Pre-Conference Career Workshops

Join us in Las Vegas for these exciting
Career Workshops on Monday, June 24, 2013!


The Athletic Trainer as a Physician Extender – Introduction

8 a.m. – Noon General Session
1 – 5 p.m. Breakout Sessions

This career workshop will discuss the definition of a physician extender, how they operate in the physician practice, job duties and responsibilities of an AT and how they can improve the MD efficiency. Workshop attendees will learn where to find PE positions and locate the training programs available. Participants will earn 8 CEUs; the cost is $80 for students and $120 for members.


The Athletic Trainer as a Physician Extender – Advanced

8 a.m. – Noon General Session
1 – 5 p.m. Breakout Sessions

This career workshop is geared toward athletic trainers with experience working in the physician extender role. The program will include speakers that are AT professionals in the field and give attendees advanced learning skills and ways to provide positive impact to their physician practice. This will include information on multi-credentialing, coding, setting up a DME business, improving patient throughput and creating clinic efficiencies. Participants will earn 8 CEU’s; the cost is $80 for students and $120 for members.
Introduction and Advanced Physician Extender Breakout Sessions

Attendees may select to attend the Casting Workshop or any two of the other three workshops offered below.

Breakout #1: Beginners Casting Workshop (One Session)

1 – 5 p.m.

  • Demonstration & hands-on experience of the short arm cast, short leg cast, and thumb spica cast provided by National Association of Orthopaedic Technologists

Breakout #2: Surgical First Assist Workshop (Two Sessions)

1 – 3 p.m.
3 – 5 p.m.

  • This interactive workshop will be set up as a mock operating room including demonstration and hands-on experience of scrubbing, gloving, preparing a sterile field, prepping, draping, instrumentation, review the roles and responsibilities of a surgical first assist

Breakout #3: Suturing and Knot Tying Workshop (Two Sessions)

1 – 3 p.m.
3 – 5 p.m.

  • This interactive workshop involves surgical skills around suturing.  Learn the different techniques used in the operating room for tying suture knots including square knot, surgeon’s knot, and the deep tie. Receive a manual, CD and knot –tying board for attending

Breakout #4: Radiology (One Session)

1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

  • Helping the AT understand radiographic interpretation including x-rays, MRIS and CT scans


Connecting Athletic Trainers with the Performing Arts

2. – 6 p.m.

This workshop will be an on-site, day in the life of a Las Vegas performance medicine ATC. The entire afternoon will take place on stage, back stage and in the performance medicine facility at a Cirque Du Soleil theater. Topics to be covered will include emergency procedures on and back stage, rehabilitation specific to the performing athlete, and current topics in the performing arts field. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn from leaders in this unique field and current employment opportunities in the performing arts setting will also be discussed. Please wear comfortable clothing for hands on activities. Participants will earn 4 CEU’s; the cost is $40 for students and $60 for members.


Managing the Health and Wellness of the Public Safety Employee

2 – 6 p.m.

This workshop will give attendees the opportunity to learn about athletic training skills specific in the public safety setting- police, fire and rescue, EMS employees.  Speakers will highlight recommendations currently utilized in NFPA 1584 (Rehab and environmental safety), Critical Incident Stress Management techniques, Proper nutrition, ROI data, and typical injury patterns and management.


Business of Athletic Training

3 – 7 p.m.

This workshop is designed to incorporate basic business concepts into the tool kit of all athletic trainers.  These tools, though unique to some athletic trainers, are as necessary as learning how to tape. This workshop will focus on business concepts such as marketing, growing a business, leadership, networking, and how to create and build your “business” strategy. The workshop will assist the athletic trainer of any setting to incorporate these concepts into their place of employment. Participants will earn 4 CEUs; the cost is $40 for students and $60 for members.


 Networking Reception for Emerging Settings and Career Development Experiences (CDE)

Monday, June 24 at 5:30 – 7 p.m.

Athletic trainers who are leaders in various settings, including occupational, industrial, corporate, hospital, clinic, physician extender, performing arts, military, law enforcement, government and more will be there waiting to speak with you! Free snacks will be provided with a cash bar.