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24th Annual SEATA
Athletic Training Student Symposium
District IX of National Athletic Trainers' Association
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2009 SEATA Athletic Training Student Symposium

24th Annual SEATA Athletic Training Student Symposium
by Ray Castle & R.T. Floyd

The 2009 SEATA Athletic Training Student Symposium was held on February 6-7 at the Crowne Plaza Ravinia in Atlanta, GA.  The format established in recent years consisting of a symposium section designed for athletic training students junior level and below and a workshop designed for senior level and graduate students within one year of taking the NATA Board of Certification examination.  The universal theme of the symposium for underclassmen was Foundations in Athletic Training, with two specific “educational tracks”.  The senior level workshop theme was “Competencies in Athletic Training”, which is designed as an examination refresher course for those students entering the final stages of preparation for the BOC certification examination.  This year’s meeting had approximately 620 students from eight of the 10 NATA districts across the United States attending the symposium, plus some Taiwan students.  The athletic training students represented athletic training education programs (ATEPs) from 26 states.

The Foundations in Athletic Training section, directed by Ray Castle, PhD, ATC of Louisiana State University was divided into two educational “tracks” allowing athletic training students to participate in a track closely linked with their current educational level in their athletic training curriculum.  Track “A” focused on “Prevention, Evaluation, and Initial Management of Athletic Injuries” while Track “B” focused on “Therapeutic Exercise, Modalities, and Professional Development”.  Each educational track incorporated in-depth lectures and hands-on laboratory activities for the students.

The symposium featured over 60 outstanding faculty members with expertise in teaching and clinical practice from throughout the southeast and outside of District IX.  The two tracks had a combined attendance of over 330 athletic training students.  The laboratory sessions for both tracks were coordinated by Amanda Andrews, PhD, ATC of Troy University.

The Competencies in Athletic Training section was directed by R.T. Floyd, EdD, ATC of The University of West Alabama.  Special effort was made to address major areas felt to be important in preparing for the BOC examination.  Established leaders in athletic training education presented on numerous topics, which included the BOC Competencies, each of the major body areas, therapeutic modalities, rehabilitation, organization/administration, psychosocial intervention/referral, pharmacological considerations and general medical conditions.  Additionally, students were provided in advance of the symposium an online computerized mock examination composed by the faculty.  The Competencies in Athletic Training section was attended by 289 athletic training students.

The SEATA Student Senate held its first-ever meeting at the Student Symposium held in Atlanta, Georgia.  The student senators met with most in attendance, and the overall consensus was one of success!  Top priorities of the group are to increase communication between students and professionals within District IX, assist in getting students more involved in our industry, and establish a sense of identity for our district.  The SEATA Student Senate will be holding its next meeting in Washington, D.C. while attending iLead Student Leadership Conference and Capitol Hill Day. 

In addition to the general sessions, SEATA held its annual Clinical Case Study Presentation contest for athletic training students.  An open invitation was provided to all athletic training students to submit clinical case report abstracts for presentation at the 24th Annual SEATA Athletic Training Student Symposium.  Karen Straub Stanton, MS, ATC of Auburn University coordinated the Student Clinical Case Study Competition which had submissions conducted under a blind-review process.  From these, the top 15 outstanding abstracts were selected and presented in the three tracks during the symposium on Friday.

Posterior Malleolar Fracture in a College Wrestler
Alexis Quigg, Boston University
Outstanding (Overall) Clinical Case Study - Overall
Outstanding Clinical Case Study - Oral Presentation (tie)
 

Insidious Groin Pain in a High School Football Player
Brian Gill, Western Carolina University
Outstanding Clinical Case Study - Oral Presentation (tie)

 

Viral Encephalitis in a Collegiate Pole Vaulter
Megan Sauviac, Louisiana State University
Outstanding Clinical Case Study - Abstract
 

Traumatic Hip Injury in a Collegiate Football Player
Brandon Auton, Western Carolina University
 
Multiple Knee Injuries of a Professional Water Skier
Meaghan Borello, University of Central Florida
 

Unexplained Onset of Shoulder Symptoms in a Collegiate Baseball Player
Kathryn Cardinal, University of South Florida
 

Non-Union Avulsion Fracture of the Base of the 5th Metatarsal in a Division I College Soccer Player
Tyler Cram, Boston University
 

Lower Extremity Injury in A Collegiate Football Player
Ben Gibson, Georgia Southern University
 
The Treatment and Rehabilitation of a Grade 3 Tear of the Medial Patellofemoral Ligament and the MCL
Joseph Hacker, Northern Kentucky University
 

Chronic Tibial Pain In A Collegiate Football Player
Brandon Johnson, Western Carolina University
 

Bilateral Compartment Syndrome in a Collegiate Football Player
David Krazeise, University of Central Florida
 

Upper Thoracic Injury in a High School Athlete
Natalie Maseda, University of Florida
 

Blunt Trauma In A Collegiate Soccer Player Kelly Robertson, Western Carolina University
 
Unique Finger Injury in a Collegiate Baseball Catcher
Casey Shirey, Western Carolina University
 
A Case of Sturge-Weber Syndrome in a Female Collegiate Cross-Country Runner
Ashleigh Wilkes, Western Carolina University

The Saturday morning breakfast included recognition of the Clinical Case Study Contest winners, presentation of the SEATA Athletic Training Undergraduate Scholarship Award Winners and recognition of sponsors for the athletic training student symposium.

