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JANUARY 25-27, 2019


Atlanta Marriott Century Center/Emory Area

2000 Century Boulevard NE  Atlanta  GA  30345

Special GATA Discounted Rates end January 16!



All Educational Sessions will be held in the Atlanta Administration and Conference Center on the Atlanta campus of Mercer University

2930 Flowers Road South --  Atlanta, Georgia 30341

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              2019 Conference AGENDA

Friday, January 25

8:00 AM CPR/AED  Instructor Course Check-in  
12:30 PM General Session Registration Opens  
2:00 PM Welcome Paul Higgs /GATA President  
2:05 PM Governmental Affairs Update Lauren Fralick, GeorgiaLink  
2:45 PM Be the Match      
3:15 PM Updates Concussion RTP Dr. Jeff Webb, MD/ Emory Sports Medicine/Atlanta Falcons  
3:55 PM Break/Exhibitors  
4:10 PM ESports Dr. Vonda Wright, MD/Northside Hospital Sports Medicine  
5:00 PM Keynote Address Dr. Allen Sills, MD/NFL Chief Medical Officer  
6:00 PM Adjourn  
7:15 PM

Social- -Vintage Pizza 


5434 Peachtree RdChamblee, GA 30341


Saturday, January 26

7:00 AM Registration  
7:50 AM Welcome Amos Mansfield/ GATA Vice President  
8:00 AM General Medical Conditions Dr. Joseph Powers, MD, FAAP, CAQSM/Northside Hospital Sports Medicine   
8:40 AM Shoulder/Elbow/Knee Injuries:  Panel Discussion Dr. Stephanie Hsu, MD

Dr Alonzo Sexton, MD

Dr. Jimmy Jiang, MD  / Northside Hospital Sports Medicine

10:00 AM Break/Exhibitors  
10:15 AM Dental Injuries

Dr. Matthew Simmons, MD/Northside Hospital Sports Medicine 

11:00 AM Business Meeting  
11:30 AM Honors & Awards Luncheon  
12:00 PM Key Note Address:  Comprehensive Care of the Athlete - The Team Dr. Vonda Wright, MD/Northside Hospital Sports Medicine  
12:45 PM Break/Exhibitors  
1:00 PM On-Field Acute Care 

Stephen Rodes, MD/Northside Hospital Sports Medicine 

1:40 PM Current Trends in Biological Medicine Thomas Myers, MD/ Myers Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center  
2:20 PM Concussion Diagnosis and Management Updates

Daniel Charek, PhD and Dr. Mark Sakr, DO, CAQSM, FAAFP/Northside Hospital Sports Medicine 

3:00 PM Break/Exhibitors  
2:45 PM Medical Time Out Dr. James Kyle, MD & Joan Reed, MAT, LAT, ATC, CSCS  
3:45 PM

Treating the Performing Artist

Elizabeth Chesarek DPT and Jacque Nelson ATC /Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta
4:15 PM A Primer on Pain for the Athletic Trainer Tim McMahon, DPT  
5:20 PM Improving your Value  Amy DeRosa, VP/IncreMedical  
6:30 PM Adjourn  

Sunday, January 27

Concurrent Sessions

8:00 AM Stop the Bleed  Billy Kunkle 8:00 AM

Emotional Intelligence:  

Why it matters?

Crystal Clark, MS, ATC/
Hamilton Sports Medicine
      8:40 AM Psychological First Aid in the Collegiate Setting
 Janet Craft, MA, ATC
9:15 AM Break/Exhibitors 9:15 AM Break/Exhibitors
9:30 AM Casting Lab: 9:30 AM Athletic Nutrition  Carol M. Kelly, RD, LD/Emory 
  Upper Extremity Casting Brian Baer, MA, ATC, OTC and Kelly Melton      
  Lower Extremity Casting Brian Baer, MA, ATC, OTC and Kelly Melton 10:30 AM What are Squat-based Gradable Movement Screens and Are They Useful?
 Ryan Hipp, MS, LAT, ATC/University of North Georgia
      11:00 AM    
11:30 AM     11:30 AM    
12:00 PM Adjourn 12:00 PM Adjourn

Printed manuals will not be provided this year but electronic copies of presentations will be available online during the meeting. Feel free to bring your laptop or tablet to download the presentation while you take notes. Free WiFi access will be available in the auditorium.

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