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CARE Conference 2022 Recap and Award Winners

Picture With Caption 200Compliance and Regulatory Education: Best Practices for Athletic Training

The BOC hosted the CARE Conference 2022, from July 15-16, 2022, in Omaha, Nebraska. Nearly 60 attendees, representing 29 states, the District of Columbia and Canada, from the athletic training and regulatory industries participated in the two-day event, offering regulatory best practices for the Athletic Trainer regulatory industry. The CARE Conference is designed to assist regulators in developing strategic initiatives and resolutions to protect the public.

The 2022 event kicked off with Dale Atkinson, JD of the Atkinson Firm presenting on disciplinary best practices. This program addressed the enforcement obligations of regulatory boards, covering all aspects of licensure, including issuance, renewal, grounds for discipline, administrative procedures, sanction options and post adverse action activities. Additional topics covered during the conference included the future role of licensure boards, promoting equity and inclusion in the regulatory realm, license mobility, as well as the impacts of telehealth on licensure and regulation. Attendees participated in roundtable discussions, in addition to the multiple presentations over the two-day event.

During the conference, the 2022 BOC Dave Montgomery Public Advocacy Award, which honors Dave Montgomery, a longtime advocate for the athletic training profession and made demonstrable and long-standing contributions was presented. This year’s honoree was the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC).

In the nomination letter, submitted by the Connecticut Athletic Trainers’ Association (CATA), they stated, “The CIAC should be commended for their efforts in support of both the CATA, and the interscholastic athlete. This includes pursuing, supporting and enacting legislation pertaining to the health and well-being of athletes, as well as ensuring their policies and procedures protect all athletes participating within their jurisdiction.”

As representatives from the CIAC and CATA were unable to attend, Shirley Montgomery, Dave’s wife, accepted the award on their behalf.

This year’s conference was sponsored by Scantron, Lineup, Bill Track 50, Venable, SqOne, and Mark Brengelman, Attorney at Law, LLC. Programming for the 2022 CARE Conference was developed by volunteers on the BOC Regulatory Affairs Advisory Panel.

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