Annual Meeting

Great Lakes Athletic Trainers’ Association 50th Annual Meeting and Symposium

March 14-17, 2018

Registration will be on Eventbrite, you will be able to register on-site.

2017 Program can be accessed here.


Hotel: Westin Chicago North Shore


2017 Program Highlights

A total of 20 CEUs were offered, 9 Category A, and 11 EBP

  • 9 additional mini-courses were offered in conjunction with the Annual Meeting. Six of these mini-courses offered additional EBP CEUs
  • The Pinky Newell Address was presented by Dr. Julian Biles. Julian Bailes, MD, is the chairman of the department of neurosurgery and co-director of NorthShore University HealthSystem’s Neurological Institute. He is also the man behind the Dr. Bailes character played by Alec Baldwin in ‘Concussion’ followed by the GLATA Awards ceremony.
  • A full program for Athletic Training Students was planned and executed by the GLATA Student Senate. Please see the posted final program for more details
  • Evidence-Based Practice in the Management of Sport-Related Concussion (Minicourse C) offered in conjunction with the NATA offers 4 EBP CEUS.


Learning Objectives for the GLATA 2017 Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium

Participants will be able to appraise and apply current evidence in order to:

1. Select and implement strategies to effectively evaluate, diagnose, and treat concussions.

2. Differentiate between a variety of conditions in the lower extremity and develop/coordinate appropriate treatment for patient-centered outcomes.

3. Develop an action plan to address professional responsibilities as it relates to work/life balance, interprofessional collaboration, clinical outcomes assessment, leadership, and management.

4. Apply current best practices in emergency management as it relates to pre-hospital care.



Cancellation / Refund Policy

All refund requests must be made to the GLATA Registration Director at P.O. Box 436, Crystal Lake, IL 60039, within 10 days of the conclusion of the meeting. Refund requests not received within 10 days will not be processed. No refunds will be processed on-site. Refunds will be made within 30 days after receipt. There will be a $10.00 cancellation fee.



GLATA is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers.

No individual should be denied participation in CE programs offered by the GLATA on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, military status, sexual orientation or age.








2017 GLATA Award Winners

2017 GLATA Award Winners

Published: March 8, 2017

Join us in congratulating the 2017 GLATA award winners

20 online EBP available

Published: July 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.