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2019 Big Sky Athletic Training Sports Medicine Conference

Poster Presentations:

  • Abstracts for Posters are due by November 1st, 2018
    • Upon receipt of the abstract, the Planning Committee will determine its’ acceptance.
    • Concussion posters are encouraged, all topics are welcome.
    • Final poster is to be submitted by January 10th, 2019.
    • Questions should be directed to: Jeffrey S Monroe at


Abstract of Conference Description:

The 2019 BSATSMC will focus on new innovations by manufactures; recent research on concussions; current management of orthopedic injuries; case studies, topic specific workshops and anecdotal comments by other speakers.

Continuing Education Credits

Category A CEUs were available for Athletic Trainers who attend the 2018 BSATSMC. EBP credits and CMEs were also approved. Please recheck the website for specific counts of continuing education credits as the program develops

Outline of 2019 Conference Format:

  • Opening Day
    • Overview of Conference with special lectures
      • 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
      • Super Bowl Party to follow presentations,families invited
  • Second Day
    • 7:00 – 10:00 am Session, Scientific Presentations
    • 1:00 pm Mid-day workshops
    • 3:00 – 6:00 pm Session, Case Studies, Special lectures
    • 6:00 pm Vendor Reception
  • Third Day
    • 7:00 to 10:00 am Concussion Conference
      • Current research updates
      • Specific topics to concussions
      • Poster presentations
    • 1:00 pm Mid-day Workshops
    • 3:00 – 6:00 pm Concussion Conference, Poster Presentations defended
  • Fourth Day
    • 7:00 – 10:00 am Orthopedic presentations
      • Acute trauma management
      • Rehabilitation
    • 1:00 pm Mid-day Workshops
    • 4:00 – 6:00 pm Orthopedic presentations
  • Fifth Day
    • 7:00 – 11:00 am, one session only, multiple topics



The objectives of the 2019 BSATSMC is to present current research, free communications, updates in current orthopedic and neurologic injuries and current trends in rehabilitation.


Program Purpose, and why the content is important to Athletic Trainers:

The purpose of the program and its design is to promote interaction of the attendees by bringing the physical to the mental in the learning process.  Early morning and late afternoon sessions allow for casual interactions of the faculty and the attendees with a mountain of winter outdoor activities.


The content is important because it is current and from well experienced faculty members.  The faculty’s short bios are listed on the website which can attest to their expertise in speaking at the 2018 BSATSMC. The faculty presented current research that will assist in understanding of the issues facing athletic trainers and other sports medicine professionals.


Expected Outcomes:

It is the expectations of the faculty that the attendees will come away from the conference with a workable knowledge of the current issues in sports medicine. The attendees will have current information that will affect their patient outcomes.


Educational Materials offered to enhance participants learning:

The format of the conference is didactic in nature, handouts are not provided, but the lectures are posted on the website for a year post conference, faculty permitting.



Cancellation/Refund Policy

Since the 2018 BSATSMC will had no registration fees for the attendees, no refunds were considered for the cancellation of attending the program.


There is however a two night deposit required at the Big Sky Resort, host of the facilities for the conference.  Please note their required 30 day notice of cancellation for a full refund on housing.