Alabama Athletic Trainers' Association ALATA eBlast News
May 2, 2007

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In This Issue:
   ALATA Schedule of Events 
   Directions from Birmingham to Sandestin
   Annual Meeting Itinerary
   Baptist Health Sports Medicine Conference - July 28
ALATA Schedule of Events

Dear Athletic Trainer,

Please join the Alabama Athletic Trainers Association for the annual meeting at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort on May 18-20, 2007.  We feel that we have several excellent presenters who will provide a quality educational experience.  We will be providing the opportunity to obtain 15 total continuing educational credits.

The registration fee will be $100 for early registration and $130 for late and on-site registration.  This price is for ALATA and Non-ALATA members.  For $100 you get 15 quality continuing education credits. Room rates start at $134 plus tax and must be reserved by April 17, 2007.  The last day to early register is May 1st, 2006 for the ALATA Meeting.  *Remember April 17 is the cut off date to get discounted room rates so please reserve your room prior to this date.

We hope that you will join us for a good time and the most economical educational opportunity on the coast.

Mike Jones
Vice President

Annual Meeting Itinerary

Thursday, May 18    
6:00pm    ALATA Executive Council Meeting
4-7:00pm   Registration for Conference in Convention Hall Lobby
4:00pm   Hotel Check-in
Friday, May 19    
7:00am-1:00pm   SESSION I (6-CEUs)
7:00am-12:00am   Registration in Convention Hall Lobby
7:00am-  8:00am   Continental Breakfast and Open Forum
    (Topics: Drug Testing, Eating Disorders)
8:00am-  8:10am   Welcome Remarks—Heloise Jones, ALATA President
    Introduction of Sponsors/Exhibitors
Arnold Gamber ATC
8:10am-  9:00am   ATC/CSCS relationship----Shannon Ashe, ATC
9:00am-10:00am   NCAA Surveillance----Jill Corlette, ATC
10:00am-10:30am    Break
10:30am-11:00am   Acute Compartment Syndrome of the Thigh----Arnold Gamber, ATC
11:00am-12:00pm    Foot Evaluation and Orthotic Fabrication----Mayfield Armstrong ATC
12:00pm-  1:00pm  

Understanding Insurance----Derrick Bell
Director of Life and Health, Frontline Insurance
Frontline Ins. A division of Trustway Ins.

1:00pm-  2:00pm   EXHIBIT HALL Will BE OPEN
2:00pm   Alabama Board of Athletic Trainers’ Meeting----Wayne Kendrick
7:00pm-10:00pm   Welcome Reception
Saturday, May 20    
7:00am-1:00pm   SESSION II (5-CEUs)
7:15am-  8:00am  

Hot Topics in Sports Dentistry For The Athletic Trainer
Part I:  “Spit Tobacco Update”
John Wisniewski, DMD, MS

8:00am-  9:00am   Current Surgical Techniques of the Shoulder----Lyle Cain, MD
9:00am-  9:45am   Rehabilitation of rotator cuff lesions----Todd Hooks, ATC, PT
 9:45am- 10:15am   Break
10:15am-11:00am   Hot Topics in Sports Dentistry for the Athletic Trainer
Part II:  “Cerebral Concussions and Dental Mouth guard Usage”
John Wisniewski, DMD, MS
11:00am-12:00pm   Birmingham Hip Resurfacing----Dr. Hubley MD
12:00pm-  1:30pm   ALATA Town Hall Meeting
1:30pm    Fun in the Sun.  Adjourned for the Day
Sunday, May 21    
7:15am-12:00pm   SESSION III (4-CEUs)
7:15am-  8:00am   Open Forum
8:00am-  9:00am   Clavicle Fracture and Factors Contributing to Early Return To Play Chuck Ash, ATC



  PREHAB and REHAB:  Patient care between the strength coach and the athletic trainer
Steve Martin, Master Strength Coach
10:00am-11:00am    Athletic Training Education:  Where are we going?
Amanda Andrews, PhD, ATC
11:00am   Closing Remarks—Heloise Jones, ALATA President

Directions from Birmingham to Sandestin

Total Est. Time: 5 hours, 3 minutes Total Est. Distance: 255.87 miles


Start out going SOUTHEAST on 24TH ST N toward 4TH AVE N.

0.1 miles



Turn LEFT onto 3RD AVE N.

<0.1 miles



Merge onto US-280 E / US-31 S / ELTON B STEPHENS EXPY / AL-3 S via the ramp on the LEFT.

2.4 miles



Merge onto US-280 E / AL-38 E toward SYLACAUGA / ZOO-GARDENS.

4.7 miles



Merge onto I-459 S toward MONTGOMERY / TUSCALOOSA / I-65.

4.1 miles



Merge onto I-65 S via EXIT 15 toward MONTGOMERY.

82.3 miles



Take the US-80 E / US-82 exit- EXIT 168- toward US-231 / SOUTH BOULEVARD / US-331.

0.2 miles



Turn LEFT onto US-80 E / US-82 E / W SOUTH BLVD / AL-21 N / AL-6 S / AL-8 E.

1.5 miles



Turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto US-331 S / S COURT ST. Continue to follow US-331 S.

46.5 miles



Turn RIGHT onto US-29 / US-331 / S FOREST AVE / AL-15 / AL-9. Continue to follow US-331 S / AL-9 S.

29.6 miles



Turn RIGHT onto US-331 / AL-9.

24.1 miles



Turn RIGHT onto E 3RD ST / US-331 / AL-9. Continue to follow US-331.

22.0 miles



Turn LEFT onto US-331 S / OLD SPANISH TRL W / US-90 E / FL-10 E.

1.8 miles



Turn RIGHT onto FREEPORT RD / US-331 S / FL-83 S. Continue to follow US-331 S / FL-83 S.

16.1 miles



Turn LEFT onto US-331 / FL-20 / FL-83.

1.0 miles



Turn RIGHT onto US-331 / FL-83.

9.6 miles



Turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto US-98 W / FL-30 W.

9.0 miles


End at 9300 Us Highway 98 W
Sandestin, FL 32550-7268, US


Baptist Health Sports Medicine Conference - July 28

Schedule of Events:

  • Evaluating and Treating Sacral Problems

  • The Golgi Tendon and Muscle Spindle and Their Relationship to Treatment of Malalignment Syndrome

  • The Malalignment Syndrome

  • Identifying and Treating PELVIC Upslip, Downslip, and Flaring

  • Identifying and Treating  Back Problems Related to the Malalignment Syndrome

Registration begins at 7:00am and the first lecture begins at 8:00am

Course Fees: 50.00 fee prepaid by July 1, 2001 and 60.00 fee the day of the conference.

Mail check (payable to Baptist Health Sports Medicine) To
Montgomery Family Medicine Residency Program
Attn: Jack Mahurin, PhD, DO
4371 Narrow Lane Rd, Suite 100
Montgomery, AL 36116

Please contact Jack Mahurin at 334-613-3680


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