2024 FWATA AMCS

Registration NOW OPEN!

Register HERE!

April 18 – 21, 2024 at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino

19 Category A CEUs (included with registration) / 6 additional CEUs (for additional fee)

2024 Preliminary Education Program NOW AVAILABLE, see the “Education Program” section/tab below

Schedule at a Glance

  • December – Hotel Room Block Opens
  • February – Registration Opens
  • Sunday, March 31 – Early Registration END
  • Thursday, April 18 – Pre-Conference Learning Labs (for additional CEUs) & FWATA Paul Schechter Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament
  • Friday, April 19 – Education Programming, FWATA and State Business Meetings & Exhibit Trade Show (included)
  • Saturday, April 20 – Education Programming, FWATA Awards Reception (included) & D8 Hall of Fame Day
  • Sunday, April 21 – Education Programming (AM only, included)

FWATA Non-Discriminatory Practices:  The Far West Athletic Trainers’ Association (FWATA) ensures that no individual should be denied participation in CE programs offered by BOC Approved Providers on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, military status, sexual orientation or age. FWATA ensures that sole credentialed Athletic Trainers can attend FWATA Education Programs. Programs are available and accessible to all appropriate participants. No unlawful discrimination is associated with programming or related programs.

Quick Links

Registration NOW OPEN! (click button below)
**FWATA Managing Board, Committee Chairs, HOF Members – Please check your email for your registration discount code or email Sanam Rezazadeh at amcs@gmail.com**
Register HERE!

Learning Lab Registration Terms & Conditions:

Due to limited space and supplies/equipment for learning lab education sessions, the following terms and conditions apply to all FWATA AMCS Learning Lab education sessions:

  1. Pre-registration and an additional fee is required to attend each session.  
  2. Attendees must check-in 10-minutes prior to the start time of each session. 
  3. Attendees must participate in the entire session to receive a CEU certificate.
  4. Failure to check-in and/or attend the session will result in forfeiture of their seat in the session.  
  5. All Learning Lab session fees are non-refundable

FWATA AMCS Payment Information:

All fees must be paid in full at the time of registration.  Accepted methods of payment are: credit/debit (VISA or Mastercard), and check (business or personal).  

Check payment instructions:

  1. Complete online registration. Print a copy of the registration confirmation to attach to check payment.
  2. Make checks payable to “FWATA” or “Far West Athletic Trainers’ Association”
    • If possible, include the registered attendee(s) full name and/or confirmation # in the memo section.
  3. Mail check payment AND registration confirmation page to:

    Attn: Ginger Lei Ehrke
    FWATA AMCS Registration
    11022 Saint Rafael Street
    Las Vegas, NV 89141

  4.  Please process and mail all check payments within 2 weeks of completing online registration.  If more time is required, please contact the Registration Commissioner, Sanam RezazadehAll check payments must be received prior to onsite registration check-in.

If you or your employer require a W-9 form to issue a check payment, please contact FWATA AMCS Registration Commissioner, Sanam Rezazadeh, for an electronic copy.

FWATA AMCS Cancellation/Refund Policy:

All conference registration cancellations must be made in writing to the FWATA AMCS Registration Commissioner, Sanam Rezazadeh, up to 7-14 days prior to the start of the conference to receive a refund.  

A $25 processing fee will be applied to ALL cancellations. 

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Some registration fees (i.e. Learning Lab fees) are non-refundable.

Agenda & Schedule

FWATA Preliminary Schedule 2024.pdf
FWATA Preliminary Program.24.pdf
FWATA Preliminary Learning Labs.24.pdf
Speaker Handouts – Will be made available on the Cvent App (approx. 1 week in advance).

Proposal Submissions

The proposal submission site is now closed for the 2024 FWATA Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposium.
-FWATA Speaker Compensation Policy

Thank you for your interest in our FWATA Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium.

Interested exhibitors can contact Leroy Heu

The 2024 FWATA AMCS Exhibits & Trade Show will be a single day event on Friday, April 19, 2024. There will be an unopposed 1-hour Trade Show Lunch Showcase, held midday.