The SEATA Scholarship Committee presented the 2009 undergraduate scholarships.  This year’s recipient of the SEATA Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship was Samantha Hopkins from Barry University in Florida.  Ashley Dykes from the University of Georgia was awarded the Jerry Rhea/Atlanta Falcons Undergraduate Scholarship; and Nathaniel Lang from Troy University received the Jim Gallaspy Student Leadership Scholarship.  The Scholarship Committee is proud of these exemplary individuals who have succeeded in perpetuating the standards of excellence exemplified by athletic trainers.  Congratulations to our 2009 winners.

The symposia was a tremendous success, due in large part to our corporate support from the following:

SEATA PRESIDENT’S PARTNER

SEATA EXECUTIVE PARTNER

SEATA COMMITTEE PARTNERS

Workshop Partners

Clinical Education Partners

Lecture Partners

The NATA Research & Education Foundation exhibit was also available for the participants to learn more about the Foundation and pick up copies of Grant Information Summaries of recent research it has funded.

This year also marked the Inaugural SEATA Quiz Bowl which was held on Friday evening and coordinated by Eric J. Fuchs, DA, ATC, EMT of Eastern Kentucky University.  Twelve teams from athletic training education programs in SEATA participated.  The Colonels of Eastern Kentucky University were the 1st Annual Quiz Bowl winners and will represent District IX at the 1st Annual NATA Quiz Bowl in San Antonio, TX.

The SEATA Quiz Bowl Committee which consisted of Dr. Fuchs, Hanna Clark, MS, ATC, and Matt Hoch, MS, ATC, would like to thank all the contestants, their faculty representatives, and everyone that supported the event.  The inaugural SEATA Quiz Bowl was a huge success with twelve athletic training programs represented in the competition and over two hundred people in the audience.  All twelve teams put forth a terrific effort making it a very competitive competition which came down to the last question.

Please help make next year’s SEATA Quiz Bowl bigger and better.  If your school did not enter a team in this year’s competition, be sure to get a team together and join us next year.  The SEATA Quiz Bowl Committee is already formulating improvements and anticipates that next year’s competition will generate more teams, more rivalry, and more fun.  Again, thank you to everyone who supported this year’s quiz bowl and please join us again next year for a chance to represent SEATA at the National Quiz Bowl.

Next year’s symposium will again feature the Competencies in Athletic Training section for seniors as well as the two tracks for all other students focusing on Foundations of Athletic Training tracks.  Students should plan on attending this event scheduled for February 5-6, 2010 in Atlanta at the Crown Plaza Ravinia.  Please visit the SEATA website, and also the NATA News for more details on both meetings.

 

Link to details & agenda of the 2009 SEATA Athletic Training Student Symposium

More pictures from the 2009 SEATA Athletic Training Student Symposium


L to R) Gianluca Del Rossi, SEATA Scholarship Committee Chair, Samantha Hopkins of Barry University, SEATA Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship recipient, R.T. Floyd, District IX Director


L to R) Gianluca Del Rossi, SEATA Scholarship Committee Chair, Ashley Dykes of the University of Georgia, Jerry Rhea/Atlanta Falcons Undergraduate Scholarship Award recipient, R.T. Floyd, District IX Director


L to R) Gianluca Del Rossi, SEATA Scholarship Committee Chair, Samantha Hopkins of Barry University, SEATA Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship recipient, John Anderson accepting the Jim Gallaspy Student Leadership Scholarship for Nathaniel Lang, Troy University, Ashley Dykes of the University of Georgia, Jerry Rhea/Atlanta Falcons Undergraduate Scholarship Award recipient, R.T. Floyd, District IX Director


SEATA Student Senate Committee
Jessica Daniels (President),  Ila Anderson (FL), Tracy Greaves (GA) Lauren Self (AL), Kenna Hogue (MS)
Scott M. Hebert (LA), Gary Coldiron (KY)


SEATA Student Senate Committee Officers
Jessica Daniels - President, Gary Coldiron - Public Relations Representative, Lauren Self - Secretary, Kenna Hogue - Vice President


Jessica Daniels, SEATA Student Senate President, NATSC Vice-Chair & District IX Representative with Alyse King, NATSC Chair


2009 SEATA Clinical Case Study Presenters


2009 SEATA Clinical Case Study Presenters


2009 Clinical Case Study Winners were: Megan Sauviac – Louisiana State University (Outstanding Clinical Case Study Abstract); Alexis Quigg – Boston University (Outstanding Clinical Case Study - Oral Presentation; Outstanding Overall Clinical Case Study); and Brian Gill – Western Carolina University (Outstanding Clinical Case Study - Oral Presentation)


The Colonels of Eastern Kentucky University were the 1st Annual Quiz Bowl winners


Over 200 students and faculty enjoyed the 1st Annual Quiz Bowl

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