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2018 IATS Summer Meeting & Clinical Symposium

June 1st-2nd

West Des Moines Marriott

West Des Moines, IA



Friday June 1 and Saturday June 2, 2018

*For Registration after May 28, please email michael.donahue12@gmail.com

Meetings will occur at the West Des Moines Marriott hotel.  Parking is available on site.  Please enter the main doors of the hotel for access to the event

General Session:

Friday June 1st

7:30-8:20a Registration and Welcome

8:30-9:25a Psychosocial Interventions in Athletic Training – Jessica Edler – 1.0 EBP

9:30-10:25a The Influence of Nutrition on the Brain-Gut Axis – Sue Wilson – 1.0 Category A

10:30-11:25a The Gut Microbiota and Inflammation: The Relationship to Sport-Related Concussion – By: Mike Hadden – 1.0 Category A

11:30a Box Lunches Available

Learning Labs:

12:00-2:00p Enhancing Emergent Care in Athletic Training: Intravenous Therapy - Jessica Edler – 2.0 EBP

2:00-5:00p CPR Re-certification for American Heart Association and American Red Cross – Michael Donahue and Taylor Young

Golf for Scholars Outing:

12:00-5:30p - Tee times 12:00-1:00pm at Willow Creek Golf Course. The proceeds for this great event go toward funding the scholarships given to our well deserving Athletic Training students in the state of Iowa. Cost is only $45 per golfer which includes 18 holes w/cart. You will be put in groups of 4 with tee times starting at noon. A box lunch and hole prizes are also included.

Annual Awards Banquet:

6:00-8:00p   Program and dinner beginning at 6:30 PM.  Friends and family are invited to share in our Annual Awards Banquet followed by our Annual Social.  Scholarships and Awards will be handed out, followed by time to socialize and network with Iowa athletic trainers and sponsors.

IATS Social: 

8:00-10:00p TBD

Saturday June 2nd

General Morning Session:

7:00-8:00a Registration and breakfast available

7:45-8:00a Welcome

8:00-8:55a An Evidence-Based Approach to Risk Management – Zachary Winkelmann, ATC – 1.0 EBP

9:00-9:55a Clinical Research and Meaningful Patient Outcomes - Tricia Schrage, EdD - 1.0 Category A Presentation

10:00-10:55a TBD - 1.0 Category A Presentation

11:00-11:55a Athletes' Psychosocial Well-being: Athletic Trainers' Role in Assessment and ReferralKen Ildefonso –1.0 Category A

Concurrent Educators' Conference:

9:00-9:55a Degree Transitions:  Lessons learned in OT Yolanda Griffith, OTD – 1.0 Category A

10:00-10:55a IPE Collaborative: Practical Ways to Incorporate IPE into AT Curricula – Michelle Bottenberg, PharmD, and Chris Viesselman, PhD, ATC – 1.0 Category A   

11:00-11:55a AT Degree Transition:  Rapid Fire Pearls – Nathan Newman, EdD, ATC, Kelli Synder, EdD, ATC, and Chris Viesselman, PhD, ATC – 1.0 Category A   

General Afternoon Session:

12:00-12:20a Lunch and Vendor Expo

12:20-12:55p IATS Business Meeting

1:00p-1:55p TBD - 1.0 Category A Presentation

2:00-2:55p Using Brief Psychosocial Interventions in Athletic Training: Theoretical CAATE Competency Considerations -

Ken Ildefonso - 1.0 Category A

3:00-3:55p Equipment Considerations for Tactical Athletes: Implications for Prevention and Rehabilitation -

Zachary Winkelmann - 1.0 Category A

9.0 Total CEU’s available

Click here for more detailed information on presentations, course objectives, and CEU domains.

Click here for speaker bios

*light breakfast, snacks, and lunch included with registration

*Refund/Cancellation Policy for registration fees: Online Registrations may cancel by June 1st with full refund of registration costs.  Cancellations after this date will forfeit registration fees. No partial day registrations or refunds will be allowed. To cancel registration by June 1st, 2016, email michael.donahue12@gmail.com

Hotel Information

West Des Moines Marriott

1250 Jordan Creek Parkway

West Des Moines, IA 50266

We will have a block of rooms reserved for May 31st and June 1st at a rate of $119 plus tax.  This block is not guaranteed after May 10th 2018.  Click on this link or call (515) 267-1500 to reserve.

Book your group rate for IA Athletic Trainers May 2018





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