Program Overview

Event Information

Learning outcomes, by session, and speaker biographies, will be posted in the near future.

March 19th-21st, 2020
Embassy Suites by Hilton Omaha La Vista Hotel & Conference Center
12520 Westport Parkway, La Vista, Nebraska, 68128

Check-In at Conference

Thursday. March 19th:
10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Friday. March 20th:
7:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m

Saturday, March 21st:
7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

You must check-in to receive materials and sign the check-in sheet PRIOR to attending any events or sessions.

Registration Deadlines

     Conference Registration Closing - March 18th at 10:00AM online and will open up on-site on March 19th

     Conference Registration Late Fee - After March 7th at 11:59 PM an additional fee will be assessed at $20 for ATs/Allied and $10 for Students. Payments must be made or money (checks) must be received by this date to avoid an outstanding late balance.

     Meals - CLOSE on March 7th at 11:59 PM (Meal options are not guaranteed after March 1st or if payment is not received by that date)

     Social - Drink ticket options for Friday night will be available online and on-site even after meal selection options close on the 7th. Thursday night social will be cash bar with no entry fee.

Conference Highlights

Pre-Conference Workshops - **Requires Pre-Registration**

 Thursday March 19, 2020
8:00 am – 9:15 pm
ACES Workshop (Students) **Continues Friday Morning (8:00 – 12:00)
ACES Staff
Cost: $100.00 MAATA Members | $195.00 Non-MAATA Members

8:00 am – 5:30 pm
ATs CARE   Workshop
Cost: $100.00 – NATA Member
**Home-Study Portion must be completed before workshop begins**

12:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Preventing Knee Injuries and Optimizing Long-Term Joint Health (4.0 EBP CEU’s)
Adam Rosen PhD., ATC & Terry Grindstaff, PhD, PT, ATC,SCS,CSCS
Cost: Member Registration - $80.00  |  Non-Member Registration - $140.00

12:00 – 4:00 pm
Emergency Preparedness Workshop
David Berry & DK Fitzhugh
Windsor IX
Cost: $40.00


Learning Labs - **Requires Pre-Registration**

Friday March 20, 2020

 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Emergency Preparedness Lab (Certified Attendees Only)
David Berry & DK Fitzhugh
Windsor IX
Cost: $20.00

9:00 am – 10:30 am
QPR: Suicide Prevention Training
Martha Wells
Fedora II

10:10 am – 11:40 am
Speaking Their Language and Getting them to Change: Working with the Gen Z Student Athlete
TBD – Gatorade
Windsor IX

1:10 pm – 3:10 pm
Emergency Preparedness Lab (SP)
David Berry & DK Fitzhugh
Windsor IX
Cost: $20.00


Saturday March 21, 2020

8:00 – 12:00
Manual Therapy for the Low Back
Aric Warren & Phil Vardiman
Cost: $40.00

Registration Fees

MAATA Members requiring CEU documentation (Certified Professional, Student Certified) $65.00
MAATA Members NOT requiring CEU documentation (Student, Associate, Retired) $40.00
Non-MAATA Members requiring CEU documentation (Certified Professional, Student Certified) $125.00
Non-MAATA Members NOT requiring CEU documentation (Student, Associate, Retired) $60.00

Online Credit Card, Mail-in Check or On-site Check/Cash/Credit payments are accepted. Please note there will be a $20.00 surcharge for any on-site payment.

Checks must be received by March 7th at 11:59 PM or meals will not be guaranteed.

EBP Statement

Coming Soon

Session Capacities

All sessions are limited to the maximum set-up capacity of the room in which the session is being held. Entrance to sessions will be on a first-come, first-served basis. For sessions with a cap and requiring pre-registration, a wait-list will be created the day of the session.

Students may attend only general sessions that are at the essential level, and will be allowed entrance if space allows when the session begins.


The 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.  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. Pre-conference events offered by other entities (NATA or ACES) follow the providers cancellation and refund policy.

All refund requests must be sent in writing (postal or email) to and received by the treasurer of the MAATA (Ron Walker; 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.

Non-Discriminatory Policy

It is the policy of the Mid-America Athletic Trainers’ Association (MAATA) that all attendees and guests will not be discriminated upon the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, military status, sexual orientation, age, or other legally protected category. Furthermore, the MAATA is committed to accessibility and nondiscrimination in all aspects of its continuing education activities. Participants who need special accommodations are encouraged to contact the MAATA Annual Meeting coordinator so that all reasonable efforts to accommodate these needs can be made.

Grievance Policy

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