NATA Presents Timely Health Care Research at 65th Clinical Symposia in Indianapolis

Thursday, June 5, 2014

DALLAS, June 5, 2014 –The National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) will present new and timely research during its 65th Clinical Symposia & AT Expo at the Indianapolis Convention Center (100 South Capitol Avenue).
If you’re looking for breaking news on emergency planning; youth sport safety protocols; concussions; complex injuries of the central nervous system; neuromuscular and ACL injury prevention and treatment; best practices on college and high school sports medicine management teams; and female athlete triad among a wide range of other health and sports topics, please join NATA for this annual forum.
In addition, NATA and the NATA Research and Education Foundation will host a national press conference on Friday, June 27 (9:00 a.m.-10:15 a.m. eastern time), on “Hot Topics in Heat Illness,” where speakers will unveil an executive summary of a new heat illness position statement to be published in the Journal of Athletic Training, along with other timely scientific heat illness updates (press room number 117).
View the entire meeting program.
Also included in the full program are Free Communications, these sessions are administered by the NATA Research and Education Foundation and include oral and poster presentations.
General Educational Programming:
Thursday, June 26
Bridging the Gap Between Emergency Planning and Athletic Training: Planning for Emergencies and Catastrophic Events
7:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m.
500 Ballroom
Speaker: Ron Courson, ATC, PT, CSCS, University of Georgia
Moderator: Chris Gillepsie, MEd, ATC, University of Connecticut
Predisposition to Musculoskeletal Injury: Can We Blame Our Parents
8:15 a.m.-10:15 a.m.
Sagamore Ballroom 4
Moderator: Karrie Hamstra-Wright, PhD, ATC, University of Illinois at Chicago
Genetics 101
Malcolm Collins, PhD, FECSS, University of Cape Town
Genetics Associations with Joint Laxity and ACL Injury
Sandra Shultz, PhD, ATC, FNATA, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Genetic Associations with Tendinopathy
Malcom Collins, PhD, FECSS, University of Cape Town
Neurophysiological Mechanisms of Manual Therapy
8:45 a.m.-9:45 a.m.
Room 235
Speaker: Kenneth Cieslak, DC, ATC, CSCS, Teaneck Board of Education
Moderator: Samuel Johnson, PhD, ATC, Oregon State University
Free Communications Oral Poster Presentation:
Complex Injuries of the Central Nervous System
9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Room 243
Moderator: Brian Hainline, MD, National Collegiate Athletic Association
9:30 a.m.-9:45 a.m.
Transient Tetraplegia in a College Football Athlete
Shawn Felton, EdD, ATC, LAT, Florida Gulf Coast University
9:45 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Somatic Instability in an Interscholastic Male Lacrosse Player
Travis McCann, Southern Connecticut State University
10:00 a.m.-10:15 a.m.
Seizure Disorder in a Division 1 Swimmer
Tyler Schuster, ATC, Georgia State University
10:15 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Surgical Management of a Seizure Disorder in a Division 1 Cross Country and Track Athlete
Amy Hile, MA, ATC, West Virginia University
10:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m.
Circulatory Vertebral Artery Stroke in a Collegiate Male Gymnast
Shawn Lucci, MSEd, ATC, the College of William and Mary
Physical Demands, Injury Prevention and Biomechanical Analysis of Nascar Pit Crew Athletes
10:35 a.m.-11:45 a.m.
Room 240
Speaker: Lance Munksgard, MA, ATC, LAT, Four Seventy Claim Management
Moderator: Brett Knight, MS, ATC, Alma College
Descriptive Epidemiology of Concussions and Catastrophic Injuries in Youth, High School and Collegiate American Football
10:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
Sagamore 6
Moderator: Mark Hoffman, PhD, ATC, FNATA, Oregon State University
Descriptive Epidemiology of Concussions in American Football
Thomas Dompier, PhD, ATC, Datalys Center for Sports Injury Research & Prevention
Catastrophic Injuries in American Football
David Klossner, PhD, ATC, University of Maryland
Challenges and Recommendations for the Assessment of Concussions in Youth Football Players
Joseph Murphy, PhD, ATC, Charleston Southern University
Free Communications Oral Poster Presentation:
Biomechanical and Neuromuscular Consequences of ACL Injuries
11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
Room 204
Moderator: Lindsay DiStefano, PhD, ATC, University of Connecticut
Asymmetry of Lower Extremity Biomechanics in Patients with Prior ACL Injury: The JUMP-ACL Study
Benjamin Goerger, PhD, ATC, Georgia State University
Brain Neuroplastic Hip and Knee Control Changes in ACL Reconstructed Individuals
