Alabama Athletic Trainers' Association ALATA eBlast News
May 13, 2008

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In This Issue:
•   Call for ALATA President & Treasurer Nominations
•   Alabama Board of Athletic Trainers Vacancy
•   ALATA Annual Meeting Itinerary
Call for ALATA President & Treasurer Nominations
Please note the call for nominations for the following ALATA positions:  President and Treasurer.  Any licensed ALATA member in good standing may nominate an eligible Member for the above Executive Council positions.  Nominations must be made in writing, to include email, to the Secretary ( of ALATA, Inc.  The nominations shall close by the following June 1st and ballots distributed to the membership by mail and/or through applicable electronic technology by July 1st.  The Executive Secretary of the Alabama Board of Athletic Trainers (Leah Taylor) shall preside over all elections.  Voting shall be completed by August 1st and election results announced to the membership by August 15th.  Election shall be by a majority popular vote.  Newly elected Executive Council Members will take office and begin their terms on the ALATA, Inc. Executive Council the following January 1st .
Thank you,
Jamie S. Gamber, EdD, ATC
ALATA Secretary

Alabama Board of Athletic Trainers Vacancy

Please note that there will be a position vacancy on the Board of Athletic Trainers effective 12/31/08.  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 Jamie S. Gamber at  If you are nominating someone, please give me their full name and their place of employment so that I can verify their eligibility and their acceptance of the nomination.  I will also need your full name and Alabama license number.  Please email any and all nominations as soon as possible.  I will also be accepting nominations at the Alabama Athletic Trainers Association Annual Meeting.  We will vote for this position during the ALATA Town Hall Meeting. 

Thank you and we will see you at the beach!
Jamie S. Gamber, ATC

ALATA Annual Meeting Itinerary
Thursday, May 15
  4:00PM   Hotel Check-in
  4 - 7:00PM   Registration for Conference in Convention Hall Lobby
  7:00PM    ALATA Executive Council Meeting
Friday, May 16
7:15AM -1:00PM   SESSION I (6-CEUs)
  7:00AM -12:00 PM   Registration in Convention Hall Lobby
  7:15 AM - 8:00 AM   Continental Breakfast and Open Forum (Topics: Drug Testing)
  8:00 AM - 8:10 AM   Welcome Remarks - Heloise Jones, ALATA President
  8:10 AM -  9:00 AM  

Amanda Howard - Benefits Coordinator Frontline Insurance
The ins and Outs of Insurance

  9:00 AM -10:00 AM   Dr. Lyle Cain - TBA
  10:00 AM -10:30 AM   Break
  10:30 AM -11:15 AM   Jake Jordan, ATC – Secondary Setting for ATC’S
  11:15 AM -12:30PM   Dr. Curtis White –  An Athletic Trainers Primer: When Good Hygiene Isn't Enough - Strategies to Even the Microbial Playing Field
  12:30PM - 1:00PM   Amanda Andrews – Education Updates
  2:00PM   Alabama Board of Athletic Trainers’ Meeting - Bill McDonald
  7:00PM - 10:00PM   Welcome Reception
Saturday, May 17
7:15AM - 2:15PM   SESSION II (6-CEUs)
  7:15AM - 8:00AM   Continental Breakfast and Open Forum (Topics:  Supplements)
  8:00 AM - 8:10PM   Introduction of Sponsors/Exhibitors - Arnold Gamber, ATC
  8:10AM - 9:00AM   Dr. Sophia Lal - TBA
  9:00AM - 9:45AM   Todd Hooks, PT, ATC – ACL/PCL Rehab Techniques
  9:45AM - 10:30AM   Alan Ridenoure, ATC – Industrial and Non- Traditional Settings for the ATC
  10:30AM - 12:00PM   ALATA Town Hall Meeting
  12:15PM - 2:15PM   Hall of Fame Luncheon
  2:15PM   Fun in the Sun.  Adjourned for the Day

Sunday, May 18

7:15AM - 11:00AM   SESSION III (4-CEUs)
  7:15AM - 8:00AM   John Burnside, ATC - Graston Technique
  8:00AM - 9:00AM   Dr. Ramone Ylanan - TBA
  9:00AM -10:00AM   Dr. Wolf - TBA
  10:00AM -11:00AM   Shannon Ashe, ATC - Chronic Knee Pain: Back to the Basics
  11:00AM   Closing Remarks - Bryan Combs, ALATA Vice-President

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