June 28, 2015

Great Week for Athletic Training in St. Louis!

Saint Louis University and the City of St. Louis welcomed colleagues from around the world during the week of June 20-27, 2015 in an outstanding week of fellowship and professional development!

The SLU Center for Global Citizenship was a great venue for the WFATT Opening Ceremonies
The 2015 World Congress of the World Federation of Athletic Training and Therapy took place on the campus of Saint Louis University with a theme of "Overuse Injury in Sport, an Interprofessional Approach".  The outstanding program included keynote speakers Dr. Jill Cook from Victoria, Australia and Dr. Scott Reeves from London, England.  The Opening Ceremonies took place in SLU's Center for Global Citizenship and a Gala Dinner was held in the Allied Health Building's Multipurpose Room.  Check out photos from the WFATT events here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/slu_healthsciences/sets/72157654440358478

AT Leadership from around the world came together at the WFATT Gala Dinner.
The 2015 National Athletic Trainers' Association Clinical Symposia and AT Expo was held at America's Center in downtown St. Louis.  The Saint Louis University Athletic Training Program was active in the event.  Faculty members Dr. Kitty Newsham and Dr. Anthony Breitbach made presentation at the event.  

Dr. Newsham presenting on Exercise Related Breathing Disorders
Dr. Breitbach conducting a Peer-to-Peer Discussion on Interprofessional Education
The SLU AT Program was also mentioned in the NATA Press Conference on its upcoming partnership with the NFL, the St. Louis Rams, Athletico and the St. Louis Public Schools. The week was capped off with the SLU AT Alumni Party at Rosalita's Cantina with over 65 alums and friends in attendance.
Great turnout at the SLU AT Alumni Party!
This was a memorable week in St. Louis, the future of the profession of Athletic Training has never been brighter!

June 18, 2015

2015 WFATT World Congress Kicks Off at Saint Louis University

Saint Louis University (SLU) and the SLU Edward and Margaret Doisy College of Health Sciences (DCHS) Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training  is proud to host the 2015 World Congress of the World Federation of Athletic Training and Therapy (WFATT) on June 20-22, 2015, on the SLU campus.

The theme of the 2015 World Congress is "Overuse Injury in Sport: An Interprofessional Approach" with delegates representing the United States and 12 other countries from around the world.

The Opening Ceremonies take place in the SLU Center for Global Citizenship.
The 2015 WFATT World Congress will include presentations, poster sessions and workshops hosted by an impressive lineup of speakers; opening ceremonies that will include live music and international cuisine; and a gala dinner for World Congress attendees.

Educational sessions take place on the SLU Medical Center Campus.
Here is the list of the schedule of events and the scientific paper presentations:

While attending the 2015 WFATT World Congress, guests are encouraged to share their experience via social media. Attendees can use the hashtag #WFATT2015 and follow @WFATT, @SLUDCHS, @SLU_AT and @SLU_PT.

It is not too late to register for the 2015 WFATT World Congress with on-site registration available at the Opening Ceremonies on Saturday, June 20.

The Hotel Ignacio serves as the host hotel for the 2015 WFATT World Congress.
The WFATT is a coalition of health care professionals in the fields of sport, exercise, and injury/illness prevention and treatment. The primary objective of the WFATT is to promote the highest quality of health care and functional activity through the collaborative efforts of its members.

For more information about the 2015 WFATT World Congress, visit the 2015 World Congress website or email wfatt2015@slu.edu.