NATA Presents Timely health Care Research at 57th Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposia in Atlanta

Contacts: Robin Waxenberg 212-489-8006 Ellen Satlof, NATA 214-637-6282, ext. 159 NATIONAL ATHLETIC TRAINERS’ ASSOCIATION (NATA) PRESENTS TIMELY HEALTH CARE RESEARCH AT 57TH ANNUAL MEETING AND CLINICAL SYMPOSIA IN ATLANTA The National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) will present new and timely research during its annual meeting at the Georgia World Congress Center June 15-18, 2006. Highlighted below are topics of noteworthy interest to be presented during the week. To view the entire program, please visit: GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS SESSION: Thursday, June 15: 8:15-10:00 a.m. Female Athlete Triad – Present and Future, Rooms B312-314 The Female Athlete Triad, Jim Whitehead Bone Density, Mary Jane DeSouza, PhD, FACSM Menstrual Cycle, Nancy Williams, SCD 9:00-10:15 a.m. Antibiotic Resistant Staph Infections: MRSA and Beyond, SJM Auditorium Ron Courson, ATC, PT, MREMT 10:30-12:30 p.m. Johnson & Johnson Symposium, Hall B2 ACL Injury Prevention: Theoretical and Practical Guidelines Risk Factors for Non-Contact ACL Injury: What Have We Learned Since 1999? Letha Griffin, MD *Note: This presentation is one of four on this topic during the designated hours. 2:45-4:15 p.m. Athlete-Specific Nutrition Program Design for Weight Loss/Gain, Room B203 Jayd Grossman, MEd, ATC Assessment and Solutions to Running Mechanism Issues, Room B204 Ralph Reiff, ATC 5:00-6:00 p.m. Update on Current Concepts in Concussion Assessment, Rooms B302-305 Kevin Guskiewicz, PhD, ATC Friday, June 16: 7:00-8:00 a.m. Dynamic Balance Training, Rooms B312-314 Scott Ross, PhD, ATC 8:15-9:45 a.m. Muscle Energy Techniques – Basic Concepts, Room B201 Charles Thompson, ATC Recognition and Treatment of Exertional Heat Stroke, Room B209 Doug Casa, PhD, ATC 8:15-10:15 a.m. Managing Disordered Eating, Rooms B302-305 Successful Collegiate Program Models Josephine Lee, ATC *Note: This is one of three presentations during the session. 9:00-10:15 a.m. New Information in Elbow Management, Rooms B405-407 Medial Reconstructions James Andrews, MD *Note: This is one of two presentations during this session. 11:15-12:30 p.m. Visual Performance Enhancement, Rooms B405-407 John Gardner, OD, FAOO 2:15-3:45 p.m. Pilates as a Tool for Creating Muscle Balance in the Shoulder and Pelvic Girdles, Hall B2 Christine Romani-Ruby, MPT, ATC 2:15-4:15 p.m. Gatorade Sports Science Institute Session, Rooms B308-309 Carbohydrates and Sports Performance: Physical and Mental Benefits Mark Davis, PhD Scientific Basis of Sports Drink Efficacy Robert Murray, PhD, FACSM 4:30-5:30 p.m. Assessing the Core, Rooms B216-217 Marjorie King, PhD, PT, ATC Saturday, June 17: 1:00-2:30 p.m. Golf Injury Prevention, Room B203 Lance Gill, MS, ATC 1:00-3:00 p.m. Psychological Challenges in Sports Medicine Working with Difficult Coaches, Athletes and Parents Joel Fish, PhD *Note: This is one of three presentations during this session Sunday, June 18: 8:15-9:45 a.m. Neck Strengthening for Soccer Athletes, Room B204 Jamie Mansell, MEd, ATC FREE COMMUNICATIONS TOPICS: (These sessions are administered by the NATA Research and Education Foundation and include oral and poster presentations). Thursday, June 15: 9:45-10:00 a.m. Neuromuscular Control Training Programs Decrease ACL Injury Rates in Female Athletes, Room B403 (oral presentation) Robert Hammill, MA, ATC 2:30-3:30 p.m. Identification of Sports and Recreational Activity Concussion History through the Pre-Participation Screening and a Symptom Survey in Youth Athletes, B4 Lobby (poster presentation) Tamara Valovich McLeod, PhD, ATC Friday, June 16: 9:15-9:30 a.m. Recovery Pattern of Athletes Reporting Posttraumatic Headache Following Sport-Related Concussion, Room B402 (oral presentation) Johna Register, LAT, ATC # # # About NATA: Certified athletic trainers are unique health care providers who specialize in the prevention, assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries and illnesses. The National Athletic Trainers' Association represents and supports the 30,000 members of the athletic training profession through education and research. NATA, 2952 Stemmons Freeway, Ste. 200, Dallas, TX 75247, 214.637.6282; 214.637.2206 (fax). NATA presents timely research at annual meeting

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