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 .