20 CEUs total (15 Category A CEUs and 5 EBP CEUs) will be offered for the 2016 Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposium.
Each registrant will receive one Certificate of Attendance for up to 15 Category A CEUs. Up to five (5) additional EBP CEUs* will be available to ATCs at no additional cost.
* In accordance with BOC guidelines, attendees must pre-register, check-in, attend, and complete a session evaluation form in order to earn and receive the EBP CEUs. The EBP CEU Certificates of Attendance will be available at the conclusion of each Evidence Based Practice session.
Additional pre-conference CEUs are also scheduled to be available Tuesday, July 12, 2016.
Tuesday, July 12: 4:30-7:00pm
Wednesday, July 13: 7:00am – 5:30pm
Thursday, July 14: 7:00am-1:30pm
**May be subject to change without notice.
The FWATA Annual Meeting is intended primarily for Certified Athletic Trainers but will also have pertinent information and content for other health care providers. Sessions at this meeting will cover all 5 domains of athletic training: Injury/Illness Prevention and Wellness, Clinical Evaluation and Diagnosis, Immediate and Emergency Care, Treatment and Rehabilitation, and Organization and Professional Health and Well-Being. Educational sessions at this meeting, intended for Certified Athletic Trainers, according to the education levels described by the PDC, are considered to be Essential/Advanced/Mastery Level programming.
There will also be sessions designated for athletic training students. These sessions will primarily be composed of Essential Level programming.
Programming is subject to change without notice. Please continue to check for updates, which will include additional programming, abstracts and course objectives.
2016 Educational Program and Meeting Schedule (Preliminary)
Interested exhibitors please contact Bill Chambers at firstname.lastname@example.org or 760.360.5301.
The FWATA Research and Grants Committee conducts the Free Communications and Research Grants programs each year. For the awards competition in the Free Communications Program, the committee selects presentations from both the Peer Reviewed and Student Exchange Tracks to be judged and selected during the FWATA Annual Meeting; winners will receive awards ranging from $100 to $225. Additionally, the committee awards up to $3,000 each year for research grants. Proposals are due February 5 of each year for both Programs.
For applications and submission information go to: http://www.fwatad8.org/committees/research-grants-committee/ .
Additional inquiries can be emailed to email@example.com
Hotel Reservation Link: www.sheratonkona.com
Room Rates start at $175 (plus applicable fees and taxes). These rates are good until June, 11 2016 or until room blocks are filled. Rooms will fill quickly so PLEASE RESERVE YOUR ROOM EARLY! Mention Far West Athletic Trainers’ Association to get the room block rates.
The daily resort charge of $31.25 is waived for FWATA group block.
The Proposal Submission Deadline for the 2016 FWATA Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium in Hawaii is December 1, 2015. Due to the established review process and programming deadlines of the Education Programming Committee, late submissions will not be accepted.
Pre-Registration rates are available until June 17, 2016 by 9:00pm PDT. Registration payments sent by mail must be postmarked by June 24, 2016. We are unable to accept purchase orders and can only accept Visa and Mastercard credit cards. Pre-Registraion Rates:
On Site Registration Rates & Times: [July 12 – July 14, 2016] Tuesday July 12 from 4:30pm – 7:00pm; Wednesday, July 13 from 7:00am – 5:30pm; Thursday, July 14 from 7:00am – 1:30pm
If you are registering by check, you must complete and submit the registration form online, make your check payable to “FWATA” and mail your check to: FWATA | 11022 Saint Rafael Street, Las Vegas, NV 89141.
Cancellation and Refund Policy Refund requests must be sent in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org . If the request is made prior to refund deadline, FWATA will process your reimbursement no later than eight weeks after the last day of the Annual Meeting. Refunds will be issued in the same form as the payment received. FWATA will offer a full refund of registration fees up to one week prior (July 5, 2016 at 11:59pm) to the start of the Annual Meeting. Refunds requested within a week of the start of the Annual Meeting will be granted less a $25 administrative fee. No cancellations will be processed after the final day of the Annual Meeting.
Please continue to check this tab for updates and additional information.
Welcome Social and Luau
This year we are excited to bring our members and their families a traditional Hawaiian Luau onsite! The event will take place Wednesday, July 13 at 6:00pm, outdoors overlooking the exquisite views that surround the Sheraton Kona. Dinner and entertainment will be provided. All attendees and family members are welcome. There will be an additional cost to attend this event.
Annual FWATA Student Scholarship Golf Tournament
We will tee off Thursday, July 14, 2016. Location TBD. Lunch and check-in will begin at 12:00pm. Shotgun start at 1:00pm with dinner, awards and prizes to follow!
This program will be offered Tuesday, July 12th, 2016 from 6:30-9:30pm. Pre-Registration required. Additional fee required. Space is very limited. Open to certified members only. 3 additional CEUs.
A FWATA Symposium annual event, the exhibit hall will offer hands-on viewing of the latest in supplies and services in the sports medicine field. The exhibit hall will be open all day on Wednesday as well as Thursday morning for members to experience. Detailed hours will be posted as the event approaches.
Research and Grants Committee Poster Presentations
Presenters will be available to discuss their work (times to be posted when they become available). Posters will be displayed for viewing on Friday and Saturday.
FWATA Awards Dinner
The annual FWATA Awards Dinner will take place Friday, July 15 at 5:00pm. This ticketed event is included in your registration fees.
Job & Message Board
For those interested in posting a job announcement or leaving a message for a District 8 member, please feel free to use these self-help message boards near the registration area.
NATA EBP Workshop
This program is being presented by the NATA Professional Development Committee. It will be offered Thursday, July 14, 2016 from 3:00pm-7:00pm. Pre-registration required. Additional fee required. Space is limited. Open to certified members only. (4 additional EBP CEUs).
Scott A. Oshiro from the Big Island’s Hawaii Preparatory Academy “Sharing Da Aloha for Food”!
Scott lives in Waimea which is about an hour from the Sheraton Kona at Keauhou. He works on a beautiful campus in the middle of the Pacific Ocean! http://www.hpa.edu/athletics/sports-medicine
Scott’s Favorite Places to Eat!
Keauhou (10-15min from Sheraton)
Kona Town (15-20min from Keauhou)
Waimea/Kamuela (1hr+ from Keauhou)
2017 – April 27-30 as the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino (formely LVH)
Updated information can be found here as it becomes available and via FWATA membership email updates. For specific questions feel free to contact:
Cal Poly Pomona 909.869.2834
Palm Springs, CA 760.360.5301
Del Sol High School 808.756.2130
UC Santa Barbara 805.893.8320
Orthopaedic Specialty Institute 714.937.2104
Cal Poly Pomona 805.756.6065