Annual Meeting

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

March 14-17, 2018

Registration is now CLOSED on eventbrite but can be accessed here. (make sure that you have your pop-up blocker turned off). 

Registration is available on-site:

  • Wed, March 14th - 1:00pm – 5:00pm
  • Thurs, March 15th - 8:00am – 3:30pm
  • Fri, March 16th - 7:00am – 12:00pm

Member - $155.00
Non-Member - $220.00
Certified Student - $105.00
Student Member - $90.00
Student Non-Member - $100.00

Please bring ID. We accept: cash, check or credit card.

2018 FINAL Program can be accessed here.

If you would like to register via mail please send this form and mail it to GLATA Registration Director at: P.O. Box 436, Crystal Lake, IL, 60069.

Exhibitor Floor Plan and List of Vendors


Hotel: Westin Chicago North Shore (Sold out for certain nights)
601 N. Milwaukee Ave. Wheeling, IL

The 2018 GLATA Meeting will be located at the Westin Chicago North Shore.  Use the following link: https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/GLATA2018 to make your reservation. The block of rooms will be released on February 16, 2018.

Convention Rate: $123.00/night plus tax

For room reservations, please call (847) 777-6500 and inform them that you are attending the Great Lakes Athletic Trainers Association Meeting so that you will receive the convention rate. 

2nd Hotel: Holiday Inn Express & Suites Chicago-Deerfield/Lincolnshire

1445 Lake Cook Rd. Deerfield, IL (1.4 miles from Annual Meeting location)
Click here to reserve a room at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites

Convention Rate: $119.00/night plus tax

3rd Hotel: Embassy Suites by Hilton Chicago North Shore Deerfield

1750 Lake Cook Road Deerfield, IL (3.1 miles from Annual Meeting location)

Click here to reserve a room at the Embassy Suites (must use Group Code GLATA)

4th Hotel: Hyatt Regency  Deerfield

2600 Lake Cook Rd. Riverwoods, IL (3.0 miles from Annual Meeting location)

Click here to reserve a room at the Hyatt Regency Deerfield


2018 GLATA Annual Meeting Learning Objectives

1. Compare new approaches and perspectives in the evaluation and rehabilitation of lower and upper extremity conditions to improve diagnosis and the design and coordination of patient care plans.

2. Evaluate the contributions of mental health and the social determinants of health in delivering patient centered healthcare.

3. Apply current best practice in emergency management as it relates to pre-hospital care.

4. Assess how athletic training best evidence and practice can contribute to better health outcomes.


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.








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.

Annual Meeting Surveys

Published: March 16, 2018

Convention Surveys will be sent out throughout the next few days. Please double check your junk/spam/clutter folders if you have not received your survey by March 21st.

Call for Abstracts

Published: October 13, 2017

GLATA Research Committee Call for Abstracts Great Lakes Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Meeting and Symposium