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). 

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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

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
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
Cartilage Injuries in Athletes

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Lunch / Awards

2:00pm to 3:00pm

Nick Heebner, PhD, ATC
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 
Utilizing Your Athletic Training Skills in the Ergonomic/Industrial Setting

3:45pm to 4:00pm


4:00pm to 5:00pm

EBP: Chaitu S. Malempati, DO and Caitlyn Conley, PhD, ATC
The Multi-Ligament Knee: From Diagnosis to Outcomes
This session has been submitted for approval for 2 BOC EBP CEUs under Approved Provider# P2382 University of Kentucky (pending)


Lexington Legends Baseball Game

Sunday June 2, 2019

7:30am to 9:30am

EBP: Timothy Uhl, PhD, ATC, PT, FNATA
Evidence Supporting a Treatment Based Classification Approach for Evaluating and Treating Athletic Spine Injuries
This session has been submitted for approval for 2 BOC EBP CEUs under Approved Provider# P2382 University of Kentucky (pending)

9:30am to 11:00am


11:00am to 12:00pm

EBP: Kyle Kosik, PhD, ATC
Evidence of the Current Opioid Crisis and the Role Athletic Trainers Play in Stemming its Impact
This session has been submitted for approval for 2 BOC EBP CEUs under Approved Provider# P2382 University of Kentucky (pending)

(select one session to attend)

Lab Session SMRI: Oliver Silverson, ATC and Nicole Cascia, MAT, ATC (limit to 25)
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
Creating an Inclusive Athletic Training Environment

(select one lab session to attend)

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

12:30pm to 1:30pm

EBP: Matt Hoch, PhD, ATC
Manual Therapies for Chronic Ankle Instability: An Update on the Evidence
This session has been submitted for approval for 2 BOC EBP CEUs under Approved Provider# P2382 University of Kentucky (pending)

2018 Annual Meeting

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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