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Your Help is Needed
The 500 year flood has hit South Louisiana, and many Athletic Trainers have been affected. Many live in non-flood zones have never seen this kind of flooding (Katrina, Rita, Gustauve...) have had their homes engulfed in flood waters. 90% of homes in one town alone are underwater. Something the people in Louisiana have never seen before.
The Louisiana Athletic Trainers Association (LATA) is taking the initiative to raise funds on behalf of our friends and colleagues whose homes have flooded. We will use the money to support the many Athletic Trainers who have been impacted.
This widespread devastation has left us heartbroken. As Athletic Trainers we are built to adapt to any situation, make adjustments and that is what we plan to do together.
We will be forever grateful for your contribution no matter what amount you decide to give. It will enable us to help these Athletic Trainers in Louisiana to rebuild.
We need the Athletic Training nation to pull together. Please DONATE then SHARE with your other Athletic Trainer friends.
Scott Arcenaux, ATC, LAT President, Louisiana Athletic Trainers' Association
NWATA VENDOR SPOTLIGHT
The NWATA is accepting applications for the District 10 representative to the NATA Professional Responsibility Committee (PRC). This committee is focused on making advancements in legal, ethical, and regulatory (LER) issues in athletic training.
If you are interested, please send your Letter of Interest and CV to Cari Wood at email@example.com Deadline for application is August 31st, 2016
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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