2020 Annual

Winter Symposium

February 8-9, 2020

Sheraton Mesa Hotel at Wrigleyville West


Register Now

(You must use the email address on file with AzATA to register)

When registering, be sure to select the correct category based on your AzATA membership.

Click on the "Register" button at the bottom left to register.

Membership will be verified online using the latest NATA/AzATA records.  Individuals whose membership lapses prior to the start of the Winter Meeting will receive an invoice at the time of check-in in the amount of the difference between member and non-member registration for the category and day/days for which he/she registered.

Breakout Sessions are Limited Attendance.  To Register for Breakout sessions, Attendees must first register for the 43rd Annual AzATA Winter Symposium.  In your confirmation email, a registration code will be provided for Each Breakout Session.  Note, space is limited for breakout sessions, once registration is full, attendees may still be placed on a wait-list.  Review Breakout Session times for individual scheduling.  If selecting the Mental Health Session, other Breakout Session will not be able to be attended due to timing.

Saturday February 8th

~8 CEU's Cat. A

~1 EBP (BOC Approved)

Number of CEU's are Dependent on Sessions Attended

7:00am Registration Opens
7:50-8:00am Welcome and Meeting Overview

8:00-9:00am

General Session

Promoting Patient Mental Health: Lessons & Practical Considerations from a Sport Psychology Perspective (1 EBP)

~Dr. Justin DiSanti PhD

8:00-12:00; 1:30-2:30

Canyon H

Breakout Session - Mental Health First Aid - Part 1

Click to Register (Limited 30 Attendees)

~Dr. Scot Raab PhD, LAT, AT, CCD

-Glenn Edgerton, EdD, LAT, AT

(Saturday and Sunday Attendance Required for Certification)

8:00-9:00am

Agua Fria

Ask the Board of Directors - Q&A

(Limited Space)

9:00-10:00am

General Session

Dermatology and Wound Care 

~Dr. Michael Lehrer MD

9:00-10:00am

Agua Fria

Breakout Session - Managing Professional Burnout: Understanding the Psycho-physiologic factors and solutions for Career Longevity for the ATC and PT

(Limited Space - First Come, First Serve Day of Symposium)

~Daniel Lovelace M.S., ATC NASM

10:00-10:20am

Canyon AB

 Vendor Break

10:20-11:20am

Agua Fria

Breakout SessionAthletic Training in Action Sports

(Limited Space - First Come, First Serve Day of Symposium)

~Michael McKenney MS, AT, CSCS and Robb Blackaby PT, DPT, AT, CFMT

10:20-11:20am

General Session

Importance of Social Determinants of Health in Athletic Healthcare 

~Dr. Kelsey Picha PhD, ATC

11:20-12:05pm

Agua Fria

Ask the Board of Directors - Q&A

(Limited Space - First Come, First Serve Day of Symposium)

11:20-12:05pm

General Session

Dbacks Perspective on the Fundamental Concepts of PRI - Lecture

~Ryan DiPanfilo ATC, CSCS, PRT

(Afternoon Lab Limited)

12:05-1:30pm LUNCH - On Own

1:30-2:30pm

General Session

Examination of Concussion Reporting Influences and Educational Programs

~Dr. Michelle Weber Rawlins Phd, ATC

1:30-2:15pm

Canyon E

Breakout SessionDbacks Perspective on the Fundamental Concepts of PRI - Lab

Click to Register (Limited 20 Attendees)

~Ryan DiPanfilo, ATC, CSCS, PRT, Kelly Boyce, ATC, Mike Powell MS, AT

2:30-3:15pm

General Session

Comprehensive Athletic Trainer Assessment of the FHL and Ankle Impingement for the Performing Artist and Traditional Athlete

~Kristin Miller AT, ATC

3:15-3:30pm

Canyon AB

Vendor Break

3:30-4:00pm

General Session

The Neurological Exam, Beyond the Concussion 

~Perry Edinger ATC, PA-C

4:00-5:00pm

General Session

AC Joint Injuries: Current Trends and Treatment Options

~Dr. Tyler Collins MD

6:00pm

Canyon Hall HE

6th Annual AzATA Casino Night  

Please See the Flyer Here!!!


Sunday February 9th

~5.5 CEU's Cat. A

Number of CEU's are Dependent on Sessions Attended

7:30am Registration Opens

8:30-10:30am

Canyon C

Breakout Session - Stop the Bleed Basics + Instructor Course 

Click to Register (Limited 20 Attendees)

~Merideth Gradowski BSN, RN, CPEN, TCRN and Wendy Otten BSN, RN, CEN 

8:30-11:30am

Canyon H

Breakout Session - Mental Health First Aid - Part 2 (Continued from Saturday)

Click to Register (Limited 30 Attendees)

~Dr. Scot Raab PhD, LAT, AT, CCD and Dr. Glenn Edgerton EdD, LAT, AT

(Saturday and Sunday Attendance Required for Certification)

9:15-10:15am

General Session

How much information is too much? The role of unlearning in athletic health care  

~Dr. Alicia Lacy PhD, ATC

10:15-10:30am


 Break

10:30-11:30am

General Session

Musculoskeletal Ultrasound - Lecture & Demo

~Dr. Kellie Huxel Bliven Phd, ATC

10:30-11:30am

Canyon C

Ask the Board of Directors - Q&A

(Limited Space - First Come, First Serve Day of Symposium)

 

11:30-12:30pm

General Session

Governmental Affairs Committee (GAC) Update: Supporting Athletic Training Practice in Arizona  

~GAC: Laurie White, MS, AT; Alison Valier PhD, AT, FNATA; Rick Ball, Esq; Susie Cannata, JD

12:30-2:00pm


AzATA Awards Luncheon and Annual Membership Meeting

2:00-2:30pm

General Session

AIA Sports Medicine Advisory Committee (SMAC) Update 

~Dr. Javier Cardenas MD

2:00-3:30pm

Canyon C

Breakout SessionSplinting Lecture and Lab

Click to Register (Limited 20 Attendees)

~Dr. Amy Overlin MD

2:30-3:30pm

General Session

Naturopathic Doctors Overview, Nutrition and Supplements, and Management of Asthma, Diabetes, Concussions

~Dr. Kristen Bishop NMD


Symposium Objectives:

Upon completion of the symposium, participants will be able to:

  1. Introduce clinicians to trends related to the treatment of psychosocial aspects of injury
  2. Provide examples of mental skills and sport psychology tools that clinicians can integrate into patient care to promote a positive patient experience
  3. Highlight practical considerations related to patient care, communication, and interactions to aid in holistic effectiveness of patient treatment
  4. Promote the role of athletic trainers in mental health promotion and referral of patients
  5. Determine which wounds need referral for sutures or antibiotics. 
  6. Describe the cells responsible and steps in wound healing. 
  7. Discuss the role of bacteria in normal wound healing. 
  8. Describe optimal strategies to promote wound healing and reduce down time. 
  9. Discuss dressings and materials that can assist in wound care strategies. 
  10. Participants will be able identify three levels of progressive signs and symptoms of career stressors (aka burnout).
  11. Participants will be able to understand the need for psycho-physiologic intervention due to the effects that stress has on the human body and mind.
  12. Participants will have a clear understanding of the importance of proper nutrition, regular exercise activity and relinquishing stress for success. "
  13. Define and understand foundational concepts related to social determinants of health and explain their value in athletic healthcare and population health.
  14. Appreciate the role of athletic trainers in identifying, evaluating, and intervening when social determinants of health are observed in patients to promote better patient outcomes.
  15. Navigate and use available resources to support identification, evaluation and intervention of social determinants of health in clinical practice.
  16. Describe the members and their roles of an action sports medicine team. Differentiate the role of an event athletic trainer (Medicine and Motion) and that of a team or individual sports medicine provider. 
  17. Discuss important practical points related to dealing with the media during and around live action sport events. 
  18. Describe the challenges of working with action sport athletes who do not have regular exposure to athletic trainers.
  19. Understand PRI’s core principle of inherent human body asymmetry and recognize its influence on respiration, posture and triplanar function.
  20. Understand the specific PRI-established polyarticular muscular chains designed ideally for balanced integrated activity within the inherently asymmetrical human system.
  21. Gain an ability to identify some of the clinical manifestations associated with patterned polyarticular muscle chain activity imbalance and understand the potential system consequences of that patterned imbalance.
  22. Gain a basic understanding of the practical approach (inhibiting, repositioning, retraining) involved with addressing patterned polyarticular muscle chain imbalance.
  23. Identify factors that influence concussion reporting
  24. Describe common concussion educational programs and the program effectiveness (if known)
  25. Implement strategies to improve concussion reporting
  26. Analyze and interpret anatomic variations as they relate to FHL and impingement syndromes
  27. Implement an increased awareness of dynamic foot ankle ROM and basic lower extremity anatomy when assessing foot and ankle injuries.
  28. Apply new perspectives for appropriate rehabilitation and treatment plan for a specific style of dance or traditional athlete.
  29. Understand the components to complete a full neurological exam on a patient
  30. Recall the components and mechanism of Central cord syndrome
  31. Provide physical exam findings for spinal stenosis and posterior cord syndrome
  32. Identify the different types of AC joint injuries
  33. Familiarize yourself with treatment options for AC joint injuries
  34. Identify appropriate rehabilitation and return to play factors with AC joint injuries
  35. Describe the concept of unlearning, and be able to identify barriers and facilitators to unlearning
  36. Value the importance of unlearning in athletic training clinical practice, particularly as it relates to evidence-based practice and life-long learning
  37. Recognize opportunities in their own clinical practice that may benefit from the concept of unlearning
  38. Understand the current status of the AzATA in regards to the Sunset/Sunrise process of 2019/2020
  39. Identify opportunities to support the Sunset/Sunrise process through member engagement initiatives
  40. Discuss key talking points related to bills associated with athletic training legislation relevant during the 2019/2020 legislative session
  41. Describe the AIA health policies for the 2019-2020 academic year
  42. Identify the process of policy development.  
  43. List the Arizona policies that have been adopted in other states.
  44. Better understanding of naturopathic medicine as part of the athlete's care team Recommending nutrition and supplements for athletes Management of athletes with asthma or diabetes Naturopathic approach to concussion management



