The Kansas Athletic Trainers’ Society provides an annual continuing education symposium annually to their membership for a reduced fee.

Please join us for the 2019 Annual KATS Meeting and Symposium. The event will be held on Sunday, November 17th, 2018 in Topeka at Stormont Vail Hospital from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm. The Symposium will include 5.0 Category A CEUs and 1.0 EBP CEU.

Registration Pricing

To register go to:

Early Bird Pricing will end on Nov 5th at 5:00 p.m. (Early bird Certified Members $50, Early bird student members $20, Early bird certified nonmembers $65, Early bird nonmembers student $30)

All on-line registration will end on Nov 15th at 5:00 p.m.

Registration can be done the day of the symposium however ALL attendees will be charged $65.00(both certified and students) and lunch is not guaranteed.

The first 100 certified Athletic Trainer’s registered will receive a special gift.


Speaker Bios 



7:30-8:30 am- Registration – breakfast danishes
8:30-9:00- KATS Awards Ceremony
9:00-10:00-  Sleep Apnea in Athletes – Angie Brockman – Stormont Vail Pulmonary Center
10:00-10:15- break
10:15-11:15- Common Pitfalls to Avoid in the Practice of Athletic Training – Reese Hays, JD – KS Board of Healing Arts Disciplinary Counsel
11:15-12:15- Upper Extremity Injuries in the Overhead Athlete – Dr. Brian Wilson, Stormont Vail Orthopedic Surgeon
12:15-1:15 – KATS Business Meeting and Box Lunches (Centennial Room – not main auditorium)
1:15-2:15 –  Tobacco use in Athletes: Incorporating the Brief Tobacco Intervention into Athletic Training Practice (EBP CEU) – Emily Carpenter, MAT, ATC – KS Department of Health and Environment
2:15-3:15 – Common Dislocations and Techniques for Reduction in the Athletic Population – Dr. Hailey Avila, Stormont Vail Sports Medicine Physician
3:15-4:15 – Common Foot and Ankle Injuries – Conservative and Surgical Treatment – Sarah McKenna, PA-C
4:15-4:25 – Closing
3:15-5:00 Quiz Bowl (Centennial Room – not main auditorium)

**Schedule is subject to changes

Speaker Bios, Objectives and Knowledge Gap information will be provided here soon! (will send PDF when it’s complete to upload)


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.

Access the visitor parking garage directly across from the Main Entrance at the intersection of S.W. 9th and Horne Streets.  DO NOT Park in the Emergency Dept. parking space as you will be towed. You will enter the building through the main turnstile entrance and follow the signs to the Education Center.

Lunch is provided by McAllister’s Deli, with your choice of McAlisters Club, Turkey Club Croissant, Chicken Salad Croissant, Chicken Ceasar Wrap, or The Veggie, includes spud chips, chocolate chip cookie, and chilled 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 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.