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President's Message:

October 14, 2021 

I hope all is well with each of you! Your ALATA Executive Council is back in full swing with many great initiatives moving forward. Don’t forget to vote for your choice in representative for the ALATA EC General Election that is currently in progress. To view the candidate materials and vote, click or copy-and-paste this link into your browser - Voting will end at 11:59 pm CDT on Friday, October 15th.


We are hard at work updating our Bylaws and subsequent Policy and Procedures to modernize our works. Lastly, we are planning for next year’s ALATA CSMM in Birmingham! Interested in speaking or getting involved? Be on the lookout for a call for abstracts in the coming weeks. Thank you to all who completed the survey to better inform our planning for the upcoming CSMM.


Do not forget to follow ALATA on our various social media accounts.

Your President,


2021 ALATA General Election:

Voting is currently open for the 2021 ALATA General Election at Voting will end at 11:59 pm CDT on Friday, October 15th. Please review each candidate’s respective biography and let your voice be heard by voting! The winners will be announced following the completion of the election period and will assume their seat January 1, 2021.

2021 ALATA CSMM in Gulf Shores CEUs:

Everyone who attended the CSMM in person or virtually would have gotten an email with links to the recordings and surveys to complete to get their CEU Certificates. These emails go to the email that was used in the registration process. Some of these emails were lost in “junk” folders or quarantined by institutional firewalls. If you did not receive this email on June 8th or it’s follow-up on July 26th, please contact me directly at I will then forward you to the appropriate individuals to help get you your CEU certificates.

ALATA 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 this year’s CSMM possible:


The Alabama Board of Athletic Trainers

The Southeast Athletic Trainers Association

Andrews Sports Medicine and Orthopaedics

The American Sports Medicine Institute

Henry Schein – Medical Sports Medicine


Encore Rehabilitation

DonJoy / Caliber Medical Solutions

Medco Sports Medicine / Performance Health



TherapySouth At Work

The Jacksonville State University Athletic Training Program

The University of West Alabama Athletic Training Program

Mueller Sports Medicine

Southlake Orthopedics – Sports Medicine and Spine Center



For more information regarding or to contact any of our sponsors please visit our webpage at


Interested in becoming a sponsor or donor to ALATA and one of its many initiatives to support its members and stakeholders? Please reply to this email or contact President Kyle Southall at

Want to Get Involved?

ALATA is GROWING! With this growth we have multiple ways for members to get involved and serve. While our committees are mostly full currently if you are interested in serving ALATA in any capacity, please reply to this email, or contact President Kyle Southall at We will find a way for you to be involved and grow in the association. There is typically a significant turnover in December/January for additional opportunities also.

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