Abstract Information
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36th Annual SEATA
Athletic Training Student Symposium


February 5-7, 2021


ATTENTION Athletic Training Students - Please consider submitting a

unique case or original research abstract for poster presentation at

the SEATA ATSS in February!

SUBMISSION DEADLINE - November 1, 2020


Rubrics for Abstract Evaluation

Clinical Case Report VIEW HERE


Critically Appraised Topic VIEW HERE

Original Research VIEW HERE

Abstract Example


​​The ATSS 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.  All abstracts will undergo blind review; assigned by the research coordinator.

Only students who are registered attendees may submit an abstract for consideration.

A $5 abstract registration fee (non-refundable) does apply.



​For each category of submission, the lead author must be an athletic training student.

Clinical Case Report (CCR) - injury, illness

Critically Appraised Topic (CAT) - PICO. PIO

Original Research (OR) - experimental, survey

This 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. 
Please use the subheadings (listed below) appropriate to the category of research.

Clinical Case Report:


     Differential Diagnosis




Critically Appraised Topic:

     Clinical Scenario

     Clinical Question

     Summary of Key Findings

     Clinical Bottom Line

     Strength of Recommendation

Original Research:





     Patient or Other Participants


     Main Outcome Measures




​All submissions must be received by no later that 11:59 pm ET on November 1, 2020.  Upon successful registration of the abstract, the online system will generate an email confirmation to the student with the link and instructions for submission. The email verifies the
system captured the registration; the email is not notification of acceptance for presentation.



​The committee will evaluate Poster Presentation Abstracts (Original Research, Clinical Case Study, Other Research) based on the available rubric (see Resources); a MAXIMUM of 24 will be accepted for Poster Presentation (based on rating order by blind reviewers).



​All submissions complete a blind review by the research review team.  Authors of selected abstracts will receive an email invitation to present a poster presentation during the SEATA ATSS meeting.

Authors may decline presentation or withdraw his/her abstract from consideration - please contact the research coordinator, Dr. Karen Stanton (strauks@auburn.edu) no later than November 15 if you wish to withdraw the abstract from review.  Notification of acceptance occurs via email on or before December 1.  Students (e.g., lead author) must respond to SEATA via email on or before December 15 to accept or decline presentation.  Failure to confirm acceptance by the December 15 deadline will forfeit their opportunity to present at the meeting.


​Students will receive detailed instructions as part of the notification of acceptance email.  Students presenting at the SEATA ATSS must submit the final version (if different than submission version) of the accepted abstract in accordance to instructions outlined by the ATSS research committee by January 15, 2021.


Please direct SEATA ATSS Abstract questions to:

Karen Straub Stanton, PhD, LAT, ATC, CSCS, NREMTB

Auburn University


(334) 844-9722

Submission Process and Registration Information Coming Soon!



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