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Alumni and Friends Day

UW–Madison Athletic Training Program 5th Biannual Symposium

The UW–Madison Athletic Training Education Program is pleased to announce that our 5th Biannual Alumni and Friends Celebration will be held on Saturday February 22nd at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery on the UW Madison campus.  As always, the overarching theme of the Alumni and Friends Symposium is On Wisconsin: Clinical Care, Research, and Advocacy.  The program includes a strong lineup of speakers and a research/case study poster session. The educational symposium is being held at the state of the art Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery just across the street from Union South.  We hope you can join us for an outstanding educational program and a day of fellowship and fun.

If you have any questions please email Andy Winterstein at We look forward to seeing you on February ​22nd.

On Wisconsin!

2020 Alumni and Friends Day Learning Objectives:

Attendees will be able to:

  • Evaluate and apply evidence-based approaches to the use of patient reported outcome measures (PROMS) within a patient-centered plan of care in a variety of athletic training patient populations with specific attention to health related quality of life.
  • Describe the relationship between sleep and injury and apply current best practices in implementing sleep hygiene in athletic populations.
  • Assess and implement patient outcomes as part of a quality improvement plan in support of patient-centered care in a variety of athletic training patient populations.


2020 Program

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9:00am — Registration and Check-In

9:20am — Welcome 
Andrew P. Winterstein PhD, ATC • AT Program Director UW-Madison

Thematic Session: Health Related Quality of Life (HRQoL)

9:25am — Newer, Better Methods to Assess Running Ability Following Injury
Evan O. Nelson, PT, DPT, PhD – UW School of Medicine and Public Health

10:00am – Health Related Disablement in High School Athletes Following a Concussion: Perceptions Versus Reality.
Tim McGuine, PhD, ATC Distinguished Scientist, Sports Medicine Program
Dept. of Orthopedics UW School of Medicine and Public Health

10:35am – Sleep and Injury in Athletes
Drew Watson, MD, MS – UW School of Medicine and Public Health

11:10am – Break and Poster Viewing
(Atrium Lobby)

11:25am – Implementing Outcome Assessments in Collegiate Athletics Healthcare
Mike Moll MEd, LAT, ATC

12:00pm – Lunch and Poster Viewing
(Atrium Lobby)


1:00pm — Keynote Presentation 
Patient-Outcomes: Supporting Patient-Centered Care & Quality Improvement
Alison Snyder Valier, PhD, AT, FNATA – Professor
Athletic Training Programs
Department of Interdisciplinary Health Sciences
A.T. Still University
1:45pm — Case Studies – Badger Sports Medicine

  • Effort Thrombosis (Paget-Schroetter Syndrome) in a Collegiate Rowing Athlete: Case Report
    Eric Linnell MS, LAT, ATC
  • An Integrative Approach to the Treatment of the Temporomandibular Joint
    Erin McQuillan MS, LAT 

2:25pm — Break and Poster Viewing
(Atrium Lobby)

Wisconsin Injury and Sport Laboratory (WISL) Research Update

2:40pm — The Basics of Athlete Monitoring
Daniel A. Schaefer II, CSCS*D
Doctoral Candidate
Wisconsin Injury in Sport Laboratory

3:15pm — Comparing High School Sport Specialization Trends between
Division I and Club Collegiate Athletes

Kevin Biese MA, ATC
Doctoral Candidate
Wisconsin Injury in Sport Laboratory

3:35pm — Socioeconomic Status and Why It Matters in Healthcare
Mayrena Isamar Hernandez, MPH, LAT, ATC
Doctoral Candidate
Wisconsin Injury in Sport Laboratory

3:55pm — Adjourn Educational Session

4:00pm — Tour / Badger Sports McClain Center Facility (optional

Research and Case Studies

Research and case study posters from Badger Athletic Performance,
the Athletic Training Program, Wisconsin Injury and Sport Lab,
and various campus partners will be
available for viewing throughout the day.

Authors will be present during the last half of the lunch hour.


The cost is $40.00 for certified athletic trainers and $20.00 for students. Registration includes all educational programming, lunch, and breaks.

Online registration closes February 18, 2020. We encourage all participants to register in advance. If you are hoping to register on-site please email Andy Winterstein at

We are looking forward to a great day of learning and fellowship!

Note: Speakers and guests will be provided a discount code for registration.

Refund Policy:

Given the low cost of attendance and the non-profit status of the program we are unable to provide refunds. Thank you for understanding.

Any questions please contact Andy Winterstein

Board of Certification CEUs:

University of Wisconsin-Madison (BOC AP# P10178) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers. This program is eligible for a maximum of 5.5 Category A hours/CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.

Program Sponsors


Out of town guests may wish to book a room at the Wisconsin Union Hotel located in Union South. Contact the Union Directly for rates and availability.

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