Dustin Grooms, MEd, ATC, CSCS, Ohio State University
Jump Landing Mechanics in Those Who Pass and Fail Return-to-Sport Criteria
Stephanie Kulow, MS, ATC, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Hamstrings and Quadriceps Peak Torque and Rate of Torque Development during a Time-Critical Period Following ACL Reconstruction
Samuel Johnson, PhD, ATC, CSCS, Oregon State University
Thigh Muscle Volume in Relation to Knee Extensor Torque, Quadriceps, Activation and Patient Reported Outcomes in ACL Deficient Patients
Grant Norte, MEd, ATC, University of Virginia
Knee Extensor Torque Variability and Subjective Knee Function in Patients with ACL-Reconstructed Knees
John Goetschius, MEd, ATC, University of Virginia
Single Leg Squat and Landing Error Scoring System between Knee Injured and Healthy Individuals
Megan Inama, MEd, ATC, University of Georgia
Considerations for Exertional Rhabdomyolysis
1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Room 235
Speaker:Michelle Cleary, PhD, ATC, CSCS, Chapman University
Moderator:Lindsey Eberman, PhD, ATC, Indiana State University
Ronnie Barnes Medical Case Studies in the NFL
1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Sagamore 6
Presented by the Professional Football Athletic Trainers’ Society
A Functional Performance Model for Managing Return to Play from Lower-Extremity Injury
Steven Kelly, MEd, ATC, New York Giants
Acute Sternovaclavicular Dislocation
Gary Misamore, MD, Indianapolis Colts
Two NFL Case Studies: Acute Finger Amputation in an NFL Safety
Thomas Reed, ATC, Arizona Cardinals
Recognition and Treatment of Aortic Dissection
Thomas Reed, ATC, Arizona Cardinals
Turf Toe in an NFL Running Back
Scottie Patton, MA, ATC, New Orleans Saints
New Developments in Female Athlete Triad
7:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.
Sagamore 6
Presented by the American Academy of Pediatrics
Speaker: Amanda Weiss Kelly, MD, University Hospital Medical Group
Moderator: Pamela Rast, PhD, LAT, ATC, Texas Wesleyan University
Evidence for Cooling, Methylpredisolone, and Hyperbaric Oxygenation for Treating Spinal Cord Injuries
7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m.
Room 235
Speaker: MaryBeth Horodyski, EdD, ATC, FNATA, University of Florida
Moderator: Michelle Cleary, PhD, ATC, CSCS, Chapman University

Free Communications Oral Presentations:
Pars Fractures in Adolescent Athletes
9:15 a.m.-11:15 a.m.
500 Ballroom
Presented by the North American Spine Society
Moderator: Omar Bhatti, MD, University of Washington
Introduction, Definitions, Discussion of Case Example Clinical Evaluation and Work-Up for the Athlete with Suspected Spondylolysis
Peter Gonzalez, MD, Eastern Virginia Medical School
Treatment Options for the Athlete with Diagnosed Spondylolysis
Stanley Herring, MD, University of Washington Medicine Sports and Spine
Rehab Program for the Athlete with Spondylolysis
Omar Bhatti, MD, University of Washington
J&J Feature Presentation:
Does Protective Headgear Make Contact Sports Safer?
Current Trends in Prevention of Sport-Related Concussions
11:45 a.m.-1:45 p.m.
Hall F
Moderator:T amara Valovich McLeod, PhD, ATC, FNATA, A.T. Still University
Protective Headgear: Current Technologies & Materials and Its Relation to Injury Prevention
Jason Mihalik, PhD, CAT (C), ATC, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Laboratory Helmet Testing: Are Helmets Made Equal?
Tom Bowman, PhD, ATC, PES, Lynchburg College
Biomechanics: Impacting Youth Sports
Kevin Guskiewicz, PhD, ATC, FNATA, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Advancements in Sports Injury Prevention
5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Sagamore 6
Presented by the NATA Journal Committee
Moderator: Tamara Valovich McLeod, PhD, ATC, FNATA, A.T. Still University
Evidence-Based Perspectives on Cardiac Screening and Care
Kimberly Harmon, MD, Hall Health Primary Clare Clinic
NCAA Rules Changes and Sports Safety
David Klossner, PhD, ATC, University of Maryland
Using Institutional Data for Planning and Clinical Care Decisions
Brian Vesci, MA, ATC, Boston University
Saturday, June 28
Free Communications Oral Presentations:
Core and Spine
8:00 a.m.-9:15 a.m.
Room 245
Moderator: Matthew Gage, PhD, ATC, Liberty University
8:00 a.m.-8:15 a.m.
The Slide Plank as a Measure of Core Stability is Not Associated with Landing Biomechanics
Kate Pfile, PhD, ATC, College of Charleston
8:15 a.m.-8:30 a.m.
The Effect of Target Position on the Accuracy of Cervical Spine Rotation Active Joint Position Sense
Takashi Nagai, PhD, ATC, University of Pittsburgh
8:30 a.m.-8:45 a.m.
Reliability of Sacrolilac Joint Pain Provocation Tests in Experienced and Inexperienced Athletic Trainers
Michelle Sandrey, PhD, ATC, West Virginia University
8:45 a.m.-9:00 a.m.
