TATS Capitol Hill Day - Wednesday, March 6th, 2019

The TATS Governmental Affairs Committee would like to announce our upcoming Capitol Hill Day. We would like for athletic trainers from throughout the state of Tennessee to join us in Nashville to meet with your State Legislators and discuss topics important to the athletic training profession in Tennessee. This year’s TATS Capitol Hill Day will be held on Wednesday, March 6th, 2019.

In order to best arrange meetings with legislators, we would like all of those interested in joining us to sign-up via the form below. If you are unable to sign-up but happen to be available to join us on March 6th, please know that all Tennessee ATs are welcomed.

Sign-up today!!!! More details will follow soon.

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NATM 2019 is Right Around the Corner!

The theme for March 2019 is “AT’s are Health Care”. This theme “provides an opportunity to shed light on the many contributions athletic trainers have made, and continue to make, in areas such as research, innovation and patient care, and contributions that cross a variety of settings – from sports to the military – throughout the U.S. and abroad”(2).

NATA is hosting a social media contest and is looking for pictures of this years poster displayed in training rooms or your workspace. Be sure to tag @NATA1950 and @tnata (so we can repost!) and use the hashtags #NATM2019 and #ATsAreHealthCare.

To read more about this years NATM 2019 and national initiatives or to get your resources, read the full article below.

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Apply today for the 2019 Undergraduate & Graduate Athletic Training Awards

Undergraduate and Graduate Athletic Training Students in Tennessee are encouraged to apply for the 2018 Athletic Training Student Awards. These awards include a $1000 scholarship to the recipients. Requirements for nominations can be found on the TATS website at https://www.tnata.org/2019-undergraduate-graduate-student-awards/.  Submit your applications before the submission deadline of November 1st, 2018.

Grant Davis Elected as East TN Representative

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Congratulations to the newly elected East Tennessee Representative on the TATS Executive Board, Grant Davis.  Special elections were held throughout the end of February and early March.  Grant was uncontested in this election and joins the Executive Board effective immediately.  The Executive Board is excited to have Grant bring his industrial experience to our ranks and looks forward to his contributions to better the athletic training profession in Tennessee.  Please join us in welcoming Grant to his new role as East Tennessee Representative!

#NATM2018 Social Media Contest

#NATM2018 Social Media Contest

“Compassionate Care for All”

With March being National Athletic Training Month we want to help spread awareness about the important work of athletic trainers. Help us show how athletic trainers provide “Compassionate Care for All” by sending us a picture of how you care for patients in your unique setting.  Each photo sent can be entered into our contest to win one of three prizes.

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2018 TATS Annual Meeting CEU Certificates

CEU Certificates for the 2018 TATS Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposium have been emailed to all attendees.  For Category A Sessions, attendees should have received certificate for each day that they attended those sessions.  For EBP Sessions, attendees should have received a certificate for each session attended if they submitted both the Post-Course Assessment and the Speaker Evaluation Survey.  Please be sure to check your inbox and your spam folder of your email to verify that you received these certificates for this year's meeting.

Conference Attendee Information

To ensure that attendees are fully aware of everything you need prior to the event, we are providing you with some simple instructions for your arrival and participation during the event. Please read these carefully.

Inclement Weather
Obviously the first concern attendees will have this weekend is related to the pending inclement weather.  Based on weather forecasting the last several days, we have decided to start the 2018 Annual Meeting later in the day on Saturday.  Even with these changes to limit the effect of inclement weather, conditions in your area may make it hazardous for you to travel this weekend. Above all, we want you to ensure your own safety, so please do not attempt to come to the Annual Meeting if you feel this would put you in jeopardy.

As stated above, the agenda has been adjusted to allow for a later start time.  We will begin registration on Saturday at 9:30am.  The first sessions will begin at 10:30am.  Registration will stay open throughout the day, so any late arrivals will be accommodated.  Please see the attached agenda for further details.

The meeting is being held in the Janet Ayers Academic Center on the campus of Belmont University.  Driving Directions to Belmont University are attached to this message.

Campus Map & Parking
Located on the corner of 15th Ave S and Wedgewood, the Janet Ayers Academic Center has parking available below the building.  If you turn south on 15th Ave S, you would turn right at the roundabout, which takes you across the front of Ayers.  Turn right at the first stop sign, and then right again at the next stop sign to enter the underground parking garage.  A Campus Map is attached to this message.

The Conference Center is on the 4th Floor of Ayers Academic Center.  Please take the north elevator from the parking garage to access the 4th Floor.

Because of the later start on Saturday, we will not be providing breakfast pastries prior to the first session on Saturday.  Lunch will be provided for all attendees on both days.  Breakfast will be provided on Sunday (including the President's Breakfast meeting for Students and Young Professionals).

Event App
We will again be using a Conference Event App for attendees to follow the schedule, important announcements, session information, and much more.  You will follow the links below to download the Conference Event App.  

Android Devices - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.quickmobile.seataevents&hl=en

Apple Devices - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/seata-at-educational-event-app/id1237395848?mt=8

The SEATA AT Educational Event App hosts our TATS Annual Meeting Info.  Once you open the app, you will search for "TATS2018" to find the app for our meeting.

Each attendee's username is the email address you used for registration.  Your password is set to "TATS2018" and you will be prompted to change it once you login.

Post-Session Surveys
In order to receive your CEU Certificates, attendees are required to complete any surveys and/or post-course assessments through our Conference Event App.  Surveys and quizzes will become available at the scheduled start time of each session and will close 15 minutes after each session. If you are having an issue with the conference surveys, please come to the Registration area to discuss this with the TATS Secretary.

CEU Certificates
CEUs will be issued via email following the event.  Attendees will receive a separate email for each EBP session.  Attendees will also receive an email for Category A sessions each day.

Conference Game
We will again be having the Conference game, where points can be earned for completing different functions during the meeting via the Conference Event app.  Door Prizes will be provided to attendees based on performance in the Conference game.

Social Event
The Young Professionals Committee will again be hosting a social event for all attendees following the sessions on Saturday evening.  The social event will be held in the 9th Floor West End Banquet Room of the Hilton Garden Inn Nashville/Vanderbilt.  Appetizers will be provided and a cash bar will be available.  We will also have TVs available to watch the Tennessee Titans playoff football game.