2019 Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposium

The 2019 FWATA Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium will be held April 25-28 at the:

Town and Country Resort and Convention Center
500 Hotel Cir N, San Diego, CA 92108 | 800.772.8527

Hotel Registration Link

The Reservations Department can be reached at 1-800-772-8527. Ask for the FWATA room block.

18 CEUs (12 Category A CEUs and 6 EBP CEUs) will be offered for the 2019 Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposium.  Additional EBP CEUs – FWATA Pre-Conference Learning Lab – 3 EBP CEUs.  Subject to change.*


* In accordance with BOC guidelines, attendees must pre-register, check-in, attend, and complete a session evaluation form in order to earn and receive the EBP CEUs. The EBP CEU Certificates of Attendance will be available at the conclusion of each Evidence Based Practice session.

Quick Links

*Subject to change.

Interested exhibitors please contact Bill Chambers at jocdok@gmail.com or 760.360.5301.

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).

Preparation guidelines and submission instructions are available at https://sites.google.com/fullerton.edu/fwata-free-comm-2019/home

Abstracts are due by February 5, 2019 at 11:59 PM Pacific.

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

Town and Country Resort and Convention Center
500 Hotel Cir N, San Diego, CA 92108
Resort Phone: 800.722.8527

The FWATA Passkey Link to book hotel.

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The Reservations Department number is 1-800-772-8527.  Please ask for the FWATA room block.

Thank you for your interest in presenting at the 2019 FWATA Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposium, April 25-28, 2019 in San Diego, CA!  The proposal submission site for FWATA 2019 is closed.

FWATA Speaker Compensation Policy

2019 Presentation Handouts (password provided to attendees only)

Annual Meeting Registration

Convention Registration Fees*
(Your current NATA membership status must match the category for which you are registering)
Jan 28 – Feb 28
Mar 1 – Mar 31
Apr 1 – Apr 27
Certified – NATA Member
$ 195.00
$ 230.00
$ 275.00
Certified – Non-Member Join NATA
$ 430.00
$ 465.00
$ 510.00
Student Certified – NATA Member (Not requesting CEUs, including EBP CEUs)
$ 135.00
$ 150.00
$ 170.00
Student Certified – Non-Member (Not requesting CEUs, including EBP CEUs)
$ 235.00
$ 250.00
$ 270.00
Student – NATA Member
$ 135.00
$ 135.00
$ 135.00
Student – Non-Member Join NATA
$ 235.00
$ 235.00
$ 235.00


If you are paying for your registration by check:

  1. First, complete and submit the registration form online
  2. Make your check payable to: “FWATA”
  3. Include copy of online registration confirmation with check
  4. All check payments must be paid in full. Mail check payment and copy of online registration confirmation to:

FWATA Registration
ATTN:  Ginger Lei Ehrke
11022 Saint Rafael Street
Las Vegas, NV 89141

Check Payment Deadlines:

  • EARLY Registration check payments must be postmarked by Wednesday, February 28, 2019.
  • ADVANCE Registration check payments must be postmarked by Friday, March 31, 2019.
  • LATE Registration check payments must be postmarked by Friday, April 12, 2019 or due upon check-in at the onsite registration area at convention.

General Cancellation and Refund Policy:
Registration and refund requests must be submitted in writing to salergc@nv.ccsd.net, no later than two weeks prior to the first day convention. All registration cancellations will be subject to a $25.00 processing fee. Request made prior to refund deadline will processed no later than eight weeks after the last day of the Annual Meeting. Refunds will be issued in the same form as the payment received. No cancellations will be accepted or processed after the final day of the Annual Meeting.

Important Note: Registrants are responsible for being aware of the various cancellation policies/deadlines and applicable refunds for each selection made. The policies/deadlines can be found under the “Fees” tab of the registration website.

*Rates subject to change


Onsite Registration Hours of Operation*

  • Thursday, April 25 4:00pm-7:00pm (The NATA Pre-Conference Workshop event is not a FWATA sponsored event. Please check-in onsite with FWATA after to attend the NATA Pre-Conference Workshop.)
  • Friday, April 26 7:00am-5:00pm
  • Saturday, April 27 7:00am-12:00pm

Group Registration Form (.xlsx)

Fees and Cancellation Policies link

Acknowledgement Statement

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

Exhibit Hall

A FWATA Symposium annual event, the exhibit hall will offer hands-on viewing of the latest in supplies and services in the sports medicine field. The exhibit hall will be open on Friday from 10:00am through the end of the Welcome Reception (closing from 1:00-2:00 pm). Reopening on Saturday from 9:00am-11:00am. Subject to change.

Welcome Reception

Hosted by the FWATA in the exhibit hall, the Friday evening reception is a social event that allows FWATA members and guests to meet our vendors and exhibitors, network, and catch up with friends and colleagues. You will also have the opportunity to speak to the authors of the poster presentations at this event. You must have a name badge to attend.

FWATA Awards Dinner

The annual FWATA Awards Dinner will take place Saturday, April 27 at 6:30pm and includes a pre-event social that begins at 5:30pm (cash bar available). The Awards Dinner is ticketed event with one ticket included for each registrant.  Additional Awards Dinner tickets available at a cost of $70.00 per person.

Student Networking Breakfast
All students are invited to attend this year’s Student Networking Breakfast, hosted by the Far West Student Leadership Committee! The theme this year is ‘Young Professionals & the transition from student to certified’.

Join us for a great opportunity to connect with athletic trainers spanning various settings, while enjoying a delicious buffet breakfast. Limited space is available, so register now!

Please save your spot here, and paying the non-refundable $10 fee (to be invoiced separately).

2020 – July 14-18 at the Sheraton Kona Resort and Spa at Keauhou Bay
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

FWATA is a “BOC Approved Provider.”

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.

Previous Meetings:

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
Kailua-Kona, Hawai’i
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:

The current BOC CE reporting period is from January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018. The deadline to submit CEs to the BOC is Decenber 31, 2018 (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:

Ruem Malasarn

Committee Commissioner

Cal Poly Pomona

Justine Coliflores

Public Relations

University of San Diego

Leroy Heu ATC

Committee Member

UC Santa Barbara

Kris Boyle-Walker

Program Commissioner

Orthopaedic Specialty Institute

Bill Chambers

Exhibit Coordinator

Palm Springs, CA

Ginger Lei Ehrke

Registration Commissioner

Clark County School District

Kristal Slover

Committee Member

Cal Poly SLO

Kavin Tsang

Programming Subcommittee

Far West Athletic Trainers Association