Relationship among Subjective and Objective Measures of Disability in Patients with Non-Specific low Back Pain
Mark Sutherlin, MS, ATC, University of Virginia
9:00 a.m.-9:15 a.m.
Diagnostic Ultrasound Imaging to Measure the Thickness of the Transversus Abdominis Muscle During a Supine Abdominal Bridge
Mary Green, MS, ATC, Liberty University
Free Communications Thematic Poster/Rapidfire Presentations:
8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Health and Safety in the Secondary School Setting
Room 204
Moderator: Rebecca Stearns, PhD, ATC, PES, Korey Stringer Institute
Implementing Health and Safety Policy Changes in the High School Setting from a Leadership Perspective
Kelly Pagnotta, MA, ATC, PES, University of Connecticut
Sport-Related Emergency Action Plan Creation and Implementation in the Secondary School Setting
Michael Dhesse, Northern Illinois University
The Impact of Concussion Education on the Knowledge and Perceived Expertise of Novice Healthcare Professionals
Tamerah Hunt, PhD, ATC, Ohio State University
The Collaborative Relationship between Athletic Trainers and School Nurses for Managing Sport-Related Concussion
Lindsay Minthorn, ATC, A.T. Still University
The Influence of Athletic Training Experience in the Secondary School Setting on Concussion Management, Referral and Familiarity of Academic Accommodations
Tamara Valovich McLeod, PhD, ATC, FNATA, A.T. Still University
Assessing Sex Differences in High School Student Athletes’ General Knowledge, Awareness and Reporting Behaviors of Concussion
Jessica Wallace, MA, ATC, Michigan State University
Influence of Demographic Factors and Personal Concussion History on Concussion Knowledge and Attitudes among Parents of Youth Athletes
Johna Register-Mihalik, PhD, LAT, ATC, WakeMed Health & Hospitals
School Nurse Concussion Management: Collaborative Professional Relationships and Concussion Policy Knowledge in the Secondary School Setting
Daniel Mummert, MS, ATC, LAT, A.T. Still University
The Impact of Athletic Trainer Employment on School Nurses’ Concussion Management Practices for Student Athletes with Sport-Related Concussions
Michelle Weber, ATC, A.T. Still University
The Comparison of Athletic Trainers’ and School Nurses’ Familiarity and Perceptions of Academic Accommodations Following Sport-Related Concussion
Melissa Kay, ATC, A.T. Still University
Athletic Directors’ Barrier to Hiring Athletic Trainers in Secondary Schools
Samantha Raso, ATC, University of Connecticut
U.S. Navy’s New High-Tech Fitness Program Transforms Physical Training Practices
8:45 a.m.-9:45 a.m.
Room 235
Speaker: Diana Strock, MAT, ATC, Naval Amphibious Base
Moderator: Sarah de la Motte, PhD, MPH, ATC, Uniformed Services University
Training Considerations and Concerns for Pediatric Athletes
8:45 a.m.-9:45 a.m.
Room 238
Speaker: Shelly DiCesaro, PhD, LAT, ATC, California University of Pennsylvania
Moderator: Kari Riddle, MS, ATC, LAT, UHealth Sports Medicine
The 3 R’s of Managing Fatigue to Prevent Over-Training and Injury: Retain Movement Efficiency, Rest, Re-fuel and Supplemental Modalities
10:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
Sagamore 6
Moderator: Patrick McKeon, PhD, ATC, CSCS, Ithaca College
Strategies to Minimize the Effects of Fatigue through Movement Efficiency and Rest
Darin Padua, PhD, ATC, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Recovery Nutrition: Optimizing an Athlete
Mary Ellen Bringham, MS, RD, CSSD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Supplemental Recovery Strategies: How do Modalities, Massage and Mechanical Therapies Fit In?
Barnett Frank, MA, ATC, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Neurocognitive Aspects of Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation
10:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
Sagamore 4
Moderator: Dustin Grooms, MEd, ATC, CSCS, Ohio State University
Overview of Neurocognitive and Musculoskeletal Relationships
Daniel Herman, MD, PhD, University of Florida
Pre-Participation Screening Procedures and Estimation of Injury Risk
Gary Wilkerson, EdD, ATC, FNATA, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Clinical Assessment and Training for Optimal Reactive Capabilities
John Faltus, DPT, SCS, ATC, Howard Head Sports Medicine
NATA Presents Timely Health Care Research at 65th Clinical Symposia in Indianapolis
Athletic trainers are health care professionals who specialize in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries and sport-related illnesses. They prevent and treat chronic musculoskeletal injuries from sports, physical and occupational activity, and provide immediate care for acute injuries. Athletic trainers offer a continuum of care that is unparalleled in health care. The National Athletic Trainers' Association represents and supports 39,000 members of the athletic training profession.