• 2019 ALATA Clinical Symposium & Members Meeting
• Athletic Trainers in Action Photos
• Alabama Board of Athletic Trainers Election
• Notes from the Board
Early registration is now open for 2019 ALATA Clinical Symposium and Members Meeting to be held May 31st-June 1st at the Renaissance Hotel in Montgomery, AL! This year’s meeting will be offering approximately 13 total continuing education units between EBPs and Category A. Please click the following link to sign up: https://www.123signup.com/register?id=rthmy
A tentative schedule is currently available athttp://www.alata.org/ALATA2019TentativeSchedule.pdf, but is subject to change.
Along with meeting registration, The Renaissance Hotel in Montgomery, AL, is providing a group discount for attendees for the nights of May 30th and May 31st at $179.00/night. If you are interested in booking a room, you may contact The Renaissance at (334) 481-5000.
We are excited for this year’s meeting as it will also be host to our inaugural Athletic Training Student and Student-Aid meeting! More details to come!
The ALATA Executive Council is currently looking for high quality photos of athletic trainers working in various setting throughout our state. The photos may be used in the future for website or marketing purposes. If you have any photos available for ALATA please submit them to Daniel Lindsey, ALATA Secretary, at firstname.lastname@example.org by April 10th. .
Please note that there will be two position vacancies on the Alabama Board of Athletic Trainers effective 12/31/19. Both positions are to be held by Alabama-licensed athletic trainers. Nominations are limited to Alabama-licensed athletic trainers who are citizens of the United States and this state, and have acted as athletic trainers for three years within this state immediately preceding appointment. Only athletic trainers currently licensed by the Alabama Board of Athletic Trainers are able to nominate qualified athletic trainers meeting the above requirements, and only licensed athletic trainers are able to vote. Furthermore, since these are Board positions rather than ALATA positions, athletic trainers do not have to be a member of ALATA to nominate, be nominated, or vote.
ALATA is conducting this election on behalf of the Alabama Board of Athletic Trainers; therefore, please email your nominations to ALATA Secretary Daniel Lindsey, email@example.com. You may nominate one person for each position. If you are nominating someone, please indicate the Board position and provide their full name and their place of employment so that their eligibility and acceptance of the nomination can be verified. Please provide your full name and Alabama license number as well. Please email nominations by April 30, 2019. Nominations will close on April 30, 2019, at midnight if at least two qualified persons are nominated. ALATA reserves the right to reopen nominations if at least one qualified person for each position is not nominated. Voting for this election will be held only during the ALATA Annual Symposium on June 1st, 2019, at 12:45 PM. Eligible voters should make plans to attend and vote.
There has been some confusion as far what is and is not eligible for CPR certification. With many approved CPR providers moving to an online-based re-certification system, the board would like to highlight that only those re-certifications that included a skills check component will be accepted moving forward. If you sign up for a re-certification course that is purely online and they do not have you check your skills with a certified CPR instructor face-to-face, that re-certification will not be accepted by the BOC nor the Board of Athletic Trainers.
If you have changed your name since your last licensure renewal, please be sure you change it with the Board of Athletic Trainers prior to your next licensure renewal. Please contact the Board for further information.
In October of 2018, the Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act was signed into law. This was a huge step forward for our profession! President Lindley said in best in his NATA announcement, “[This law] recognizes, at an unprecedented level, the integral and lifesaving role athletic trainers, as well as all sports medicine professionals, play in athletic health care.” As a reminder, this law now protects those athletic trainers that travel across state lines to provide medical services to their athletes, athletic team, or a staff member of that team without fear of loss of professional liability insurance protection. It is of the most importance that there is an understanding that this law only protects those athletic trainers that routinely travel with their routine patient population (athletic teams, etc.) and only covers those medical services allowed within this state’s medical practice act. For further information on the Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act, please refer to the below statement from the NATA.
In This Issue:
March 19, 2019
2019 ALATA Clinical Symposium & Members Meeting
Athletic Trainers in Action Photos
Notes from the Board
Alabama Board of Athletic Trainers Election