NEWS & MORE
Hello to the NWATA family!
I have the results of your D10 Officer elections:
Congratulations to Tony Fitzpatrick- he was elected by our membership to be the District 10 Director/President! Tony is excited to begin the "elect" process and will begin shadowing now until June 2017, when he will take over during "new business" of D10 Membership meeting at NATA symposium in Houston.
It was one of the closest elections we've had- and we are happy with the number of members who voted. Thank you for those who took a moment to vote!
We also want to thank Kasee Hildenbrand for her service and dedication to this organization and profession! She continues to be a driving force and contributes in so many ways!
Congratulations as well to Craig Bennett for being elected as our new Treasurer. He will take over for Jenn Stueckle in June. Jenn has been an amazing Treasurer and she (and her poetry) will be missed! :)
We are excited for the future! Please continue to reach out to your Board of Directors if you have questions, comments, concerns, etc. We appreciate and rely on the input from our members!
Again- congrats to Tony and Craig!
Nominate an outstanding AT today!
The Gatorade Secondary School Athletic Trainer award recognizes a certified athletic trainer from each NATA district who has made outstanding contributions in furthering their high school’s athletic care program or the overall profession of secondary school athletic training.
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NWATA VENDOR SPOTLIGHT
New Research Grant Request for Proposals
The NWATA Research Committee is calling for research proposals for a new D10 research grant. This award of $1000 aims to provide financial support for quality research that advances the discipline of athletic training. This award prioritizes graduate student and new investigators within D10. The deadline for application is January 20th, 2017. See full award details & instructions HERE. Questions can be directed to Dr. Cynthia Wright at email@example.com.
2017 Call for Free Communications Abstracts for D10 in Tacoma
The NWATA Research Committee is calling for research abstracts for the NWATA Free Communications program. The Free Communication program provides a forum for dissemination of research and clinical case studies in poster and oral presentation formats at the NWATA Annual Meeting. All clinicians, students, and faculty are invited to participate. The deadline for submission is December 15th, 2016. See full submission details and instructions HERE.
Hall of Fame
Hall of Fame Videos With the aid of Rusty Baker and Greg Mitchell, we were able to interview 10 NWATA Hall of Fame members at the District meeting in March. Those interviewed were Dale Blair, Gary Craner, Tony Fitzpatrick, Ken Kladnik, Zeke Schuldt, Gary Smith, Mark Smaha, Russ Richardson, Jim Richards and Jim Whitesel. Each Hall of Fame member responded to four questions; how they got involved in athletic training, career highlights, contributions to the Northwest Athletic Trainers’ Association and their insights that they would like to share with the next generation of athletic trainers. All of the interviews are available on the following you tube link. I highly recommend that you take the time to view this video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rsfrw4xUNSs&feature=youtu.be
NPI Number - Get One Today!
NATA strongly encourages all Athletic Trainers to register for their National Provider Identifier number (NPI)
“An NPI number is a professional requirement that adds credibility to the individual and the profession," said Amy Callender, NATA Government Affairs Director. "NATA encourages all members to obtain their NPI number, which will stay with them for the rest of their career, no matter their job setting or employer."
Please apply for a Type 1 NPI number today