2021 ATSNJ Conference Compendium

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Celebrating the 35th Anniversary of the Athletic Trainers’ Society of New Jersey Annual Conference and Business Meeting, the ATSNJ is once again proud to present an exciting education program to attendees.

The Conference Committee, have been extremely busy transitioning our in person program to a fully live virtual event.  This event will take place in real time, therefore all sessions must be viewed live as it is not being recorded to view at a later date.  In addition, we have reconfigured our student program to include a roundtable event with 5 diverse and dynamic professionals that will answer a few questions and then allow for a live and interactive session.  

We are pleased to have Dr. Kevin J. Silva, EdD, MSAT, ATC, as our Keynote Speaker.  Dr. Silva is an Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Clinical Education at Salem State University in Salem, Massachusetts. He received his Doctorate in Education from Plymouth State University in May 2020 and is licensed as an Athletic Trainer in the State of Massachusetts since 2014. He currently sits on the Athletic Advisory Committee for Salem State University. He is an Advisory Board Member for the Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Northshore Community College; the Athletic Training Residency at New Hampshire Musculoskeletal Institute; and the Occupational Therapy Program at Salem State University. As a graduate student he received two research grants from Ohio University and the Ohio Athletic Trainers' Association. His research included his Master's thesis- MAPS ACL, and his Master's project- MAPS Ankle. These presentations earned him both 1st and 2nd place awards at the Ohio University Graduate Research Expo in 2013. One of Dr. Silva's areas of expertise is in Emotional Intelligence. He is a GENOS Certified Emotional Intelligence Coach since 2019. Please join us in welcoming Dr. Silva during the Keynote Address on Sunday, February 28th at 9:40am.      

Unlike our regular conference we have become accustomed to attending, 2021 is our first virtual conference.   As previously mentioned this is strictly a live event, all sessions must be viewed in real time as they will not be available outside of the scheduled program.  Although the format has changed, the quality of what we have come to expect from our organization is still apparent.   A program which is able to deliver a magnitude of information while still being able to involve our up and coming students. The student program coincides with the main conference, allowing an excellent opportunity for the interaction of current members with future practitioners of athletic training professionals.

As always, this event would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors. We hope you have the opportunity to interact with our exhibitors at the Virtual Trade Show and view the various products being offered. Additionally, you are highly encouraged to visit the sponsor page contained within this compendium for special offers and direct links to their websites.

We will be distributing your CEU certificates via email.  The CEU certificate for the general sessions will be sent within a few days of the conference completion.  After attending one of the EBP sessions, you will be sent an evaluation that you must complete.  It is imperative that you complete this evaluation by March 20th.  Once we receive your completed evaluation and verify your attendance to that EBP session, your CEU certificate will be emailed to you.  

Please take the time to review the committee reports, prior to the Business Meeting if possible.  They can be accessed on the Committee Reports Page.  Please note, you must be logged into the website to view this page.