June 28, 2019

SLU AT Program Faculty and Alumni have a Great Week in Las Vegas

The National Athletic Trainers' Association hosted its 70th Annual Clinical Symposia and AT Expo at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas from June 23-17, 2019.

It was a great week of fellowship and professional development and Saint Louis University Athletic Training Program faculty and alumni were highly engaged in the conference.

A highlight of the week was when SLU AT faculty member Dr. Kitty Newsham was presented the 2019 Dan Libera Service Award from the Board of Certification recognizing her long-time dedication to the BOC and the profession of Athletic Training.

In partnership with the Alumni Office and Billiken Athletics, SLU held its annual AT Program Alumni Reception at Hussong's Cantina - Las Vegas on Tuesday, June 25, 2019.  Over 50 attended this gathering of SLU AT faculty, alumni and friends.

SLU participated in the NATA Ethnic Diversity Advisory Committee Town Hall on Wednesday, June 26th where doctoral student Kemba Noel-London and Dr. Anthony Breitbach presented on SLU's Ethnic Diversity Enhancement Grant project "Development Program in Athletic Training at Ethnically Diverse High Schools".  Alumnus Jose Mendez MAT, ATC also stopped by the event, Jose served as the initial leader for this project while a student at SLU.

SLU was also well represented in the educational sessions:

Oral Presentations/Workshops

Exercise-Related Respiratory Conditions: Sorting Through the Differential Diagnoses
Kitty Newsham PhD, ATC

Facilitating Intrinsic Foot Muscle Training
Kitty Newsham PhD, ATC

Intrinsic Foot Muscle Training and Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation Lead to Increased Arch Height Index and Improved Y-balance Composite Scores
Dave Gutekunst MS, PhD and Kitty Newsham PhD, ATC

Charting Athletic Training's Future- Perspectives from the Academy (ASAHP Affiliate Session)
Anthony Breitbach PhD, ATC (moderator), Lou Fincher EdD, ATC; Chris Ingersoll PhD, ATC and Chris O'Brien PhD, ATC

Poster Presentations

NASA Task Load Index – Measuring Patient Experience With Novel Exercise
Kitty Newsham PhD, ATC and Dave Gutekunst MS, PhD

Filling the Gaps in Adolescent Care and School Health Policy: Tackling Health Disparities through Sports Medicine Integration
Anthony Breitbach PhD, ATC, FASAHP and Kemba Noel-London MAT, ATC, CES

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