The 2023 FWATA Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium will be held from July 11-15 2023 in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii at the Hilton Waikoloa Village.

Register HERE


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.

Quick Links

Click here for a comprehensive 2023 ACSM Meeting update – March

Click here to register.

*Early Registration window extended due to venue change. Prices will not change.
** Your current NATA membership status must match the category for which you are registering. Click link to Join or Renew NATA membership prior to registering for conference.
*** All price increases occur at 11:59pm PST.

Check Payment Instructions:
If you or your employer require a W-9 form to issue a check payment, please email FWATA AMCS Registration Commissioner, Ginger Ehrke at salergc@nv.ccsd.net, to request an electronic copy ASAP.
Make checks payable to “FWATA” or “Far West Athletic Trainers’ Association”
If possible, please include the registrant’s full name in the check memo section.
Print a copy of your FWATA AMCS Registration Confirmation page to attach to the check payment.
Mail check payment AND registration confirmation page to:
Attn: Ginger Lei Ehrke,
FWATA Registration
11022 Saint Rafael Street, Las Vegas, NV 89141
All check payments must be post-marked by 3-4 WEEKS PRIOR to the START DATE of the convention (or received at onsite registration upon check-in).

The FWATA Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium would not be possible without the generosity and service leadership of our members! If you are interested in volunteering at this year’s conference, please fill out the following Google Form (link provided below) to receive more information about how to help. The FWATA Convention Committee would like to thank all past and future volunteers for their time and consideration.

Interest Form

Thank you for your interest in our FWATA Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium.

Interested exhibitors can contact Leroy Heu

Speaker Handouts will be available in July prior to the start of the meeting.

Click here for instructions on preparing and submitting your abstract.

Please contact the FWATA R&G Committee Chair with any questions:

Kara Radzak, PhD, LAT, ATC
Chair, FWATA Research and Grants Committee
University of Nevada, Las Vegas

The 2023 FWATA Paul Schechter Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament will be held during the FWATA AMCS. Proceeds go toward funding FWATA athletic training student scholarships. Click here for more details.

Thank you for your interest in presenting at the FWATA Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposium, July 11 – 15, 2023 in Kona, Hawaii!  The deadline for submission was December 1, 2022.  We are no longer accepting proposals.

FWATA Speaker Compensation Policy

FWATA room block (for those with a current registration within the Outrigger FWATA block)

Click here for ADDITIONAL FWATA room block. Rates starting at $425/night plus taxes and fees. Resort fee is $30/night

IMPORTANT NOTE: FWATA Convention Committee cannot assist attendees/guests with any hotel or lodging reservations made independent of the Hilton FWATA room block.

If you are interested in staying off-property, the following document has been created to assist attendees with their research of nearby accommodations and other travel resources. Please click here.

2024 – April 18-21 in Las Vegas, NV

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 Title. For EBP CEUs, enter the title to the course you attended. Course titles are located toward the top of the EBP CEU Certificate of attendance. Listed below is the maximum 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.

2021 Virtual Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium – CVENT
22 CEUs (16.25 Category A CEUs and 5.75 EBP CEUs)

2020 Virtual Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium – ICEU
10.5 Category A CEUs

Previous Meetings:

April 25-28, 2019
2019 Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium
Town and Country Resort
San Diego, CA
12 Category A CEUs; 6 EBP CEUs

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:

ATs must complete a predetermined number of continuing education units (CEUs) during the certification maintenance period. The current period ends December 31, 2021. (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

Ginger Lei Ehrke

Registration Commissioner

Desert Oasis High School

Justine Coliflores

Public Relations

University of San Diego

Bill Chambers

Committee Member

Palm Springs, CA

Leroy Heu ATC

Exhibit Coordinator

UC Santa Barbara

Sanam Rezazadeh

Committee Member

Stanford University

Kris Boyle-Walker

Program Commissioner

Orthopaedic Specialty Institute

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