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2018 IATS Summer Meeting & Clinical Symposium

June 1st-2nd

West Des Moines Marriott

West Des Moines, IA

Online Registration has closed.  You can still register on Friday or Saturday morning at the conference.


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, PhD, LAT, ATC - 1.0 EBP credit

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

10:30-11:25a The Gut Microbiota and Inflammation:  The Relationship to Sport-Related Concussion – Mike Hadden, MS, LAT, ATC - 1.0 Category A credit

11:30a Box Lunches Available

Learning Labs:

12:00-2:00p Enhancing Emergent Care in Athletic Training: Intravenous Therapy - Jessica Edler, PhD, LAT, ATC - 2.0 EBP credits

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

Golf for Scholars Outing:

1:00-5:30p 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 12:30p. 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: 

8:00p The IATS social will follow the Awards Banquet and will be held at Global Brew Tap House. We will utilize the Marriott Shuttle service to transport whoever needs a ride to Global Brew. 


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, LAT, ATC - 1.0 EBP credit

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

10:00-10:55a Athletes' Psychosocial Well-being: Athletic Trainers' Role in Assessment and Referral – Ken Ildefonso, MA, ATC - 1.0 Category A credit

11:00-11:55a  ACL Surgical Options – Dr. John Albight, MD - 1.0 Category A credit

Concurrent Educators' Conference:

9:00-9:55a Degree Transitions:  Lessons learned in OT Yolanda Griffiths, OTD

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

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

General Afternoon Session:

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

12:20-12:55p IATS Business Meeting - Minutes from March meeting, Agenda from June 2 meeting

1:00-1:55p   Professional Development for Student Athletic Trainers - Presented by Frank Neu, Mary Meier, and Denise O'Mara

1:00p -1:55p ACL Injury Prevention, Progression, and Return to Play – Jacob Moore, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS - 1.0 Category A credit

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

Ken Ildefonso, M.A., ATC - 1.0 Category A credit

3:00-3:55p Equipment Considerations for Tactical Athletes: Implications for Prevention and Rehabilitation –
Zachary Winkelmann, LAT, ATC - 1.0 Category A credit

4:00p Conclusion of conference

8.0 Category A hours available

2.0 EBP hours available

2.0 EBP hours available with additional learning lab

Click here for presentation learning objectives


Fees to attend all sessions on Friday and Saturday is $95.00

Target audience for Clinical Symposium – Certified and student athletic trainers


*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 May 31st, 2018, 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.


Sponsors for Iowa Athletic Trainer’s Society

  •  Iowa Ortho
  •  R and M Rehabilitation
  • School Health
  • MedCo Supply Company
  • University of Iowa Sports Medicine
  • Athletico




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