Annual Meeting

KATS provides its membership with opportunities for continuing education and professional growth. KATS offers a yearly educational program that is open to certified athletic trainers, physicians, athletic training students, and other sports medicine professionals.

2019 Annual Meeting

The 2019 Annual Meeting will be held at the University of Kentucky, Saturday June 1, 2019 and Sunday June 2, 2019.  The Saturday sessions will take place in the Woodford Reserve room at Kroger Field and the Sunday sessions will take place at the Sports Medicine Research Institute (SMRI). 

Driving Directions

Session Descriptions and Learning Objectives

KATS Cancellation and Refund Policy

Lodging: A block of rooms has been reserved at the Holiday Inn Express (1000 Export Street, Lexington, KY 40504). Reservations can be made via telephone 859-389-6800. The group code is MUS.

Tentative Programming

Saturday June 1, 2019 (Handouts located under Members Only section)

7:50am to 8:00am

Opening Remarks:
Scott Lephart, PhD, Dean, University of Kentucky College of Health Sciences Scott Helton, MS, ATC, President, Kentucky Athletic Trainers' Society

8:00am to 9:00am

Cameron Straughn, MD
Category D CEU: Using Ultrasound for Diagnostic Imaging

9:00am to 11:00am

EBP: Aaron Sciascia, PhD, LAT, ATC, PES
The Role of the Scapula in Function and Dysfunction
This session is approved for 2 BOC EBP CEUs under Approved Provider# P3683 Eastern Kentucky University Athletic Training Education Program

10:45am to 11:00am


11:00am to 12:00pm

Austin V. Stone, MD, PhD
Category D CEU: Cartilage Injuries in Athletes

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Lunch / Awards

2:00pm to 3:00pm

Nick Heebner, PhD, ATC
Category D CEU: Injury and performance at the tip of the spear: Lessons from United States Special Operations

3:00pm to 4:00pm

Ray Albensi, MS, ATC, CEAS and Bill Welsh, MS, ATC, CHES, CEAS, CSCS 
Category D CEU: Utilizing Your Athletic Training Skills in the Ergonomic/Industrial Setting

3:45pm to 4:00pm


4:00pm to 5:00pm

Chaitu S. Malempati, DO and Caitlyn Conley, PhD, ATC
Category D CEU: The Multi-Ligament Knee: From Diagnosis to Outcomes


Lexington Legends Baseball Game

Sunday June 2, 2019

7:30am to 9:30am

Timothy Uhl, PhD, ATC, PT, FNATA
Category D CEU: Evidence Supporting a Treatment Based Classification Approach for Evaluating and Treating Athletic Spine Injuries

9:30am to 11:00am


11:00am to 12:00pm

Kyle Kosik, PhD, ATC
Category D CEU: Evidence of the Current Opioid Crisis and the Role Athletic Trainers Play in Stemming its Impact

(select one session to attend)

Lab Session SMRI: Oliver Silverson, ATC and Nicole Cascia, MAT, ATC (limit to 25)
Category D CEU: Clinical Assessment of Scapular Mobility Using A New Electric Goniometer: The Easy Angle

12:00pm to 12:30pm

12:00pm to 12:30pm

Ariel Allman, MS, ATC, CSCS
Category D CEU: Creating an Inclusive Athletic Training Environment

(select one lab session to attend)

Lab Session SMRI: Carolina Quintana, MA, ATC (limit to 25)
Category D CEU: The Recognition and Assessment of Vestibular Consequences
of Sports-Related Concussion

12:30pm to 1:30pm

EBP: Matt Hoch, PhD, ATC
Category D CEU: Manual Therapies for Chronic Ankle Instability: An Update on the Evidence

2019 Annual Meeting


Congratulations to all of the 2019 award winners!  Their contributions to athletic training and sports medicine has been remarkable!

Tom Simmons

Ralph Garvin
Boyd County High School (retired)

High School Athletic Trainer of the Year

Lance Harper
Murray High School

Award of Merit

Stephanie James
Northern Kentucky University

Tom Simmons

AJ Stadelmeyer
Ashland High School

Clinic Athletic Trainer
of the Year

Jason Carl
Baptist Health

of the Year

Scott Lephart
University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY


Emmalie Hankison
Georgetown College

Not Pictured
Kourtney Current: Union College

Sports Medicine Person
of the Year

Teresa Kleinhenz,

Louisville, KY


Austin Younce
Eastern Kentucky University

Recognition of Service was presented to Kristan Erdmann, EdD, ATC for serving as the Region 1 Representative from 2013-2019, Rob Ullery, ATC, for serving as Region 3 Representative from 2017-2019, and Carol George for serving as Vice President from 2017-2019. KATS thanks Kristan, Rob, and Carol for all of their efforts and commitment to the athletic training profession!

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