World Congress 2003

Olympic to Extreme: Injuries in North American Sports

WHAT: World Congress 2003 – a dynamic and educational health science symposium featuring information and expertise on the prevention, assessment, treatment and management of sports injuries. The event is sponsored by the World Federation of Athletic Training & Therapy (WFATT) and hosted by the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association (CATA). FOCUS: The focus will be on prevention of injuries, emergency care, clinical treatment and return to play, and will cover advanced technology, therapies and techniques for such sports as ice hockey, speed skating, women’s rugby and lacrosse. Sessions will cover topics ranging from rodeo injuries and hypothermia in winter sports, to concussions and hand injuries in ice hockey. WHEN: Monday, May 26 (7:45 a.m. - 7 p.m.) Tuesday, May 27 (8 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.) WHERE: Hotel Grand Pacific - Victoria, British Columbia, Canada About WFATT: The National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) is a charter member of the WFATT. WFATT’s vision is to promote quality health care wordwide for active populations. WFATT is a coalition of national organizations of health care professionals in the fields of sport, exercise, injury/illness prevention and treatment. The Federation will promote the highest quality of health care and functional activity through the collaborative efforts of its members. For more information visit WFATT’s Web site at About NATA: Certified athletic trainers (ATCs) are medical professionals who specialize in the prevention, assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries and illnesses that occur to athletes and the physically active. The National Athletic Trainers' Association represents and supports the more than 30,000 members of the athletic training profession through education and research. People interested in learning more about the athletic training profession are encouraged to visit NATA’s Web site at

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