Posted on February 19, 2018 |
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 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.
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!
Posted on November 24, 2017 |
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
Posted on November 24, 2017 |
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
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:
Posted on January 25, 2018 |
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
Posted on November 8, 2017 |
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
Posted on October 16, 2017 |
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!
Posted on August 29, 2017 |
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.
Posted on September 25, 2017 |
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.
Posted on July 13, 2017 |
Concussion Management Plans
Athletic trainers play a critical role in the prevention and management of concussions. At many institutions, the AT has primary responsibility for the development of the concussion management plan. The AT typically leads in communication of this plan to all individuals who have roles in implementing the plan. A comprehensive concussion management plan allows for better care by centralizing communication and increasing the opportunity for appropriate medical management of concussions.
The Consensus Statement on Concussion in Sport (Berlin) and SCAT 5 are available for download free of charge. The consensus statement is presented in sections with new material and recommendations italicized.. The sections include: recognition; removal; re-evaluation; rest; rehabilitation; referral; recovery; return to activity; reconsidering policy; residual effects and sequelae; and risk reduction.
All ATs are encouraged to use the information provided in this document as they revise the Concussion Management Plan as they for their respective organizations. For many, the summer is a time for review and revision of policies and procedures.
Continue to educate coaches, teachers, administrators, parents, health care professionals and others on the 5 Rs of concussion – Reduce, Recognize, Remove, Refer, Return – as you continue your work to create a safer environment for life and sport.
You are encouraged to copy and freely distribute the Berlin Consensus Statement on Concussion in Sport, the Concussion Recognition Tool version 5 (CRT5), the Sports Concussion Assessment Tool version 5 (SCAT 5) and/or the Child SCAT5.
CRT5 Concussion Recognition
To read the articles from the British Journal of Sports Medicine, please click the following links:
Consensus Statement Berlin 2016
Consensus SCAT 5 Child
Posted on August 25, 2017 |
The Missouri Athletic Trainers’ Association extends its deepest condolences and sympathies to the friends and family of Clint Thompson, ATC. Clint passed away August 23rd.
Clint was involved in the athletic training profession throughout his entire life. He was a graduate of the University of Texas in 1963. He would go on to serve as an Assistant Athletic Trainer at Michigan State University, starting in 1964. He would obtain his Master of Arts from MSU in 1969. In 1970, he would head west to work with Colorado State University. In 1973, Clint would return to East Lansing to serve as the Coordinator of Athletic Training at Michigan State University, working in this role until 1985. At this point in time, he would move to Missouri to begin his tenure at Truman State University. He would serve as the Head Athletic Trainer with the Bulldogs until 2001.
Throughout his career, he was heavily involved with the Journal of Athletic Training, serving as the Editor for several years. He also authored many articles during this period. He has travelled nationally and internationally, promoting the profession and educating countless people along the way.
Clint has been recognized for his contributions and dedication to the athletic training profession, including induction into the Mid America Athletic Trainers’ Association Hall of Fame and the Michigan Athletic Trainers’ Society Hall of Fame. He was inducted in the NATA Hall of Fame in 2004. The Journal of Athletic Training Clint Thompson Award for Clinical Advancement is given each year to the outstanding manuscript in a category other than original research. He was inducted into the Truman State University Athletics Hall of Fame in 2006.
Clint touched the lives and hearts of the people he worked with and all of the athletes for whom he provided care throughout his career and life. His kind and caring demeanor will always be remembered and cherished. Please pause with us as we remember the life of Clint Thompson.