ATEC Call for Proposals and Abstracts

2015 NATA Athletic Training Educators’ Conference
Elevating Athletic Training Education
Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas

 
A call for abstracts and programming is being issued for the tenth Athletic Training Educators’ Conference to be held in early 2015.  The conference theme is “Elevating Athletic Training Education" and will feature large plenary presentations, interactive breakout sessions, focused model practice presentations, peer-to-peer discussions and poster presentations. 
 

Call for Programming

The deadline for submission of Plenary, Breakout Sessions, Peer-to-Peer Discussions, and Model Practice Showcase is May 15, 2014.

Proposals are requested for the following programming areas:

  • Plenary presentations
  • Breakout sessions
  • Model practice showcase
  • Peer-to-peer discussions

 
Plenary sessions are typically 30-45 minutes in length with one or two speakers and are presented to the entire audience in lecture format.
 
Breakout sessions are 45 minute sessions with one or two speakers and are designed to foster participant engagement with the content either through activities, discussions, and/or application. Participants should leave a break out session with a concrete tool or idea that they can utilize within their program, if appropriate for their needs.
 
Peer-to-peer discussions are 45 minutes in length with two facilitators and are to generate discussion and dissemination of information regarding a topic in athletic training.
 
The model practice showcase is to share innovative and model practices from all aspects of athletic training education in a short and focused presentation format. Participants in the model practice showcase will present short focused presentations that are no more than 10 minutes in length.
 

Call for Programming

  • All programming proposals will first undergo a blind review for adherence to the submission guidelines, which are included on the submission form.  Any proposal that does not follow the guidelines will be returned without review. 
  • All correctly submitted breakout session proposals will undergo blind review by the Professional Development Committee’s ATEC Subcommittee.
  • Programming proposals that are not accepted may be considered in the poster presentation category but an abstract must also be submitted.

 
The deadline for submission of Plenary, Breakout Sessions, Peer-to-Peer Discussions, and Model Practice Showcase is May 15, 2014.
 
The Call for Programming forms are located here.
 
 
 

Call for Poster Abstracts (Poster Presentations)

The deadline for abstracts submission is July 7, 2014

Submitting Poster Abstracts: Individuals are encouraged to present posters in any area of athletic training. Abstract submission DOES NOT need to be related to the theme of the conference. In order to capture a broad array of scholarship please use the following definitions and abstract guidelines to present your work:
 

Scholarship of Teaching

The Scholarship of Teaching encompasses scholarly activities which are directly related to pedagogical practices. Such scholarship seeks to improve the teaching and advising of students through discovery, evaluation, and transmission of information about the learning process. The Scholarship of Teaching must be distinguished from teaching itself. It involves the disciplined discovery, evaluation, and transmission of information about the teaching and learning process.
 

Scholarship of Discovery

The Scholarship of Discovery involves systematic modes of inquiry designed to identify problems, state hypotheses, collect data, test hypotheses, and develop conclusions concerning the solution of problems.
 

Scholarship of Application

The Scholarship of Application encompasses scholarly activities which seek to relate the knowledge in one's field to the affairs of society. Such scholarship moves toward engagement with the community beyond academia in a variety of ways, such as using social problems as the agenda for scholarly investigation, drawing upon existing knowledge for the purpose of crafting solutions to social problems, or making information or ideas accessible to the public.
 

Scholarship of Integration

The Scholarship of Integration involves making connections across the disciplines, placing the specialties in larger context, the illumination of data in a revealing way. Integration creates new knowledge by bringing together otherwise isolated knowledge from two or more disciplines or fields thus creating new insights and understanding.
 
The above definitions of scholarship are adapted from the following seminal reports:
Boyer, E. (1990). Scholarship Reconsidered: Priorities of the Professoriate. Princeton, NJ: The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
Glassick, C. Huber, M. & Maeroff, G. (1997). Scholarship assessed: Evaluation on the professoriate. San Francisco, C.A.: Jossey-Bass

Formatting Instructions

1. Prepare your abstract (on your computer) in accordance with the following instructions.  You will later be directed to upload your abstract file from your computer to the on-line submission system.

2. Top, bottom, right, and left margins of the body of the abstract (in a WORD file) should be set at 1" using the standard 8.5" x 11" format.  Use Arial 12pt. font with single spacing.  Provide the title of the abstract starting at the top left margin.
 
3. On the next line, indent 3 spaces and provide the names of all authors, with the author who will make the presentation listed first.  Enter the last name, then initials (without periods), followed by a comma, and continue the same format for all secondary authors (if any), ending with a colon.
 
4. On the same line following the colon, indicate the name of the institution (including the city and state) where the scholarship was completed.  For collaborative projects where portions of the project were conducted at different institutions, list all authors as described above (#3), then list institutional affiliations using the following consecutive symbols (*, †, ‡, §, ║, ¶, #, **, etc.)
 
5. Double space and begin entering the body of the abstract flush left in a single paragraph with no indentions.  The text of the body must be structured (with the headings as indicated in the various formats below).  Do not justify the right margin.  Do not include tables or figures.  The body of the abstract is limited to 500 words.  A word count generated by MS Word must be included at the bottom of the abstract.  The word count should include the body of the abstract and structured headings.
 
6. Abstracts fall into one of the following 5 categories; the author is responsible for determining the most applicable category for structuring their abstract. 
 

Scholarship of Discovery

  • Experimental or Quasi-Experimental Research: Context, Objective, Design, Setting, Subjects/Participants, Intervention(s), Main Outcome Measures(s), Results, Conclusions, and Key Words.
  • Observational or Survey: Context, Objective, Design, Setting, Patients or Other Participants, Data Collection and Analysis, Results, Conclusion(s), and Key Words.

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Context, Objective, Background, Description, Clinical Advantage(s), Conclusion(s), and Key Words
 

Scholarship of Integration

Context, Objective, Background, Data Source(s), Data synthesis, Integrative Conclusion(s) and Key Words.
 

Scholarship of Application

Context, Objective, Background, Description, Clinical Advantage(s), Conclusion(s), and Key Words
 

  • Individuals may submit only one abstract for poster presentation as primary (presenting) author, but may submit unlimited abstracts as a secondary author.
  • Please note it is not appropriate to submit an abstract for review that is currently in press or has been published in a journal such as the Athletic Training Education Journal or the Journal of Athletic Training.
  • It is acceptable to submit an abstract for this conference which has also been presented at a state or regional meeting; however, abstracts previously submitted at a national meeting such as the National Athletic Trainers’ Clinical Symposia and AT Expo should not be submitted.
  • All abstracts will first undergo a blind review for adherence to the submission guidelines, which are included on the submission form.  Any proposal that does not follow the guidelines will be returned without review. 
  • All correctly formatted abstracts will undergo blind review by an ad hoc committee from the Athletic Training Education Journal for applicability, content, and potential benefit to conference attendees.

 
The deadline for abstracts is July 7, 2014.

Sample Abstracts

 
The “Call for Abstracts” form is located here.
 

 
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