NATA Presents Timely Health Care Research at 68th Clinical Symposia

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

The National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) will present new and timely research during its 68th Clinical Symposia & AT Expo in Houston at the George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida De Las Americas.


If you’re looking for breaking news on youth sports safety, physical activity and mobility throughout life, concussions, sudden cardiac arrest, heat illness, ankle injury prevention and treatment, lower and upper extremity sports health issues, among a wide range of other topics, please join NATA for this annual convention.


In addition, NATA will host a national press conference, “Reducing Your Risk of Osteoarthritis: What You Can Do, What the Research Says” on Tuesday, June 27, at 9:30 a.m. Central Time (George R. Brown Convention Center, Room 330). Medical experts will unveil new research from a special osteoarthritis (OA) issue of the Journal of Athletic Training, NATA’s scientific publication, available online that morning. The issue addresses compelling and new research regarding knee OA, prevention and management recommendations, quality of life issues, sports participation, surgical and non-surgical options and exercise programs.


View the entire meeting program.


Also included in the full program are Free Communications; these sessions are administered by the NATA Foundation and include oral and poster presentations.


All sessions listed below will be held in the George R. Brown Convention Center.


Tuesday, June 27


Best Practices Forum

8:15 a.m-9:15 a.m.

Room 360

Evaluation of Health-Related Quality of Life in Those with Ankle Instability

Exertional Heat Illness in Younger Athletes


Special Topics

8:45 a.m.-9:45 a.m.

Room 372

Nutrition and Female Athlete Considerations in Bone Stress Injuries


8:45 a.m.-9:45 a.m.

Grand Ballroom C

Fill Your Hands: Emergency Preparedness and Management for the Sport Setting


Best Practices Forum: Considerations for the Athletic Trainer When Implementing Computerized Neurocognitive Testing

10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Room 360


Free Communications: Oral Presentation: The PROS of Knee Function

10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Room 361

Differences in Quality of Life among Patients after Knee Surgery


Free Communications: Oral Presentations: Concussion in the Tactical Athlete

11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

Room 360

Concussion Disclosure Knowledge, Attitudes, Beliefs and Behaviors among First Year Service Academy Cadets

Factors Associated with Delayed Concussion Reporting in Military Academy Cadets


Special Topic: Athletic Trainers in the Operating Room: Expanding the Role of the Athletic Trainer

1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

Grand Ballroom C


Feature Presentation: Improving Ankle Sprain Outcomes Using an Impairment-Based Model

1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

General Assembly A


Effective Ankle Sprain Rehabilitation Interventions

An Impairment-Based Rehabilitation Paradigm for Ankle Sprains

Maximizing Ankle Sprain Rehabilitation Using Clinical Prediction Rules




Session: Have You Seen This? The Role of Vision Training in Performance

7:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.

Grand Ballroom A

Feature Presentation: Catastrophic Sports Injury and Illnesses among U.S. College and High School Athletes

7:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.

General Assembly A


Catastrophic Traumatic Injuries in Sport

Catastrophic Heat and Exertional-Related Conditions among Athletes

Sudden Cardiac Arrest and Death among Athletes


Special Topics:

ATs Role in Policy Development and Care of Gender Transitioning Individuals

7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m.

Room 362


Are We Doing Enough: Using a Sports-Science Approach to Ensure Readiness of our Military Forces

7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m.

Grand Ballroom C


Feature Presentation: New Paradigms in the Management of the Thrower’s Shoulder

9:15-11:15 a.m.

General Assembly A


Pathomechanics of the Thrower’s Shoulder

Precise Role of the Labrum

Surgical Pearls and Rehab Techniques


Thursday, June 29


Free Communication RapidFire Presentations: Injury Surveillance and Epidemiology

7:00 a.m-7:45 a.m.

Room 371


Free Communications Thematic Poster Presentations: Concussion Policy and Legislation

7:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m.

Room 361


Best Practice Forum: Translating Time Loss into Wins and Losses: Strategies for Promoting Injury Prevention

8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.

Room 360


Free Communication RapidFire Presentations: Shoulder Pain: Clinical Presentation and Management

8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.

Room 371


Observational Scapular Dyskinesis

Let Them Play! Conservative Management of the High School Athlete’s Unstable Shoulder Results in Return to Sport


Special Topic: What’s Psyche Got To Do With It? An AT Guide to Psychosocial Strategies and Concepts

10:45 a.m.-11:45 a.m.

Room 372


Feature Presentation: Head Impact Sensor Technology: How Will This Impact Athletic Training Care in the Future

10:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

General Assembly A


Free Communications RapidFire Presentations: Concussion as a Downer: Mental Health after Injury

12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m.

Room 371


The Association of Sport-Related Concussions and Symptoms of Depression in High School Athletes

The Impact of Multiple Sport-Related Concussions on the Health-Related Quality of Life in High School Athletes


Feature Presentation: Neurocognitive, Psychosocial and Visuomotor Aspects of Musculoskeletal Injury Risk

1:15 p.m.-3:15 p.m.

General Assembly A


Feature Presentation: Enhancing Safety of Secondary School Athletes through Policy Change

3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
General Assembly A


Current Status of Evidence-Based Best Practice Recommendations in Secondary School Athletics

State High School Athletics Policy Change Successes and Barriers: results from the Collaborative Solutions for Sports Safety Meeting

Examining Sports Safety Policies in Secondary Schools: An Analysis of State’s Progress toward and Barriers to Policy Implementation