The National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) welcomes you to the 70th Clinical Symposia & AT Expo. The three-day event includes hundreds of educational sessions in many different learning formats and the largest exhibit of athletic training products in the world to stay updated on the latest innovations in the market.


General Information

The NATA Clinical Symposia and AT Expo is a recognized forum for presentations of new research on approaches in prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries sustained during physical activity, including concussions, heat stroke and overuse injuries.


Collegiate Setting:  Athlete Safety First Press Briefing

The NATA Intercollegiate Council for Sports Medicine (ICSM) is hosting a virtual and in-person press briefing to release findings of a survey that evaluated adoption of NCAA legislation for delivery of care to student athletes.  This event is open to NATA members on a first come, first serve basis.

Case Study:  University of Kansas Associate Athletic Director of Sports Medicine and ICSM Chair Murphy Grant, MS, ATC, LAT will discuss KU’s recent transition to a medical oversight and health care compliance model.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 9:30 am – 10:30 am PDT
Mandalay Bay Convention Center Level 2, Oceanside E, Press Room
NATA President Tory Lindley, MS, ATC Introductory comments, overview and assessment of survey findings.
ICSM Chair Murphy Grant, MS, ATC, LAT ICSM Executive Council representing Division I, II, III and NAIA/JUCO, addressing implementation of athlete-centered care throughout all NCAA divisions and KU case study.


Please be advised that the information shared at the event will be under embargo.  Sharing of the information is prohibited until NATA releases the information through official NATA communication channels.  


Media Eligibility and Press Badges

Press badges are available only to working press who can show evidence that their attendance results in coverage of the Convention in print, broadcast or online media.

Advance registration is recommended for all media who would like to cover the meeting; even those who can only cover it remotely. Media who would like to register for the Convention should contact Honey Hamilton ( with identification certifying that you are a working member of the print, broadcast or online news media and/or a letter stating that you are on assignment to cover the meeting.

Onsite, a registration badge is required for media to gain admittance to the Convention. Press badges may be obtained at the member services counter in the registration area.

NATA will not issue press badges to: a publication’s advertising, marketing, public relations, or sales representatives; publishers, editors, or reporters from manufacturers’ house organs or promotional publications; public relations staff of exhibitors or educational institutions; writers creating analyses or reports sold as a commodity to customers; or other individuals who are not reporting on the meeting. Exhibitors may not register as press.

Registered members of the working press are welcome to attend several key programs during the Convention that will cover ground-breaking research in the field of athletic training. For a full list of the programs open to media, please contact Honey Hamilton (


Interview Coordination

Presenters who are featured in news releases and other experts are available for interviews at the Convention. For assistance in arranging interview times with presenters, please contact Honey Hamilton (


Videotaping And Photography

Flash photography and audiotaping, if done in an unobtrusive manner, are acceptable in sessions open to media. Videotaping or photography requiring distracting flash devices, special lighting, and/or bulky equipment is prohibited while scientific or plenary sessions are in progress.

Please Note: All TV camera crews must be accompanied by a member of the PR staff unless other arrangements have been made.


Embargo Policy

All NATA-sponsored news releases, media alerts, and other news materials regarding research presented at the Convention must be embargoed until the start of that specific presentation during the Convention, with the exception of research findings presented at NATA sponsored press conferences. Those findings are embargoed until the start of those specific press conferences.