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Feb. 13, 2012

Renewal Deadline This Week
Renew your NATA membership by Feb. 15 to ensure that you retain all benefits and professional development opportunities. In addition to guaranteeing access to NATA's resources for another year, you will be qualified for prizes, including free registration to the 63rd NATA Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposia. More

Sign Up Now for Professional Ethics Webinar
Kimberly Peer, EdD, ATC, LAT, is presenting "Ethical Decision Making Models in Athletic Training: Practical Approaches for Addressing Ethical Dilemmas" at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 15. The presentation will introduce several ethical decision-making models to help athletic trainers. The cost is $15 for NATA members, and it is worth one CEU.More

Get A Peek at the Annual Meeting Preliminary Program
When You Read the February NATA News Online

One of the most popular NATA News editions is available now and includes the Preliminary Program for the 2012 Annual Meeting. The program offers a comprehensive look at education offerings and the schedule for some of our biggest events. The issue also features an article on the Korey Stringer Institute and Timex partnering to conduct heat illness research during the 2011 Ironman World Championship in Hawaii. More

Attend NATAPAC Fundraiser During Capitol Hill Day
All Capitol Hill Day participants and local NATA members are invited to the NATAPAC Fundraiser from 8-11 p.m. on Feb. 23 at Billy Goat Tavern in Washington, D.C. The $50 cost includes food and beverages, and the money raised supports NATA's Political Action Committee. You must pay in advance to attend the event. Register now!More

Registration for the Annual Meeting
Opens Soon; Housing Now Available

Pick up your Preliminary Program and start planning for the NATA event of the year, the 63rd NATA Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposia. Registration opens March 1. The complete list of educational events and activities in St. Louis from June 26-29 was published in the February issue of the NATA News. Housing has been open since Nov. 1, but good hotel choices are still available. Book your hotel now, and take advantage of early registration!More

Enter the Deloss Brubaker Student Writing Contest
NATA undergraduate student members are invited to submit original manuscripts for the annual student writing contest. Prizes are awarded in each of the following categories: Original Research, Case Report and Literature Review. Entries are due March 1. Winning articles will be considered for publication in the Journal of Athletic Training.More

House Panel Considers Concussion Law for Youth Athletes
The Associated Press via The Washington Post
Former Falcons kicker Matt Bryant can still remember taking a hit during an elementary school football game. The sky turned yellow and he saw green dots. At 10 or 11, he didn't recognize the incident as a possible concussion. Now a father of seven children, Bryant is pushing for legislation in Georgia that would help educate young players and their parents, coaches and others about the dangers of concussions.More

Does Foot Form Explain Running Injuries?
The New York Times
NATA has contacted this news source to thank them for the important coverage and remind them of appropriate terminology to describe athletic trainers.

The members of Harvard University's men's and women's distance running squads are young, fast, fit, skinny, bright, disciplined and, without exception, dutiful. Every day during the cross-country and track seasons, they enter their mileage and pace into an online training Web site overseen by the team's coaches and athletic trainers. They also, like most serious runners, get hurt with distressing frequency, often missing practice due to aching muscles or over-stressed bones.More

Warmup Prevents ACL Tears in Girl Athletes
MedPage Today
Adolescent girls playing soccer in Sweden had drastically fewer anterior cruciate ligament tears when they had at least one 15-minute warmup session each week, a researcher said. In a randomized trial involving some 4,500 members of girls soccer teams, the group assigned to perform the neuromuscular exercise sessions had 64 percent fewer ACL tears than the control participants (HR 0.36, 95 percent CI 0.15 to 0.85).More

For Young Athletes, the Question is to Lift Weights or Wait
National Post
To an outside observer, the lengths some parents of young athletes go to ensure their budding star has every advantage can seem amazing. Otherwise rational people will spare no expense, drive all over and spend countless hours in cold rinks and early mornings on pool decks, crammed into tiny viewing galleries, content in the knowledge they are doing everything they can to help their child succeed.More

Bulimia Patients Treated with Internet-Based Therapy
Bulimia patients who prefer their treatment to be in the comfort of their own home can safely turn to e-therapists, research reports. Behavioral investigators at the University of Amsterdam tested internet-based cognitive therapy to prove its effectiveness in treating 105 bulimia patients. Said Alfred Lange, Ph.D.: "This study identifies online cognitive behavioral therapy as a viable alternative in the treatment of bulimic symptoms."More

Weber State Students Conduct Concussion Research During Tour
In the medical trailer at the Winter Dew Tour Toyota Championships, a team of students from Weber State conducts research they hope will lead to more definitive methods of diagnosing concussions in athletes of all types. For several years, students in Weber State's sports medicine program have helped take care of athletes injured during the course of the Dew Tour, both at the winter tour stop at Snowbasin and the summer stop in Salt Lake City.More