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March 14, 2019 - Three King’s College Athletic Training (AT) faculty members, the dean of the College’s Health Science division, and a senior AT student, have been selected to present at the 70th Annual National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) Clinical Symposia and AT Expo this summer.

Dr. Christopher O’Brien, LAT, ATC, dean of health sciences, will present  “Charting Athletic Training’s Future-Perspectives from the Academy;” Dr. Gregory Janik, DAT, LAT, ATC, clinical professor and director of athletic training services, will present “Describing Sport-related Genitourinary Injuries in males Reporting to Emergency Departments: A National Electronic Injury Surveillance System;” Dr. Timothy Kulpa, DAT, LAT, ATC, CES, clinical professor and athletic trainer, will present “The Effects of Aerobic Exercise on Post-Concussion Symptoms in Patients with Persistent Symptoms: A Critically Appraised Topic;” and Dr. David Marchetti, DAT, LAT, ATC, CSCS, associate clinical professor and athletic trainer, will present “Generalized Joint Hypermobility and Quality of Life.” Senior Athletic Training student, Thomas Hoskins will present his case study, “Morel-Lavallee Lesion at the Knee in a 19-Year-Old Collegiate Football Athlete.”

Janik and Marchetti will also present at the NATA State Association Advisory Committee’s (SAAC) 2019 State Leadership Forum, which will take place just prior to the start of the convention. Their presentation is titled, “Are You Prepared for a Bomb Cyclone: One Association’s Story.” The presentation focuses on the importance of having proper insurance policies in place and the utilization of the Eastern Athletic Trainers’ Association (EATA) event cancellation insurance policy during a severe snow storm called a “Bomb Cyclone.”

Janik, who was recently elected to serve as a Division 4 member of the NATA State Associate Advisory Committee, is very proud of his Athletic Training team, saying, “The NATA Research and Education Foundation reviews about 600 abstracts per year, yet very few are selected for presentations at the NATA Annual meeting. For King’s to have multiple presenters this year is a true testament to the dedication of the program’s faculty and students to advance research in sports medicine.”

This year’s NATA Clinical Symposia and AT Expo focuses on the themes of Performing Arts, Care Across the Lifespan, and Manual Therapy. The event takes place in June in Las Vegas, Nev.

Dr. Christopher O’Brien

Dr. Gregory Janik

Dr. Timothy Kulpa

Dr. David Marchetti