Tory Lindley Named NATA’s New
The voting results are in and Tory Lindley, MA, ATC, has been
elected NATA’s 14th president. He will take over for current
NATA President Scott Sailor, EdD, ATC, at the 2018 NATA
Clinical Symposia & AT Expo and will serve a 3 year term.
Learn more about Lindley by reading his curriculum vitae
and professional service. Also, look for more information
about your new president in the November NATA News.
Our sincere thanks to Kathy Dieringer, EdD, ATC, LAT, for
her willingness to serve the association and to all of our
members who engaged in the voting process.
Free Communications Submissions Due
The Free Communications 2018 Call for Abstracts
site is accepting submissions until Nov. 15. The Free
Communications program is often the first chance an
Athletic Trainer gets to present his/her research and clinical
case studies on a topic during the NATA convention. To
date, almost 5,000 oral and poster presentations have
been provided through the Free Communications program,
which provides a forum for researchers and clinicians to
disseminate research and clinical case studies. Those
abstracts selected by the committee are published in
the Supplement to the Journal of Athletic Training and
are presented at the NATA convention via oral or poster
presentation. For more information, visit natafoundation.
NATA 2018 Housing Opens in November
You can start making arrangements to attend the 69th
NATA Clinical Symposia & AT Expo when housing opens in
November. Taking place June 26-29, 2018, in New Orleans,
the NATA convention is the largest gathering of Athletic
Trainers in the world. Visit conventin.nata.org to see
housing options and updates on programing.
Time to Renew Your NATA Membership
Renew your NATA membership now to take advantage
of our valuable member-only benefits, such as career
development opportunities, professional development and
connection to the athletic training community. NATA offers
installment payment plans for your convenience when
renewingyourNATAmembershipfor2018.Vi sit www.
nata.org/membership to renew and learn more about our
installment payment plans.
Use Your FREE CEU Credits this
It’s a reporting year, so now is the perfect time to take
advantage of your 10 free CEU credits you receive with
your NATA membership. The credits can be used toward
the majority of the more than 250 courses offered in the
NATA Professional Development Center. Use them before
they expire Dec. 31. Visit
By Beth Sitzler, NATA Managing Editor
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