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NATA Foundation Silent Auction
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The NATA Foundation has amazing, one-of-a-kind items at this year's Silent Auction at NATA 2015 in St. Louis! The auction items and bid sheets will be located in the NATA Connect booth within the AT Expo. All proceeds aid in funding athletic training scholarships, research grants and educational resources for ATs.
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Webinar on Case Studies as Teaching Tool
NATA
David Berry, PhD, ATC, will be presenting "Case Studies: Safe Experimentation and Reflection Without Compromising Patient Care," at 11 a.m. CT on May 20. Case studies allow for "safe experimentation and reflection without concern for the impact on real organizations or clients." Students are afforded the opportunity utilize theories and experiences from their academic and clinical practice to make appropriate clinical decisions without any risk of harm to an actual patients. Case studies allow students to then reflect on these experiences, determining the appropriateness of one’s actions and connecting the information they have learned about their profession. Therefore, the purpose of this session will be to examine the use of case studies as a means to improve students' learning as well how to design and incorporate case studies into ones educational programming.
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New Member/First Time Attendee Reception
NATA
If you're new to NATA or to our convention, a special reception will be held for you in St. Louis during NATA 2015. The reception will be held Tuesday, June 23, from 5–6 p.m. This is a great opportunity to learn more about NATA, network with fellow athletic trainers as well as meet and hear from key leaders in our association. Space is limited, so please RSVP to rsvp@nata.org no later than Tuesday, May 14. More details including the location of reception will follow.
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One Week Left for Performing Arts Medicine Survey
NATA
If you are an AT who has seen your responsibilities expand from the care of your traditional athletes to assisting dancers, musicians, drum and bugle corps and other performers, please take five minutes to complete this short survey! The Committee on Practice Advancement (COPA) Performing Arts Medicine Workgroup is looking for insight into your experiences as an AT in the performing arts setting. Please leave your contact information at the end of the survey if you are interested in receiving information about PAMed continuing education, job openings, networking opportunities, events and more! The survey will close next Monday, May 11.
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Call for Manuscripts: Strength & Conditioning Journal Sports Medicine Issue
NATA
The National Strength & Conditioning Association's Strength and Conditioning Journal is publishing a special topics issue on Sports Medicine and members of NATA are invited to submit manuscripts. The purpose of this special issue is to bridge the gap between research and techniques used in the sports medicine profession within the strength and conditioning realm. More information, including submission instructions and publication timelines, can be found in NATA's Volunteer Resource Center.
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Enroll in EBP CE Courses and Support the NATA Foundation!
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Sport Safety International has combined efforts with NATA to offer a series of online continuing education courses focusing on the importance of sport safety and risk management. Five courses: Pediatric Sport Safety, General Medical Management, Emergency Preparedness, Environmental Sports Safety and Concussion each contain current, evidence-based information. ATs who successfully complete all five courses can earn up to 10 EBP CEUs. Purchase one course, or all five to satisfy all 100 percent of your EBP requirement. A portion of the proceeds from each course benefit the NATA Foundation.
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Disclaimer: Headlines include recent stories in the media on athletic training and sports medicine and do not reflect NATA statements, views or endorsements. Headlines are meant to inform members on what the public is reading and hearing about the field.


Diabetes in Play: High School Athletes Don't Let It Stop Them
USA Today
At a camp three years ago when he was 12, wrestler Zach McCauley's blood sugar level dropped. He says he hadn't passed out yet, but was dozing in a corner. The coaches hadn't shared the information McCauley had diabetes, and one saw him "sleeping." "One of the coaches started throwing Post-it notes at me, saying, 'This isn't nap time!' But my brother was there, and he said, 'He's a diabetic, he's not napping.'"
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Less Sports Training Tied to Groin Injury
Fox News
Groin injuries are common in sports requiring quick direction changes, acceleration and deceleration — and they're even more common when athletes have less sport-specific training or weaker inner thigh muscles, researchers say. Groin injuries are common in soccer, ice hockey, rugby, Australian rules football, Gaelic football and cricket, said lead author Dr. Jackie L. Whittaker of the Sport Injury Prevention Research Center at the University of Calgary.
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    NFL Games Will Have Certified Athletic Trainers Be Concussion Watch Dogs
    Sport Techie
    "In my opinion, this is the biggest thing for sports medicine that has come out." This quote was uttered by Dr. Javier Cardenas regarding the new medical timeout rule that the NFL has instituted. Cardenas is a doctor at the Barrow Neurological Institute and is an independent neurological consultant for the Arizona Cardinals at their home games, and is also on the NFL's head, neck and spine committee.
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    Walker Receives Prestigious KSI Lifesaving Education Award
    Herald Extra
    Springville (Utah) High teacher and head athletic trainer, Lisa Walker, will be honored in New York City on May 7 to accept the national KSI Lifesaving Education Award for 2015. Only one person nationwide receives this award each year. The KSI (Korey Stringer Institute) award recognizes exceptional work aimed to improve knowledge and education in the realm of preventing sudden death in sports.
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    Kyle Janes plays linebacker for Phoenix Christian High School. He suffered a concussion on the field this year. But the injury came in a less expected spot: the baseball diamond. "I backhanded it and it hit off my glove, hit me right here in my forehead," said the freshman shortstop, pointing to the middle of his brow.
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    UCLA Looks to Model Sports Medicine Program After UCSB's
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    Clara Goin walked into the athletic training room in the Robertson Gymnasium at UC Santa Barbara an hour before her soccer match. For the second-year biology student, coming to the center has been a routine occurrence for her the last few weeks. "Currently I am injured but have been here for almost the past two weeks, like every day," Goin said. "But otherwise I come in here to just get some ice so I don't feel tight anymore. I usually come in here twice a week."
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    NHL Athletic Trainer Talks Hip Surgeries and What Team Hopes to Accomplish
    The Dallas Morning News
    The Dallas Stars' penchant for hip surgery this spring has a lot to do with lessons learned and with improved technology, as the team is adopting a philosophy to take care of problems before they get worse. Stars captain and Art Ross Trophy winner Jamie Benn had surgery on one hip and will have surgery on a second hip. Yet he played all 82 games and led the NHL in scoring with 87 points.
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    Youth Football Is Getting A Long Overdue Makeover
    The Huffington Post
    Since its inception, the Heads Up Football program has been implemented in more than half of all U.S. youth leagues. Players that participate in Heads Up saw 76 percent fewer injuries compared to those in leagues that did not take part in the program, according to a 2014 study by The Datalys Center for Sports Injury Research. This will help make the game ever safer for our children who love to play football.
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