It’s time to LEARN

VNATA 2020 will feature more than 70 educational sessions and the opportunity to earn up to 25 CEUs in total, including 5 EBP CEUs. In order to earn CEUs, attendees will need to view a session in its entirety and complete an assessment.

From July 13-16, over three and a half days, several live sessions will be offered that attendees can participate in real time. In addition, several sessions will be on-demand when the conference opens July 13. The live sessions that happen over the first three and a half days will be recorded and placed on-demand, so even if you can’t attend the session in real time, you will still have the opportunity. In total, the more than 70 sessions provided will be available for you to view and earn up to 25 CEUs through Sept. 10.

VNATA 2020 Educational Program

VNATA 2020 brings the best athletic training educational programming from thought leaders around the world to deliver a focused and practical learning experience that will enhance the way athletic trainers, athletic therapists, sport rehabilitators and other similar health care providers care for patients. All sessions will be 55 minutes in length with live sessions providing the opportunity for Q&A with presenters.

While there will be a wide variety of content presented, the NATA Convention Program Committee has identified four key themes for VNATA 2020.

Training Load

This theme is focused on the tools and strategies available to monitor the effort of athletes and the physically active as well as how athletic trainers can use this information to mitigate injury risk.


This theme is focused on tools available to capture large biological datasets from their patients and how athletic trainers can use these datasets to inform clinical decision-making.

Motor Learning/ Motor Behavior

This theme is focused on disseminating state-of-the-art techniques and rehabilitative strategies to enhance motor control through neuroplasticity.


This theme is focused on disseminating information related to overcoming barriers to deliver best practices in recognizing and treating heat-related illness in the physically active.


VNATA 2020 Preliminary Program

Check out the VNATA 2020 Preliminary Program to start planning your professional development.

Current as of July 2, 2020. Click to download.

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Free Comm Chronological Program & Abstracts

The Free Communications Program provides a forum for researchers and clinicians to disseminate research and clinical case studies. Those abstracts selected by the Free Communications Committee are presented at VNATA 2020 via oral, rapid fire or poster presentation. Oral and rapid fire presentations are succinct, well-balanced reviews of the presenters’ research and are 10 minutes and 6 minutes respectively. Poster presentations are visual representations of the presenters’ research and will be accessible for viewing during VNATA 2020.

Current as of June 25, 2020. Click to download the Chronological Program. Or click to download the Abstracts.

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Access exclusive live and on-demand educational content

In addition to the live event July 13-16, with educational sessions covering a diverse range of topics, domains and themes, the educational content will be available on-demand to attendees through Sept. 10. This will allow you to access and enjoy this exclusive content at your own pace and in your own space for 60 days.

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