More information coming soon…please check back for updates.

FWATA Golf Website

The FWATA Paul Schechter Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament will be held during the FWATA AMCS. The golf tournament is typically a 1:00 PM shotgun start that is held the day before general session education programming begins at a local golf course near the hotel. Proceeds go towards funding FWATA athletic training student scholarships.

Westgate Las Vegas
Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino
3000 Paradise Road
Las Vegas, NV 89109a
Resort Phone: 702-732-5111
https://www.westgateresorts.com/hotels/nevada/las-vegas/westgate-las-vegas-resort-casino/

FWATA Room Block

Please use the following information to reserve your hotel room for the FWATA 2024 Room Block at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino. The discounted price for the FWATA room block has limited availability (first come, first serve).

  • For guest’s preferring to call in their reservations directly, please have them call 1-800-732-7117 and give the following code: SFWAT4R
  • For those that prefer to make their reservations online, please use this link: https://book.passkey.com/go/SFWAT4R

IMPORTANT NOTE: FWATA Convention Committee cannot assist attendees/guests with any hotel or lodging reservations made independent of the FWATA room block.

Hotel Map

WLV-Las-Vegas-Property-Map.pdf

FWATA & State Business Meetings

Coming soon…please check back for updates.

FWATA Awards Reception

2024 FWATA AMCS – Awards Reception will be held on Saturday, April 20, 2024.  This is a semi-formal event recognizing the new FWATA Award Recipients.  Heavy appetizers and hors d’oeuvres will be served at the reception  This event is included with your conference registration fee. 

The FWATA Honors and Awards Committee needs your help to make sure our profession’s top contributors are recognized! Any member in good standing may nominate a candidate for these awards to the Honors & Awards Committee.

The nomination deadline is January 15, 2024.  

For more information or to submit a nomination, visit: http://www.fwatad8.org/committees/honors-awards-committee/
Trade Show Lunch Showcase

The Trade Show Lunch Showcase will be a 1-hour lunch break on Friday, April 19, 2024.  A light lunch will be served for all registered attendees to enjoy as they visit with our exhibitors.  Raffle prizes will be available as well.  This event is included with your conference registration fee.

Free Communication Program

The FWATA Free Communications Program is committed to the mission of the NATA Research and Education Foundation Free Communications Program to advance the discovery, dissemination, and application of the scientific knowledge in athletic training domains through written and oral forums. This mission is realized by communicating scientific knowledge to the athletic training community through the sharing of peer-reviewed original research reports and unique clinical case reports during the FWATA Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium. All accepted abstracts are presented in poster format.

Abstract submissions are due by March 1st, 2024 at 11:59 PM PST

For more information, please visit: https://sites.google.com/unlv.edu/fwata-research-grants-committe/home

Please contact the FWATA R&G Committee Chair with any questions:

Kara Radzak, PhD, LAT, ATC
Chair, FWATA Research and Grants Committee
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
kara.radzak@unlv.edu

Committee Meetings

Coming soon…please check back for updates.

*See Hotel Information (above) for FWATA group rate information and link.

2024 FWATA AMCS
April 18 – 21, 2024
Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino
Las Vegas, NV

2025 FWATA AMCS
April 17 – 20, 2025
South Point Casino
Las Vegas, NV

2026 FWATA AMCS
TBD

2027 FWATA AMCS
TBD

CEU Information

FWATA is a “BOC Approved Provider.”
Please note that the provider numbers vary by category and/or individual sessions when reporting the CEUs you earned from FWATA Annual Meetings and Clinical Symposiums. The provider numbers are located towards the bottom of the CEU certificate of attendance.

For Category A CEUs, enter “Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium” for Activity Title. Listed below are the maximum number of CEUs that were available for each category, for each meeting. Registered attendees are responsible for tracking the actual number of CEU hours that they earned by attending various sessions.

Reporting CE to the BOC – ATs must complete a predetermined number of continuing education units (CEUs) during the certification maintenance period. The current period ends December 31, 2023. (11:59pm CT). Please use the following link to the BOC Website (https://bocatc.org/) for more information about maintaining and reporting CEUs.

