Celebrating Title IX and Women in Health Care National Media Forum During National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) 73rd Clinical Symposia & AT Expo in Philadelphia

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Robin Waxenberg
Robin Waxenberg & Associates


For Immediate Release: June 14, 2022




JUNE 29: Celebrating Title IX and Women in Health Care

National Media Forum During National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA)

 73rd Clinical Symposia & AT Expo in Philadelphia


Leading Sports and Health Care Associations
Convene to Address Progress Made and Share a Collaborative Vision Ahead


NATA to Unveil Results of National Survey Conducted Among Associations’

Members About Gender Issues and Workplace Safety



Passed in 1972, Title IX is a law that forbids sex discrimination in educational programs and activities receiving federal funding. Title IX was originally known as a means to ensure equal funding for women’s sports. It has since evolved and now affects the workplace and other environments as well.



NATA, in celebration of Title IX’s 50th anniversary in June, will convene a distinguished group of allied sports and health care organizations and leadership panelists to discuss its progress and share a collective vision of where we go from here.


American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

American Academy of Physician Associates

American College of Emergency Physicians

American College of Sports Medicine

American Medical Society for Sports Medicine

American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine

American Physical Therapy Association

Black Women in Sport Foundation (Philadelphia-based)

National Collegiate Athletic Association

U.S. Soccer Federation

Women’s Sports Foundation



Two thousand sports and health care organization members completed the survey, which included questions about: participation in athletics; gender equity in employment opportunities, salary and growth potential; and workplace safety and support. Survey results will be discussed during the interactive panel discussion.

10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. ET, Wednesday, June 29




Pennsylvania (Philadelphia) Convention Center

1101 Arch St.

Room 201 A (on second floor; check-in at registration first)


For further information on NATA 2022, please visit the convention website. Also featured at NATA 2022 is the Free Communications program. These sessions are administered by the NATA Research & Education Foundation and include oral and poster presentations.


About NATA: National Athletic Trainers’ Association – Health Care for Life & Sport
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 40,000 members of the athletic training profession.  Visit nata.org for more information.