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.

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.

Agenda

 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    
 10:00am-11:30am

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!



Awards

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

Tom Simmons
Award

Bill Edwards
Western Kentucky
University


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
Award

Jerry May
University
of Louisville (ret)


Clinic Athletic Trainer
of the Year

Kyle Webster
Drayer Physical Therapy


Award
of Merit

Randy McGuire
Georgetown
College


Tom Simmons
Award

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


Sponsor
of the Year

St. Elizabeth Healthcare
Erlanger, KY


Scholarship
Recipients

Molly Mertle
Northern Kentucky
University


Not Pictured
Kalia Barnett: Eastern 
Kentucky University

Gabe Chapman: Eastern
Kentucky University

Olivia Schmitt: Thomas
More College

Tom Simmons
Award

Walt McCombs
University
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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