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Georgia Athletic Trainers' Association

June 9-10, 2023

UGA Campus --Athens, GA

The 2023 GATA Annual Meeting and Symposium will be held on June 9-10 at the University of Georgia in Athens, GA.  This year’s symposium provides attendees important educational opportunities, business meeting, a social, and networking opportunities. 

The program is intended to provide entry-level and experienced Athletic Trainers opportunities to learn new skills and techniques on a variety of sports medicine related topics, as well as gain knowledge on issues important to the practice of athletic healthcare. 

Topics (Updated as Schedule Finalizes):

  1. AT in Performing Arts
  2. General Medical Assessment
  3. Bloodflow Restriction Training
  4. Mental Health Assessment

Target Audience: All Athletic Trainers

CEU Credits: The entire conference will include 7-9 CEUs.

Registration:  Discounted Early Registration rates start at $100 for certified members and $25 for students.  Early Registration discounts end June 6, 2023. 

    Cancellation/Refund policy: Cancellations must be in writing and submitted to GATA Treasurer to qualify for refund. Cancellation request received two (2) weeks prior to the start of the scheduled meeting = full refund minus $5 processing fee. Cancellation request received one (1) week prior to start of scheduled meeting = 50% refund. Cancellation request received <7 days prior to start of the meeting = No refund. 

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    1197 S Lumpkin St, Athens, Georgia, 30602

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    GATA 2023-- Athens

    Friday, June 9th




    5:00 PM

    Registration Opens

    6:00 PM

    Andy Grubbs ATC BLS Certification
        Tour of UGA Athletic Facilities


    President's Reception Social

    10:30 PM


    Saturday, June 10th

    7:00 AM

    Registration Opens

    7:45 AM

    Jared Sandler ATC Opening Remarks / Welcome

    8:00 AM

    Lovie Tabron ATC Mental Health Assessment for the AT

    8:30 AM

    Lone Howell PT Pelvic Health in the Athlete

    9:30 AM

    GATA Committee Updates

    10:00 AM

    Break / Exhibitors

    10:15 AM

    Steve Patterson ATC Performing Arts:  Savannah Bananas


    Eric Gordon, MD Athlete Ortho Case Study


    Break / Exhibitors

    12:15 PM

    Awards Luncheon

    MC:  Coach Jim Donnan, UGA Head Football Coach 1996-2000


    Tracy Ray, MD Athlete General Medical Assessment


    Transition to classroom Breakout Rotations


    Group A Group B Group C

    2:30 PM

    Blood Flow Restriction  Manual Therapy Emergency Care

    3:30 PM

    Manual Therapy Emergency Care Blood Flow Restriction

    4:30 PM

    Emergency Care Blood Flow Restriction Manual Therapy

    5:30 PM


    7:00 PM

    GATA Social

    Sponsored by Piedmont Athens Regional Hospital

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