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FWATA 2020 Honors & Awards

It is with great pleasure that we are able to honor our colleagues that have provided their service to our district and profession. 2020 Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award Hazel Ando, MS, ATC Administrative Assistant to the Athletic Director/Event & Insurance Coordinator, University of California, Santa Barbara Education: Eastern Kentucky University – Master of Science, Sports Administration; California State University, Long Beach – Bachelor of Science, Kinesiology: Athletic Training Volunteer…

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FWATA Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposium Update

Aloha FWATA members! We are definitely in unprecedented times with the COVID-19 pandemic.  The FWATA Managing Board is working very closely with the FWATA AMCS Committee and we continue to monitor the rapidly changing situation associated with the pandemic.  We will follow the guidance set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), Department of Health (DOH), and other government organizations.  At this point, we…

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Karin Carido Receives Excellence in Athletic Training Award

The Far West Athletic Trainers’ Association is pleased to announce the Winter Quarter 2020 winner of the Excellence in Athletic Training Award. This award is a unique and prestigious accolade, which recognizes a member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) who displays an exceptional commitment to mentoring, professional development, and enhancing the quality of health care, as well as demonstrates the highest level of service, professionalism, and competence. This…

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NevATA AT Named USA Wrestling Association Medical Coordinator

James Porter, MA.LAT,ATC has been named Medical Coordinator for 2020 USA Wrestling Association Olympic Trials in State College, PA on April 4 & 5, 2020. This is his tenth Olympic Trials as an Athletic Trainer and sixth as the Medical Coordinator. James Porter lives in Las Vegas, NV and as been with USA Wrestling as an Athletic Trainer since June 1981. He was awarded the FILA/UWW Gold Star in 2012…

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LGBTQ+ Advisory Committee Infographic

As part of a new initiative to get tools, resources, and information out to the membership of District 8 – the LGBTQ+ Advisory Committee is excited to start sharing new resources the committee has developed during every FWATA email campaign. This month we’re sharing with you an infographic that was developed by our committee on how to create an inclusive and welcoming Athletic Training Facility. This infographic, which essentially serves…

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A Note From ATs Care in Wake of Southern California Tragedy

Dear Members, The Far West Athletic Trainers’ Association extends our heartfelt condolences to the family, friends, and athletic trainers of all the victims involved in the helicopter crash in Southern California this past weekend.  All the victims were affiliated to sport in different ways and therefore connected to us all. The victims include, Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna, John Altobelli his wife, Keri and daughter Alyssa, Christina Mauser, Sarah Chester,…

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CATA 10th Annual Clinical Symposium Meeting

The California Athletic Trainers’ Association is hosting the 10th Annual Clinical Symposium Meeting February 22-23, 2020 at the Embassy Suites in Sacramento, California. Projected conference CEU Total: 16 CEUs (7 Category A + 3 EPB + 6 pendingEBP), Optional Advanced Workshop(s) Total: 6 CEUs (4 + 2 pending EBP). Early bird registration closes on 2/3/2020. Additionally, the 11th Annual Legislative Hit The Hill Day will be held in conjunction with this event on…

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CATA Bus Advertisement

Hey FWATA! Have your seen the new CATA bus ads? Due to funding from the NATA External Marketing & Public Relations Grant and a matching grant from CATA, we were able to get advocacy ads on the side of public buses in the greater Sacramento area just in time for legislation hearings to target our external stakeholders. Many thanks to CATA PR Chair Jamie Adams for her hard work on…

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Oakland Athletics Athletic Training Staff Awarded at PBATS

Congratulations to the Oakland Athletics for being awarded the PBATS Major League Athletic Training Staff of the Year. The PBATS awards ceremony was held on December 5, 2019 and recognized the three Oakland Athletics staff members Nick Paparesta ATC; Brian Schulman MA, ATC; and Jeff Collins MS, ATC.

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FWATA 2020 Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium

FWATA 2020 Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium will be held July 14-18, 2020 at the Sheraton Kona Resort and Spa at Keauhou Bay, Kailua-Kona, Hawai’i. Certified athletic trainers can earn up to 28 CEUs with 13 EBP CEUs by attending the additional pre-conference and mid- conference educational sessions. Space is Limited- Register Early (22 CEUs: 15 Category A CEUs and 7 EBP CEUs are included in the registration price). Two…

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