Please join us for the 2018 Annual KATS Meeting and Symposium. The event will be held on Sunday, November 18th, 2018 at Emporia State University Student Union from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm. The Symposium will include 6.0 total CEUs, with  3.50 of those are pending EBP CEUs.

To register click HERE 

If you are a vendor and would like to attend the Symposium please click HERE

Registration Pricing

Early Bird Pricing will end on Nov 4th at 5:00 p.m. 

All online registration will end on Nov 14th at 5:00 p.m

Registration can be done the day of the symposium however ALL attendees will be charged $55.00 both certifieds and students and a boxed lunch is not guaranteed.

The first 80 certified Athletic Trainer’s registered will receive a special gift.


  Emporia State Union Ballroom
7:30-8:30 am Registration – breakfast danishes – vendors –
8:30-9:00 KATS Awards and Hall of Fame Induction
9:00-10:00 Dan Lorenz, DPT, PT, ATC/L, CSCS  – Performance Enhancement in Rehab EBP CEU Approved
10:00-10:15 Break
10:15-11:15 Dr. Ram Chettiar – Student Athlete and Mental Health
11:15-12:15 Dr. Michael Page – Mentally Tough: An Introduction to Common Mental Health Challenges in Athletes and How We Support Them
12:15-1:15 KATS Business Meeting and Box Lunches – vendors
1:15-2:45 Paul E. Luebbers, PhD, CSCS*D and Erica Engelhaupt, MS, LAT, ATC  – The Use of Blood Flow Restriction Exercise in Rehabiliation: From Injury to Full Funciton 
2:45-3:00 Break
3:00-3:30 David Crotts, PT – Foundations of Pain Science
3:30-4:30 Cassie Mains, DPT – Maximizing Muscle Potential: Dry Needling for Myofascial Trigger Points
4:30- 4:45 Closing
4:45-5:30 Quiz Bowl

For Speaker Biographies, Presentation Objectives, and Presentation Knowledge Gaps click Here


Begins at 7:30 a.m., please bring a hard copy of your registration or download the eventbrite app to have information available on your device.

Parking on campus is always free on the weekends. The only spots off limits are clearly marked as “gold lot” and are enforced 24 hrs. There is a sign in front of each spot

Lunch is included with your choice of Grilled Chicken, Ham and Cheddar, Turkey and Swiss Sandwich or Veggie Wrap. Includes Tropical Fruit Cup, Miss Vickie’s Kettle Chips, Assorted Cookies, and Bottled Water.  Be prepared to choose your sandwich during the online registration process.

As part of our effort to raise funds for the NATA Legislative Grant, five dollars of each registration will be used as an in-kind donation to reach our goal. The matching grant and funds raised are used to pay for the services of our state lobbyist, Tom Bruno.

When registering, be sure to have your NATA BOC number, KSBHA License number, NPI (National Provider Identifier) number, and NATA membership number.
*Students if you are a NATA member, you are also a KATS member. If you are not a NATA member in that box just put n/a. 

To apply for your NPI please use the following link:

For more information on why it is important to obtain an NPI number please visit the following website:

Confirmation of registration will be sent via e-mail within seven days of receipt. Cancellations should be directed to the email ( or at least seven working days before the lecture.

Be sure to follow the KATS Facebook @KansasATSociety  page and Twitter account @KansasATS for any other updates on final schedule, speaker bios, presentation objectives, etc.


The Kansas Athletic Trainers’ Society (BOC AP# P3245) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers.