41st Annual AzATA Winter Symposium
January 27-28, 2018

        Four Points by Sheraton - Phoenix North

        2532 W Peoria Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85029

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(You must use the email address on file with the AzATA when registering)

Speakers & Topics

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Saturday, January 27th (2.5 Category A; 4 EBP Category CEUs)

Registration opens at 8:00am

9:00 - 11:00

11:00 - 11:15

11:15 - 12:15

12:15 - 1:45

1:45 - 2:45

2:45 - 3:45

3:45 - 4:00

4:00 - 5:00

5:00 - 6:00


Heart Rate Variability (2.0 EBP Category)

~ Kyle Ebersole Ph.D., LAT, ATC, PES, CES


Lunch on Own


Governmental Affairs Committee Update

~ Alison Valier PhD, ATC

4th Annual AzATA Casino Night and Social

~ Four Points By Sheraton - Phoenix North

Sunday, January 28th (3.5 Category A; 3 EBP Category CEUs)

Registration opens at 7:00am

8:00 - 10:00

10:00 - 10:15

10:15 - 11:15

11:30 - 12:45

1:00 - 2:00

2:00 - 2:30

2:30 - 2:45

2:45 - 3:45

4:00 - 5:00


AzATA Awards Luncheon and Business Meeting

A Systematic Review of Concussion Reporting Behaviors of Athletes

~ Debbie Craig, PhD, ATC, AT, Monica Lininger PhD, ATC

Influence of Assessors on Appropriate Medical Care

~ David Mesman DHA, AT, ATC


AIA Executive Leadership & SMAC Update

~ Javier Cardenas, MD & David Hines, Executive Director, AIA

Symposium Objectives:

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

  1. Identify and describe the final products of the Berlin International Concussion consensus meeting.
  2. Identify the potential treatments for concussion based on existing evidence
  3. Discuss the importance of sleep on the recovery after concussion and describe ways to educate your patient on strategies to help with sleep.
  4. Understand the different profiles/subtypes/ deficits that can occur with concussion and know what activities can exacerbate the symptoms of each.
  5. Describe the evidence for and against cognitive rest and academic accommodations following concussion and discuss how they can be implemented when required.
  6. Identify athletes that have uncertainty of returning to play after experiencing a catastrophic injury.
  7. Discuss how to help these athletes use their emotions as a positive thrust to their performances.
  8. Discuss the current literature investigating concussion reporting behaviors.
  9. Explain the current state of evidence for PTPs (preventive training programs)
  10. Discuss the 7-steps for successful PTP (preventive training program) design and development and apply considerations and strategies for success to different sport settings for real-world implementation
  11. Discuss ways to make EBP a reality in your own athletic training room 

The AzATA is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers.  A total of 6 Category A CEUs and 7 EBP Category CEUs will be available for those attending the entire duration of the meeting.  According to the education levels described by the PDC Committee of the NATA, the following continuing education course is considered to be Essential Level.

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Registration Categories and Rates

Registration Category
 Early Registration
  Open - Nov. 14
 Regular Registration
Nov. 15 - Jan. 15
 Late Registration
Jan. 16 - Meeting

 AzATA Member
Saturday Only  $60.00  $70.00  $85.00
  Sunday Only  $65.00  $80.00  $95.00
Saturday & Sunday
 $105.00  $125.00  $150.00
Saturday Only
 $100.00  $120.00  $140.00
Sunday Only
 $105.00  $125.00  $150.00
Saturday & Sunday
 $185.00  $220.00 $265.00
 Associate Member
Saturday Only
 $55.00 $65.00
Sunday Only  $60.00 $70.00
Saturday & Sunday
 $115.00 $135.00
 Undergraduate/Graduate Student      
Saturday Only  $35.00 $40.00
Sunday Only  $40.00  $50.00 $60.00
Saturday & Sunday  $55.00 $65.00
 Retired Member
 $20.00 $20.00
 High School Student

  • 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 15, 2018, 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 Symposium 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.
  • 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)

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HOSA Regional Sports Medicine Conference

Saturday January 27th

8:00-9:00    Registration

9:00-9:35    Introduction to HOSA - HOSA Officers 

9:35-10:15    Making the Transition from High School to College - Madison Vomacka, NAU

10:20- 11:20    Eccentric-based Hamstring Strain Prevention Program - Emily Tishkoff GCU

11:20 -11:35    BREAK

11:35-12:15    An Examination of Burnout in Athletic Training and Healthcare Professions - Emma Nettles GCU

12:15-1:45    LUNCH (On your Own) 

1:45-5:00 PM Skills Competition.  There will be speakers also during this time.

Students competing in the HOSA Sports Medicine Competition will be given a report time to compete.

Hands- on Station rotations.  20-30 min each: GCU

  • Zach Martindale- Proprioception: Where am I in space?
  • Alisha Ramirez- Current Management of Cervical Spine-Injured Athletes
  • Victoria Roel- The Building Blocks of Strength
  • Salina Guerrero- To Tape or not to Tape

Please Bring Taping Supplies

Social and Casino Night Information

  • 7-10pm at the Four Points by Sheraton Phoenix North
  • Appetizers and cash bar available
  • Lots of great prizes to be raffled
  • All proceeds go towards funding AzATA legislative activities
  • Tickets:
    • $25 for AzATA Members and college students
    • $35 for Non-members
    • Tickets include $200 in Casino Bucks
  • Winter Symposium attendees receive an additional $100 in Casino Bucks with their Casino Night Ticket Purchase

Purchase Your Casino Night Tickets Now!

Location and Hotel Information

Four Points by Sheraton - Phoenix North

2532 W Peoria Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85029

Room Rate: $110 for single/double

Reservations Cutoff Date:  Saturday, January 6, 2018

Reservations number:  1-888-627-9057, ask for the “AzATA Winter Symposium 2018” group rate.

Reservations website:  https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/events/start.action?id=1705231618&key=19B60E75

Meeting Fundraisers

The meeting and events committee has organized two fundraisers to coincide with the Winter Symposium. 

On Friday evening, between 5:00pm and 9:00pm, 50% of proceeds from Chipotle (3039 W. Peoria Ave. #C-105) will be donated to the AzATA. (Flyer or Mention required).

On Saturday, between 12:00pm and 2:00pm, 20% of proceeds from Panda Express (59th & Olive) will be donated to the AzATA. (Flyer or Mention required). Also, Raising Cane's (2715 W. Peoria Ave.) will donate 20% of proceeds to the AzATA.

Plan your weekend meals AND help the AzATA raise funds for the organization at the same time!!

Download the required flyers below:

2018 Winter Symposium Sponsors

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