Annual Meeting Speaker Submissions 2018

Call for Presentation Proposals for the 2018 GLATA Annual Meeting and Symposium  

March 14-17, 2018

Wheeling, IL

The Great Lakes Athletic Trainers’ Association Education Committee is inviting proposals for professional presentations at the 2018 Annual Meeting and Symposium in Wheeling, IL, March 14-17, 2018. Athletic Trainers and affiliated professionals are encouraged to submit proposals for both general sessions and those that may qualify for the BOC’s Evidence-based Practice (EBP) continuing education units (CEUs). Presentation formats for all sessions include: feature presentations, learning labs and mini-courses. Further descriptions and guidelines for both types of proposals are posted below.

EBP Presentation topics should address athletic training domain(s) beyond entry-level knowledge or address a topic that would make a valuable contribution to the understanding of the practice or pedagogy of athletic training. EBP foundational presentations should enhance the athletic trainer’s understanding and implementation of EBP, while EBP clinical presentation should address the presentation topic using the best available evidence.  In addition, if one’s EBP presentation proposal is accepted by the GLATA, the author(s) must work with the GLATA Education Committee in securing BOC EBP course approval.Please note there is a specific application and proposal format for an EBP presentation.




Individuals interested in presenting must complete the online application indicating the presentation type, learning objectives, and resources needed as well as a structured abstract (250 word limit; see below for example).  All proposals must be submitted electronically through the GLATA website. Mailed or faxed submissions will not be considered. Please contact Jessica Emlich Jochum, GLATA Education Committee Chair ( regarding any questions. Each submission will undergo review by the GLATA Education Committee. 





Submissions must be received by May 1, 2017 for consideration.



# of Speakers


Feature Presentation


1 hr

1-2 Speakers

Lecture only

Learning Lab


Up to 2 hrs total

1-2 Speaker + lab assistants

Lecture and lab combination



2-6 hrs pre/post conference (attendees register for additional CEUs)

1-2 Speakers + lab assistants

Speaker’s choice of lecture, lab or combination

Support Your Peers – Nominate Them for One of Gatorade’s NATA Awards!

Published: Friday, August 18, 2017

Athletic Trainers play an important role in the health and safety of athletes. However, that role too often goes unnoticed and many Athletic Trainers do not receive the recognition they deserve.


Gatorade hopes to help change this through the sponsorship of two awards that help acknowledge ATs hard work: The Gatorade Secondary School Athletic Trainer Award and The Tim Kerin Award for Excellence.


Nominate the deserving AT in your life! Nominations accepted until September 15, 2017.

20 online EBP available

Published: Thursday, June 15, 2017

GLATA offers 20 online EBP home study courses through Innovative CEUS. Members can access a half off coupon in the members only section. Remember 2017 is a BOC reporting year, all certified athletic trainers need 10 BOC approved EBP CEUS. 

Committee Chair Position Vacancy Notice

Published: Monday, May 8, 2017

Great Lakes Athletic Trainers’ Association
Committee Chair Position Vacancy Notice

GLATA Committee on Practice Advancement Chair and District IV Representative to the NATA Committee on Practice Advancement