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The Southeast Athletic Trainers’ Association will host the 32nd Annual SEATA Athletic Training Student Symposium February 2nd – 4th, 2017 at the Crown Plaza Ravinia Hotel in Atlanta, GA.  Patricia M. Tripp, PhD, ATC, of the University of Florida and Karen Lew Feirman, DHSc, ATC of the University of West Florida Co-Coordinate the Foundations section (Tracks A & B); R.T. Floyd, EdD, ATC, of The University of West Alabama directs the Competencies in Athletic Training section.


Education
Beginning at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, February 2nd and concluding by 1pm Saturday, February 4th students may participate in one of three educational tracks: 

  • Foundations of Athletic Training Track A - Prevention, Evaluation, and Initial Management of Athletic Injuries (appropriate for any AT student not sitting for the Board of Certification Examination during the current exam cycle) Limited to 270 registrants.  For questions about the Foundations of Athletic Training section, please contact: Patricia M. Tripp, PhD, ATC  (352) 294-1729  or pmcginn@hhp.ufl.edu  SOLD OUT - Wait List Only
  • Foundations of Athletic Training Track B - Therapeutic Exercise, Modalities, and Professional Development (appropriate for any AT student not sitting for the Board of Certification Examination during the current exam cycle) Limited to 270 registrants. For questions about the Foundations of Athletic Training section, please contact: Patricia M. Tripp, PhD, ATC  (352) 294-1729  or pmcginn@hhp.ufl.edu  SOLD OUT - Wait List Only
  • Competencies in Athletic Training Workshop Track C (appropriate for any AT student sitting for the Board of Certification Examination during the current exam cycle).  For questions about the Competencies in Athletic Training section, please contact: R.T. Floyd, EdD, ATC (205) 652-3714 or rtf@uwa.edu  Limited to 400 registrants  SOLD OUT - Wait List Only

 

Research
Attention Athletic Training students!  Please consider submitting a unique case or original research abstract for presentation at the SEATA ATSS in February!  For both categories of submission, the lead author must be an athletic training student.

  • Clinical Case Study
  • Original Research

The lead author may select the presentation category for which he/she prefers to disseminate the information; presentation format selection occurs at time of abstract submission and includes:

  • Oral Presentation
  • Poster Discussion Session

After a blind review by the research review team, authors of selected abstracts will receive an email invitation to present either a poster or oral presentation (as indicated at time of submission by the lead author) during the SEATA ATSS meeting.  Please note, an accepted abstract is not an “invited presentation” – the presenting author assumes all financial obligations associated with travel, lodging, printing, etc. incurred as part of the presentation.  Authors may decline presentation or withdraw his/her abstract from consideration – please contact the research coordinator Ms. Karen S. Stanton (strauks@auburn.edu) no later than December 1st if you wish to withdraw the abstract from review.  Notification of acceptance occurs via email on or before December 16th.  Students (e.g., lead author) must respond to Ms. Karen S. Stanton via email on or before December 31st to accept or decline presentationFailure to confirm acceptance via email by the December 31st deadline will forfeit presentation at the SEATA ATSS.

 

Students presenting at the SEATA ATASS must submit the final version (if different than submission version) of the accepted abstract to Dr. Patricia Tripp (pmcginn@hhp.ufl.edu) in .doc or .docx format no later than January 1st to include the abstract in the symposium proceedings.  The conference coordinators will not accept edits or modifications to abstracts after January 1st.

 

Oral Presentation: Students opting to present his/her abstract via an oral presentation will receive detailed instructions as part of the notification of acceptance email.  General guidelines include: students will prepare a 10-12 minute presentation (with 3 minutes for questions) in a PowerPoint or Prezi format, clear/legible font style and size, images and/or videos to convey information, etc.  Students should practice the presentation to ensure pace meets the allotted time.

 

Poster Presentation: Students opting to present his/her abstract via poster presentation will receive detailed instructions as part of the notification of acceptance email.  General guidelines include: students should consult faculty co-authors for recommended formats for posters (dimensions should not exceed 48 inches x 72 inches) and authors should bring tacks or Velcro to adhere posters to the display board.  The SEATA ATSS research committee will assign poster locations.  Students should identify the board number matches his/her assigned location prior to hanging the poster. 

 

CLICK HERE for instructions and abstract submission for the SEATA ATSS Clinical Case Study or Original Research presentations.

***All SEATA ATSS abstract submissions require a $5 submission fee AND symposium registration***

 

Registration
All students must register online for one of the three SEATA ATSS Tracks; payment options for the $90 registration fee include 1) credit card payment online at time of registration (or before January 20th, 2017), 2) check (payable to SEATA) post-marked by January 17th, 2017 or 3) College/University group payment.  Regardless of payment option or need for Group payment, ALL students must complete the online registration on or before January 20th, 2017.  If using payment options 2) or 3) above, please send registration confirmation information for each registrant along with the check and/or College/University/Group payment to: Timothy L. McLane, MBA, ATC, LAT, SEATA Treasurer, 591 Blue Ridge Crossing, Evans, GA  30809.  If available, onsite registration will be first come, first served at a registration rate of $110.00.  Registration packet pickup is Thursday from 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm in Ravinia pre-Function area.   SEATA Refund Policy, SEATA Website Privacy Policy

 

SEATA/NATA Foundation Quiz Bowl

The Quiz Bowl Committee will host the 9th Annual SEATA/NATA Foundation Quiz Bowl at 7:30 P.M., Feb. 3, 2017 in conjunction with the 32nd Annual Athletic Training Student Symposium at the Crown Plaza Ravinia Hotel in Atlanta, GA.  For additional information regarding team registration, deadlines and instructions during the event, please CLICK HERE.  The winning team (from District 9) will represent the District at the NATA/NATA Foundation Quiz Bowl in Houston, TX. Click HERE to link to the SEATA/NATA Foundation Quiz Bowl Policies and Procedures Manual.


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