Association members, Kate Esley and Kitty Newsham were recognized for their service to the Brain Injury Association of Missouri at the BIA-MO 13th Annual Statewide Conference in October 2017.

 

Kate Esley received the Service Excellence Award for Public Relations for her tireless efforts to educate health care professionals and the public about the importance of recognition and appropriate management of concussions. She is the Lead Athletic Trainer and Concussion Program Coordinator for Mosaic Life Care in St. Joseph, Missouri

 

Kitty Newsham received the Service Excellence Award for Prevention for her dedication to the Sport Concussions: Facts, Fallacies, and New Frontiers education programs and advocacy for brain injury related legislation. She is an associate professor at Saint Louis University.

 

MoATA has worked closely with BIA-MO on concussion legislation and concussion education for more than a decade. MoATA is a program partner for Sports Concussions: Facts, Fallacies, and New Frontiers, a statewide education program developed to keep youth and secondary school coaches, administrators, and healthcare teams up to date on developments in sport related concussions. MoATA members also participate in the BIA-MO Bowling for Brain Injury fundraiser to support the BIA as they support individuals with brain injuries.

 

Please join us in congratulating these individuals for their hard work and recent honors!

NATA Presidential Elections

Posted on August 29, 2017 | Comments Off on NATA Presidential Elections

 

In September, NATA members will had the opportunity to vote to determine the next President of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association. Tory Lindley, MA, ATC, has been voted by the membership to be NATA’s 14th president. He will take over for current NATA President Scott Sailor, EdD, ATC, at the 2018 NATA Clinical Symposia & AT Expo in New Orleans and will serve a three-year term.

To learn more about Lindley and his goals as NATA President, please click here.

 

 

 

Latest Updates from the MSHSAA Sports Medicine Advisory Committee

Posted on September 25, 2017 | Comments Off on Latest Updates from the MSHSAA Sports Medicine Advisory Committee

The Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) Sports Medicine Advisory Committee convened on September 5th, 2017 to review and update current practices. Several action items were proposed and voted into place during the committee meeting. Items include changes to Pre-Participation Examinations to be valid for a two (2) year period, approval of the 2016-2017 Interscholastic Youth Sports Brain Injury Report, and a recommendation to research and develop guidelines on implementing the use of the wet bulb globe instead of heat index readings at member schools.

 

For a complete summary of agenda items, please visit the MSHSAA website here.