CATA 2020 Call for Proposals


California Athletic Trainers’ Association (CATA) 

Annual Clinical Symposium and State Meeting

Embassy Suites by Hilton Sacramento Riverfront Promenade

100 Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA 95814

February 22nd – 23rd, 2020


Sunday, August 4th (2019)

As Evidence-Based Practice continues to grow within our profession, the leadership of the CATA is committed to supporting conference proposals that expand the body of knowledge and clinical practice of Athletic Trainers.  The committee encourages proposals for EBP content. Requirements for an EBP proposal be can found at: > select the application requirements tab. 

Program faculty will be selected based upon, but not limited to, the following criteria; knowledge of subject matter, experience and teaching ability, and the ability to meet the educational needs of Athletic Trainers. 

Symposium objectives

  1. Provide attendees with a high level of evidence based knowledge
  2. Enhance clinical and professional knowledge to facilitate in the advancement of each attendee’s current practice
  3. Provide networking and professional development opportunities for Certified Athletic Trainers and Athletic Training Students

Possible presentation formats (no submission fees).

  1. Feature Presentation (General Session)
1 hour 1 or  2 Speaker(s) Lecture Only
  1. Learning Lab
1+ hour 1 Lecturer / 

1 or more Lab Leaders

1-Hour Lecture & 1-Hour Lab with Hands-On Activities 
  1. Evidence-Based Practice (EBP)
1 hour 1 Presenter or Facilitator Clinical or Foundations of EBP
  1. Student Program 
45-mins or 1 hour 1 Speaker Lecture Only

See contact info on final page if you have questions regarding proposal submissions. 

Thank you for your interest, 

CATA Symposium Planning Committee

Committee Members

Christopher D.  Bates, ATC, RSCC, CSCS*D

U.S.A Water Polo

Jamie DeRollo, DAT, MBA, ATC

Modesto Junior College

Liana Groel, MS, ATC

El Camino High School

Chloe Kipnis, MS, ATC, CSCS

Marlborough School

Mimi Nakajima, EdD, ATC

Long Beach State University

Charles J. Ramos, DHSc, ATC, CSCS, CKTP

California Baptist University

Nadine Waeghe, MPT, ATC

Elevate Performance and PT

Committee Chair

Adam C. Cady, MHS, ATC, CSCS, PA-C

Kerlan-Jobe Institute

CATA 2019

Presentation Proposal

Please select one (if you select EBP presentation please see the next page for additional information that is needed):

  • Feature Presentation
  • Learning Labs
  • Evidence-Based Practice (Clinical or Foundations)
  • Student Program
Presenter Name, credentials:
Place of Employment:
Cell Phone Number:
Member of NATA?  Yes   or    No 
Title of Presentation:  

Abstract – 100 words or less

Learning Outcomes: 

After attending this Presentation, attendees will be able to:

Selected Peer-Reviewed References (4):

Additional Information REQUIRED for ALL applications:

  • Purpose of Presentation (circle or highlight one)
    • Knowledge  /  Competency
  • Performance Gaps in AT’s Practice (indicate need presentation would meet)
  • Level of Difficulty: (circle or highlight one) 
    • Essential  /  Advanced  /  Mastery 
  • Domain(s) of Athletic Training: (circle or highlight all that apply)
    • Injury and Illness Prevention and Wellness Promotion  /  Examination, Assessment, and Diagnosis  /  Immediate and Emergency Care  /  Therapeutic Intervention  /  Healthcare Administration and Professional Responsibility
  • Short Personal Bio (250 words):
    • Please attach and send with application
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume
    • Please attach and send with application
  • Outline of Presentation or PowerPoint:
    • Please attach and send with application
  • Educational Materials to be Offered to Enhance Learning:
    • Please attach and send with application

Additional information REQUIRED for EBP applications:

Please refer to the resources available at in developing your responses.

  • Type of EBP presentation
    • Foundations  /  Clinical
  • Primary or Clinical Research Question:
    • Please attach and send with application
  • Educational Need and Practice Gap:
    • Please attach and send with application
  • Clinical Bottom Line (Clinical EBP Application)
    • Please attach and send with application
  • Learning Methods
    • Please attach and send with application
  • Participant Assessment/Quiz
    • Please attach and send with application


August 4th, 2019

Email your completed form and all materials to 

Charles J. Ramos

CATA Symposium Committee