We are ONLINE! This is a prerecorded event allowing FWATA members and other athletic trainers the flexibility to complete the FWATA VAMCS program package. A total of 10.5 Category A CEUs will be available. An exam guide is provided upon registration if you wish to take notes for the final exam.
Just a friendly reminder that you are registering for the full event and must complete all 10.5 CEUs and the final exam to earn your Certificate of Completion. “Partials” are not available for the package. Please note: The course MUST be completed before the December 31, 2020 expiration date OR within 90 days of registration (which ever comes first) to earn credit.
Cost of registration for the 2020 FWATA VAMCS is $39.99. FWATA members will receive an email with a discount code.
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
*Subject to change
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, are intended for Certified Athletic Trainers, according to the education levels described by the PDC, and are either Essential/Advanced/Mastery Level programming.
Sessions designated for athletic training students will primarily be composed of Essential Level programming.
If you registered for the meeting, you will receive a full refund. The refund will be issued directly to your online method of payment. Please allow up to 10 business days for processing as of April 22, 2020. If you paid by check, please contact Ginger Ehrke.
Thank you for your 2020 submissions. Please stay tuned for more information.
The FWATA (District 8) Research and Grants Committee invites abstract submissions for the Free Communications program. We are sponsoring Poster Presentation awards (with cash prizes for students!) and our Clinical Outcome Based Research Award (cash prize of $500).
Please contact the FWATA R&G Committee Chair with any questions:
Melissa Montgomery PhD, ATC
Chair, FWATA Research and Grants Committee
California State University, Fullerton
2020 FWATA Paul Schechter Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament has been cancelled.
For more information please contact Dennis Goebel.
If you made a room reservation within the FWATA room block, it will be cancelled automatically, you will not have to do anything. There will be no charge.
If individuals wish to visit during that time; please contact Sara Lebrun-Scott at Sara.Lebrun-Scott@sheraton.com and she will re-book you manually at the rate for 2020.
Thank you for your interest in presenting at the 2021 FWATA Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposium, April 15-18, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada
We welcome proposal submissions from FWATA members and nonmembers. Be sure to read the proposal guidelines for each program format prior to submission.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION – READ BEFORE SUBMITTING YOUR PROPOSAL
• Proposal topics must fall within one of the five domains of practice for athletic training. Detailed domain information can be found in the Board of Certification Role Delineation Study.
I. Injury and Illness Prevention and Wellness Promotion
II. Examination, Assessment and Diagnosis
III. Immediate and Emergency Care
IV. Therapeutic Intervention
V. Healthcare Administration and Professional Responsibility
• All proposals submitted are evaluated through a 3-step review process.
• Proposal submissions must avoid any affiliation with a commercial product or service.
• Presenters are not permitted to exhibit.
• Compensation for presenting at FWATA is provided as outlined in the FWATA Speaker Compensation Policy.
• Proposals must be complete and accurate with confirmed topic and speakers.
Incomplete and/or late proposals will not be considered.
• The deadline for submission is September 1, 2020.
• Due to the number of proposal submissions and limitations in size of convention facilities, all proposals may not be selected. In this situation, topics will be selected based on the organization of the program, quality of proposed content, evidence supporting content, speaker expertise, and significance of the material to the FWATA membership.
Please stay tuned for more information in 2021. Annual events include:
FWATA Student Scholarship Golf Tournament
Research and Grants Committee Poster Presentations
FWATA Awards Dinner
Job & Message Board
More information will be posted when registration begins
2021 – April 15-18 at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino
2022 – April 28 – May 1 at the Town and Country Resort – San Diego
Please note that the provider numbers vary by category and/or individual sessions (i.e. EBP sessions have different provider numbers that are unique to each session) when reporting the CEUs you earned from FWATA Annual Meetings and Clinical Symposiums. The provider numbers is located towards the bottom of the CEU certificate of attendance.
For Category A CEUs, enter “Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium” for Activity Ttile. For EBP CEUs, enter the title to the course you attended. Course titles are ocated toward the top of the EBP CEU Certificate of attendance. Listed below is the maxium 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.
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
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
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, 2021. (11:59pm CT). Please use the following link to the BOC Website for more information about maintaining and reporting CEUs: New Link
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
University of San Diego
Leroy Heu ATC
UC Santa Barbara
MPT, OCS, ATC, CHT
Orthopaedic Specialty Institute
Palm Springs, CA
Ginger Lei Ehrke
Desert Oasis High School
Cal Poly SLO