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.

2020 Annual Meeting

The 2020 Annual Meeting will be held at Bellarmine University in Louisville, KY, Saturday June 6, 2020. Continuing education hours will include 2 Evidence-Based Practice hours and 4 Category A hours. Category A credit is offered through the Kentucky Orthopedic Rehab Team P2546.

Attendees are welcome to attend the Louisville Bats baseball game the evening of Friday June 5, 2020. Ticket prices are $35.00 for each ticket which includes game entry and a buffet in the right field patio area.

Driving Directions

Session Descriptions and Learning Objectives

KATS Cancellation and Refund Policy

Lodging: A block of rooms has been reserved at the Residence Inn Louisville Downtown at a rate of $109.00/night. This rate is only available until May 5, 2020. You can  Book your group rate for Kentucky Athletic Trainers here.

Tentative Programming

Friday June 5, 2020

7:05pm Social at Louisville Slugger Field: Louisville Bats vs. Durham Bulls 

Saturday June 6, 2020 (Handouts will be located under Members Only section when available)


Registration (Breakfast Provided)


Opening Remarks
8:00am-8:30amVanessa Shannon, Director of Mental Performance University of Louisville

Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction

Owen McGonigle, MD, Sports Medicine Specialist, Bluegrass Orthopedics


Event Medicine

Jon Divine, MD, Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Medical Director University of Cincinnati Athletics, Medical Director Flying Pig Marathon


Integrating the recommendations of the NATA Position Statement on Immediate Management of Appendicular Joint Dislocations into clinical practice and education

Susan Rozzi, PhD, ATC, SCAT, Associate Professor College of Charleston

EBP Session

 11:15am-11:30am Break

Anabolic Androgenic Steroid Use in Adolescent Student-Athletes: The Pressure to Perform

Brian Parker, Taylor Hooton Foundation

EBP Session

 12:30pm-2:00pmLunch/Awards Program/Business Meeting

Clinical Coordinators Round Table Discussion: Serving as a Preceptor for the Modern AT Student

Round Table Discussion and Rapid Fire Segment

 3:15pm-4:15pmJohanna Hoch, PhD, ATC, Program Director University of Kentucky Professional Masters in Athletic Training 

From the 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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