42nd Annual SEATA Clinical Symposium & Members' Meeting

March 9th – 12th, 2017

Crowne Plaza Ravinia - Atlanta, GA

The 2017, 42nd Annual SEATA Clinical Symposium & Members' Meeting will be held March 9-12, at the Crowne Plaza Ravinia Hotel in Atlanta, GA.  This year’s educational program provides attendees with a diverse experience by offering different workshops and plenary sessions, including Evidence Based Practice CEUs.  The program is intended to provide entry-level and experienced Athletic Trainers opportunities to learn new skills and techniques on a variety of sports medicine related topics, as well as gain knowledge on issues important to the practice of athletic healthcare.  

Event Coordinators/Planning Committee

Brady Tripp, PhD, LAT, ATC - Co-Chair
Michelle Boling, PhD, LAT, ATC - Co-Chair
Lizzie Hibberd, PhD, LAT, ATC- Evidence Based Practice Coordinator
Jerri Zmeke, PhD, LAT, ATC - Alabama Representative
Rebecca Lopez, PhD, ATC, CSCS - Florida Representative
Kasinda Bussell, MS, ATC, LAT, CKTP - Georgia Representative
Matthew Sabin, PhD, ATC - Kentucky Representative
Michael Brunett, PhD, ATC, CPT, STS - Louisiana Representative
Corrie Dalrymple, MS, ATC - Mississippi Representative
Helen Binkley, PhD, ATC, CSCS - Tennessee Representative
Chris Dake, MS, LAT, ATC - At Large Representative

Course Objectives

Through plenary sessions and workshop activities, this symposium is designed to provide attendees
the opportunity to:

  • Describe and apply the best practice methods for managing heat illness.
  • Develop effective injury prevention and treatment strategies for lower extremity injuries.
  • ​Understand head impact biomechanics and post-concussion management strategies.
  • Discuss the role of Athletic Trainers in a variety of practice settings in today's healthcare market.
According to the education levels described by the PDC, the following continuing education course is considered to be Essential/Advanced/Mastery Level.


Faculty & Presentation Information

Shellie Acocello, PhD, ATC
Jeff Allen, MS, ATC
Joel Beam, EdD, LAT, ATC
Roxanne Caron, DC, LAT, ATC, CVCP
Marisa Colston, PhD, ATC
Ron Courson, ATC, PT, NREMT-I, CSCS
Micki Cuppett, EdD, LAT, ATC
Katherine Dieringer, EdD, LAT, ATC
Lindsay DiStefano, PhD, ATC
Carrie Docherty, PhD, ATC, FNATA
Sue Dupont, MBA, MS, ATC, PT
Barnett Frank, PhD, ATC
Ryan Green, PhD, LAT, ATC
Phillip Gribble, PhD, ATC, FNATA
Anna Griffiths-Downer, MS, LAT, ATC
Emily Hall, PhD, ATC
Kysha Harriel, PhD, LAT, ATC
Nicholette Harris, MS, LAT, ATC
Mary Beth Horodyski, EdD, LAT, ATC, FNATA
Skye Livermore-Brasher, MPA, LAT, ATC
Rebecca Lopez, PhD, ATC, CSCS
Robert Lyndall, PhD, ATC
Alicia Montalvo, PhD, LAT, ATC, CSCS
Desi Rotenberg, MS, ATC
Linda Samuels, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN
Dai Sugimoto, PhD, ATC
Billy-Joe Voltaire, ATC, PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS
Gary Wilkerson, EdD, ATC
Laura Ann Zdziarski, ATC

Continuing Education 

The full symposium this year is scheduled to allow for a maximum of 9 hours of Category A continuing education for Athletic Trainers.  The Basic Registration this year is scheduled to allow for a maximum 9.5 hours of Evidence Based Practice continuing education for Athletic Trainers.  

      The Southeast Athletic Trainers' Association, Inc. is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to       offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers.


Basic Registration - Advanced (before February 15, 2017)

All attendees must register online using the link below. Basic Registration fees for Allied Health Care Professionals for all three days is $125 for SEATA/NATA D9 members and $225 for non-members; certified students may register at a rate of $75 and there is a discount for students that also attended the 32nd Annual SEATA Athletic Training Student Symposium.  Daily registration options are available and details are on the registration link.  

Online payment at the time of registration is encouraged.  Optional payment methods include group/University check or personal check. If using check or group payment, 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.   

Registrations after February 15, 2018, will need to be made On-Site and are subject to the On-Site registration fees of an additional $15 - $50 depending on registration type and membership status.

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SEATA Refund Policy


The Crowne Plaza Ravinia is the location and host hotel for this event.  
For more details and to take advantage of our reduced group rate, please Click Here.

Exhibitors and Corporate Partners

If you are interested in exhibiting or if you know of an interested exhibitor or would like to refer someone to
SEATA for Corporate Partnership, please see our SEATA Corporate Partner Plan.

SEATA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, military status,
sexual orientation, or age.  SEATA is committed to accessibility and nondiscrimination in all aspects of its
continuing education activities.  Participants who have special needs are encouraged to contact the program organizers so that all reasonable efforts to accommodate these needs can be made.

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