Virtual Athletic Training Educators' Conference (ATEC) 2022

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Promoting Diversity, Resilience and Collaboration in Education, Practice and Research in Athletic Training (Adopted from the National Academies of Practice)

A call for programming is being issued for the Athletic Training Educators’ Conference to be held virtually in the fall of 2022. The conference theme is “Promoting Diversity, Resilience and Collaboration in Education, Practice and Research in Athletic Training” and will feature plenary presentations, interactive breakout sessions, focused model practice presentations and virtual engagement opportunities.  

Location: Virtual in the fall of 2022 (One-day mini-conference with an on-demand period)
Submission Deadline: June 5  

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CALL FOR PROGRAMMING

Proposals are requested for the following programming areas:

  • Plenary presentations
  • Breakout sessions
  • Model Practice sessions

Plenary sessions are typically 30 to 60 minutes with one or two speakers. Speakers will be asked to prerecord their session and be available for a live chat with attendees during the event.  

Breakout sessions are 60-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 breakout session with a concrete tool or idea that they can utilize within their program, if appropriate for their needs. Breakout sessions will be synchronous to promote active engagement with the virtual audience. Speakers will be required to explicitly demonstrate this in their abstract. These sessions aren’t to be designed as formal plenary sessions (lectures), but rather should promote dialogue between the participants and presenter(s).

The Model Practice Showcase is intended to share innovative and model practices from all aspects of athletic training education in a short and focused format. Participants in the showcase will present short, focused presentations that are no more than five to seven minutes. Each Model Practice presentation is limited to one speaker.

Based on the themePromoting Diversity, Resilience and Collaboration in Education, Practice and Research in Athletic Training,” the ATEC Planning Committee is looking for techniques or implementation strategies related to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) that are evidence-based and have been shown to be effective. Abstracts that reference institutional data collected and utilized to drive decision-making to support these techniques and strategies will be favored.

The conference theme of DEI is inclusive of race, religion, ability, sexual orientation, gender identity and other sub-topics. All proposals deeply rooted in DEI are welcome. Several topics of interest that align with the National Academy of Practice include, but are not limited to:

  • DEI: Culture, community and communication
  • Patient/client and health care provider wellness and resiliency
  • Strengthening collaborative teamwork throughout interprofessional education, practice and research

 

PROGRAMMING REVIEW PROCESS

  • All programming proposals will first undergo a blind review for completion and adherence to the submission guidelines. Any proposal that doesn’t follow the guidelines, or is incomplete, will be returned without review. 

  • All correctly submitted session proposals will undergo a second blind review by the ATEC Planning Group.
  • Programming proposals that aren’t accepted may be considered in the poster presentation category, but an abstract must also be submitted.
  • Speakers will be notified of acceptance in July and be required to prerecord prior to Sept. 1.

 


 

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NATA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, military status, sexual orientation or age. NATA is committed to accessibility and non-discrimination in all aspects of its continuing education activities. Participants who have special needs are encouraged to contact program organizers so that all reasonable efforts to accommodate these needs can be made.

 


 

Previous Events

 

VATEC 2021

Strategies for Athletic Training Pedagogy and Assessment

April 29-May 1
On Demand Access:  May 2 – May 31

 

Event Features

  • 3 live days of sessions and networking
  • 30 days of on-demand access to educational sessions, VATEC exhibits, and peer engagement opportunities
  • Remarks from Sayers "Bud" Miller Distinguished Educator Award recipients
  • VATEC Chats
  • AT EducATionalists Town Hall

 

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2021 Program

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2019 NATA Athletic Training Educators’ Conference

EDUCATION DRIVING CLINICAL practice

February 15-17, 2019
Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center
Grapevine, TX

 

ATEC 2019 Handout Library

We asked all presenters to provide us with the handouts they wanted to share with attendees. If a handout was submitted, it is included in the library. Check back as we'll continue to add handouts as they come in – even after the meeting.

 

 

 

 

 


 

 
ATEC 2017: Innovation in Athletic Training Education
More than 530 athletic training educators attended ATEC 2017 February 17-19 at the DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center in Grapevine, Texas.  The conference theme was “Innovation in Athletic Training Education" and featured large plenary presentations, interactive breakout sessions, focused model practice presentations, peer-to-peer discussions and poster presentations.  Attendees of ATEC 2017 earned up to 9.5 CEUs. 
 
2017 Education Research Forum
The Education Research Forum, presented by the NATA Education Advancement Committee, was geared toward novice and existing educational researchers who wanted to continue to enhance their knowledge and skills related to educational research methodologies, scholarship and grant submission processes. More than 100 educators attended the forum to advance professional and personal practice while getting the opportunity to network and learn from experts in the field. The Education Research Forum was Feb.17, 2017 so that ATEC attendees could attend the forum prior to the start of ATEC.  Attendees of the forum earned up to 4.25 CEUs in addition to any CEUs earned at ATEC 2017.

 

ATEC 2015

NATA hosted its Athletic Training Educators’ Conference (ATEC) Feb. 27 – March 1, 2015 in Dallas.  If you couldn’t make it to ATEC 2015 be sure to check out the 2015 ATEC Program (pdf) for an overview of the programming offered.  You can also read a full transcript of the keynote speech (pdf) by NATA Hall of Famer and the dean of the College of Health at the University of Utah, Dave Perrin, PhD, ATC, FNATA.   For copies of slides relating to each session outlined in the ATEC Program file above see the ATEC Handout Library.  Photos of ATEC 2015 are shared on NATA Photozone.

 

 

 

 


 

NATA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, military status, sexual orientation, gender identity or age. NATA is committed to accessibility and non-discrimination in all aspects of its continuing education activities. Participants who have special needs are encouraged to contact program organizers so that all reasonable efforts to accommodate these needs can be made.