Arizona Athletic Trainers Association (BOC AP #: P333) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education to Certified Athletic Trainers.

Register Now

(You must use the email address on file with AzATA to register)

When registering, be sure to select the correct category based on your AzATA membership.

Click on the "Register" button at the bottom left to register.

Membership will be verified online using the latest NATA/AzATA records.  Individuals whose membership lapses prior to the start of the Winter Meeting will receive an invoice at the time of check-in in the amount of the difference between member and non-member registration for the category and day/days for which he/she registered.

Breakout Sessions are Limited Attendance.  To Register for Breakout sessions, Attendees must first register for the 43rd Annual AzATA Winter Symposium.  In your confirmation email, a registration code will be provided for Each Breakout Session.  Note, space is limited for breakout sessions, once registration is full, attendees may still be placed on a wait-list.  Review Breakout Session times for individual scheduling.  If selecting the Mental Health Session, other Breakout Session will not be able to be attended due to timing.

Registration Category and Rates 

Registration CategoryEarly Registration
Open - Dec. 28
Regular Registration
Dec. 29 - Jan. 29
Late Registration
Jan. 30 - Meeting
AzATA Member
Saturday Only$80.00$90.00$105.00
Sunday Only$85.00$100.00$155.00
Saturday & Sunday$125.00$145.00$170.00
Non-Member
Saturday Only$120.00$140.00$160.00
Sunday Only$125.00$145.00$170.00
Saturday & Sunday$205.00$240.00$285.00
Associate Member
Saturday Only$75.00$85.00$95.00
Sunday Only$80.00$90.00$110.00
Saturday & Sunday$135.00$155.00$185.00
Undergraduate/Graduate Student
Saturday Only$40.00$45.00$55.00
Sunday Only$45.00$55.00$65.00
Saturday & Sunday$60.00$70.00$80.00
Retired Member$20.00$20.00$45.00
High School Student$35.00$35.00$35.00

  • Information on how to mail in your payment will be included in your registration confirmation email.
  • If you wish to pay by PO, please register online and provide the invoice to you to your school for payment.
  • Any questions regarding registration/payment should be directed to Natasha Anderson (treasurer@azata.net)
  • A 100% refund will be given with a written request to Natasha Anderson (treasurer@azata.net) before January 30, 2019. After this date, no refunds will be given.
  • Membership will be verified online using the latest NATA/AzATA records.  Individuals whose membership lapses prior to the start of the Winter Meeting will receive an invoice at the time of check-in in the amount of the difference between member and non-member registration for the category and day/days for which he/she registered.
  • A fee of $10.00 will be assessed for any returned check.
  • Recommended meeting attire is professional dress suitable for lab activities.
  • If you have a special need, please notify the Meeting and Events Chair at least 30 days prior to the meeting so that appropriate accommodations can be made
  • (events@azata.net)

Hotel Information


Arizona Athletic Trainers Winter Symposium


Sheraton Mesa Hotel at Wrigleyville West

$177 USD per night

The last day to book under the group rate is January 14th

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