The Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers’ Society 2018 Athletic Training Student Symposium hosted by Temple University

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The Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers’ Society 2018 Athletic Training Student Symposium was hosted by Temple University on March 23rd-24th in Philadelphia, PA. Approximately 175 athletic training students from athletic training education programs across the Commonwealth enjoyed educational programming, peer presentations, exhibits and professional networking.

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The presentations were a collaboration from the Athletic Training and Public Health Departments of Temple University and other professionals throughout Pennsylvania.

The 2018 Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers’ Society (PATS) Athletic Training Student Symposium hosted by Temple University began on the evening of March 23rd with welcoming remarks from Jennifer Ibrahim, the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs for the College of Public Health at Temple and from the Temple athletic training program faculty. Approximately 175 athletic training students from athletic training programs across the Commonwealth were then able to network with their peers, professors and other members of PATS during an Executive Board Leadership and Stop the Pain presentation. The evening of the first day was wrapped up with a quiz bowl, dinner and an escape room competition.

During the second day of the symposium, athletic training students attended multiple presentations ranging from topics in interviewing skills, concussion laws, foot analysis, hip pathologies, the throwing shoulder, sports dentistry, leadership skills, per diem information and skin infections. The presentations were a collaboration from the Athletic Training and Public Health Departments of Temple University and other professionals throughout Pennsylvania.

In addition to the clinical breakout sessions, attendees were able to learn from their peers through peer presentations. Laschonda Pituk (Temple), Caitlin Hargrave (King’s College), Connor Logoyda (King’s College) and Thomas Hoskins (King’s College) were this year’s student presenters.

For more information regarding this topic or to schedule an interview with PATS President George Roberts, MEd, LAT, ATC (president(at)gopats(dot)org), please contact Linda Mazzoli, MS, LAT, ATC, PATS Executive Director at patsexecutivedirection(at)gopats(dot)org.

The Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers Society, Inc is a progressive organization of licensed healthcare professionals who work under the direction of a licensed physician. Our society continues to increase public awareness and education regarding Athletic Trainers and the Athletic Training profession while serving as the premier source of information for public safety, injury and illness prevention, early intervention, patient care, and healthcare delivery for the physically active in the Commonwealth.

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