To: Members of the Mid-America Athletic Trainers’ Association
From: Rusty McKune, ATC | MAATA President
Regarding: 2021 Annual Meeting and Symposium
I hope that this finds each of you doing well, staying safe and managing the everchanging day-to-day that we have all come to know. 2020 has been a year of unprecedented personal and professional challenges for us all. I am writing today to provide you with an update on the 2021 Annual Meeting and Symposium.
On November 13, 2020, the MAATA Board of Directors voted to hold the 2021 Annual Meeting and Symposium in an entirely virtual format. The MAATA Board of Directors and the Annual Meeting and Symposium Committee have continued to monitor the status and impact of the pandemic. As we have all come to realize, there continues to be a great deal of uncertainty with what lies ahead. This is not a decision that was taken lightly, and it is not one that any of us wanted to make. However, in looking at ensuring the welfare and safety of the membership, the financial implications to the district and the time needed to accommodate to this change, we felt that now was time for the decision to be made.
Please continue to monitor e-mail and web-site communications for updates. The Board of Directors and Annual Meeting and Symposium Committee members are working hard to respond to this change and are committed to providing educational and professional development opportunities that you deserve, and which will represent what you have come to expect from this annual event.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Cancellation and Refund Policy
The Mid-America Athletic Trainers’ Association (MAATA) will offer a full refund of the general conference registration fees for requests received up to 2 weeks prior to the event. In the 2 weeks leading up to the event, refunds will be granted less a $15 administrative fee. No cancellations will be processed on or after the first day of the scheduled event.
The MAATA will offer a full refund of the pre-conference fees if received greater than two weeks prior to the event and the associated online home study materials have not been accessed. No refunds will be available for the pre-conference sessions within two weeks of the conference or thereafter or if the home study materials have been accessed.
All refund requests must be sent in writing (postal or email) to and received by the treasurer of the MAATA (email@example.com) and will be processed no later than four weeks after the last day of the Annual Meeting. Refunds will be issued to the original payer in the same amount as the payment received.
Grievance Policy & Procedure
Participants in any continuing education event presented by the Mid-America Athletic Trainers’ Association (MAATA) who have a grievance should submit the grievance in writing to the Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposia Coordinator within 30 days of the conclusion of the meeting. The Annual Meeting Coordinator will share the grievance with the MAATA Executive Committee for review and analysis. The MAATA Executive Committee will review the grievance, determine a response, and articulate the outcome to the person filing the grievance. The contact information for the Mid-America Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposia Coordinator and the Mid-America Athletic Trainers’ Association Executive Committee can be found at the MAATA website found at www.maatad5.org