literature (if any) and the clinical skill, technique, concept
or approach you are discussing. It is not enough to utilize
a current concepts or opinion article even from well-known
authors as support.
Additionally, while you or your proposed faculty may have
the accolades as experts within a topic or area, professional
merit alone does not justify your proposed clinical
recommendations. It is necessary to cite peer-reviewed
literature to supplement your clinical experience no matter
how well versed you or your faculty is with the material.
Manuscripts categorized as having higher levels of evidence
should be retained because they should have undergone
more scientific rigor, thus providing more solid evidentiary
support. However, a high level of evidence does not equate
to sound article quality. This is where your skills at critically
reviewing the literature become imperative to the EBP format.
The session participants will be relying on you to provide
them with the best references to support or refute a clinical
method, which is a hallmark of evidence-based medicine.
Remember, quality trumps quantity.
The use of critical appraisal checklists (STROBE, QUADAS,
PEDro, etc.) can assist you in verifying if a manuscript is of
greater or lesser quality.
Why should you sponsor the BOC
State Regulatory Conference in July?
Increase the visibility of your organization at this unique event in Omaha, Nebraska,
which brings together state leaders in athletic training and Certified Athletic Trainers -
and to all Athletic Trainers after the conference!
Your company will be represented in the following locations:
•;The BOC website
•;Pre-event marketing materials
•;Post-event highlights distributed by both the BOC and NATA
Let Athletic Trainers know you support their profession. Check out the sponsorship
levels on the BOC website. We look forward to partnering with you!
Contact Mindy Lindquist, Sales and Marketing Manager, with questions
at (877) 262-3926 ext. 119 or MindyL@bocatc.org.