Free Communications Program

The NATA Foundation’s Free Communications program, is often the first chance an AT has to present their research and clinical case studies on a topic during the NATA convention.  To date, almost 5,000 oral and poster presentations have been provided through the Free Communications program. The Free Communications program provides a forum for researchers and clinicians to disseminate research and clinical case studies. Those abstracts selected by the Committee are published in the Supplement to the Journal of Athletic Training and are presented at the NATA Convention via oral or poster presentation.

The Free Communications Committee is a subcommittee of the NATA Foundation Research Committee. The role of this group is to solicit and review abstracts for inclusion in the Free Communications program.

Additional Information on Free Communications Program Process

The call for abstracts is posted on this website each year in early September.

The online abstract submission window will be open October 1 – November 1, 2019.

The NATA Foundation is thankful for SEATA sponsoring the
2019 Free Communications Program. 

2020 Call for Free Communications Abstracts and Submission Instructions

A link, for the online abstract submissions, will be posted on October 1, 2019.  Submissions due November 1, 2019.

IMPORTANT: Please review the Disclosure and Presenter Commitment Policy prior to completing your submission.