Program Overview

Event Information

The MAATA (District V) Annual Meeting and Symposia provide athletic trainers with a broad spectrum of learning opportunities. The pre-conference program includes two opportunities provided by MAATA and one hosted for the NATA. The general program spans Thursday afternoon through Saturday noon, with up to 16.5 CEUs available. There are currently 35 scheduled sessions including general sessions, learning labs, and presentations from athletic-training professional organizations plus poster sessions for athletic trainers and students. The conference includes presentations from essential to mastery level and across the five domains of athletic training.

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

March 28th-30th, 2019
Renaissance Tulsa Hotel & Convention Center
6808 S 107th E Ave, Tulsa, OK 74133

Check-In at Conference

Thursday:

Friday: 

Saturday:

     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 15th online and will open up on-site on March 28th

     Conference Registration Late Fee - After Noon March 15th 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 - CLOSED at Noon Thursday, March 15th (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 15th. Thursday night social will be cash bar with no entry fee.

Conference Highlights

Pre-Conference Workshops

The pre-conference program includes two opportunities provided by MAATA and one hosted for the NATA.
Conventional vs. Alternative/Mechanical CPR: What Does the Science Show? III-A 4.0EBP David Berry, PhD, MHA, AT, ATC
The session examines the evidence for application, and interrelatedness of alternatives and adjuncts to conventional CPR such as interposed abdominal compression, “cough” CPR, prone CPR, and mechanical CPR (piston drive CPR, load disturbing band CPR, active compression decompression CPR).

ATsCare Mark Cairns, ATC, RPT
Athletic Trainers deal with critical incidents such as the death of an athlete or colleague, a catastrophic injury, or a significant personal or work related event affecting those around him/her. The focus is to present the need for peer-to-peer support for the AT after a traumatic event.

Preventing Knee Injuries and Optimizing Long-Term Joint Health - Provided by the NATA (Registration and continuing education handled by the NATA)

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

Registration Fees

MAATA Member - Certified $50.00
MAATA Member - Student/Student Certified $25.00
NATA Member, Non-MAATA Member - Certified $110.00
NATA Member, Non-MAATA Member - Student/Student Certified $44.00
Non-NATA Member - Certified/Allied Profession $220.00
Non-NATA Member - Student $55.00
Retired Member $0.00

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 midnight March 15th 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.

Cancellation/Refunds

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; ron-walker@utulsa.edu) 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 www.maatad5.org