To request a copy of your FWATA AMCS CEU certificate, please contact Sanam Rezazadeh.

Previous Meetings Information

Previous Meetings:
July 11-15, 2023
2023 Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium
Hilton Waikoloa Village Resort
Waikoloa, HI (Kona)
21 Category A CEUs (included)
9 Additional Category A CEUs (separate CEU certificate required for each course)
2023 Sponsor PDF Link

April 28-May 1, 2022
2022 Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium
Town and Country Resort
San Diego, CA
19 Category A CEUs (included)
9 Additional Category A CEUs (separate CEU certificate required for each course)

2021 Virtual Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium – CVENT
22 CEUs (16.25 Category A CEUs and 5.75 EBP CEUs)

2020 Virtual Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium – ICEU
10.5 Category A CEUs

April 25-28, 2019
2019 Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium
Town and Country Resort
San Diego, CA
12 Category A CEUs; 6 EBP CEUs

April 26-29, 2018
2018 Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium
Westgate Resort and Casino Las Vegas
Las Vegas, Nevada
17 Category A CEUs; 6 EBP CEUs

April 27-30, 2017
2017 Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium
Westgate Resort and Casino Las Vegas
Las Vegas, Nevada
12 Category A CEUs; 5 EBP CEUs

July 12-16, 2016
2016 Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium
Sheraton Kona Resort and Spa at Keauhou
Kailua-Kona, Hawai’i
15 Category A CEUs and 5 EBP CEUs
**Important Note: If you attended the last EBP session (Speaker: Lori A. Michener, PhD, Pt, ATC, SCS, FAPTA), it is only approved for a maximum of 1.0 EBP CEU, not two. Please make sure to enter the correct number of CEUs to avoid an audit**

April 17-19, 2015
2015 Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium
Town and Country Resort and Spa
San Diego, California
12 Category A CEUs and 5 EBP CEUs

April 11-13, 2014
2014 Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium
Las Vegas Hotel
Las Vegas, Nevada
16 Category A CEUs

The FWATA Convention Committee would like to thank all past and future volunteers for their time and consideration.  The FWATA Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium would not be possible without the generosity and service leadership of our members! 

FWATA AMCS volunteer shift times range from 2 hours or more, in a variety of capacities. Volunteers can sign-up for areas that interest them.  Students and early professionals, this is a great way to network! Areas of need may include:

  • Registration/check-in, session check-in, special event prep/set-up, session break-down, presentation room assistant, etc.

If you are interested in being an On-site Volunteer, please complete this Google Form (https://bit.ly/D8AMCSvolunteers) and/or be sure to let us know when you complete the conference registration process (there will be a registration question to ask attendees if they are interested in volunteering).  The FWATA Convention Committee will reach out to all interested volunteers with more information ASAP.

All volunteers must be registered attendees.  Unfortunately, FWATA does not provide compensation or discounted registration for volunteering.  Your time and consideration is greatly appreciated.

Updated information can be found here as it becomes available and via FWATA membership email updates. For specific questions feel free to contact:

Ginger Lei Ehrke
ATC, LAT

Committee Commissioner

Desert Oasis High School
702.918.3797

Sanam Rezazadeh
ATC

Registration Commissioner

Stanford University
650.724.2132

Kris Boyle-Walker
MPT, OCS, ATC, CHT

Education Program Commissioner

Orthopaedic Specialty Institute
714.937.2104

Leroy Heu
ATC

Exhibits & Trade Show Coordinator

UC Santa Barbara
805-893-7092

Justine Coliflores
MA, ATC

Public Relations

University of San Diego
619.260.8895

Ruem Malasarn
MA, ATC

Committee Member

Cal Poly Pomona
909.869.2834

Sarah Beene
MS, ATC

Special Events Coordinator

California Institute of Technology
626-395-1205

Zachary Norton
MS, ATC

Committee Member

Sierra Canyon School

Bill Chambers,
AT-Retired > Emeritus Member

Committee Member

Palm Springs, CA
760.360.5301

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