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2024 FWATA Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium

Dear FWATA Members, Please review the information below for important updates for the 2024 FWATA Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium (AMCS). More information and future updates will be made available on the FWATA AMCS website. We hope to see you there! 2024 FWATA AMCS April 18 – 21, 2024 Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino 19 Category A CEUs (included with registration) / 6 additional CEUs (for an additional fee)…

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AMCS 2024 – Las Vegas!

Join us April 18 – 21, 2024 at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino! 19 Category A CEUs (included with registration) / 6 additional CEUs (for additional fee) Schedule at a Glance: December – Hotel Room Block – Open Now! February – Registration Opens Thursday, April 18 – Pre-Conference Learning Labs (for additional CEUs) Friday, April 19 – Education Programming, FWATA and State Business Meetings & Exhibit Trade Show…

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2024 Award Nominations

The Far West Athletic Trainer’s Association Honors and Awards committee would like to announce that nominations for awards opens on November 15, 2023 and will remain open until January 15,2024.     We are accepting nominations for the Special Service Award, Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award, Hall of Fame Award, and the Bill Chambers Lifetime Achievement Award. Criteria for each award can be found on the Honors and Awards page on…

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FWATA 2023 Awards Banquet

On July 13, 2023 District 8 “Far West Athletic Trainers Association” recognized their Honors and Awards winners during the Awards Banquet at the beautiful Hilton Waikoloa Village.     This special occasion began with an inspirational Oli (Hawaiian Chant to open and bless the event). NATA President Karen Dieringer gave opening remarks before everyone enjoyed an Island Flare buffet.   After dinner FWATA Hall of Fame members in attendance and 50 year member, Jerry…

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AMCS 2023 – Aloha FWATA!!

What a great week in Kona, HI … learning labs, lectures, awards banquet, Free Communication posters, ulu maika competition … not to mention great food, weather, and beautiful scenery! Thank you to everyone that attended AMCS; special thanks to the many honored guests, non-D8 attendees, and the FWATA AMCS Commission – another greAT experience in the books!!    

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2023 FWATA Award Winners

Congratulations to our 2023 FWATA Award Winners! These individuals exemplify the service to our district and advancement of the profession that all can follow. It is with great pleasure to announce our awardees: Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Awardee Lyn Nakagawa MS, ATC, CSCS “Lyn’s accomplishments as an athletic trainer are evident in her leadership and committee roles. She supports and boosts others to reach their goals while remaining humble. Lyn…

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FWATA 2023 AMCS Change of Venue

FWATA Members and Guests, Due to circumstances out of our control, the 2023 Far West Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium will not be hosted by the Outrigger Kona Resort and Spa. The meeting has been moved to the Hilton Waikoloa Village (25-30 minutes north of Kona International Airport). The dates of the meeting will remain the same, July 11-15, 2023. We understand this will affect a number…

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FWATA 2022 Scholarship Winners

The FWATA Scholarships Committee would like to congratulate and announce the 2022 District 8 Scholarship recipients: FULL NAME AT PROGRAM 2021 FWATA SCHOLARSHIP AWARD Morgan Freeman California State University, Fullerton Bill Chambers Scholarship Corentin Touya California State University Fullerton CATA Scholarship Kimberly Cebulski California State University Fullerton Daniel D. Arnheim Scholarship Stephanie Saavedra California Baptist University Jerry Lloyd Memorial Scholarship Jason Da Silva University of La Verne  Scott Sailor Scholarship…

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FWATA 2021 Scholarship Winners

The FWATA Scholarships Committee would like to congratulate and announce the 2021 District 8 Scholarship recipients: FULL NAME AT PROGRAM 2021 FWATA SCHOLARSHIP AWARD Kevin Bravo California State University, San Diego Bill Chambers Scholarship Jonathan Dickey Azusa Pacific University Daniel D. Arnheim Scholarship Fabio Villa-Arroyo University of Nevada, Las Vegas Felix Rivera Memorial Scholarship Thuy (Billy) Tran California State University, Long Beach  Scott Sailor Scholarship Abigail Abiva California State University,…

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