Young Professionals Events

YP Annual Meeting Programming

YP Annual Meeting Programming

Peer-to-Peer Discussion. Young Professionals: Negotiating Your
New Job: Compensation, Work-Life Balance and Unrealistic Expectations

Wednesday, June 27, 10:45-11:45 a.m.
Join Alexander Pinto, EdD, ATC, from St. Thomas Health Services, and Adam Annaccone, MEd, ATC, NASM-PES, from California University of Pennsylvania, as they discuss how you can make your work situation better and enjoy better life balance.

Want To Work in Pro Baseball? Learn About It Here
Wednesday, June 27, 12:35-1:15 p.m., Cramer Young Professionals’ Lounge, America’s Center, Room 131
For the third consecutive year, a member of the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers’ Society will stop by the Cramer Young Professionals’ Lounge and discuss the joys and challenges of working in professional baseball.

Session: Demonstrating the Value of Athletic Training Services Regardless of Workplace Setting
Wednesday, June 27, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Data and Demographics: Identifying and Gathering Key Metrics, Alexander Pinto, EdD, ATC, St. Thomas Health Services
Determining Value: Turning Data into Real World Returns, Jason Muchow, MHA, ATC, Mercy Clinic
Delivering the Message: Demonstrating Your Worth to Key Stakeholders Joseph Greene, MS, ATC, University of Wisconsin Hospital

YP Social Event: Remembering Our Roots and Forging Our Future
Wednesday, June 27, 4:30-6 p.m., Cramer Young Professionals’ Lounge, Room 131
Enjoy a drink and some light snacks at one of the premier social events of the annual meeting. This is a chance for Young Professional athletic trainers to unwind with members of the NATA Board of Directors, Hall of Famers, national leaders and other YPs.

Meet Your Young Professional Representative
Thursday, June 28, 11:15-11:45 a.m., Cramer Young Professionals’ Lounge, America’s Center, Room 131
Learn about the big issues facing your district, or simply stop by to shake hands with some of the YP leaders in the association. This is also the perfect opportunity to network with other 35-and-younger ATs in a relaxed environment.

Piecing Together Sports Health and Safety
Date and Location, TBA
With help from dozens of Young Professional volunteers, NATA and the Young Professionals’ Committee is conducting a clinic to teach area kids the importance of eating right, exercising and staying hydrated while participating in sporting events. Several sponsors have generously agreed to donate items for goody bags so the kid can leave the convention center with a reminder of what they learned.

Cramer YP Lounge, America’s Center, Room 131
Open each day during the convention, this is a place for Young Professionals to unwind and network with other certified athletic trainers.

Don’t Miss These
NATA and the Young Professionals’ Committee has identified a few sessions and courses at the Annual Meeting of particular interest to YPs. These sessions will be marked with a “YP” in the Final Program.


Top 10 mistakes made with Ultra Sound Use, 8:45 a.m.

Negotiating your new job: compensation, work-life balance, and realistic expectations, 10:45 a.m.

Practice-based partnerships: connecting clinicians and researchers to improve patient outcomes, 10:45 a.m.

Tendionpathy in Athletes: an evidence-based review, 1:30 p.m.

Demonstrating the value of AT services regardless of workplace setting, 1:30 p.m.

Five essential soft tissue techniques for ATs, 4 p.m.


Face Time, 9:15 a.m.

SLAP lesions in high-demand athletes: blueprint for return to prior performance levels, 9:15 a.m.

Health Care Reform, 11:45 a.m.

HOF Induction, 2 p.m.

General Session/Keynote/Annual Members Meeting, 3 p.m.

Continuing professional development in athletic training, 4:45 p.m.

Exertional rhabdomyolysis, 4:45 p.m.


Dealing with difficult coaches, administrators, and colleagues: Strategies for HS, CU, and CI/C AT to manage difficult work relationships,” 1:25 p.m.

Ethical decision making in athletic training, 1:15 p.m.

The role of pelvic floor in athletic populations: What every AT should know, 1:15 p.m.

Maximizing patient care and financial margin is possible! How you can implement an evidence-based staffing model using ATs in any sports medicine practice, 3:30 p.m.


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