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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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Juan Cuevas Wins Excellence in Athletic Training Award

The FWATA Public Relations Committee is pleased to announce the 2019 Summer 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 healthcare. This quarter’s winner is Juan Cuevas, ATC. Juan is an athletic trainer at Fullerton College in…

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LGBTQ+ Advisory Committee

We are happy to announce that the Board of Directors at District 8 has approved the LGBTQ+ Advisory Committee to be a district based committee!  Thus, we will be looking for committee representatives from each of the D8 states. Please contact Sean Rogers or Mimi Nakajima if you’re interested in being a part of the D8 team. The LGBTQ+ Advisory Committee also recently hosted our first Safe Space Ally Training at…

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NATA Foundation at FWATA and NATA

“Guess How Many Rolls of Pre-Wrap” During the 2019 FWATA AMCS, the Foundation raised about $400 through the “Guess How Many Rolls of Pre-wrap” contest. Attendees were able to submit guesses based on the dollar amount of their donation … 1 guess for $1, 7 guesses for $5, or 7 guesses and a clue for $10. Varying prizes were available for t he winning guess … while an exact guess…

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FWATA Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament

With the temperature at a comfortable 71 degrees and a mild breeze coming off the Pacific Ocean, it was a perfect day to host this year’s FWATA Scholarship Golf Tournament in San Diego, California. A record setting number of 73 were sent off and wished well by FWATA’s Managing Board Members for an early afternoon shotgun start. This year’s tournament champions came in 16 under par (for the non-golfers, that…

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FWATA 2019 Awards Banquet

On April 27th, the Far West Athletic Trainers’ Association held the Annual Awards Banquet, with over 400 in attendance, was able to honor 11 student scholarships, three research grant recipients, three free communication competition winners in each category, professional and student exchange, along with the Special Recognition, Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer and Hall of Fame Awardees. Tricia Kasamatsu and Michelle Samuel were awarded the Special Recognition Award for their contributions to the District, mainly for their support to…

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NATA Research and Education Foundation 2019 Award Winners and Updates

2019 Scholarship Winners  We are excited to share two students from D8 were selected to receive Foundation scholarships this cycle … Hailey Tuesday (University of Hawaii, Manoa) and Oscar Lopez-Huerta (University of Nevada, Las Vegas) will receive the Jack Rockwell Scholarship and Bill Chambers Scholarship, respectively. Hailey and Oscar will be recognized along with other Foundation scholarship recipients at the Pinky Newell Reception during the 2019 NATA Clinical Symposia &…

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FWATA 2019 Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to following FWATA Scholarship winners! They have all managed to continually meet their prospective Athletic Training Program academic and hourly requirements, along with fulfilling volunteer opportunities. Please help us honor and celebrate these hard-working individuals on April 27th at 6:30pm during the FWATA Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium Awards Banquet in San Diego. We hope to see everyone there!   Julianna Adelman (CSUF): Lewis Crowl Scholarship Shannon Busse (CSULB)…

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FWATA 2019 Honors and Awards

It is with great pleasure that we are able to honor our colleagues that have provided their service to our district and profession. Hall of Fame The FWATA Hall of Fame Award is the highest honor any member of FWATA can achieve. It is to recognize dedicated members who have spent countless hours as an athletic trainer, mentoring students and athletes, as well as volunteering their personal time to advance…

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Hawaii Ethnic Diversity Advisory Committee “Be the Match”

On November 18th 2018, Hawaii Ethnic Diversity Advisory Committee (EDAC) collaborated with Be the Match to promote awareness and help rally to increase the need for bone marrow donors at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa Rainbow Wahine basketball game. Be The Match works every day to save lives through transplant. For the thousands of people diagnosed every year with life-threatening blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma, a cure exists. Over…

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