Alabama Athletic Trainers' Association ALATA eBlast News
February 21, 2012

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In This Issue:
    ALATA High School Athletic Training Symposium - April 1, 2012     ALATA Annual Meeting May 18-20, 2012
    Call for 2012 Awards Nominations     SEATA 2012  37th Annual Clinical Symposium & Members Meeting
ALATA High School Athletic Training Symposium
ALATA and Huntsville Hospital are hosting this event April 1, 2012.  6.25 CEU's available.  Meeting cost is $40 for ALATA members, $50 for non-members.  If you have not yet registered for this meeting and plan to come, there is still time, deadline is March 26, 2012.  Here is link to the brochurePlease contact Michael Stevenson when you mail your registration so he can get a head count to order food.
ALATA 2012 Annual Meeting
Sandestin Golf and Beach ResortPlease join the Alabama Athletic Trainers' Association for the Annual Meeting at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort on May 18-20, 2012.  Room rates start at $124 per night.  Use special discount code ALATA.  Unit rentals include complimentary tram service around the property.  Also included with unit, 2 bicycles 4 hours daily, 1 hour daily usage of canoe, kayak, or boogie board, and 1 hour tennis court time.  Spa and golf services are also available but are independent of the meeting.   All of these amenities are based on availability.

The registration fee will be $115 for early registration, $135 for late registration, and $150 for on-site registration.  Non-ALATA member registration will be $150.  A $10 discount applies to those who join ALATA (completed membership form required).  Room rates start at $129 plus tax and must be reserved by April 17, 2012.  The last day to preregister is May 1, 2012 for the ALATA Meeting.  Registration form link here

We hope that you will join us for a great time and the most economical educational opportunity on the coast.  The registration form is available and further information regarding the Schedule of Events is posted on the ALATA Annual Meeting webpage.

NOTE: Hall of Fame Banquet Tickets only available to those who preregister.
If there are any questions, please contact course chairman, Karen Straub Stanton at 334-844-9722 or
Call For 2012 Awards Nominations
It is that time of year to recognize those AT’s and individuals in Alabama that help improve our profession on a daily basis.  The nominations need to be in by April 15, 2012.  Follow this link to make your nominations at L2DLYJV.  See for description of awards.
SEATA 2012  37th Annual Clinical Symposium & Members Meeting
The 37th Annual Clinical Symposium & Members Meeting will be held March 16-18, 2012 in conjunction with the 2012 Emory University SportsEmory University Sports Medicine Medicine Symposium.  It is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary program that strives to bridge the gaps between science and actual practice by incorporating surgeons, physicians, athletic trainers, and physical therapists as faculty.  With the broad scope of its faculty, this symposium will reach a multidisciplinary target audience of health care professionals through a Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotelfar-reaching and coordinated effort.

Pre-registration for our District IX meeting in Atlanta, GA is now open and accessible along with the tentative agenda at  Single day rates will also available for all each member category during both pre-registration and onsite.  Pre-registration is encouraged so we can have an accurate count of those attending in order to plan ahead and reduce costs.  Online registration is strongly encouraged.

Rooms at the Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel must be reserved on or before Thursday, March 1, 2012 to ensure the special group flat room rate of $129.00 by calling (770) 953-4500.  Check in time is 4:00 P.M.  Request "the Southeast Athletic Trainers Association group rate".