February 02, 2013

SLU AT Faculty and Students Participate in Inaugural MoATA Education Conference

SLU AT Students Arrive at the MoATA Education Conference: Rachel Cocek, Katie Schneebeck, Derrick Neuner, Kelley DeGreeff, Mary Rhatigan, Claire Botting and Katie Herington.
The Missouri Athletic Trainers' Association (MoATA) hosted its first-ever Education Conference on the campus of William Woods University in Fulton, MO.  Over 120 faculty and students from CAATE Accredited AT Programs participated in the conference which consisted of lecture and hands-on seminars for students and educators.  It also featured the MoATA Student Quiz Bowl competition with 7 programs participating.

Dr, Breitbach giving his presentation.
Saint Louis University AT Program Director Dr. Tony Breitbach led off the conference with an update of the National Athletic Trainers' Association's "Future Directions in Athletic Training Education".  SLU AT Clinical Education Coordinator Dr. Tim Howell coordinated the CAATE Presentation and emcee'd the MoATA Student Quiz Bowl.  MoATA President-Elect and SLU AT faculty member Dr. Kitty Newsham also participated in the workshop.

SLU's Quiz Bowl team ready for action!
SLU was represented in the Quiz Bowl by Rachel Cocek, Katie Herington and Katie Schneebeck with Alex Sawyer serving as an alternate.  Derrick Neuner, Claire Botting, Kelley DeGreeff and Mary Rhatigan also took part in the conference.

It was a great day of professional development and fellowship, and everyone hopes that this will be an annual event.

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