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The AT Strategic Alliance has announced that the profession will officially change the AT degree to a Master's level. Click on the following link to be taken to the full story:
After 2.5 Years of Diligent Analysis, Leaders of the Key Athletic Training Organizations Have Decided to Change the AT Degree Level to a Master’s
Southern Delaware Networking and BBQ Social
Save the Date!
Sunday, June 7th 4:00pm
Location to follow---in lower Delaware possibly around Dagsboro
Look for an Evite soon to RSVP
DATA will provide burgers, dogs, chips, and drinks (and utensils). Bring a side dish or dessert to share!
Bring your family! We spend too much time away from them, so bring along your significant other and children! Bring any picnic/yard games as well.
Open to all ATCs in the state, but we really want to thank and reach out to the lower DE ATCs. No official business is planned during our fun BBQ, but we would like to get some informal feedback on the needs of the lower DE ATCs, and explore some ideas of DATA activities to host in the south!
Temple Concussion Summit - Saturday, June 20th
-5 CEUs Available, Including 1 EBP CEU
Saturday, June 20, 2015
7 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Come hear something NEW about sport concussion from renowned speakers on sub-concussion; CNS micro-particle and genetic biomarkers; affordable balance assessment in a virtual environment; vestibular and ocular-motor assessment; and much more.
Great talks, networking opportunities, CEUs and EBP credit will be given.
Keynote address is by Bridgett Wallace, PT, DPT, the founder and chief executive of 360 Balance and Hearing.
Click here for more information.
Online registration for the NATA 66th Clinical Symposia & AT Expo begins March 2nd. Individuals who sign up prior to April 30th will receive a registration discount. NATA 2015 will be held June 23-26 in St. Louis, MO.
DATA Annual 5k Race and 1 Mile Walk
Thank you to everyone who participated in and volunteered for the race this year. The event was a great success thanks to all of you. Congratulations to the race winners and the winners of the raffle prizes. We look forward to seeing all of you at the event next year!
Support Bill HR 921-The Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act
On February 12, 2015 the House of Representatives introduced H.R. 921: The Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act. Currently, an individual’s license only covers the medical professional while practicing within his or her licensure state. If an athletic trainer or physician travels across state lines with an athletic team, they may not have any legal protection during their brief trip. While some states may allow so many days for the visiting team’s medical professionals to practice with their respective insurance, there is no guarantee the allotted time frame will cover the entirety of the trip.
This Act states:
“If a covered sports medicine professional provides covered medical services to an athlete, an athletic team, or a staff member of an athlete or athletic team in a secondary State, such services shall be deemed to have been provided in the primary State for the following purposes:
(1) Determining the medical professional liability insurance of that professional.
(2) Determining the civil and criminal malpractice liability of that professional.”
If H.R. 921 is passed, physicians, athletic trainers and any other sports medicine professional working with an athletic team will be relieved of any professional risk one previously bore.
The purpose of this letter is to educate sports medicine professionals on a current legal issue in hopes of recruiting supporters. We ask that, as a practicing sports medicine professional, you will unite with us in advocating for our rights. It is unacceptable that we should put ourselves at undue professional risk while performing our medical duties in good faith. Please join our movement by visiting and sharing with your students www.change.org to sign a petition in support of H.R. 921. This petition will be sent to the House of Representatives in support of this bill. If you would like additional information, please click here to view the Bill or click here to download a fact sheet.
To ensure the quality of healthcare for the physically active in the state of Delaware.
To advance the profession of Athletic Training through education and research.
To provide quality continuing education for the membership.
To safeguard and advance the interest of its membership.
-From the DATA By-Laws