Board Position Up for Elections
We are currently taking nominations for the following board positions: President, Vice President, Secretary, Central Representative, West Coast Representative, and South I Representative. Please contact Alan Morales, the ATAF Nominations Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org to nominate someone or yourself for one of these positions. Nominations will be taken through Sunday, October 1st. Voting will open Saturday, November 1st and end on Sunday November 30th. We will send an e-blast on Saturday, November 1st with instructions on the procedures to vote.
26th Annual Athletic Trainers’ Association of Florida Symposium and Business Meeting
The 26th Annual Symposium and Business meeting was held July 18-20 at the Embassy Suites Lake Buena Vista South Hotel in Kissimmee. More than 260 ATs and ATS’s attended this year’s meeting. This year’s Key Topic, ”Planning Pre-Participation Physicals & Baseline Concussion Testing Secondary School/Pediatric Considerations”, was presented by Jason Zaremski, MD and Randy Schwartzberg, MD.
The following awards were handed out, Sports Medicine Person of the Year: Larry Padgett, MD, Athletic Trainer of the Year: Chris Peters, M.Ed., LAT,ATC, High School Athletic Trainer of the Year: Mary Medina, LAT,ATC, Professional Outreach Athletic Trainer of the Year: Enrique Luna, LAT,ATC, College/University Athletic Trainer of the Year: Jennifer Plant, MSEd., LAT, ATC: Professional Athletic Trainer of the Year: Mike Ryan, PT, LAT, ATC, Presidential Backbone Award: Don Teahan, DPT, LAT, ATC, The Athletic Trainers’ Association of Florida’s Legacy Award: Juliette Kim from the University of Miami, College/University Athletic Training Student of the Year: Courtnie Breland from University of North Florida, High School Athletic Training Student Aide Winner: Destiny Glass from Leon High School, High School Athletic Training Student Aide 1st Runner up: Briana Davis from Godby High School, and High School Athletic Training Student Aide 2nd Runner up: Alyssa Fiorelli from Boone High School. Many thanks goes to Pattie Tripp, EdD., LAT, ATC, Karen Lew, M.Ed., LAT, ATC and Kelley Henderson, M.Ed., LAT, ATC, for putting together an outstanding educational event. We would also like to thank our many Sponsors and Vendors who continue to support our organization.