Distinguished Scholar Lecture Exchange The Distinguished Scholar Lecture Exchange provides athletic trainers with an opportunity to learn about cutting edge research from other health care professionals while attending the NATA annual convention. It also allows members from these groups to benefit from athletic training speakers who represent the profession by giving presentations at their annual meetings. This session has two components. The first consists of presentations by our exchange lecturers who represent one of the following: The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) The American Medical Society of Sports Medicine (AMSSM) The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) The second portion of the session includes the recognition of our 2019 research award recipients, including the winners of the 2019 Doctoral Dissertation Award Presented in Honor of David Perrin, PhD, ATC, the 2019 New Investigator Award recipient, and the 2019 Medal for Distinguished Athletic Training Research award recipient. The NATA Foundation is thankful for MAATA sponsoring the 2019 Distinguished Scholar Lecture Exchange.