Annual SEATA Athletic Training Student Symposium (ATSS)

34th Annual SEATA Athletic Training Student Symposium

February 7-9, 2019


Friday, November 2, 2018 (11:59pm ET)



The research committee welcomes submission of experimental research, injury surveys, case studies, and/or other research projects relevant to the practice of athletic training; lead authorship must be an athletic training student enrolled in a CAATE accredited program.   Co-authorship may include supervising faculty member and/or clinical faculty affiliated with the student author’s sponsoring institution.  Eligibility: Only students who confirm SEATA ATSS registration may submit an abstract for consideration.  All abstracts will undergo blind review; assigned by the research coordinator.




Please register for the SEATA ATSS.   Once registered for the SEATA ATSS, please CLICK HERE for the online submission process; note there is a $5 fee due at the time of abstract submission.  Once you have registered your abstract, then you will be sent a link to submit the two copies of your abstract.


1.  The abstract must follow a structured format for one of the following categories. Components of a structured abstract differ by the type of presentation but should include:


a.     Original Research: Context, Objective, Design, Setting, Patient or Other Participants, Interventions, Main Outcome  

        ​Measures, Results, Conclusions.


b.    Clinical Case Reports: Background, Differential Diagnosis, Treatment, Uniqueness, and Conclusions.


c.   Critically Appraised Topic: Clinical Scenario, Clinical Question, Summary of Key Findings, Clinical Bottom Line, Strength
      of Recommendation



2.  The abstract is limited to 500 words or 3000 characters (including spaces) and must be typed, single spaced. Please do not use enhanced font, such as bold, underline or italicized text.  The system will accept special characters ©, ®, &, %, etc. We recommend drafting the abstract in a word file, copy and paste it into the space available within the online submission process.  


3.  Please include the names of all authors, with the presenting author listed first. Type the last name, then initials (without periods), followed by a comma; continue with the other authors (if any).


4.  Indicate the institution (including the city and state) where the research or case report was conducted.


5.  Students may select (from the drop-down menu) the type of project:

a.     Original (experimental, survey) Research – POSTER

b.     Clinical Case (injury, illness) Report – POSTER

c.     Critically Appraised Topic (PICO or PIO) – POSTER


6.  Please submit only if you or co-author(s) are able to attend the meeting. If accepted for presentation, the original abstract will appear as submitted in the conference proceedings notebook. Be sure to carefully check for spelling and grammatical errors before submitting the abstract for review.


7.  A Blinded Copy of the abstract text must also be submitted.  This copy should only include the title and abstract text and MUST NOT contain any identifying information (authors, institutions, etc.).



All submissions must be received by no later than 11:59pm ET on Friday, November 2nd, 2018.  Upon successful registration of the abstract, the online system will generate an email confirmation to the student with the link for submission.  The email verifies the system captured the registration; the email is not notification of acceptance for presentation.




  • Original Research (pending)

  • Clinical Case Study Sample 

  • Critically Appraised Topic



The committee will evaluate Poster Presentations (Original Research; Clinical Case Study, Other Research) based on the rubric below and select a MAXIMUM of 24 for Poster Presentation (based on rating order by blind reviewers).


Scoring/Evaluation Rubrics


All abstracts undergo blind review by the research review team.  If selected for poster presentation, the primary student author (e.g., the individual presenting the abstract) will receive an email (sent to the email address used with the abstract submission) invitation to present a poster presentation during the SEATA ATSS meetin.  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 ( no later than December 1st if you wish to withdraw the abstract from review.  Notification of acceptance occurs via email on or before December 15th.  Students (e.g., lead author) must respond to Ms. Karen S. Stanton via email on or before December 31st to accept or decline presentation.  Failure 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 ( 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.




Poster Presentation: Students 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.




Please direct SEATA ATSS Research Abstract questions to:


Karen Straub Stanton, MS, LAT, ATC, CSCS, NREMTB
Auburn University
Assistant Athletic Trainer

Athletic Complex
392 South Donahue Drive
Auburn, AL  36849
(334) 844-9722

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