Call for Proposals

The EATA has issued a call for proposals for the 73rd EATA Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposia to be held January 8-11, 2021 at Harrah’s Resort in Atlantic City, NJ. The deadline for proposals is March 31, 2020.

EATA Call for Nominations

The EATA Executive Board is seeking nominations for President-Elect and Secretary.The term of office shall begin with the first Executive Board meeting following the annual EATA members meeting on January 12, 2021. Nominations can be submitted on the EATA Nominations page. The deadline to submit  nominations is Sept. 1, 2020.


Save the Date: Jack Baynes Golf Tournament

The 3rd Annual Jack Baynes Golf Tournament will be held on July 24, 2020, at the Southampton Golf Club (MA). .Cost is $100 per golfer in a scramble format, with a 9:00 am shotgun start. Contact Kim Bissonnette with questions: Funds raised from the tournament will benefit the endowment for the Jack Baynes Memorial Scholarship The scholarship will be administered by the NATA Foundation, and will go to an EATA (District One or Two) student. 

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We are sad to report that Paul Vaillancourt passed away unexpectedly at home on December 30, 2019. Paul was the Athletic Trainer at Worcester Academy (MA). He is survived by his wife Jennifer, and son, Jason. Services were held on Januray 6. Paul's obituary and information about memorial donations is here.

Paul Vaillancourt

In Memoriam


We are saddened by the news that Yoshitaka Ando passed away on December 2, 2019. Ando was the athletic trainer at Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School (MA) for the past 33 years. He is survived by his wife Cheri, and their four children, Lucas, 17; Kyle, 16; Marcus, 14; and Olivia, 9. A memorial service will be held on Sat., Dec. 14 at 9:45 a.m., at Lincoln-Sudbury. Friends of the family have established a GoFundMe fundraiser to support the college education of the Ando children.

Yoshitaka Ando

In Memoriam

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We are saddened by the news from Dallas that NATA Associate Executive Director Rachael Oats, CAE, our beloved friend and colleague, has passed away while in hospice after a battle with cancer. Rachael worked at the NATA for over 22 years, in several different capacities. She has been a tireless advocate for the profession, and a friend to countless ATs around the country. 


The NATA Board of Directors unanimously voted to name Rachael an Honorary NATA Member. The EATA Executive Board voted to honor her with an EATA Presidential Award. The District One Executive Council has voted to make a donation on behalf of District One to the NATA Foundation's Rachael Oats Memorial Scholarship for Athletic Training. Click here to read more about Rachael, and to view a video tribute. If you would like to make a contribution to the Rachael Oats Scholarship, please donate via the NATA Foundation and be sure to write "Rachael Oats Fund" in the comment box.

Rachael Oats

In Memoriam

​​​​EATA Treasurer Election 

EATA President John Hauth has issued this statement on the recent election for EATA Treasurer: "The EATA Executive Board extends congratulations to Tim Kelly on his recent election to the Office of EATA Treasurer. The Board would also like to extend its sincerest appreciation to each of the candidates who were nominated and ran in this year's election. We are fortunate to have had so many individuals willing to serve our great organization." 

Jennifer Brodeur Elected

The District One Executive Council is pleased to welcome Jennifer Brodeur as District One Secretary-Elect. She will take office in June 2020. 

COPA Seeks Subject Matter Experts from District One

The NATA Council on Professional Advancement (COPA) is currently accepting applications for subject matter experts in the following areas: Rehabilitation Clinic; Private and Emerging Practices; Community Outreach; Performing Arts; Health Care Administration. Click here for details.

Emergency Care for Athletes Summit at EATA

The 2020 EATA Conference is hosting a pre-conference Emergency Care for Athletes Summit (5 EBP CEUs) on Friday, January 10, 2020, from 3-9pm. Attendees will recognize athletes who are most at-risk for cardiac events, identify stroke, pre-hospital patient management & emergency management airways. Click here to learn more and to register!

Educators & Preceptors Summit at EATA

The 2020 EATA Conference is hosting a pre-conference Educators and Preceptors Summit (4 Cat. A CEUs) on Friday, January 10, 2020, from 8am-3pm. Attendees will acquire clinical skills, teaching tools and tips for manual therapy and joint manipulation of the spine, dislocation reduction, medication administration, advanced wound closure, & gain ideas related to immersive clinical education. Click here to learn more and to register!


Information on District Four Proposal

CLICK HERE for information on District Four's proposal to split into two districts. Contact District One Director Diane Sartanowicz with questions or feedback.

NATA District One
P.O. Box 693
Storrs-Mansfield, CT  
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