2013 Call for Proposals

2013 Call For Proposals

The 2013 Call for Proposals ended July 16, 2012. The 2014 Call for Proposals will open in March of 2013.

Thank you.

Thank you for your interest in presenting at the 2013 NATA Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposia, June 24-27, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada! The NATA Convention Program Committee oversees development of the educational program, which consists of Committee-developed programming AND proposal submissions.

We welcome proposal submissions from NATA members and nonmembers for the following program formats. Be sure to read the proposal guidelines for each program format prior to submission. A non-refundable Proposal Submission Fee applies: $25 NATA Members/$50 NATA Nonmembers (not including NATA Committees or Affiliates).

Feature Presentations 2 hours 1-3 Lecture Only FP Guidelines
Learning Labs 2 hours 1 Lecturer/Lab Leader & 2nd Lab Leader 1-Hour Lecture & 1-Hour Lab (attendees split into two groups/labs) LL Guidelines
Special Topics
(formerly known as Workshops)
1 hour 1 Lecture & Discussion ST Guidelines
Researchers’ Forum 2 hours 3 Lecture and Q&A RF Guidelines
Evidence-Based Forums 1 hour 2 Panelists Discussion EBF Guidelines

The following proposal submissions are by invitation only.

Specialty Sessions (NATA Committees Only) 1.25 or 2 hours 1-3 Lecture Only SS Guidelines
Affiliate Sessions (NATA Affiliates Only) 1.25 or 2 hours 1-3 Lecture Only AS Guidelines
Affiliate Learning Lab
(NATA Affiliates Only)
2 hours 1 Lecturer/Lab Leader & 2nd Lab Leader 1-Hour Lecture & 1-Hour Lab (attendees split into two groups/labs) ALL Guidelines


  • Proposal topics must fall within one of the five domains of practice for athletic training:
  1. Injury/Illness Prevention and Wellness Protection
  2. Clinical Evaluation & Diagnosis
  3. Immediate & Emergency Care
  4. Treatment & Rehabilitation
  5. Organization & Professional Health & Well -Being

  All proposals must avoid the topics identified on the “Topics being Developed by the Convention Program Committee” list.

  • Proposal submissions must avoid any affiliation with a commercial product or service.
  • Proposals must adhere to the Meeting Honoraria/Expense Policy/Complimentary Registration Policy, as it will be strictly enforced.
  • Proposals must be complete and accurate with confirmed topic and list of speakers. Incomplete and/or late proposals will not be considered.
  • After July 16, 2012 the Convention Program Committee will only approve a speaker change if the original speaker is unable to attend the annual meeting.
  • Due to an increase in proposal submissions and size of the convention facilities, all proposals will not be accepted. In this situation, topics will be selected based on the organization of the program, equipment needs (where applicable), quality of content and speakers, and significance of the material to the NATA membership.

  Have the following items available as you will need them to complete the proposal submission process.

  • Presentation Information

-Primary title and subtopic titles if applicable
-Presentation Length
-The domain of practice for athletic training your topic falls under
-Three keywords that best describe the focus of your proposal
-Abstract (100 words/600 characters or less)
-Course Level
-Learning Objectives (at least three)
-Learning Lab Objectives (at least three) (Learning Lab and Affiliate Learning Lab proposals only)
-Learning Lab Equipment (Learning Lab and Affiliate Learning Lab proposals only)
-Number of Speakers

  • Speaker Information (needed for each speaker)

-NATA Membership Status (member or nonmember)
-CV for uploading


Questions? Please contact us at knowledgeinitiatives@nata.org"


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