March 4-6, 2022



Holiday Inn Sunspree Resort

1706 N Lumina Avenue

Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480





The target audience for this event is athletic trainers. Other health care providers who may also benefit from the content and are welcome to attend. All programing is based on the most current evidence and speakers are chosen based on their areas of expertise.


The practice gap for this year’s conference is included in the objectives below.  This content is designed to keep our membership up to date with the most recent technology and information in our ever-evolving practice as athletic trainers.



Attendees will be able to:

  • Describe the new policy changes regarding COVID in athletes

  • Describe the current and future direction of the Board of Certification

  • Identify various technologies for gaining load monitoring data

  • Describe how to use load monitoring data to influence clinical practice

  • Describe the increased risk for ACL patients to develop osteoarthrosis

  • Identify ways in which through rehabilitation athletic trainers can reduce the risk of osteoarthritis in post ACL reconstruction patients.

  • Perform evidence-based evaluation and therapeutic interventions for acute joint dislocations

  • Identify strategies for emergency action planning in case of an active shooter

  • Demonstrate skills necessary to manage the acute trauma after an active shooter incident

  • Identify appropriate strategies to creating an inclusive culturally sensitive Athletic Training Environment

  • Identify strategies to advocate for needs at the secondary school

  • Describe how to use MIST while handing off a patient to EMS.


Clinical Bottom Line: Following this program clinicians with be able to monitor load data and form clinical decisions base don that data.  They will be able to provide culturally inclusive care and create relevant policies related to active shooters, advocating for the profession, and COVID.  They will be able to employ strategies to provide the most updated concussion management and work to prevent osteoarthritis in ACL reconstruction patients.


Conflicts of Interest:  All speakers are required to complete a conflict-of-interest form and claim any conflicts.  It is expected that the speakers are objective, and the sole purpose of the program is to provide objective information.


Materials and Equipment:

All speaker materials will be provided prior to the start of the conference and will remain on the website for 1 month following the presentations.  Participants are not required to bring any materials or equipment with them.  Anything needed for labs will be provided.  Please dress appropriately for labs if necessary.



Total 13.5 CEU's Category A CEU's possible depending on sessions attended.   CPR course will be offered for an additional charge of $30.  CEU's subject to change pending BOC Approval or schedule conflicts. 


Please contact Michael J. Guerrero, M.Ed., LAT, ATC at 919-868-7422, or by email at mgatc@aol.com about disability accommodation needs at your earliest convenience, but no later than 3/1/2020.



If you are not able to attend, please notify Michael J. Guerrero by email at mgatc@aol.com. NOTIFICATION MUST BE SENT BY 2/28/2022.  ANY NOTIFICATION FOLLOWING THIS DEADLINE WILL NOT RECEIVE A REFUND.



If you choose to print and mail in your registration, include with payment and mail to the following.  Pre-registration will close  2/28/2022 at midnight, after which you must register onsite.

​Michael Guerrero

204 E. Parker St.

Smithfield NC, 27577



To receive Continuing Education Unit (CEU) credit for participation in all NCATA sessions, attendees shall submit a survey/quiz for CEU opportunity by the published deadline.  Within two weeks following the conclusion of the symposium you will receive an email with instructions of how to complete survey/quiz for CEU opportunity.  Once you complete the survey/quiz you should receive a link to the CEU certificate/s.  If you do not receive an email survey/quiz following the meeting please notify Shelley Linnens by email at shelleylinens@uncc.edu.    


The NCATA is deeply committed to the safety and well-being of all attendees.  While the final details and schedule could require up to the day adjustments, and all guidelines are subject to change based on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), federal, state and local guidance.  We appreciate your understanding of the flexibility this will require.   


An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. By attending this event, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19. Please help keep each other safe and healthy by following the guidance provided.


  • The NCATA is Recommending and Encouraging All Attendees, Speakers, Guests, and Sponsors/Exhibitors to wear masks (e.g., cloth, surgical masks, KN95, N95) when possible.

  • Any attendee experiencing Covid-19 related symptoms is expected to self-isolate and/or leave the symposium as soon as possible.  Please be considerate of those around you.

  • Frequent hand sanitizing and washing is encouraged.
  • Sanitation of hotel rooms and meeting areas will be conducted frequently by the hotel, per IHG policies.

General Covid-19 Information for the Wilmington & Wrightsville Beach area:  https://www.wilmingtonandbeaches.com/covid-19-visitor-info/


Any Questions or Concerns please feel free to email Mike Guerrero at mgatc@aol.com

About the Meeting

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Meeting Handouts


Below are the answers to the questions that were asked during the Keynote address from the BOC.


Regarding QIs:

Will ATs working with the military be able to do QI projects and share the data for CPC?  Is there a barrier with the Department of Defense when sharing any QI project data?

The BOC will work with organizations who may be concerned with information they deem proprietary, but generally speaking, the QI form currently requests the following information be shared:

- personnel involved with the QI project

- QI project overview with resources that can be reviewed with the personnel

- pre-intervention data

- description of the intervention or improvement strategy

- post-intervention data

- summary of the intervention impact


Regarding CAMs:

What are the rules and regulations for developing CAMs? At this time, CAMs are developed by the BOC and follow similar best practices for assessment development.

Who develops CAMs? BOC

Can ATs develop their own CAM? No

Who develops the questions for the CAMs? Subject matter experts


For Students:

How can students who will be impacted by CPC prepare now?  Learn how to engage in CPC?

Similar to how students should be preparing now for the current recertification process, they should stay in tune with BOC updates on CPC and if not familiar, read historical articles on CPC that go all the way back to 2016. Understand the basics of quality improvement and engage in life-long learning and professional development. Once certified, volunteer for groups that are developing and/or improving the CPC process.