Athletic Trainers of Massachusetts is a non-profit organization committed to advancing, improving, and promoting the profession of athletic training. ATOM was founded by a group of athletic trainers to address issues of mutual concern within the Commonwealth Today ATOM is the largest organization for Athletic Trainers in Massachusetts.
NEWS & INFORMATION
ATOM & RIATA
Call for Presentations
The Athletic Trainers of Massachusetts and Rhode Island Athletic Trainers Association are seeking presenters for the 2017 annual Spring Conference. Please submit your application by December 31st 2016 to Rachel Millen at firstname.lastname@example.org. For application click here.
In Memoriam John G. “Jack” Baynes
Former District One Director and NATA Hall of Famer Jeff Stone has written a moving tribute to Jack, which captures his spirit and lists his many accomplishments, including his outstanding service to ATOM, District One, District Seven, and the NATA. Click HERE to read Stoney’s Tribute to Jack Baynes.
Legislative Update: ATOM leadership worked until the last minute of the legislative session and were unable to move the Bills to the floor for a vote. This does not mean we were unsuccessful. Although the Bills did not pass, we have continued to build excellent relationships with representatives and have educated many more on the various roles of an athletic trainer. We've built momentum and are confident we'll make strides in this upcoming cycle. Many thanks to all of you that attended events, reached out to your representatives and wrote letters of support. We're going to need you again come December!
NATA National Awards Timeline:
H.R. 921 Passes in the US House: After several years of collaborative work with members of Congress, the Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act (H.R. 921) was passed by the House of Representatives on Monday, September 12, 2016, a historic event for NATA and the athletic training profession.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
ATOM & RIATA
Thursday May 25, 2017
Somerville High School kicked off team up speak up with the Concussion Legacy Foundation
The city of Somerville and the concussion legacy foundation have formed a partnership to create a model city for concussion education, prevention and management policy.