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President's Message:

February 14, 2021 

It has been a fast start to 2021 as your ALATA Executive Council is diligently preparing for the upcoming year!

 

Our Senate Bill 73 has successfully passed through the senate! It is now moving on to the House of Representatives as SB73/HB382. A huge thank you to those who supported the legislative efforts. We will be “all hands on deck” in the coming weeks. Please follow our social media platforms and A-blasts for updates as we go into the next steps for our bill and how you can help it be successful.

 

We are currently working diligently with The Lodge at Gulf State Park to plan a safe and extraordinary annual meeting in Gulf Shores, AL from May 27-30. Room blocks are now open so get your rooms before they book! This meeting will be a great “workcation” with several CEUs and networking opportunities but also built-in beach and leisure time for everyone including families and friends. Also of note, the discounted rooms on the beach will be good for 3 days prior and 3 days following the meeting. Please see the remainder of this email for more information. A schedule and registration information will come in the following weeks. We hope to see you at the beach!

 

We continue implementing initiatives to better serve our membership and ultimately better the profession in our great state. Let us know how we can help you!

 

We also continue to renovate links and resources our website so visit https://www.alathletictrainers.org/ for updates.

 

As always, please let us know how your association can better serve you!

 

 

Your President,

 

Do you know an Athletic Trainer or stakeholder that has gone above and beyond in 2020? If so, please click on or copy and paste the following link to nominate them for one of our awards. The nomination period will close on March 31, 2021 at midnight.

 

Click below or copy the link to submit your recommendation. 

https://www.alathletictrainers.org/award-honor-nomination

 

 

 

 

 

 

Students, scholarships are now open! Please follow the applicable link below to begin the application process. ALATA will award 4 scholarships at $1000 each. The application period for scholarships will close on March 31, 2021 at midnight. Click below or copy the link to apply.

 

Undergrad Scholarship App: https://www.alathletictrainers.org/undergrad-scholarship-application

 

Grad Scholarship App: https://www.alathletictrainers.org/grad-scholarship-application

 

Membership is what drives our association and the extent that we can advocate for our profession in Alabama. We advocate for NATA membership, which includes your SEATA and ALATA membership as well. However, we also know that sometimes that may not be feasible, so we do allow an ALATA only option. For more information on how to become a member or benefits of becoming a member see the below infographic or contact Allyn Abadie at alatasec@gmail.com

                                                                                  

Personal Growth

  • Access to NATA Career Center

  • CEU opportunities (10 free CEUs/year - 20/reporting cycle)

  • Important Professional Updates

  • Professional Growth Opportunities

Support Initiatives

  • ATsCare

  • Educational Promotions and Publications

  • Governmental Affairs and Legislative Efforts

  • National, Regional, and State Association Efforts

  • Strategic Alliance Efforts

  • Revenue and Reimbursement Efforts

Advocacy

  • Federal, State and Regulatory efforts

  • Youth Sports Health and Safety

  • NATA Month

  • Media Relations and PR for growth of the profession

 

Connect

  • Professional Interest Initives

  • NATA Clinical Symposium and AT Expo

  • Mentorship Opportunities

  • Volunteer Opportunities

  • Access to workgroup and other professional alliances within your practice setting

Options for Members Experiencing Economic Hardship - From the NATA:

 

What can you expect from a NATA membership in 2021? We know 2020 has been a difficult year for many of our members who are facing challenges from unemployment to uncertainty. NATA has options available to members who are experiencing economic hardship. The first step is to contact Member Services and let us share how we can help. Our commitment has been – and will always be – advancing and uplifting athletic trainers and the athletic training profession. Contact Member Services at membership@nata.org or 972-532-8897

 

 

 

We are excited to officially announce the dates of the 2021 ALATA Annual Clinical Symposia & Members’ Meeting! Please save May 27th-30th, 2021 on your calendars. We look forward to sharing this time with you on the beach! Discounted room prices are now OPEN! Click or copy and paste this link into your browser for more information. Use the Special Rate Promotion Code “ATA” to get the room discount rate.

 

Click below or copy the link to book your reservation today!

https://www.hilton.com/en/hotels/pnslghh-the-lodge-at-gulf-state-park/

 

Tentative agenda and vendor information will be available in the coming weeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NATA COVID-19 Resource Page

 

BOC Newsroom: Coronavirus

 

CAATE: Coronavirus Updates and FAQs

 

AHSAA COVID-19 Updates

 

AISA Webpage

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Call for Honors, Awards and Hall of Fame Nominations:

Upcoming ALATA Events:

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ALATA Scholarships Are Now Open:

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