MAATA Free Communications Submission Page

The 2018 Annual Meeting & Symposium will feature several oral and poster presentations for all attendees.

Proposals are now being accepted from those who wish to present at 2018 District V (MAATA) meeting. Our goal is to provide Athletic Trainers and other Allied Health Care Professionals from all settings with an opportunity to disseminate information through a poster format. Deadline for all abstract submissions is 5:00 PM (CST) on Friday, December 7th, 2018. Once submitted, each abstract will go through a blinded peer-reviewed process by at least 3 content reviewers. Letters of notification will be emailed to the primary/submitting author starting December 21st, 2018.

NOTE: Only abstracts submitted online through this form will be accepted.

Poster Presentations:

  1. Posters will be displayed for a specific amount of time on Thursday, Friday and/or Saturday.
  2. The author(s) are expected to stand next to their poster during the predetermined time.
  3. If accepted, author(s) will be notified of the date and time for setting up their poster and the time for which they should be available for question and answers.

Submission Instructions

  1. The abstract submission process is similar to the NATAREF peer-reviewed track (
  2. Your page margins must be set at 1 inch on all sides using the standard 8.5 x 11 inch format.
  3. Use Arial 12 point Font with single spacing.
  4. Provide the title starting at the top left margin.
  5. On the next line, indent 3 spaces enter the author(s) last name, then initials (without spaces or periods), followed by a comma, and continue for all additional authors (if any), end with a colon.
  6. Following the colon, indicate the institution (including city and state) where the research was conducted (author and institutional information does not count in the word limit).
  7. Abstract structured headings must be per NATAREF guidelines (e.g. Context, Objective, Design, Setting).
    1. Those submitting “Tips from the Field” do not have to follow a structured heading. Submissions should be structured in a logical fashion.
  8. There is a 450-word limit for Basic Research, Meta-Analysis Research, Systematic Reviews, and Qualitative or Survey submissions.
  9. There is a 600-word limit for Clinical Case Reports, Clinical Case Series, Current Issues, or Tips from the Field.
    1. Limit is on words, not characters.  Do not use bullets, italics, bold or underline to emphasize major points.
  10. The abstract must be typed using a word processing program and inserted on the next page of this abstract submission form.
  11. The primary author submitting the proposal should receive notification of acceptance starting December 18th, 2017.


This form is currently closed for submissions.