December 12, 2022
I hope all is well with each of you!
What a year it has been! ALATA has been productive on many fronts to promote the profession and support its members this year.
Save the date for next year's Clinical Symposium and Members Meeting which will be held in Birmingham on June 2-4, 2023! We will have approximately 15-18 CEUs available with additional CEUs via workshops. In 2024 we will be returning to the beach!
Our call for abstracts to present at the 2023 CSMM is live. If you would like to speak at our annual event submit an abstract here. Abstracts will be accepted until 11:59 pm December 31, 2022. We accept many types of lectures and speakers. Categories include: original research, critically appraised topics, clinical practice recommendations, and laboratory/workshops. We encourage all members of all settings to submit an abstract.
With the transition into the new year there are always opportunities to get involved. Be on the lookout for upcoming committee chair and general committee position vacancies. If any of these peak your interest, reach out to me directly at email@example.com.
Do not forget to follow ALATA on our various social media accounts for regular updates! There will be many as we prepare for changes and improvements in the near future.
As always, please let us know how your association can better serve you!
2022 ALATA Accomplishments:
2022 was another great year advocating for the profession and supporting the athletic trainers of the state. Here is a short list of accomplishments for the year.
A record high Clinical Symposium and Members Meeting attendance!
All time high in sponsorship and grant funding.
Introduced the Opportunity Grant (here) and awarded $4000 directly to members for supplies and educational opportunities.
Awarded $8,000 in student scholarships.
16 official meetings with peer healthcare professions leadership and legislators.
3 new committees with 2 new committee chairs.
2023 Clinical Symposium and Members Meeting Save the Date:
We look forward to seeing you at the 2023 CSMM! More information to come soon!
Licensure Renewal Reminders:
It’s that time of year to start preparing for licensure renewal. Follow this link to renew your Alabama Athletic Training license https://www.alabamainteractive.org/abat/welcome.action. A few things to keep in mind:
The Alabama Board of Athletic Trainers manages license renewal not ALATA.
CPR certification must be renewed annually from an in-person course.
You must have an approved license to legally practice athletic training in the state of Alabama.
Please read and review your licensure renewal protocols to be sure that you are practicing within the proper scope of practice. If you have any questions on this please contact a member of the Alabama Board of Athletic Trainers.
Secondary School Master Contact List:
Thank you to all who have updated the Secondary School Master Contact List. If you have not already done so please complete the following link to update your contact information. ALATA Secondary School Master Contact List. The information will be housed by ALATA. If you need an ATs contact info, reach out to us and we will promptly connect you as soon as possible. Please share it with your peers!
Your Membership Matters!
Many of our initiatives are funded by membership dollars at the NATA, SEATA, and ALATA Levels. These range from the thousands of dollars for our monumental AT Law Update in 2021, to keeping registration costs minimal for our annual CSMM, and offering scholarships, awards, and other opportunities to our members. While NATA membership is encouraged we do understand that NATA membership is not always feasible. If this is your case, reach out to me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org for an ALATA-only membership for $32 to stay up to date and receive all of the benefits of state membership. ALATA receives a higher benefit from NATA membership than ALATA-only membership. Not sure what all of those benefits are? Contact me directly for more information!
Want to Get Involved?
ALATA is GROWING in 2023! With this growth we have multiple ways for members to get involved and serve. While our committees are currently mostly full, if you are interested in serving ALATA in any capacity, please reply to this email, or contact President Kyle Southall at email@example.com. We will find a way for you to be involved and grow in the association.
ALATA 2022 Sponsors:
Our ALATA initiatives throughout the year would not be possible if not for the outstanding sponsors and business partners that we have. We would like to extend our greatest appreciation to the following donors and sponsors who have made the educational aspect of the 2022 CSMM and initiatives beyond possible:
The Alabama Board of Athletic Trainers
The National Athletic Trainers Association
The Southeast Athletic Trainers Association
Donjoy / Caliber Medical
The American Sports Medicine Institute
Gatorade Performance Partners
Andrews Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Centers
Henry Schein – Medical Sports Medicine
Medco Sports Medicine
Southlake Orthopedics – Sports Medicine and Spine Center
The University of West Alabama Athletic Training Program
Jacksonville State University Athletic Training Program
ATI Physical Therapy
XO Armor Technologies
Encore Sports Medicine
ASPIRE Sports Institute
TherapySouth At Work
Mueller Sports Medicine
For more information regarding or to contact any of our sponsors please visit our website at www.alathletictrainers.org.
Interested in becoming a 2022 sponsor or donor to ALATA and one of its many initiatives to support its members and stakeholders? We have many opportunities from the individual to corporate level and committee to CSMM scale. Please reply to this email or contact President Kyle Southall at firstname.lastname@example.org.