EATA Colleagues and Friends,
The 69th Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposia brings us back to Philadelphia where we’ve had a great turnout in the past and I’d like to personally welcome each of you. It’s an exciting time for the EATA as we continue to grow and adapt, always remaining motivated and responsive. Athletic Training is an exciting area in which to work/study/play, and we’ll continue to meet and bring inspired people together in forums like this, to ensure we remain at the cutting edge.
Greg Janik, President-Elect and Program Chair created an outstanding program offering 17 possible CEU’s (including 6 EBP sessions). Greg has thought outside the box and this year’s sessions offer a variety of topics not routinely presented which will appeal to those in all settings, including the secondary school value model, ATs using a medical model, non-surgical Achilles rupture management, the future of the ACL reconstruction and the connection between hyperthermia and hyponatremia. Greg has led a team of behind the scene volunteer committee chairs and members in preparing an outstanding meeting for both our student and certified members. I am grateful for all the time and hard work he has put in on behalf of all our colleagues.
The mission of the EATA is to provide its members with quality educational programs, as well as scholarships and research opportunities for students and certified members. I encourage each of you to take advantage of all the 2017 conference has to offer educationally as well as the extra activities. Please be sure to attend the yearly highlights such as the banquet and Collins Party. We look forward to seeing you in January!
Jennifer Brodeur, MS, ATC