4th Biennial Athletic Training
Educators' Conference
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The 4th Biennial SEATA Athletic Training Educators' Conference will be held Feb. 2-3, 2012 at the Crown Plaza Ravinia Hotel in Atlanta, GA.  Bud Cooper, EdD., ATC of the University of Georgia and Karen Lew, MEd, ATC of the University of Miami are the conference co-chairs.  The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) will be providing a Workshop from 8:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. on February 4, 2012 in conjunction with the SEATA Athletic Training Educators' Conference.  Attendees may register for either or both based upon the pricing grid immediately below:

Conference Planning Committee: Kristen Shellhase, EdD, ATC, LAT, CSCS, Nancy Cummings,  EdD, ATC, LAT, CSCS, Karen Lew, MEd, ATC, and Bud Cooper, EdD., ATC

4th Biennial SEATA Athletic Training Educatorsí Conference,  Feb. 2-3, 2012, Crowne Plaza Ravinia, Atlanta, GA

CAATE Workshop in conjunction with SEATA Athletic Training Educatorsí Conference, Feb. 4, 2012, Crowne Plaza Ravinia, Atlanta, GA

Registrants may go to this password protected webpage to download presentations, documents, and abstracts for the conference.  If you were registered you should have received an email to provide you with the user name and password.

Program Agenda
Conference Planning Committee:
Kristen Schellhase (co-chair), Nancy Cummings (co-chair), Karen Lew, Bud Cooper

Tentative Schedule
Thursday, February 2

Evening Sessions
5:00 - 5:15 PM Opening Comments Committee
5:15-6:15PM Engaged Learning Strategies-Captivating and Including all Learners Nancy Cummings, EdD., ATC, LAT, CSCS, Florida Southern University
6:15-6:45pm Becoming Critically Educated Bud Cooper, EdD., ATC, CSCS, Clinical Coordinator, University of Georgia
6:45-7:15pm Creative Ways of Including General Medicine Throughout the Curriculum Sue Stanley-Green, M.S., ATC, LAT and  and Mick Lynch, MD, Program Director and Clinical Coordinator, Florida Southern University
7:15-8:00pm How can ATEP position themselves best in todayís academic climate? Mike Ferarra, PhD., ATC, LAT, Assoc. Dept. Head and Graduate Coordinator, University of Georgia
8:00 - 9:00 PM Poster Presentations and Social  
Tentative Schedule
Friday, February 3
Morning Sessions
7:30 - 7:45 AM Opening Comments Committee
7:45 - 12:15 AM In the Classroom  
7:45-8:25AM Online Educational Teaching Strategies for the Allied Health Professions Randy Deere, DA, AT(Retired) Professor, Department of Kinesiology Recreation and Sport, Western Kentucky University, Ken Wright, DA, ATC Professor, Department of Consumer Sciences, University of Alabama
8:35-9:05AM The AT Student Employment Experience: An Immersion Project Micki Cuppett, EdD, ATC, Ashley Ahearn, BS, ATC, University of South Florida
9:15-9:55AM Simulation Based Athletic Training Education: Beyond the Smoke and Mirrors Jennifer Doherty-Restrepo, PhD, ATC, LAT, Jeffery Groom, PhD, CRNA, Michelle Odai, MS, ATC, LAT
Florida International University
College of Nursing and Health Sciences
10:05AM-10:35AM Teaching on Tilt: Utilizing Lecture Capture to Enhance AT Student Learning in a .MP3 World Timothy G. Howell, Ed.D. ATC, CSCS. Saint Louis University
10:45-11:45PM Implementing the New Emergency Competencies into your Curriculum Ron Courson, ATC, PT, NREMT-I, CSCS, Director of Sports Medicine, University of Georgia
12:00 - 12:45 PM Lunch - Keynote Address John Anderson, M.S., ATC, LAT, Assistant Program Director/Assistant Professor, Troy University
Afternoon Sessions
1:00- 1:35PM Implementing Evidenced Based Practice Methodology into the Classroom Brendon McDermott, PhD., ATC, LAT, Clinical Coordinator, University of Tennessee-Chattanooga
1:45-2:45PM Advanced Airway & Emergency Skills Lab for AT Educators Eric Fuchs, DA, ATC, EMT-B, Program Director, Eastern Kentucky University
3:00-5:00pm Across the Curriculum  
3:00 - 3:30 An Update on Student involvement within SEATA and NATA:  What are the opportunities?

Andrew Brubaker, District IX, Student Senate President, Eastern Kentucky University
Alisha Tolbert
National Student Representative for District IX, Troy University
Samyra Safraoui, Florida Student Senator, University of South Florida

3:30 - 4:00 Promoting Foundational Behaviors of Professional Practice Through a Formal Assessment Plan Shawn D. Felton, EdD, ATC, LAT, Clinical Coordinator, Florida Gulf Coast University & Jason C. Craddock, EdD, ATC, CSCS, LAT, Program Director, Florida Gulf Coat University
4:00 - 4:30 Development and Implementation of a Unique Clinical Education Model in AT Ed James Scifers, DScPT, PT, SCS, LAT, ATC, Jill Manners, Ashley Long - Western Carolina University
4:30 - 5:00 Teaching Research Across the Curriculum: Making Good Consumers to Prepare Better Clinicians Deidre Leaver-Dunn, PhD, LAT, ATC; The University of Alabama
5:00-5:45 CAATE Update Micki Cuppett, EdD, ATC, LAT
5:45PM - 6:00PM Closing Remarks Committee
7:00 - 9:00 PM 4th Annual SEATA Quiz Bowl  
Tentative Program
Saturday, February 4

CAATE Workshop
Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education

7:30 - 8:00 am Continental Breakfast
8:00 am Welcome and Introductions
8:10 am

CAATE update - CAATE commissioners
The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) will present an update of recent strategic initiatives that will impact athletic training education and the accreditation process over the next several years.  The Standards revision and changes to site visit and self-study processes will also be discussed.

  1. Automation - annual report, lessons learned and what's next

  2. Standards Revision

  3. Site Visit Changes

9:30 am

Program Assessment - Doug Horton, ATC, Eastern University
This hands-on workshop will assist athletic training faculty in the establishment of outcomes and measures of student and program success.

  1. Why outcomes based?

  2. Assessment basics

  3. Writing objectives

  4. How to use outcomes for program improvement

  5. How does this fit with the proposed Standards revision?

11:00 am Break
11:15 am

Clinical Education Strategies - Chad Clements, MS, ATC, Brian Vesci, MA, ATC,  Boston University
Good clinical educators are the foundation of successful clinical education program.  Developing the educational capacity of clinical instructors requires effective communication and a supportive environment.  Through real-life examples, this presentation will provide strategies to overcome challenges inherent in building this foundation via a cooperative relationship between the academic and clinical units.

  1. tips and techniques to help your clinical instructors become better educators

12:30 pm Open forum - Time for the audience to ask questions regarding accreditation
1:00 PM

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Crowne Plaza Ravinia Directions & Driving Instructions From Major Arteries & Airports

Crowne Plaza Ravinia Hotel,
4355 Ashford Dunwoody Rd.
Atlanta, GA.
Just off I-285 in North Atlanta

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