WHAT: The National Athletic Trainers’ Association Intercollegiate Council for Sports Medicine 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. Speakers will also present plans to help institutions evaluate and transition to NCAA-legislated athlete-centered models. The NCAA-legislated athlete-centered model for student athletes is a model that ensures independent medical care by giving primary athletic health care providers – defined as team physicians and athletic trainers – the autonomous authority to make decisions related to the health and safety of athletes without the influences of the athletic department, including coaches and other personnel. The survey was distributed to 9,223 athletic trainers who identify as working in the collegiate setting with a response rate of 19.473%.

SPEAKERS:   NATA President Tory Lindley, MS, ATC Introductory comments, overview and assessment of survey findings

ICSM Chair Murphy Grant, MS, 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

WHEN: Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. PDT

WHERE: Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Level 2, Oceanside E, Press Room. The event will also be streamed live:

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CASE STUDY: University of Kansas Associate Athletic Director of Sports Medicine and ICSM Chair Murphy Grant, MS, ATC, LAT will discuss KUs recent transition to a medical oversight and healthcare compliance model.

NATA SYMPOSIA: The press briefing discussion will be held in conjunction with the 70th NATA Clinical Symposia & AT Expo – the largest sports medicine conference for athletic trainers averaging more than 13,000 attendees each year.

CONTACT: Members of the media who can attend or who will stream the event should RSVP to Robin Waxenberg at [email protected] or 917-301-1350.

About NATA: National Athletic Trainers’ Association – Health Care for Life & Sport

Athletic trainers are health care professionals who specialize in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries and sport-related illnesses. They prevent and treat chronic musculoskeletal injuries from sports, physical and occupational activity, and provide immediate care for acute injuries. Athletic trainers offer a continuum of care that is unparalleled in health care. The National Athletic Trainers' Association represents and supports 45,000 members of the athletic training profession.  Visit for more information.

NATA Intercollegiate Council for Sports Medicine (ICSM) is comprised of representatives from all levels of NCAA sports. NATA board of directors commissioned ICSM to identify relevant, timely issues in the field of athletic training and collaborate with various organizing bodies of collegiate and intercollegiate athletics to improve student athlete safety, wellbeing and healthcare by influencing policy and providing resources.  


Meeting Link: National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) 70th Clinical Symposia & AT Expo