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Housing is Open for NATA 2015!
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Housing is now available for the 66th Clinical Symposia & AT Expo! Make your hotel reservations now to ensure the best rates at your preferred location. And be sure to visit our new convention website to preview the convention and learn more about our #ATsAre social media contest.
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This Thursday, Webinar on the Business of Athletic Training
NATA
Kathy Dieringer, EdD, ATC, will be presenting "The Business of Athletic Training: Building a Business: Concepts of Establishing, Marketing, and Growing a Business," at 11 a.m. CT on Nov. 6. These tools, though unique to some athletic trainers, are as necessary as learning how to tape. The Business of Athletic Training Webinar series is designed to incorporate basic business concepts into the tool kit of all athletic trainers. As such, all athletic trainers should have these tools. Focusing on such business concepts as marketing, growing a business, leadership, networking, and how to create and build your "business" strategy, the workshop will assist the athletic trainer of any setting to incorporate these concepts into their place of employment.
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We Need Your Help! Take the 2014 Salary Survey
NATA
NATA is once again conducting a member salary survey. Your feedback is crucial to providing valuable data for athletic trainers negotiating their salary with current and prospective employers. Please take a moment to fill out the survey. As a thank you for participating, NATA will select respondents via raffle for prizes, including Amazon gift cards and vouchers for free NATA logo gear.
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JAT to Become Fully Electronic and Monthly
NATA
Starting in 2015, the Journal of Athletic Training will become a solely electronic journal. Editor-in-Chief Craig Denegar PhD, ATC, PT, wrote an editorial that explains the rationale behind the move and the benefits it will offer. It can be read in its entirety in the current issue of the JAT (Sep/Oct 2014).
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Professional Development Excellence Award
NATA
It's not too late to nominate a candidate for the Professional Development Excellence Award. This award honors an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the profession of athletic training in the area of continuing education. Any NATA member may submit an individual for nomination. Candidates are evaluated on creative works, volunteer service related to continuing education, speaking/presentations and a miscellaneous category to include contributions not previously listed. Deadline for nominations is Dec. 15.
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Jack Cramer Scholarship Available For High School Seniors
NATA
Applications are being accepted from high school seniors for the Jack Cramer Scholarship. In conjunction with the NATA Secondary School Athletic Trainers' Committee, one $2,000 scholarship is awarded annually to a deserving high school senior who is planning a career as an athletic trainer in the secondary school setting. The deadline for applications is Dec. 31.
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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.


High School Football Players Aren't Well-Educated About Concussions
HealthDay News via Philly.com
Despite recent efforts to create awareness about concussion among young athletes, a new study found that high school football players still don't know enough about the symptoms and consequences of this type of head injury. More than 300,000 people are treated in emergency rooms every year for brain injuries related to sports, the researchers reported. And, it's estimated that up to 3.8 million concussions are sustained annually during sporting and recreational events.
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Year After Son's Fatal High School Football Injury, Parents Demand Better Safety Policies
Missourian
A year after their son's fatal injury in a high school football playoff game, Ken and Amy Stover seek assurance from the Missouri State High School Activities Association that others playing football will be protected to the best extent possible. Ken and Amy's son, Chad, died at University Hospital in Columbia two weeks after sustaining massive brain injuries while playing in the Tipton versus Sacred Heart playoff game in Sedalia on Oct. 31, 2013.
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Giants' Sleep Expert Helped Team in October
The Associated Press via NBC Bay Area
The San Francisco Giants have reached the playoffs three times in five years, and every time they get that far, athletic trainer Dave Groeschner consults regularly with Dr. Chris Winter. He's the medical director of the Martha Jefferson Hospital Sleep Medicine Center in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the Giants were the first pro team he advised.
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Doctors Advise NFL Medical Staffs to be More Vigilant About Concussions
NBC Sports
As expected, the NFL is launching an effort to improve the spotting of concussions. The first step? A memo telling team medical staffs to do a better job of spotting concussions. PFT has obtained a copy of the memo that has been sent to team doctors and head athletic trainers reminding them to continue to ensure that the steps developed to identify concussions are observed and respected.
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Siena Athletic Trainer Recovers Rings Stolen From Him 23 Years Ago
Yahoo Sports
When someone from Siena College's human resources department told Greg Dashnaw an anonymous man had dropped off an old championship ring he found in his basement, the longtime athletic trainer assumed the call came to him because he had the best chance of identifying its owner. Only after the caller began describing the ring did Dashnaw consider the unlikely possibility it could be one of the two stolen from him more than two decades ago.
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NOCSAE Board Approves First Helmet Standard to Address Concussion Forces
KSDK-TV
The National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment board of directors has approved a revised football helmet standard that will require helmets to be tested for certain concussion causing forces. This is the first helmet standard to include testing for forces that are specific to concussion risk.
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A Program Crumbles, One Season After a Player's Death
The New York Times
The hallmarks of a football season that had long since unraveled were plain to see. There was a young offensive lineman getting in the face of the quarterback, who had blamed a teammate for another play gone awry. There was a receiver yelling at a referee and slamming his helmet against the bench, indiscretions that led to his benching and a promise from the coach that the player would "see God" at practice on Monday.
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