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 Makers Mark room at Kroger Field and the Sunday sessions will take place at the Sports Medicine Research Institute (SMRI). 

Call for abstracts is now OPEN!  Please download the presentation application, read all instructions, and complete the form in full.  Abstracts for various types of presentations and sessions will be accepted through February 1, 2019 at 11:59pm EST.

2018 Annual Meeting

The 2018 Annual Meeting was hosted by St. Elizabeth Training and Education Center in Erlanger, KY.

Saturday June 9, 20188:00am – 4:30pm, Clinical Symposium and Members' Meeting.


 Time  Topic  Presenter(s) Note
 8:00am-8:10am  Welcome  Scott Helton, ATC  
 8:10am-8:45am  CAATE Update Justin Farr, MS, ATC  
 8:15am-12:15pm EBP Session: Athletic Trainer's Utilization & Clinical Establishment of IV Access & Fluid Administration to Improve Patient Care
4-EBP hours provided by Eastern Kentucky University AP#P3683
 Eric Fuchs, DA, ATC, AEMT  This session has limited capacity. The session will be only be open to the first 25 attendees who register. 
An additional $40.00 fee will be charged for this session.
 8:45am-9:45am Addressing Neuroplasticity in Your Orthopedic Clinical Practice  Dustin Grooms, PhD, ATC, CSCS  
 9:45am-10:00am  Break    

EBP Session: Predicting Ankle Sprains: A Path to Prevention
1.5-EBP hours provided by the University of Kentucky AP#P2382

 Phillip Gribble, PhD, ATC, FNATA  
 11:30am-12:00pm AT Cares Presentation Doug Means, MA, ATC/Kristan Erdmann, EdD, ATC  
 12:00pm-2:30pm Lunch and Business Meeting – Awards/Tory Lindley/SEATA    
 2:30pm-3:30pm  2018 Concussion Update: Where is the Science Taking Us?  Tad Seifert, MD  
 3:30pm-4:30pm  Physical Assessment and Training Considerations for the Proximal Segments   Thomas Palmer, PhD, ATC, CSCS

Bill Cubbage, ATC elected to the KATS Hall of Fame!


Congratulations to all of the 2018 award winners!  Their contributions to athletic training and sports medicine has been remarkable!

Tom Simmons

Bill Edwards
Western Kentucky

High School Athletic Trainer of the Year

Ray Hibbert
Kentucky Country Day

College Athletic Trainer
of the Year

Rayshaun Bailey
University of the Cumberlands

Tom Simmons

Jerry May
of Louisville (ret)

Clinic Athletic Trainer
of the Year

Kyle Webster
Drayer Physical Therapy

of Merit

Randy McGuire

Tom Simmons

Artie McGuffin
Spencer Co. HS, Holmes,
Covington Catholic HS (ret)

of the Year

St. Elizabeth Healthcare
Erlanger, KY


Molly Mertle
Northern Kentucky

Not Pictured
Kalia Barnett: Eastern 
Kentucky University

Gabe Chapman: Eastern
Kentucky University

Olivia Schmitt: Thomas
More College

Tom Simmons

Walt McCombs
of Kentucky (ret)

Co-Sports Medicine Person
of the Year

Phillip Hurley, MD
Owensboro, KY

Co-Sports Medicine Person
of the Year

Tad Seifert, MD
Louisville, KY

Recognition of Service was presented to Jamey Carver, ATC for serving as the Region 4 Representative from 2006-2018 (not pictured) and Taylor Temnick, ATC, for serving as Secretary from 2014-2018. KATS thanks both Jamey and Taylor for all of their efforts and commitment to the athletic training profession!

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