MATAMaryland Athletic TrainersMaryland Athletic Trainers Association

About  
The Maryland Athletic Trainers' Association (MATA) is a professional organization for athletic trainers and other health care practitioners who support the advancement of the profession of athletic training within the state of Maryland. Founded in 1983, it is comprised of over 500 NATABOC Certified Athletic Trainers, physicians, concerned health care providers and students.
 
Our Objectives

• to encourage and support the
professional development of its members

• to provide a means for the exchange of ideas

• to work to ensure that all individuals within the state of Maryland have access to quality health care

• to provide a source of service, education and reference to its members and to the citizens of Maryland who seek the services of Athletic Trainers

We Are

• AMA recognized health care professionals

• Unique health care providers working under the supervision of a licensed physician to provide assessment, treatment and rehabilitative services to patients

• Educated in the assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation of medical conditions resulting from injury and illness

• Qualified providers of rehabilitative medicine and preventative service

 

Latest News

2016 MATA CLINICAL SYMPOSIUM AND STATE BUSINESS MEETING
We are very much looking forward to this Friday's event that includes a talk by Dr. Ryan Tierney on Ocular Motor Assessments of Concussion and the annual MATA Business Meeting. A few items of note: there is ongoing construction on campus and specifically in Burdick Hall so please excuse the dust as you enter the building. Also, the most convenient parking facility is the Towsontowne Parking Garage, virtually next door to Burdick Hall. Unfortunately, we are just missing the cutoff for free use of the location but the cost is minimal.

Information on the Program of Events can be found by CLICKING HERE 

The ONLINE REGISTRATION can be accessed by CLICKING HERE

AWARDS SEASON
Congratulations are in order for several of our peers here in Maryland. This year at the District Level, Lori Bristow was named to the MAATA Hall of Fame Class of 2016; JJ Bush was named a 2016 MAATA Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer; Dan Lopez and Maureen Thompson were named 2016 recipients of the Athletic Trainer Service Award. CONGRATS LORI, JJ, DAN AND MAUREEN!!!

Not to be left out, we also had 2 students receive scholarships. Alison Mitchell from Salisbury University was awarded the Ed Block Undergraduate Scholarship and Gillian McCarren from Towson University was awarded the Bobby Gunn Student Leadership Award. CONGRATS Alison and Gillian!!

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AT THE 2016 NATA CLINICAL SYMPOSIUM AND AT EXPO THIS SUMMER
Volunteers are the backbone of our annual meeting. Volunteering provides a means for lower registration costs and serves as an avenue for networking with other ATs. 

With the 2016 meeting in our backyard, we highly encourage all of you to find some time to volunteer your service and show the strength of our membership to the NATA and our peers from across the country!

Here is the link to the Volunteer page: http://convention.nata.org/get-involved

MATA E-BLASTS

Members – we are now posting the monthly MATA E-Blasts here on the site. You view them in the archive by clicking HERE


CEU CALENDAR

The CEU Calendar has been updated with more dates for CEU events in 2016. Check back often. 


FROM THE NATIONAL OFFICE
 

The NATA has opened up the submission process for the National Distinction Award.  The award has never been given to a member in District 3 and we have many worthy candidates!  The information regarding the award is included below. 


The National Distinction Award is the Young Professionals’ Committee highest honor, recognizing one young professional athletic trainer each year that has made an immediate and definitive impact on the athletic training profession at the national, district, and/or state level. If you know a young professional (35 years old or younger at time of nomination) that embodies the ideas, goals, and mission of NATA and the Young Professionals’ Committee by demonstrating the highest level of service, professionalism, and competence, please nominate them by November 1st. For specific award eligibility and criteria, visit the National Distinction Award website


Attention Athletic Trainers - have you signed up for your NPI Number? If you are unsure or if you need to take this important step to help our profession, please visit NATA.org/NPI


POSTING CEU EVENTS 

Anyone wishing to post a Continuing Education Event to the MATA Calendar or have it sent to the members via the list serv should contact Brian Bradshaw, the chair of the Website and Electronic Communication Committee. He can be reached at bradshawATC@gmail.com


NAVIGATING THE SITE

Please CLICK HERE for a document helping you navigate the site. It outlines where to find any information you may be looking for.

If you currently do not have access to the web site or the members list serv, please contact Brian Bradshaw (bradshawATC@gmail.com) for access to the site and/or addition to the list serv.


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