June 01, 2008


On Saturday, May 31, 2008, the Athletic Training Education Program hosted the annual meeting for the Saint Louis Athletic Trainers Association at The Doisy College of Health Sciences building on the SLU campus. Miles Leisman from Midwest Medical Resources and Don Joy Orthopedics sponsored the meeting.

The educational session started at 8:00 am with Dr. Mark Reinking presenting "Orthopaedic Shoulder Examination, an Evidence-Based Approach". This was extremely informative an gave the attendees some practical recommendations, based on the latest evidence, for use in their clinical practice.

Next, Karen Fennell, SLATA President spoke on "Professional Responsibility", which brought on a very lively discussion amongst the 25 attendees.

Finally, the morning ended with a business meeting, which ended at 12:15 pm.

It was indeed a great opportunity for us to bring this meeting on our campus. We look forward to staying involved and supporting this enthusiastic and growing organization.

Also, best wishes to Karen Fennell, the SLATA President who announced that she is moving to California this summer. She was on the Billiken Sports Medicine staff in the 1990's and has been very supportive of the development of the SLU Athletic Training Education Program. She has been active in our local, state and regional professional organizations and she has served on the committee to develop a SLU Athletic Training reception at Chaifetz Arena on June 21st after the NATA meeting, which is in St. Louis this year.

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