Alabama Athletic Trainers' Association ALATA eBlast News
April 21, 2011

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In This Issue:
    ALATA Annual Meeting May 13-15, 2011     Nominations Needed Now for Alabama Board of Athletic Trainers
    Legal and Ethical Concerns -Topic Suggestions        
ALATA 2011 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 13-15, 2011.  Room rates start at $129 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.  All of these amenities are based on availability.

The registration fee will be $110 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 21, 2011.  The last day to preregister is May 1, 2011 for the ALATA Meeting.  Registration form on website at

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 in
Word and further information regarding the Schedule of Events is posted on the ALATA webpage.  Directions are at

If there are any questions, please contact course chairman, Karen Straub Stanton at 334-844-9722 or

Nominations Needed Now for Alabama Board of Athletic Trainers
Please note that there will be two position vacancies on the Board of Athletic Trainers effective 12/31/11.  Any Alabama-licensed athletic trainer "who has acted as an athletic trainer for three years within this state immediately preceding appointment" is eligible to serve in this Board position.  Only athletic trainers currently licensed by the Alabama Board of Athletic Trainers are able to nominate a member meeting the above requirements and only licensed athletic trainers are able to vote.  Please email your nominations to ALATA Secretary Paul Crawford  If you are nominating someone, please provide their full name and their place of employment so that their eligibility and acceptance of the nomination can be verified.  Please provide your full name and Alabama license number as well.  Please email nominations by April 30, 2011.  Nominations will close on April 30, 2011 at midnight; no nominations will be accepted for consideration once nominations close (i.e. nominations will not be accepted at the Town Hall Meeting May 14, 2011).  Voting for this election will be held only during ALATA Town Hall Meeting May 14, 2011 in Sandestin, FL.  Eligible voters should make plans to attend.
Legal and Ethical Concerns Topic Suggestions
One of the presentations at the 2011 Annual Meeting will address legal and ethical issues.  The presenter would like for the membership to submit any legal or ethical issues, concerns, etc. so he can focus his presentation on the interests of those attending.  Please submit these to Karen Straub-Stanton,  Please be hypothetical in your submissions.  Do not name people, institutions, etc.  Also, please avoid specific situations currently be litigated or under review.