Spine Injury

2021 NATA Spine Injury in Sports Conference: 
April 26, 2021 – May 25, 2021

The 2021 NATA Spine Injury in Sports Conference was developed by the Spine Injury in Sport Group to share advances in research that have paved the way for improvements in prevention and best practices in the management of acute spinal injury.

Event Features
On-demand access to 9 hours of Category A CEUs for 30 days (4/26 - 5/25)
On-demand access to Group networking (text or video chat) for 30 days (4/26 - 5/25)
Scheduled Specialist Chats and Peer Chats (5/10 - 5/12)




New Developments in Evaluation and Pre-Hospital Management of Cervical Spine Injury

The NATA Spine Injury in Sports 2021 provides the latest in research, recommendations and practical application for spine-injured athletes.

  • Gain a better understanding about the scientific evidence behind the updated best practice recommendations for spine-injured athletes.

  • Connect with industry leaders to review how you can apply the recommendations to your specific setting.
  • Engage with other ATs in your setting or who are interested in a similar topic to learn more and share resources.

Register By May 9 And Receive A Complimentary Registration For A Colleague  

Caring for a suspected spine-injured athlete is a team effort – which is why NATA wants to ensure your entire sports medicine team has a chance to gain a deeper understanding of recently published recommendations from the NATA Spine Injury in Sport Group.

Register by May 9 for the NATA Spine Injury in Sports Conference and receive a complimentary registration for a colleague. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to learn from industry leaders and connect with athletic trainers in your setting – register today!


Spine Injury 2021 Program

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Spine Injury

Of the 11,000 annual cases of spinal cord injury in the United States, sport participation is the second leading cause for individuals between the ages of 16 and 30.

According to the 2009 NATA position statement, an average of 7.8 catastrophic cervical spinal injuries with incomplete recovery and six quadriplegic events occur annually in football alone. Advances in research and rule changes have paved the way towards improvements in prevention and best practices management of acute spinal injury.

NATA Position Statements


NATA Official Statements


Spine Injury in Sport Group

The Spine Injury in Sport Group (SISG) was developed out of the prior Inter-Association Task Force on Pre-Hospital Care of the Spine-Injured Athlete. NATA partnered with The Sports Institute at UW Medicine, University of Washington Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center and NCAA to participate in and assist with sponsoring the project. The SISG used the international concussion group and their consensus statements as a model of development.


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