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Follow the Action at NATA 2015

If you were unable to attend the convention this year, The NATA has some great ways for you to follow the action from home. The NATA will be live-tweeting the entire event under the hashtag #NATA2015, and you can read the Convention Daily News for daily features and photos. Make sure to watch the daily NATA TV video recaps of the convention so you can see all the highlights from the comfort of your…

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9th Annual National Summit on Sports Concussion – June 5, 2015 (7.25 CME/CEU)

The Sports Concussion Institute 9th Annual National Summit on Sports Concussion: Sports and Concussion Outcomes (7.25 CME/CEU) Friday, June 5, 2015 from 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM (PDT) Renaissance Los Angeles Airport Hotel 9620 Airport Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90045 50% Off Registration if you use the discount code:  CATA50 Registration Link Please click on the following link for the Agenda for the National Summit on Sports Concussion 2015. National Summit…

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UCSF Hosts 1-Day Sports Injury & Rehabilitation Conference June 13, 2015 (7 CEUs)

8th Annual UCSF Sports Medicine Sports Injury and Rehabilitation Conference (7 CEUs) “Sports Injuries in the Youth Athlete” Saturday, June 13, 2015 | 8:00am – 5:00pm Genentech Building @ UCSF Genentech Building, Byers Hall, 1st Floor 600 16th Street San Francisco, CA 94158 REGISTER As certified athletic trainers and physical therapists you are on the front lines of musculoskeletal care for young athletes. With the rising popularity of youth sports…

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Gina Biviano Receives FWATA PR Excellence in Athletic Training Award

The FWATA Public Relations Committee is pleased to announce the spring quarter winner of the Excellence in Athletic Training Award. Each quarter, the Excellence in Athletic Training Award celebrates District 8 athletic trainers or athletic training student members who display an exceptional commitment to mentoring, professional development or enhancing the quality of health care. This quarter’s winner is Gina Biviano ATC of UCSF Sports Medicine in San Francisco, CA. “I…

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2015 Athletes Saving Athletes 2nd Annual Walk/Jog Fundraiser Wrapup

Advocates for Injured Athletes (A4IA) hosted their 2nd Annual “Relay the Message” Walk/Jog-a-thon on May 2nd at Cathedral Catholic High School in San Diego CA.  This year’s message was to Speak Up about concussion signs and symptoms.  Along with the walk, there were booths with information on concussions, heat illnesses and sudden cardiac arrest. Approximately ~175 participants including San Diego Athletic Trainers, UC San Diego Sports Medicine Department, and multiple…

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District 8 NATA Foundation 5K Challenge

The NATA Foundation 5k is returning in 2015! You can run or walk, and proceeds benefit the NATA Research & Education Foundation. The race is at 6:30 a.m. on Friday, June 26. Sign up for the race when you register for the NATA 66th Clinical Symposia and AT Expo in St Louis, MO. FWATA District 8 NATA Foundation Board members, Robert Kersey, PhD, ATC, and Kavin Tsang, PhD, ATC, are…

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UC Santa Barbara Hosts First Annual Gauchos Swim With Mike

On April 19, 2015 UC Santa Barbara hosted its “First Annual Gauchos Swim With Mike”, which was a satellite event for the Swim with Mike scholarship fund. The event was organized by UCSB staff athletic trainer, Kelly Walsh. After two current UCSB students received 2014-15 scholarships through Swim With Mike, which helps physically challenged athletes get a college education, Walsh (who had been involved with the charity for over 20…

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FWATA Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament Wrap-Up

This year’s annual FWATA Scholarship Golf Tournament was held at Riverwalk Golf Course in San Diego, basically just a driver and a good 5-iron away from the Town and Country Resort. Registration opened at noon with several golfers already lined up. After grabbing lunch and drinks and purchasing up to three mulligans per participant golfers took advantage of the the opportunity to warm up on the driving range and putting…

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2015 Athletes Saving Athletes 2nd Annual Walk/Jog Fundraiser

Join the 2nd annual walk/jog event to support athletic trainers and the Athletes Saving Athletes (ASA) program. This year help us Relay the Message around our concussion education campaign, #ASASpeakUp! The Organization: Advocates for Injured Athletes (A4IA), is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable organization. It was founded in 2010 after high school lacrosse player, Tommy Mallon, suffered a life-threatening catastrophic injury during a game. Tommy fractured his neck, dissecting a vertebral…

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2015 FWATA Student Scholarship Winners

Daniel D. Arnheim Scholarship – Marissa Sumida, Chapman University Gail Weldon Memorial Scholarship – Jillian Hubbel,   Cal State University Fresno Lew Crowl Scholarship – Nysa Allen,  University of La Verne Jerry Lloyd Memorial Scholarship – Jesse Williams, Cal State University Fullerton FWATA Hall of Fame Memorial Scholarship – Sara Hart, Cal State University Fresno CATA Scholarship – Hope Allen, University of La Verne Nelson Family Scholarship – Noelle Cahill,…

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