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2012 NATA Trade Show On Track to Set Records
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The largest exhibition of athletic training products and services in the world is getting even bigger! With more than 300 exhibitors already confirmed to participate in the Trade Show at the 2012 Annual Meeting, we are on track to break the record for the largest number of exhibitors ever at an NATA Trade Show. Add the Hot Product Pavilion and the Product Learning Theater to the mix, and attendees will have more opportunities than ever to interact with suppliers of the products and services they use every day. Don't miss out! More

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Register for Upcoming Webinar: Medical Yoga for the Spine
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Ginger Garner, MPT, ATC, is presenting "Medical Therapeutic Yoga for the Spine–Focus on Rotation and Flexion" at 11 a.m. CT on May 17. Participants will learn methods to help patients reduce, manage and prevent future persistent spine and related abdominal pain. The cost is $15 for NATA members, and it is worth one CEU. More

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NATA NATION Training & Informational Sessions at the Annual Meeting
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In St. Louis, secondary school athletic trainers will have the opportunity to learn about the NATA NATION Injury Surveillance and Outcomes Program, why it's important and how they can participate. There will also be a session for athletic trainers who are currently participating that will be focused on key definitions, data entry, data consistency and vendor specific questions. More

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Contribute to Duke University Study on Work-Related Risks
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Investigators at Duke University are conducting a research study called Work-Related Risks of Certified Athletic Trainers. By asking certified athletic trainers directly, the research team hopes to learn about work-related injuries and illnesses and to describe their work conditions. Certified ATs who have some patient/athlete contact in their current athletic training job are eligible to participate. Those selected to participate will be invited to complete a 15- to 20-minute online survey. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Principal Investigator, Kristen Kucera for more information. This study is funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. The BOC and the NATA are not funding this study; however, they support this project. More

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Grassroots Star of the Week
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Eric Sampsell, ATC, is the Grassroots Star of the Week! Sampsell participated in a roundtable discussion about concussion prevention hosted by Sen. Jay Rockefeller in West Virginia. The group of medical experts discussed concussions and the marketing of "anti-concussion" sports equipment to athletes and their parents. Footage of the hearing is available here. Have you done your part to promote the athletic training profession lately? Never underestimate the power of grassroots effort! More

2013 Annual Meeting Call for Proposals: Now Open!
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Proposals are now being accepted for the 2013 NATA Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposia, June 24-27 in Las Vegas. Members and nonmembers are welcome to submit for Feature Presentations, Learning Labs, Special Topics, Researchers' Forum and Evidence-Based Forums. Submissions for other formats are invitation only. Proposals must be submitted by July 16. More

Coming Up: ACL Avulsion and Tibial Spine Fracture Webinar
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Shital N. Parikh, MD, FACS, a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon at Cincinnati Children's Hospital, is presenting "ACL Avulsion and Tibial Spine Fracture in Young Athletes" at 11 a.m. CT on May 9. Parikh will discuss the mechanism of injury, physical examination, diagnosis and management of Tibial Spine Fractures, and he will go over potential pitfalls in managing this fracture that could translate into a career-ending injury for the athlete. The cost is $15 for NATA members, and it is worth one CEU. More

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Students Make Sport of Medicine
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About 600 students converged on the Hilton Vancouver Washington Hotel and Convention Center recently for the 18th annual State Sports Medicine Competition and Symposium. The event featured practical, written and oral competitions in sport medicine-related knowledge, as well as guest speakers and student presentations. More

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Study: Football Knee Injuries More Likely on Artificial Turf
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College football players suffer knee injuries about 40 percent more often when playing on an artificial turf versus grass, according to a U.S. study. The findings, published in The American Journal of Sports Medicine, were part of research that looked back on knee injuries among college football players to see when they might be most vulnerable to getting hurt. More

Study: Autograft ACL Repair Better in Young Athletes
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A new study suggests young athletes who need knee ligament surgery do better over the long run when their own tissue is used for the reconstruction procedure, rather than tissue from a donor. The anterior cruciate ligament connects the upper and lower leg bones and helps stabilize the knee. It gets the most use in athletes who play a sport such as basketball that involves quick cuts and changes in direction. More

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Rugby: How Analytics Can Reduce Injuries in a Very Tough Sport
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In professional rugby, one of the essentials for achieving a winning record is reducing the injury rate. That's why the Leicester Tigers, the most successful professional rugby team in the United Kingdom, recently adopted predictive analytics software aimed at proactively reducing injuries. The goal is to avoid the physical and mental fatigue that sets players up for some of the most common rugby injuries, which include muscle and ligament tears and joint dislocations. More

What Are Most Dangerous High School Sports?
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When it comes to competing in sports, injuries are bound to occur. But if your son or daughter competes for a high school's football, boys ice hockey, wrestling, girls soccer, boys lacrosse, gymnastics or competitive cheer squad, be on the lookout. Those are the most likely sports in which a serious injury can become a major league problem that involves months of rehabilitation. More

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Concussion Consortium Meets To Bring Awareness To Youth Sports Safety
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More than 30 professionals participated recently in a conference of the Maryland-based Concussion Consortium to bring awareness to sports-related concussions. The pioneering task force includes orthopedists, emergency physicians, pediatricians, neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuropsychologists, neuro-optometrists, athletic coaches, athletic trainers, physical and rehabilitative therapists, school administrators and nurses. More

Preventable Sports Injury Knowledge Lacking
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Do you know how much sports safety training your child's coach has? According to a national survey by Safe Kids, a nationwide network of organizations working to prevent unintentional childhood injury, only 2 in 5 parents knows how much safety training their kid's coach has received. One in three American children who play team sports suffers injuries severe enough to require medical treatment, according to the survey. More

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