Call for Presentation Proposals for the 2020 GLATA Annual Meeting and Symposium

March 11-14, 2020
Wheeling, IL

The Great Lakes Athletic Trainers’ Association Education Committee is inviting proposals for professional presentations at the 2020 Annual Meeting and Symposium in Wheeling, IL, March 11-14, 2020. 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 above 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.

Submit your proposal here

Submissions must be received by May 1, 2019 for consideration.

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.

GLATA PR Contest 2019

Published: January 14, 2019

Recognize a GLATA member/organization from each state that has promoted the athletic trainer or the athletic training profession at the grass roots level.

NATA Convention Planning Committee

Published: February 12, 2019

District Four is looking for a representative to serve on the NATA Convention Planning Committee. Those interested should (1) value the philosophy of evidence-based practices, (2) appreciate the breadth of the athletic training profession, (3) utilize effective communication practices, and (4) enjoy collaborative work in a large group.