33rd Annual SEATA Athletic Training Student Symposium

February 1st – 3rd, 2018

Friday, November 3rd, 2017 (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.


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
Students may ONLY submit an abstract, which he/she serves as the lead author, for consideration under ONE category.  Student may not submit the same abstract for consideration in more than one review category, regardless of authorship order; however, students may be co-authors on more than one unique case or research abstract.

SUBMISSION DIRECTIONS  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.

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 and presentation style:

a.     Original Research – ORAL

b.    Original Research – POSTER

c.     Clinical Case Report – ORAL

d.    Clinical Case Report – 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 3rd, 2017.  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 
  • Clinical Case Study Sample 

The committee will evaluate Poster Presentations (Original Research; Clinical Case Study) based on the rubric below and select a MAXIMUM of 15 for Poster Presentation (based on rating order by blind reviewers).

The committee will evaluate Oral Presentations based on the rubric below and select a MAXIMUM of 10 Oral Presentations from the two categories (Original Research; Clinical Case Study).

Scoring/Evaluation Rubrics:

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 15th.  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.

Please direct SEATA ATSS Research Abstract questions to:

Karen Straub Stanton, ATC
Auburn University
Assistant Athletic Trainer
Athletic Complex
392 South Donahue Drive
Auburn, AL  36849
EMAIL:  strauks@auburn.edu
PHONE: (334) 844-9722


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